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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Princeton Tigers Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


November 10, 2014 - kicker Nolan Bieck earns weekly Ivy league honors
"It had been 579 quarters of Princeton football — plus a few scattered overtimes — since a Tiger kicker had converted a field goal longer than the 46-yarder Nolan Bieck drilled in the first quarter of Saturday's 22-17 victory over Penn. Bieck, who also made kicks of 20 and 21 yards in the win, was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time in his career. Bieck's 46-yard kick, which opened a 3-0 lead for Princeton, was the longest in the program since the first quarter of the 2000 Lehigh game (Week 2), when Taylor Northrop booted a 50-yarder for one of his four made field goals that day. Bieck remais the only starting placekicker in the league without a miss (11-11 FG, 26-26 PAT), and his 46-yard kick is the second longest by any kicker in the league this season. 'Nolan has been consistent all year long,' head coach Bob Surace said. 'We have a lot of confidence in that unit as a whole, and it is great to see how Nolan has progressed each year.' Bieck's kick was one of the longest this century, but it was eight yards short of the Princeton record; Charlie Gogolak, who is on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame, made a 54-yard kick Oct. 9, 1965 against Cornell." - Tigers

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