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Old 01-02-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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you stand 15 yds back, not 10. being a walk on punter is possible as long as your the best available. ive heard of coaches doing searches on campuses because there kicker was no good.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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i would agree that training would be a good idea, but i seriously doubt anyone cares about your 40 as long as you kick the sh$t out of the ball and get the punt off quickly.

i wanted to add that it is an important position, and one of the most important positions on special teams, but the most important has to be the long snapper. does anyone agree?
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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i would agree that training would be a good idea, but i seriously doubt anyone cares about your 40 as long as you kick the sh$t out of the ball and get the punt off quickly.

i wanted to add that it is an important position, and one of the most important positions on special teams, but the most important has to be the long snapper. does anyone agree?
If you are a good punter and have a good 40 time you may be considered for a place on special teams. It doesn't hurt that you have a good 40 and if there are 2 even punters that 40 time might be the decider.

Although the 40 has nothing todo with punting, its always good to have.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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you stand 15 yds back, not 10. being a walk on punter is possible as long as your the best available. ive heard of coaches doing searches on campuses because there kicker was no good.
You can stand back 10 yards though can't you?

I'm sure I've seen some punters do that.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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You can stand back 10 yards though can't you?

I'm sure I've seen some punters do that.
no it's always 15, the only time it would be less than 15 is when they are inside there own 5 yd line.

also i agree that a good 40 is never bad, i'm just stating it's not important as long as your the best punter, trying out for that position. if your trying to catch a college punt returner and your a punter, your in trouble. a punt returner general will be one of the faster players on a football team.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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no it's always 15, the only time it would be less than 15 is when they are inside there own 5 yd line.

also i agree that a good 40 is never bad, i'm just stating it's not important as long as your the best punter, trying out for that position. if your trying to catch a college punt returner and your a punter, your in trouble. a punt returner general will be one of the faster players on a football team.
Oh never knew that, you know I'd rate myself at tackling a kick returner if I were a punter.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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Im a punter and my 40 is 4.7. I also play wide reciever and corner. Im 6'4 and 160. Im trying hard to put some more meat on my bones. Im strong, i just need more pounds.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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No, I am not in high school. I went to Texas to help my Grandpa build a house, and then joined the Marine Reserves. I am currently going to a Community college in Colorado. I graduated in '05. and would be looking at trying to 'walk-on' for UTex (even if it is for the practise team, I don't mind proving myself) either next fall, or the fall after. I am 6'3'' and 190 lbs. I have never had any punting training, and only recently started doing punt specific workouts. I would love to do something on Defence, but my talent is in the punting.
If you're talented enough, even if you don't make a college team, you could try a walk-on in the pros at some point.

If you've never had any punting training, I'd say that your stats are pretty impressive.

I suggest you give it your all and go for it usmicck; you've got NOTHING to lose and everything to gain.

And btw, THANK YOU for your service in the Marine Corps. Semper Fi from an Army Veteran friend.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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another thing i hadn't thought of before is directional punting. you definately need to learn to put a punt not only in the direction you want it, but sometimes the punt has to land where you want it. a great punter to watch is the punter for the san diego chargers. he has a different technique for landing the ball with backspin. he also kicks the snot out of it when he needs to.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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well I want to know if I have a shot at making the college team I am planning on going to I plan to go to Stephen f. Austin not very good team but I want to have fun. I have played soccer all my life all year around for my high school team the last 2 years and completive for the last 5 I am 6'2 and around 180 and I can punt and average of 40+ yards before hitting the ground my hanging time is around 4 secs but maybe be off a bit I can almost always make it bounce forward about another 10 yards and my long is around the 60 yard mark is there anything you guys would suggest I do to maybe make me better at it like some at home tanning or something?
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