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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mary Marauders Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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February 4, 2015 - kicker Josh Weiler signs
"Fargo, N.D. / South HS) - The North Dakota AAA Special Teams Player of the Year as both a junior and a senior, Josh Weiler helped lead Fargo South High School to a state championship in 2013. The USA Today's all-state kicker his senior year, he was also the Eastern Dakota Conference special teams player of the year the last two seasons. South's primary kicker three straight years, Weiler converted 41-of-45 extra points and his lone field goal attempt as a sophomore in 2012. In 2013 he was 56-of-59 on extra points and 7-of-9 on field goals with a long of 51. He capped his career by making 47-of-49 extra points and finishing 4-of-5 on field goals with a long of 43. Weiler finished his career as the Bruin's all-time leader in career extra points made and single season extra points converted. A multi-sport athlete, he was a first team all-state soccer player as a senior and a second team selection as a junior. Weiler, the team soccer captain and team most valuable player both his junior and senior seasons, also competes in basketball and baseball." - Marauders

October 18, 2014 - RB / long snapper Vince Ferrante
"Vince Ferrante is probably kicking himself in the posterior. When he sent a football recruiting video to the University of Mary, he included a couple clips of him long snapping. It wasn’t his favorite thing to do on the gridiron, but he was trying to include everything to help his cause in getting recognized. Myron Schulz, who coached U-Mary at the time when Ferrante submitted his tape, took note. Drat! Ferrante was thrown into action long snapping for the punt team in one game last fall due to an injury. Josh Kotelnicki, U-Mary’s first-year coach, decided to make Ferrante the permanent long snapper on punts this season. Dang it! 'The stress level gets to me sometimes,' said Ferrante, a senior from Martinez, Calif. 'I never really wanted to do it, but it happened that way.' Ferrante did a little bit of snapping in high school and was a backup at Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill, Calif. This is his first year of taking a full-time role in long  snapping. 'It’s a stressful job, especially coming off a series,' said Ferrante, a 6-foot, 215-pound senior. 'I can’t snap with my right glove. I have to take it off. It’s a hassle'." - Bismarck Tribune

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