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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Missouri Western State Griffons Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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February 4, 2015 - three specialists sign
"Matthew Vincent, Punter, Lyons, Kansas/Fort Scott Community College - 'He has great pop in that leg,' Partridge said. 'He wants to get better and will here. He was coached by a Griff at Fort Scott.' NJCAA Player of the Week…first team All-Jayhawk Conference punter…All-Region Six…two-year captain and an all-league honorable mention punter at Lyons H.S.
Sean Galey, Kicker, Roeland Park, Kansas/Bishop Miege H.S. - 'He's a very good kicker that will only get better under the coaching we have here,' Partridge said. 'He will compete for the job.' 2014 State Champion at Bishop Miege…was first team All-Conference and honorable mention All-State.
 Tanner Pettet, Kicker, Pleasant Hill, Missouri/Pleasant Hill H.S. - 'He has a powerful leg,' Partridge said. 'He can kick some sky scrapers; we're loaded with specialists once again.' First team All-Conference and All-District as a kicker and punter in 2014…was first team All-Conference and All-District as a kicker in 2013." - Griffons

November 9, 2014 - punter Scott Groner
"The road to the Missouri Western special teams was anything but conventional for Scott Groner. 'No organized football. I'd mess around at school and play Australian rules football, which is just kicking the ball to each other pretty much,' he said. Groner grew up wielding a bat and glove rather than a helmet, adopting baseball as his childhood sport.... Groner hopped on with the football team in 2011 and worked alongside current Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein. Despite the initial learning curve of the American game, he made strides and led the MIAA with a 42.6 yards per kick average in 2013, good for 11th in the nation. He garnered a Preseason All-American nod this summer." - St. Joe Channel

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