There's nothing more exciting than a position battle involving kickers.
If that's the way you think, WSU was the place to pay attention to this Spring. With a new special teams coordinator and 5 kickers on the roster in Spring, it was an all-out, any thing can happen, war for the kicker role...
One man emerged. It was Erik Powell. There was (naturally) a little trepidation regarding the kicker spot after last season, but the Rutgers game showed that Powell can handle himself admirably.
The Lou Groza Award committee agreed today, honoring Powell with one of their 3 "Stars of the Week" awards. The award is given out by the committee to the 3 best kickers in the nation that week. Powell shattered his old personal best of 26 yards 3 times in Saturdays game, making kicks from 36, 46, and 47 yards out.
The other award winners were Minnesota's Ryan Santoso and Western Kentucky's Garrett Schwettman.
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