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January 23, 1991
* PICKOFF: Safety Dave Duerson on the Giants' defensive priorities: "If we can intercept the snap between the center and [Bills QB Jim] Kelly, we would be one step ahead."* THE R-WORD: Told of billboards in Tampa with likenesses of the Raiders' Bo Jackson and the 49ers' Jerry Rice, Bills safety Leonard Smith said, "No one expected us to be here. Respect will come Sunday."* NO SHOW: Bills coach Marv Levy and his staff skipped yesterday's media session in defiance of league rules he must attend.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
The NFL will experiment with a potential rule change involving extra points in the first two weeks of the preseason. The ball will be moved from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line, making an extra point the equivalent of a 33-yard field goal. Ravens Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker said he's interested to see how the change works out but made it clear that he's not a fan of adding to the length of extra points. “I don't think it's really going to change anything that we do aside from just practicing, just the visual of seeing an extra point from a little further back,” Tucker said.
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October 13, 2003
The number 3 -- Seconds it took the Cowboys to score vs. Eagles The quote "I still get nervous on extra points in the preseason, but it's fun to be put in that situation." Jason Elam, Broncos kicker, on hitting game-winning 47-yard field goal against Steelers .
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By Rich Scherr and For The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Nothing was going to stop Loyola's Jake Nordhausen from ending his team's four-year losing streak to archrival Calvert Hall in Thursday's 94th annual Turkey Bowl. Especially not the Cardinals' offensive line. In what's believed to be the second overtime game in series history, Nordhausen, a 6-foot-4 junior, broke through the line and dove forward to block Jake Soriano's extra-point attempt in overtime, sealing Loyola 21-20 win over the Cardinals before an announced 7,709 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
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By Michael Dresser | December 17, 2003
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 7, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland football players D'Qwell Jackson and Nick Novak were named Atlantic Coast Conference Players of the Week for their work in last week's win over Northern llinois. Jackson had a pair of interceptions that led to 10 of the team's 23 points while Novak scored 11 points behind three field goals and a pair of extra points Jackson earned the league's defensive lineman of the week honors, an award which is awarded to the best lineman or inside linebacker. He had two key interceptions in the Terps' 23-20 win over Northern Illinois.
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By Julie Cart and Julie Cart,Los Angeles Times | January 2, 1993
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The way Colorado's kicking game had been going during yesterday's Fiesta Bowl, no one expected the ball to make it to the end zone on the fly. But on this kickoff, sure enough, Qadry Ismail looked up and saw the ball sailing toward him, a yard deep in the Syracuse end zone. Imagine his surprise.The shock came later. For Colorado. The Orangemen took the kickoff return, turned it into a reverse and scored, ending much of any hope the Buffaloes had of winning after coming back for four quarters.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | April 3, 2008
PALM BEACH, FLA. -- NFL owners approved the proposal making field goals and extra points subject to replay review, something that brings up bad memories for the Ravens. In an overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 18, the Ravens were tied in regulation on a controversial field goal by Phil Dawson, whose kick hit the left upright, bounced over the crossbar, struck the support post and bounced back over the crossbar toward the field. An official below the upright at M&T Bank Stadium initially signaled that the kick was no good.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1997
Look out, Columbia and Penn.Towson University has a 6-foot-2, 238-pound kicking specialist named George Perdikakis who has slimmed down from 250 pounds.4 Just imagine how big the Towson linemen must be.For certain, Perdikakis is an unlikely football kicking star for the Tigers.A fifth-year senior, he was groomed to be a soccer player by his father, never played any kind of football until his senior year at Loyola High, only kicked one field goal in high school and grew up kicking only Nerf footballs in his Hamilton neighborhood backyard in Baltimore.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Staff writer | November 18, 1990
When it comes to high school sports in the county, fancy footwork no longer is confined to the soccer field.This fall showed that the kicking game has arrived in football, and it may be here to stay.In the past the county occasionally has been blessed with a great kicker, like Glenelg's Jim Kantowski. He set a standard in 1988 by kicking a 54-yard field goal and is attending East Tennessee State on a football scholarship.But the 1990 season, probably unlike any other in county history, saw an abundance of remarkable kicking and punting across the league.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
As the field-goal attempt sailed high into the air and the final seconds ticked off the clock, it appeared Maryland was somehow going to survive losing its starting quarterback and delight a homecoming crowd by remaining unbeaten in Atlantic Coast Conference play. But, in a game full of odd twists and hard hits, the cruelest hit of all for Maryland may have been freshman kicker Brad Craddock's 33-yard field-goal attempt slamming into the left upright with two seconds left to preserve North Carolina State's 20-18 victory in front of an announced crowd of 40,217 at Byrd Stadium.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
Maryland kicker Brad Craddock has been something of a mystery to Terps fans in his first season. Since he is a freshman, it was uncertain how much range the Australian had. Craddock, who is still learning the American game, provided some answers about his leg strength against Wake Forest in Saturday's 19-14 win, although he was far from perfect in the contest. He converted his career-long field goal, from 49 yards, in the first quarter. Later in the quarter, he topped that by making a 52-yarder.
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By Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
Gilman coach Biff Poggi has not shied away from keeping his top-ranked Greyhounds in the national spotlight, opting to play one of the toughest schedules of any high school football team in the country On Friday night, the Greyhounds faced their second nationally-ranked opponent in less than a week at Good Counsel and fell just short of an upset. With the score tied at 13, Gilman sophomore Robert Branch blocked a 25-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to force overtime.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Not even Billy Cundiff was sure he would play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. After injuring his left calf muscle Thursday and missing practices that day and the next, the Ravens kicker was understandably concerned that he might have to sit. But after testing the leg Sunday, there was Cundiff kicking a field goal and three extra points in a 24-10 win against Indianapolis at M&T Bank Stadium. "I knew it was going to be a stretch play because I didn't really know how it felt," he said after the game.
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By Nelson Coffin, Towson Times | November 24, 2011
While some Calvert Hall fans had butterflies in their stomachs before Cardinals kicker Austen Strachan's first point-after try against archrival Loyola in the 92nd Turkey Bowl, coach Donald Davis was the picture of confidence. He had faith in the junior from Lutherville, who missed an extra-point attempt in a 34-32 double-overtime loss to Gilman in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game last Friday that denied the Cardinals a chance to win in regulation.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2011
Shortly after Jon Teague returned to his dorm room at the Naval Academy late last Saturday afternoon, the downcast senior placekicker received a text message from one of predecessors inviting him out to dinner. Teague had missed a field goal and had an extra point blocked in overtime of a 35-34 loss to Air Force earlier in the day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, and Matt Harmon knew exactly what his former teammate was going through. Though Harmon had helped beat Air Force by tying a school record with four field goals in a 33-27 win over the Falcons in Colorado Springs as a senior in 2008, he had an extra point blocked against Tulsa in overtime as a sophomore and had what could have been a game-winning field goal blocked late in the fourth quarter against Ball State of a game the Midshipmen lost in overtime when Harmon was a junior.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Staff Writer | September 21, 1993
Thank goodness for Velcro.It has saved South Carroll some precious football timeouts and made life a lot easier for senior Mike Arterburn.Arterburn is too busy playing defensive tackle, offensive guard, kicking off and kicking field goals to be tying shoes during a game.Especially if there's a knotted shoe lace, a problem that forced the Cavaliers to burn a timeout in order for the standout lineman to get back on the field after he had kicked off.Arterburn, 5 feet 11, 215 pounds, changes shoes after he kicks off and never wants to miss more than one play before returning to action.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2011
Morgan State safety Reshaude Miller made a play that didn't score or set up any points. But it prevented points and helped turn around Saturday's game against Robert Morris. Miller made a leaping one-handed interception that stopped the Colonials from taking a possible 10-point lead in the first half. That seemed to awaken the sluggish Bears, and they went on to make just enough well-timed big plays to escape with a 13-12 victory over Robert Morris at Hughes Stadium. The victory ended a six-game losing streak for Morgan State (1-2)
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By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2011
After Red Lion Christian Academy of Delaware pulled within a point of second-ranked Calvert Hall with a touchdown in the final minutes of Friday night's showdown of regional powers, it appeared overtime was inevitable. But on the ensuing extra point, the Cardinals' Da'Quan Davis timed the snap perfectly and blocked the kick. C.J. Williams then ripped off a 35-yard run, allowing Calvert Hall to take a knee and hold on for a 28-27 victory in front of an estimated 3,000 fans at Paul Angelo Russo Stadium.
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