Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hunter Lawrence Shows Grace Under Fire at the 2006 THSCA All-Star Game

As a kicker, Hunter Lawrence earned a rare scholarship from Mack Brown and might even earn a starting job as a true freshman. Over his last two years at Boerne (Texas) HS, Lawrence hit 87 of 91 PATs (%96) and connected on %73 of his FG attempts. He had 20 FGs (a Texas-state record) as a junior with a long of 48 yards, and 12 more as a senior (more than half of them over 40 yards) with a long of 49. He was a two-time all-sate selection and is considered by many to be the top high school kicker in the nation for the class of 2006.
Lawrence could be that rare impact kicker at Texas and help bring some needed consistency at the position for years to come.

He's a good student, he works hard to improve, and his high school coach Tommy Bludau has nothing but good things to say about him:
"He has a really strong leg and I think he's only going to get better, that's the scary thing."

"When we want to kick it deep, he gets it into the end zone consistently. He's got a really strong leg on kick-offs also."

"He really works to improve himself and in the spring he really works to get stronger. He's a great kid and I'm very proud of him."
At this week's THSCA All-Star Game, Lawrence boomed his kickoffs, hit all four extra points (one was even partially blocked) and in mid-scramble, got off a beautiful kick and placed it nicely down on the four yard line. He went on to nail a 41 yard punt into the wind with a hang time of four seconds and showed toughness while trying to salvage a bad snap with half a team of all-stars chasing him down.

You gotta love a kicker who can make the big play.