The Chronicle's Jack Dolgin examined a part of football many punters, including Duke's Austin Parker, struggle with—pinning teams inside their own 20 yard-line. Parker has on average pinned opponents to their 18-yard line when punting from the 50 yard-line or closer to the opponent's goal line. In contrast, punters playing against the Blue Devils during his career have on average pinned Duke to the 15-yard line. The question was whether not being able to kick the ball far would actually be an advantage, so Dolgin wondered whether he, a former high school soccer player, could pin opponents even better than some NCAA punters in short-distance punting situations. You can watch the video for the full story.
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