Friday, September 10, 2010

Special Teams – Field Goal / PAT


The Dawgs have a long history of producing some of the best kickers in college football. Kevin Butler was the first kicker enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame and Butler thinks that current kicker Blair Walsh is better than he was.

DSC_0353 Walsh enters his junior season 92 for 92 converting PAT’s and has hit 35 of 45 field goal attempts, his longest is 53 yards against Oklahoma State in 2009. Walsh is 10 of 11 between 40 and 49 yards, 6 of 10 greater than 50 yards.

Walsh picked up right where he left off in the season opener against University of Louisiana – Lafayette going 7 for 7 on PAT’s and 2 for 2 on field goals from 52 and 48 yards.

He was named to the freshman All-SEC team in 2008, was one of three finalist for the Lou Groza Award and named All-SEC second team in 2009, named to the pre-season All-SEC first team this summer and there will be a long list of post season awards with his name on them this winter.

All American junior punter Drew Butler is the holder on all of Walsh’s kicks. Sophomore Ty Frix is the long snapper.

The remainder of the the unit consist of (left to right) senior fullback Fred Munzenmaier, senior starting defensive end Demarcus Dobbs, senior starting left tackle Clint Boling, junior offensive guard Tanner Strickland, Frix, junior starting left guard Cordy Glenn, senior starting right tackle Josh Davis, junior tightend Bruce Figgins and senior starting fullback Shaun Chapas.


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