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Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:33 PM
 

Who do you have?

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Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:33 PM
 

Pinion
Hatcher
Gardocki


What about the other 7? Just kidding.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:38 PM
 

Yeah seems that were 3 great ones.

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Speaking of Pinion, I mist this last year..


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:44 PM
 

http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/3/16/11246462/bradley-pinion-phil-dawson-balls

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:47 PM
 



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Pretty sure intentional***


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Ummmm .... what?***


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Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:35 PM
 

Sean Kelly


Hatcher, Gardocki are 1 and 2***

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:37 PM
 




Dale Hatcher. Then everybody else.***

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if you ever saw this guy kick, you never forgot it...

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:27 PM
 

closest thing to Ray Guy Clemson ever saw....


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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:46 PM
 

Hatcher is number #1, no doubt....then Gardocki.
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Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:38 PM
 

Does Mitch Tyner still hold the longest punt record? I think it was 81 yards.


I believe so. Seems like it was at home against Texas A & M***

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 9:25 PM
 




I was at that game, the only reason that punt was not more


Posted: Jan 31, 2017 8:25 AM
 

than 81 yards is that it crossed the goal line and bounced on through the end zone.


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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:43 PM
 



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A two-position athlete ...


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:58 PM
 

Why couldn't Justin Miller do this, too? That way, he would be a three-position athlete.

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Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:43 PM
 

Hatcher, Gardocki, Pinion, Watson


Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:59 PM
 

David Sims back in the late 70s was pretty good. Played several years with the Colts after graduation.


Hatcher, Gardocki, Pinion would have to be at the top of the

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:48 PM
 

list. Not sure on the rest.

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Hard to name 10, but DALE HATCHER stands alone as best of ..

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 3:53 PM
 

...Dale Hatcher stands alone as best of the kickers who only punted. Nobody else comes close.

If you talk about the combination kicker/punters, then of course Chris Gardocki was best and then there was Nelson Welch who was second. I thought Bradley Pinion was probably third as a combination guy and was probably in the top 5 as a pure punter.

After Hatcher, Gardocki, Welch and Pinion, things sort of level out IMHO.

We've had a number of good to very good punters, but very few great ones.

If you're a real old timer, you'll recall a guy from the erly 1960s named Eddie Werntz who was a real artist as a punter with good distance and hang time, and a special ability to execute the "coffin corner" punt.

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Heard tell of Hatcher banging punts off the scoreboard...

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:05 PM
 

hanging from the roof of the Superdome in the game against Tulane. I saw him kick a 10 yard punt at Maryland once...kicked the ball so high it topped the upper deck of stadium, caught the wind, and drifted backwards.

http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/clemson-university/article14334500.html


Re: Heard tell of Hatcher banging punts off the scoreboard...

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:46 PM
 

First time posting here ! I played against Hatcher in high school. He hit the ambulance parked outside of our fence behind our end zone ,twice .Our head coach suggested we rush him and try to block his punts. Needless to say we had no volunteers !! He's #1 in my opinion .


hatcher - no one even close

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:11 PM
 

Nm


1. - 9. Dale Hatcher 10. Gardocki***


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:23 PM
 




Re: 1. - 9. Dale Hatcher 10. Gardocki***


Posted: Jan 31, 2017 8:29 AM
 

Hatcher was the second best punter on his Cheraw High School team. (David ?) Newsome was No 1 and punted for Wake Forest and then in the pros. No 2 wasn't bad either!


Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:30 PM
 

Got to be Hatcher. Although Fred Cone did kick in the NFL.

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Dale Hatcher from Cheraw, SC is at the top.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:30 PM
 

Cool story is Hatcher and Harry Newsome grew up together in Cheraw and both became NFL lockers.


NFL kickers


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:35 PM
 

.


Re: NFL kickers


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:48 PM
 

Has everyone forgot about "Little" Eddie Werntz as Coach Howard use to call him.

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Re: Top 10 Punters in Clemson History.


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:00 PM
 

Hatcher then Sims then Gardocki. No other punters are close to these.

Edit- Add Bradley Pinion to that list, and Banks McFadden. McFadden still holds some punting records, including most punts over 50 yds in a game (6) and in a season (22 in 1939 on 65 punts).


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Eddie Werntz***


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:33 PM
 



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Re: Eddie Werntz***


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 7:46 PM
 

Someone had Nelson Welsh listed----I do not think he punted, just PK. Banks punted years ago and was good. Charlie Waters punted also. But you have the best ones listed. Speirs was steady.


Welch definitely punted, but he was a better place kicker


Posted: Jan 31, 2017 12:43 AM
 

He was also a heck of an all around athlete and one of the fastest guys on the team.

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Can anyjuan actually name 10 Clemson Punters??


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 6:03 PM
 

No Gewgle help.

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Re: Can anyjuan actually name 10 Clemson Punters??


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 6:12 PM
 

yes, many of us can.

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Re: Can anyjuan actually name 10 Clemson Punters??


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 8:34 PM
 

Hatchet was best but you have to have Mitch Tyner on top 5 list


Re: Can anyjuan actually name 10 Clemson Punters??


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 8:34 PM
 

Hatchet was best but you have to have Mitch Tyner on top 5 list


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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 8:37 PM
 



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Dale Hatcher..... #1 thru 7....nobody else after him....


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 9:25 PM
 

Plus he dated Miss Universe as I remember......


Re: Dale Hatcher..... #1 thru 7....nobody else after him....


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 10:41 PM
 

Obviously no one has heard of Eddie Werntz. Check the records. Eddie punted for us in the early 60s. The first year he punted he was 2nd in the ACC and the next year he finished 1st and 8th in the nation. He was the punter the first game the Clucks played at Clemson. Had a 44 yard average and placed 3 kicks out inside the 10 yard line. We won that game 12 to 2. Coach Howard found him on campus after another players' father told him about Eddie. Eddie according to sources was a good running back in high school also. He told Coach Howard he only wanted to be a punter. Coach Howard told him since you only want to be half of a football player I'm only going to give you half of a scholarship.

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Re: Dale Hatcher..... #1 thru 7....nobody else after him....


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 10:50 PM
 

You are thinking of Dwight Clark in dating Miss Universe (Shawn Weatherly)

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David Sims was a heck of a punter...


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 10:50 PM
 

my freshman year...

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Mitch Tyner


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 11:21 PM
 

at one time had the longest punt in Clemson history.

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Dawson Zimmerman


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 11:26 PM
 

was a good punter too.

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Banks McFadden


Posted: Jan 30, 2017 11:27 PM
 

still may hold some punting records.

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Well, at least 6 of them were in Death Valley this year, 2

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 11:24 PM
 

more were in the playoffs!

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