Tom Hackett, a first-team All-Pac-12 punter as a sophomore last season, will vie for All-America and Ray Guy honors in 2014.
June 20, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - With the @Utah_Football season approaching, utahutes.com will break down the personnel on the Ute roster with the lowdown, headliners and newcomer spotlight for 10 position groups. Today's post highlights the Ute kicking game.
Tuesday, June 10: Offensive Line
Wednesday, June 11: Quarterbacks
Thursday, June 12: Running Backs
Friday, June 13: Wide Receivers
Saturday, June 14: Tight Ends
Monday, June 16: Defensive Line
Tuesday, June 17: Linebackers
Wednesday, June 18: Cornerbacks
Thursday, June 19: Safeties
Friday, June 20: Kicking Game
Not since "King" Louie Sakoda was a first-team All-America punter (2007) and kicker (2008) has Utah been so strong at both positions. They'll report to new a special teams coach this fall in Kyle Whittingham.
Coach Whittingham Says
"We are fortunate to have returning specialists of Tom and Andy's caliber. Tom has the ability to punt both traditionally and rugby style, which provides us an advantage against our opponents. Andy is coming off a great freshman campaign and we expect him to pick up right where he left off. He is reliable under pressure and has good range. After doing a solid job as a true freshman, Chase Dominguez will again handle all of the snapping duties."