Pitt Football Recruits Kicker Named “Chris Blewitt”
A football kicker has one of the toughest jobs in all of sports.
For most of the game, he has to just stand around twiddling his thumbs and taking practice kicks into a net. Then, all of a sudden, he’s called on at the most crucial moment of the game. If he fails, no matter how bad the coaching was, or how poorly the defense played, or how many interceptions the QB threw, everyone will blame him for losing the game.
So yeah, it’s a tough job being a kicker. And I can only imagine it would be even tougher if the name on the back of your jersey sets you up for mockery before you even step onto the field.
Thus, I’d say new Pittsburgh kicking recruit Chris Blewitt has a tough road ahead (Blew-it? Get it?).
Blewitt, who is from West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Virginia, is part of Pitt’s 2013 recruiting class. And he must be one hell of a kicker, given that the Panthers gave the kid a scholarship—which schools rarely use on this position. In fact, according to Blewitt, the Panthers coaches were so impressed with him that they said he could be their kicker right off the bat during his true freshman year.
So good luck in the Big East, Chris. Don’t blow it.
Hat Tip – [Dr. Saturday]