Special teams, as we all know, mean as much to a team in the game of football as anything else at some points. Throughout the better part of the last decade or so, not many have had better special teams units in the game of college football than the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Recently, as they release their best position breakdowns. Ohio State was recently named “Kicker U,” because of their extraordinary efforts in that department.
1. Ohio State (80 points): The Buckeyes placed first among place-kickers and tied for ninth at punter thanks to an award winner in each category. The high-point man who helped Ohio State win the “Kicker U” label was Mike Nugent, who won the Lou Groza Award, was a two-time All-American and All-Big Ten pick and was picked in the second round of the 2005 draft. PunterB.J. Sander won the Ray Guy Award and was drafted in the third round before enjoying a short career with the Green Bay Packers.
Certainly, the Buckeyes have been able to get it done lately in all areas of the game, but special teams should not be overlooked and this honor by ESPN is proof of that.