Matt Waldron Relishes Unique Duties as Virginia Tech Kicker

Posted by Brittany Baker on September-23-2009 Add Comments

"To be a kicker, you have to be a little different," says Matt Waldron, a fifth-year senior kicker at Virginia Tech.

He adds, "You just have to practice enough so that 95 percent of the time, you trust your form to make the kick you want."

Practice. Preparation. Patience. That's what it's all about for Waldron. He became the No. 1 kicker for the team in his fifth year. What keeps him motivated?

The thought of making the game-winning kick: "It's something that a kicker sits around and dreams of—something you hope for because it's part of your job. Every kick is a big kick to me."

Although he doesn't know what it's like to miss a big kick in a college football game—Waldron has made every attempt...

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