Placekickers and Punters
Austin McNamara: The unquestioned punter and maybe one of the best punters to ever wear the red and black. Averaging a shade over 48 yards a punt, good for 5th in the nation, and 3.2 punts a game. I’m sure that Kittley will want to lower that punts per game figure.
Trey Wolff: Wolff was the kickoff specialist as he had 72 kickoffs, for 63 yards a kickoff, and 61% of those were for a touchback (and none were out of bounds). We’ll see if Wolff gets the opportunity to also handle field goals.
Grant Nikel: Nickel is a redshirt freshman place kicker from Grand Oaks High School in Spring.
Landon Reeves: Reeves kicked at Ottawa University in Surprise, Arizona for a bit and transferred to Texas Tech.
Gino Garcia: Garcia is a transfer from Houston Baptist where he kicked field goals making 9 of 10, with a long of 59 yards. My guess is that he and Wolff will compete for that place kicker position and it wouldn’t surprise me if Garcia wins it.
Jacob Mauch: Mauch is a transfer from Mt. San Antonio College where he was a tight end and long snapper.
Jackson Knotts: Knotts is from Plant City, Florida where we learn he’s friends with Austin McNamara and that he also set a state record in the javelin 57.23 meters, 2 meters further than the prior state record.