Can you imagine the feeling?
The offense has been stopped again short of a first down. The team desperately
needs a long punt to drive their opponent deep into their own territory.
All eyes are fixed on the punter.
Later, seconds remain in the game and the score is tied. All eyes are fixed on the kicker lining up to kick what could be the winning field goal or extra point. The opposing team and their fans are chanting “MISS IT.”
The kicker’s team and fans are wildly cheering the kicker on. All hold their breath as the kick is made.
This is often the role of punters and place kickers.
With powerful legs and exceptional balance, combined with nerves of steel, what follows are the greatest Chattanooga area kickers (place kickers and punters) to play the game since 1957!