Now if we could only recruit place kickers as well as we recruit punters - I mean, Brandtner (am I thinking of the right guy?) was a beast as well...
What I meant by that comment is that NFL teams are not going to hopping over each to grab a punter in the draft.Quote:
Originally Posted by famwam
On another note. I hope a lot of posters here are eating crow. I remember when he was offered the scholarship and hadn't punted in high school and posters we're freaking out.
Further shows that coaches know better then anyone here.
Not only are his avg yardages great, but on his seven punts for the year the opposition has zero return yards. That might even be a greater stat than distance he's getting. Must have really worked hard on his directional kicking in the offseason.
For the record, Van Der Kamp is currently 8th in the country with a 46.3yd net punt average (2011 NCAA Division I-A College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Punting - ESPN)
Last year he ranked 11th in the country with a 41.8yd net average.
He is a great weapon for us, and let's hope that we don't need him to be as much of one as he could! But realistically, he will be invaluable as we get into the Big 12. It's a great comfort to have someone so solid, reliable and just plain great at punter.
definitely has had a great season so far. Doubt that he is going pro after next year