Monday, May 21, 2018

BG Adds '18 Kicker

So here's an additional player for this Fall who comes from a position of extreme need--placekicker.  Just for context, BG expected to be set at kicker with Jake Suder, who was an All-MAC player last year, but there was a mix-up in calculating his eligibility and he will not return to BGSU.

Nate Needham was the only kicker BG had on the roster, and he was a transfer and doesn't have much of a track record.  You could definitely see BG being afraid to kick FGs and leading the nation in 4th down conversion attempts, which no one wants.

The young man is Niall Sweeney, from Mercyhurst Prep, which is in Erie, PA.  He played soccer too.  There isn't a ton of info out there about him and you typically worry when a player is nearing his HS graduation and hasn't landed with a college program.  His kicking school had nice things to say about him.  As far as I can see, he only kicked XPs in his senior year.  He did make them all.

Welcome to the Falcons, Niall.

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