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place kick

Football
a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
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Without a doubt, Anderson's position as a place-kicker is one of the most stressful jobs in professional sports.
He is a good place-kicker but playing in front of a big crowd with all that pressure might have got to him a little bit.
Only three players - Gerhart, Price and place-kicker Kai Forbath of UCLA - were named on the first-team ballots of all 10 coaches.
The Stourbridge director of rugby has just one fit threequarter and no place-kicker ahead of the visit of a team that has not lost in 13 games.
A left-footed place-kicker, he won his first cap in the 8-3 defeat by Wales at Twickenham in 1956 and played in all four matches in that Five Nations season.
They include place-kicker Alex Tejada, linebackers Jer maine love, Freddie Burton and Jerry Franklin, backup quarterback Nathan Dick, backup receiver Crosby Tuck, defensive backs Bret Harris and Isaac Madison, TE/H-back D.
Other winners include: Mike Hass, Biletnikoff Award (best wide receiver); Greg Eslinger, Outland Trophy (best interior lineman); Paul Posluszny, Chuck Bednarik Trophy (best defensive player); Michael Huff, Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back); Alexis Serna, Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award; Ryan Plackemeier, Ray Guy Award (best punter); and Tom Osborne, former Nebraska head coach, NCFAA Contribution to College Football Award.
Just kicking: All-Pac-10 place-kicker Justin Medlock said he spoke with special-teams coach Brian Schneider during the offseason about punting and was told to concentrate on place-kicking because the staff is comfortable with redshirt freshman punter Aaron Perez.
Wales coach Mike Ruddock has resisted calls to install Gavin Henson as first-choice place-kicker for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Italy, but warned Stephen Jones he must improve.
Thanks to uncharacteristic misses by Miami place-kicker Olindo Mare, the New England Patriots (5-2) surged to the top of the AFC East with a 19-13 overtime victory over the Dolphins (4-2).
Deacon, widely regarded as the most accurate place-kicker in Super League, experienced similar euphoria when he thumped home a last-gasp penalty from inside his own half to beat Wigan last season.
Manchester full-back Steve Swindells, the best place-kicker in the country, grabbed his side's only points when he landed a 40-metre penalty in the eighth minute.