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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Howard Bison Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

September 7, 2015 - punter/kicker John Fleck named MEAC co-Special Teams Player of the Week
"averaged 45.5 yards on eight punts, including an 83-yard effort that set a new school record, against Appalachian State.  He also had a 50 yarder, with two inside the Appalachian State 20-yard line." - MEAC

November 22, 2014 - John Fleck kicks game winner over Hampton
"John Fleck kicked a 17-yard field goal with 21 seconds left to lift Howard to a 30-29 victory over Hampton on Saturday, capping a 23-point comeback.... Hampton rallied for the lead one last time when Anthony Prevost kicked a 25-yard field goal with 3:38 to play. Howard's final drive covered 71 yards in a grinding 13 plays before Fleck hit the winner." - AP 

October 18, 2014 - punter John Fleck leads MEAC
"The standout performer on special teams is punter John Fleck, who ranks first in the MEAC, averaging 41.6 yards per punt. Fleck has done a great job of flipping field position in favor of the Bison." - The Hilltop

October 3, 2014 - punter/kicker John Fleck a game changer
"The Bison (1-4, 0-2 MEAC) are coming off a tough, 38-22 home loss to North Carolina A&T.... equally important in the game was the play of punter/placekicker John Fleck, who had perhaps the best day of his career.  The junior from Indianapolis, IN, averaged a career best 47 yards on nine punts, helping the Bison defense in the process.  His high, booming punts changed field position and NC A&T return men had problems, twice muffing his punts.  He was also a factor with his kickoffs.  The Aggies came into the game ranking among the nation's leaders but were limited to 25 yards per return. 'John has become a weapon for us,' said Howard head coach Gary 'Flea' Harrell. 'He has been a game changer.  His success is due to a combination of his maturity, the coaching he is getting from the kicking coach Mike Andrews and the weight training he is getting from our strength and conditioning coach, Nick Latham.' Fleck currently leads the MEAC in punting and has seven punts of more yards or more this season." - Bison

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