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By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
As Sean Landeta gathered his thoughts about his alma mater Friday, he found just one word that truly captured Towson's breakthrough football season. "Amazing," said Landeta, a former All-American who punted for the Tigers from 1979-82. "For them to turn around and do what they've done, not only with the record they have but beating the top-quality teams in the FCS division is just amazing. " No one - not even the program's most distinguished alumnus - would have predicted the type of turnaround the Towson football team has experienced this season.
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By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
As Sean Landeta gathered his thoughts about his alma mater Friday, he found just one word that truly captured Towson's breakthrough football season. "Amazing," said Landeta, a former All-American who punted for the Tigers from 1979-82. "For them to turn around and do what they've done, not only with the record they have but beating the top-quality teams in the FCS division is just amazing. " No one - not even the program's most distinguished alumnus - would have predicted the type of turnaround the Towson football team has experienced this season.
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By MIKE PRESTON | September 2, 2003
PUNTER SEAN LANDETA has been in the National Football League 18 years, played on five teams, won two Super Bowl rings and has kicked enough punts to cover a 31-mile radius. And he is still playing. When the St. Louis Rams open their season Sunday against Landeta's former Giants teammates in New York, Landeta, 41, will begin his 19th season as the league's second-oldest player to place-kicker Morten Andersen, 43. He also carries another distinction. He is one of the best to ever play the game.
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2011
Organizers of the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame are looking for ways to rejuvenate a proud institution that has been around since 1956. They're hoping this helps: one of the Hall's most star-studded classes will be inducted at an upcoming ceremony Nov. 10 at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie. This year's inductees include former NBA All-Star Sam Cassell (Dunbar High, Florida State), former NFL punter Sean Landetta (Loch Raven, Towson University), PGA golfer Fred Funk (University of Maryland)
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By MIKE PRESTON | July 13, 2006
It's a gorgeous, warm day at Towson University, and the sky over Johnny Unitas Stadium is filled with footballs consistently spiraling over 40, 50 and sometimes 60 yards. There seems to be enough hang time to sign a few autographs in between each punt. "I wish I could change the age on my birth certificate from 44 to 24," punter Sean Landeta said. "If I could, I would have a four-year contract because it would be based on my numbers, not my age." Instead, Landeta is unemployed and waiting for the phone to ring.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | November 21, 1993
Sean Landeta will let his numbers speak for themselves.In his first game for the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday after being waived by the New York Giants, he punted eight times against the Atlanta Falcons for an average of 47 yards, including punts of 66 and 62 yards. The 66-yarder was the longest Rams punt in seven years.Yet Landeta wouldn't gloat, even though he seemed to prove he can still punt with the best of them despite the Giants' decision to release him."Most of the time, any punter in the league who gets seven or eight chances, if the weather's decent, will have a good day," he said.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Evening Sun Staff | October 26, 1990
The space that separates the New York Giants from the Washington Redskins is often the narrowest of slivers. One week it's a last-minute field goal. Another week it's a last-gasp pass that finds unfriendly fingers.Two weeks ago, that margin was the fortuitous bounce of a Sean Landeta punt, a break that catapulted the Giants past the Redskins one more time.In a rivalry that falls somewhere between morality play and Armageddon, the Giants have beaten the Redskins five straight times. But the last four games have been whisker close, decided by four points or less.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 25, 1991
TAMPA, Fla. -- Punter Sean Landeta has fond memories of playing in a championship game at Tampa Stadium.The Baltimore native, who played at Towson State, kicked for the Philadelphia Stars when they beat George Allen's Arizona Wranglers in the 1984 United States Football League title game.He'll kick Sunday at the stadium for the New York Giants in the Super Bowl."Surprisingly, it's been very similar," Landeta said of the week leading up to the championship game."The only difference, of course, is the interest for the game is maybe [magnified]
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
St. Louis Rams punter Sean Landeta has a bit of advice for kickers entering the NFL: Never go into a slump.Landeta, a graduate of Towson State, has survived 12 years in the league, and three others in the USFL. He'll be doing the punting for the Rams Sunday when they meet the Ravens at Memorial Stadium."People that punt can usually play longer because they don't take the physical beating year in and year out as other players," said Landeta."But on the other hand, punters can go quickly," said Landeta.
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By Andy Fenelon and Andy Fenelon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 1998
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Antonio Freeman found himself in the lobby of a Green Bay hotel less than 16 hours before yesterday's kickoff with the Ravens discussing the return game with teammate Roell Preston.Preston, who already had returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, had yet to break a big one off a punt, and Freeman let him know it."I told him, 'You've done everything but break a punt,' " Freeman said. "And I told him about how everyone is hyping up Jermaine Lewis coming in here."And he was like, 'You know what, Free, I'm going to get one.' "It took all of 1 minute and 47 seconds for Preston to make good on his promise.
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By MIKE PRESTON | July 13, 2006
It's a gorgeous, warm day at Towson University, and the sky over Johnny Unitas Stadium is filled with footballs consistently spiraling over 40, 50 and sometimes 60 yards. There seems to be enough hang time to sign a few autographs in between each punt. "I wish I could change the age on my birth certificate from 44 to 24," punter Sean Landeta said. "If I could, I would have a four-year contract because it would be based on my numbers, not my age." Instead, Landeta is unemployed and waiting for the phone to ring.
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By MIKE PRESTON | September 2, 2003
PUNTER SEAN LANDETA has been in the National Football League 18 years, played on five teams, won two Super Bowl rings and has kicked enough punts to cover a 31-mile radius. And he is still playing. When the St. Louis Rams open their season Sunday against Landeta's former Giants teammates in New York, Landeta, 41, will begin his 19th season as the league's second-oldest player to place-kicker Morten Andersen, 43. He also carries another distinction. He is one of the best to ever play the game.
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By Andy Fenelon and Andy Fenelon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 1998
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Antonio Freeman found himself in the lobby of a Green Bay hotel less than 16 hours before yesterday's kickoff with the Ravens discussing the return game with teammate Roell Preston.Preston, who already had returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, had yet to break a big one off a punt, and Freeman let him know it."I told him, 'You've done everything but break a punt,' " Freeman said. "And I told him about how everyone is hyping up Jermaine Lewis coming in here."And he was like, 'You know what, Free, I'm going to get one.' "It took all of 1 minute and 47 seconds for Preston to make good on his promise.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1996
On the day Towson State honored one of its former punters, the present kicker almost became obsolete. And probably a little bored.The Tigers celebrated their homecoming yesterday by racking up a school-record 670 yards in total offense and reducing Ben Gossard to little more than a spectator in a 54-14 romp over St. Francis (Pa.) before 6,148, the largest crowd to watch football at Minnegan Stadium in 10 years.Gossard, a junior punter, didn't see the Tigers retire Sean Landeta's number at halftime, but he did plenty of watching otherwise.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1996
St. Louis Rams punter Sean Landeta has a bit of advice for kickers entering the NFL: Never go into a slump.Landeta, a graduate of Towson State, has survived 12 years in the league, and three others in the USFL. He'll be doing the punting for the Rams Sunday when they meet the Ravens at Memorial Stadium."People that punt can usually play longer because they don't take the physical beating year in and year out as other players," said Landeta."But on the other hand, punters can go quickly," said Landeta.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | November 21, 1993
Sean Landeta will let his numbers speak for themselves.In his first game for the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday after being waived by the New York Giants, he punted eight times against the Atlanta Falcons for an average of 47 yards, including punts of 66 and 62 yards. The 66-yarder was the longest Rams punt in seven years.Yet Landeta wouldn't gloat, even though he seemed to prove he can still punt with the best of them despite the Giants' decision to release him."Most of the time, any punter in the league who gets seven or eight chances, if the weather's decent, will have a good day," he said.
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January 25, 1991
* PRIME TIME: Giants punter Sean Landeta rejected a request to judge a bikini contest at the Riviera Club Wednesday night. "The manager of the club said he heard I was a viable candidate to do a nice job in that kind of circumstance," said Landeta, a bachelor who has a steady girlfriend these days.* PRIME REASON: Responding to speculation that coach Bill Parcells might step down if the Giants win Sunday, linebacker Gary Reasons said, "It's within his prerogative. I don't see any reason he wouldn't want to continue.
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By Bill Tanton | November 20, 1990
THE BLAST will face the hottest player in the Major Soccer League -- Tatu -- when the Dallas Sidekicks come to the Arena tomorrow night (7:35). Tatu, who is noted for tossing his shirt into the stands after scoring, has had 10 goals and six assists in his last three games. Although the Blast's record is only 4-5, coach Kenny Cooper, for once, is being patient. He's breaking in some new players, among them goalie Hank Henry, who has impressed everyone.* A win over arch-rival Loyola Thanksgiving morning would not only give Calvert Hall a .500 season but would make the Cardinals' year.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | November 12, 1993
ASHBURN, Va. -- It was only eight months ago that punter Sean Landeta helped sell Carlton Bailey on the idea of signing with the New York Giants.Talking as one Baltimore native to another, Landeta told Bailey the Giants are a good organization and how convenient it is to play for a team close to home.That's why Bailey was stunned Tuesday when the Giants waived Landeta."It was a very big surprise to me," he said. "I still almost can't believe it."In a way, though, Bailey could understand the move.
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By Bill Tanton | November 11, 1993
Sean Landeta never thought he would have a day like yesterday.He realized that someday his career as a National Football League punter would end. He just had no idea that now, at the age of 31, he would be fired by the New York Giants.And so he relaxed yesterday at his handsome, new white brick home in Lutherville. He wore shorts and a T-shirt and over-the-calf athletic socks. In his hand he held a portable telephone that wouldn't stay silent for more than three minutes at a time as friends called to ask how he was doing.
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