Weather conditions can be a kicker's best and worst friend. Last week we saw video of a kickoff traveling backwards 12 yards in a stiff wind, and today we have a clip that portrays the other side of the coin.
The punt you see above in video from the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader was put up by Huron (S.D.) High's Adam Zwanziger, who deserves huge credit for both the strength of his leg and having two z's in his last name. Zwanziger's kick in the second quarter of Huron's season-ending playoff loss to the Warriors traveled through the air for a good 40 yards, then hit with a fairly typical bounce in front of a pair of Washington (S.D.) High return men.
That's when things got really interesting. The ball continued to waddle downfield like a duck, pushed by gale force winds, and eventually stopped inside the 5-yard line.
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By the time it was done moving, Zwanziger's kick traveled an amazing 86 yards, though it could have been stoppedRead More »from Wind, apathy push punt an amazing 86 yards