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  • noun (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking


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  • Yachvili will be missed for his place-kicking prowess but his replacement by Morgan Parra will not weaken a side who have the flanker Imanol Harinordoquy desperate to make a point after being allowed only 16 minutes against the Italians last weekend.

    Jonny Sexton an injury doubt for Ireland's match in France 2012

  • With Washington beginning its bye week after that game, it would not be surprising, if Gano struggles against the Lions, to see a place-kicking tryout at Redskins Park during the team's time off.

    Graham Gano is 31st in the NFL on field goals Jason Reid 2010

  • Stephen Myler, on the other hand, is relatively inexperienced in these situations and his place-kicking under pressure has not always been up to the level required.

    Heineken Cup final key clashes: Leinster v Northampton 2011

  • He is still not getting his kickoffs to the end zone, but he is getting them inside the 10, which is a major improvement He and Vince D'Amato will continue to compete for the place-kicking duties, but Tavecchio is the leader.

    Around the Pac-10 Conference 2010

  • The offense lost its top two playmakers, the defensive unit is being reshaped with young and somewhat inexperienced players, and the kicking game, both place-kicking and punting, is questionable.

    Around the Mid-American Conference 2010

  • There were only 71 botched snaps last season out of 4,647 plays that featured place-kicking and punting units.

    One Jet's Upside-Down Dream Scott Cacciola 2010

  • All-American Zoltan Mesko's likely replacement at punter is incoming freshman Will Hagerup, while redshirt freshman Brendan Gibbons will get first crack at the place-kicking job.

    Around the BigTen Conference 2010

  • According to the Kansas City Star, Medlock in 2007 became the NFL's first African-American place-kicking specialist since Gene Mingo in the early 1960s.

    Justin Medlock and being a black kicker 2010

  • That started changing for kickers, at least, in 1964, when Hungary's Pete Gogolak introduced soccer-style place-kicking to the Buffalo Bills.

    Meet the NFL's Most Interesting Man John U. Bacon 2010

  • Lawrence Tynes will vie for the vacant place-kicking job.

    Coughlin, Manning to feel heat if struggles continue 2007


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