VIDEO PREVIEW: Taking a Look at Stanford's Special Teams
Aug. 27, 2009
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford's biggest concern on special teams is filling the void left in its kicking game with the graduation of Aaron Zagory, who made 14 of 17 field goal attempts last season while also handling the kickoff duties.
Sophomore Travis Golia (6-0, 192) and junior Nate Whitaker (5-9, 196), who joined the team at midseason last year after spending his first two seasons at Notre Dame, enter fall camp as the leading candidates for starting duty.
Golia handled kickoff chores early last season before giving way to Zagory. Whitaker has the edge in experience, as he held down placekicking duties for the Irish during the 2007 campaign. Sophomore David Green (6-1, 199) returns as punter after averaging 39.9 yards in 53 punts last season, good for seventh in the Pac-10.
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