Charlotte 49ers special teams: Competition keen for kicker, snapper

08/24/2013 12:00 AM

08/24/2013 11:23 AM

Senior Brandon Strupp, a transfer from Division II Concord (W.Va.), won the punting job. Strupp mostly kicked field goals for Concord, where he was an all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Conference selection. He is an East Lincoln High alumnus.

Stephen Muscarello (Porter Ridge) and Blake Brewer (Cannon School) battled hard for the kicker’s job in the preseason.

Another spot still up for grabs is long snapper, where Zach Bumgarner (Hickory St. Stephens) and Keaston Sinicki (Charlotte Catholic) both have high school experience.

Return duties will likely fall to Martay Mattox (kickoff) and Mikel Hunter (punt), with Austin Duke, Corey Nesmith and Tank Norman also there as possibilities. David Scott

Sports Video

Get Adobe Flash player

Join the Discussion

Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service