Tuesday, April 26, 2011

See Sam Kick!

Sam & Ger, watching the Boilermakers
beat Ball State, 24-13
September 18, 2010

This coming Fall, it's going to be Sam
down there on the field!
Take a look at his practice kicks on youtube




West Lafayette kicker Sam McCartney has accepted a preferred walk-on invitation to join the Boilermakers. He plans to enroll in summer school.

McCartney attended a one-day camp last year and remained in contact with special teams coordinator J.B. Gibboney. He averaged 53.5 yards on 66 kickoffs last year with 28 touchbacks. He made 3 of 6 field goals, including a long of 34 yards and converted 45 of 33 PATs.

McCartney plans to major in business and decided to join the Boilermakers after considering Illinois State, DePauw, Wabash and the University of Indianapolis.

"The situation at Purdue is great for me," McCartney said. "Not only is coach Gibboney a great special teams coordinator but also the situation with Carson Wiggs and Cody Webster -- two of the best specialists in the nation -- I know I'll be learning and being around one of the best special teams units in the nation."

When McCartney's family moved back to West Lafayette, his goal was to play college football. His brother, Ben, was also a kicker for the Red Devils.

"He taught me what it takes to get what you want done," he said. "I'm doing something everyday -- whether it's kicking or lifting. Kicking 200 footballs a day was what I was doing to make sure this would become an opportunity for me."

excerpt from the article:
"Purdue receiver [Keith Smith] waiting, hoping"
in the Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana)
by Mike Carmin (mcarmin@jconline.com)
on January 24, 2011


Taking G'Poppa to see the Boilers
beat Minnesota, 28 - 17
October 16, 2010


FALL 2009

FALL 2010

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