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HCA: Cougars land a punter in Oscar Draguicevich

Draguicevich is the son of a former major league soccer player by the same name

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The Washington State football team got a big boost on Monday evening when they landed a JUCO punter in Oscar Draguicevich after he decommitted from UTEP to join the Cougars struggling special teams. He is the son of the former soccer player by the same name.

Draguicevich attended Temple Junior college last year and plans to join the Cougars this coming season. The previous season he punted at Incarnate Word where he had 74 punts in 11 games and averaged 42.4 yards per punt. He had 17 inside the 20-yard line and 14 were for 50+ yards.

The Cougars had three different players punt the ball last season. Receiver Kyle Sweet had 33, Erik Powell had 22, and Mitchell Cox had another 8. The trio of punters combined for 38.8 yards per punt which landed them in the bottom half of the conference.

According to the spring roster, he will join the Cougars special teams that consists of three kickers; redshirt freshman Ryan Henderson and Johnan Zetterberg, redshirt sophomore Jack Crane, redshirt freshman punter Blake Mazza, and senior receiver Kyle Sweet.

Draguicevich also kicked for the Hutto High School Hippos in 2015 and went 37 for 37 on PAT’s and also kicked 5 field goals.

Take a look at his Hudl highlight tape from his freshman year at Incarnate Word



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