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KICKER SPOTLIGHT – Troy Stivason – Athens

Written by: on Sunday, July 14th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Troy Stivason, Athenst.stivason

Height: 5-11

Weight: 170

40 Yard Dash: 4.6

Class of: 2014

GPA: 3.9

Position(s): K/QB/CB/P

Jersey: # 8

Years with Varsity: 2-years

2012 Stats:  At kicker he made 7 of 12 field goal attempts (five over 40-yards) and his longest field goal was 53 yards. Which is tied for fifth all-time in Pennsylvania history. He made 36 PAT. He averaged 39.7 yards per punt and seven where inside the 20.

At quarterback he completed 80 of 177 passes for 1,326 yards and 16 touchdowns. He rushed for 91 yards and seven touchdowns.

2012 Highlights: His best game throwing the ball was against Canton. He threw for 173 yards and three touchdowns.

Honors: 1st All-League and District 4 Team at Kicker.

Other Sports: Baseball and Basketball

 

Coaches Q&A with Jack Young: 

What are his strengths at quarterback?

“With the style of the offense we run he is more of a mobile quarterback. We can do a lot with Troy and it allows us to be more unpredictable on offense. He has good hands. He caught a number of passes as a sophomore. Athletically he is very intelligent and he is always working hard to get better.”

What is his range as a Kicker?

“His range has grown from last year. I know when he was at Penn State camp he kicked one from 55-57 range. His leg strength has really grown. Last year he kicked a 48-yard field goal against Cowanesque Valley and the ball was above the uprights. This season his foot is going to be a big weapon for us and we aren’t afraid to line him up any where and kick a field goal.”

How is he at punting?

“If we feel like we are better off pinning someone in the punting game, he does a tremendous job at that. His punting has come al ong way. He won the punting competition at NC State. When he was at Penn State he crushed the ball. I know they are looking at him.”

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