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Sam Swank
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BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference and All-America honors after his sophomore and junior seasons. Missed time with a quadriceps injury last year and completed just 64.7% of his field goals, with a long of 49 yards. Also averaged 37.6 yards on 18 punts. Junior totals included connecting on 88.6% of field goals, with a long of 52 yards and an average of 39.8 yards on 76 punts.

POSITIVES: Swank is a nice-sized kicker with adequate leg strength for the next level. His best option may be for a team that keeps a field goal specialist.

NEGATIVES: Possesses just an average kickoff leg. Has never really punted for long-distance throughout his career. Comes off a poor, injury-laden senior season.

ANALYSIS: Double-duty kicker with adequate skill for the next level. Flashes the ability to get great hang time on punts, flipping the field or punting his team out of a jam. Solid directional kicker, and nicely places punts when called upon. Possesses a good field- goal leg, and he can hit them from 50-plus yards with room to spare.


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