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Thursday, September 10, 2015

St. Thomas Tommies Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


September 8, 2015 - kicker Paul Graupner named MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week
"The St. Thomas football team put up a big number in Saturday's 62-7 season-opening win at UW-Eau Claire, with senior kicker Paul Graupner (Minnetonka, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's) contributing to the team's impressive point total with a perfect placekicking performance. Graupner was a perfect 8-for-8 combined on field goals and extra points, and his kickoffs gave UST an edge in the field-position battle. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Graupner Tuesday with the first MIAC Football Special Teams Player-of-the-Week award of 2015. Graupner sent all six of his PAT tries between the uprights in Saturday's win, and was impressive in field goal duties as well, as he nailed both of his tries from impressive distances - 51 and 37 yards. Graupner also kicked off 10 times, with six going for touchbacks and the other three inside the three-yard line. He's now made 17-straight PATs and five-straight field goals, and he leads MIAC kickers in PATs, field goals and points after one week. Graupner's Week 1 performance was also recognized by D3football.com, as he was named to the Team of the Week." - MIAC

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