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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Want To See An Offensive Lineman Catch A Punt? Of Course You Do

Washington State practiced under the lights of Martin Stadium Friday night with practice wrapping up with offensive and defensive linemen attempting to catch punts.

Christian broke down the entire scenario in his post practice blog post:

The offense and defensive held a competition to see who could catch more punts between each group of linemen. It went surprisingly well. First, Niu Sale caught one with ease. The offense cheered. Then Destiny Vaeao hauled one in. The defense cheered. Wade Jacobson caught one. More cheers. Matthew Bock caught one (after Mike Bowlin needed a few extra tries to kick a catchable punt). John Fullington caught one. Ioane Gauta caught one. The intensity increased. Matt Goetz caught one before, finally, Toni Pole couldn't haul in his attempt to even the score, and the defense was forced to perform up-downs while the offense celebrated.

In case you're wondering what an offensive lineman catching a punt looks like, we have a GIF of Niu Sale.


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Not too bad for a guy who weighs 334 pounds.

Fall Camp

Cougars loose, energetic under the lights - SportsLink - - Aug. 17, 2012
Here's how you know everyone is in a good mood at a football practice: when it ends with offensive and defense linemen catching punts. Washington State practiced for roughly an hour on Friday night in Martin Stadium, its final open practice of the season.

Cougars Fall Camp: Under The Lights in Martin Stadium - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State football changed things up once again for fall camp, working out for just over an hour under the lights in Martin Stadium Friday evening.


Cougar defense built around linebackers - - Aug. 18, 2012
PULLMAN – Ask about Washington State’s linebackers and you will receive a nautical reference in response.


State of the Conference: Pac-12 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
Welcome to the State of the Pac-12 Conference. We here at the Pac-12 blog are proud to report that the state of the conference is strong. But we also know that there are those of you just joining us who haven't read every single post we've done. Shame on you, but we'll catch you up anyway. Here are a few storylines as we look toward the 2012 season:

WSU Athletics

Cougars Down Eagles in Exhibition Match - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site

PULLMAN, Wash. - Sophomore Beau Bremer scored a goal and added an assist to lead Washington State women's soccer past Eastern Washington 2-0 in an exhibition match, Friday at Lower Soccer Field.