Iowa's newest punter, interesting backstory

Discussion in 'Football' started by CP87, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    Nick Phelps, former Woodbury Central prep. Was at NDSU for one season in 2018 (redshirted).

    Tristan Wirfs was a phenomenal HS shot putter, with a PR of 66' 3.25".

    Nick Phelps (5' 10", 215 lbs) holds the Iowa State meet record, 67' 2".

    Phelps' father competed in T&F for Iowa State, his brother competed in T&F at UNI, and his sister competes in T&F at Oregon (the greatest discus thrower in state history by a mile).

    He will be joining Iowa's team this spring.
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  2. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Well hopefully Iowa’s offense is a track meet and then we won’t need the T&F punter
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  3. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

  4. SmokeTownHawk

    SmokeTownHawk Well-Known Member

    I knew there had to be at least one in-stater with potential as a punter. Way to go Kirk!
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  5. Hawk1960

    Hawk1960 Well-Known Member

    If he can maintain the punting average he had in HS I'd be happy. Sounds like a good addition.
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  6. koralakers

    koralakers Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Welcome aboard!
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  7. Knight78

    Knight78 Well-Known Member

    With a punter who has a track background (maybe more "field" in the "track and field") perhaps fake punts might be in the playbook?
  8. #1DieHardHawk

    #1DieHardHawk Well-Known Member

    Is it legal to shot-put a punt?
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  9. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    Kinda thought we'd bring in another punter. Kinda cool he's a small town NW Iowa kid. Hope he does well
  10. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but it doesn't always work ... :)

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  11. Hawkfnntn

    Hawkfnntn Well-Known Member

    That's right up there as one of the dumbest plays you'll see. I'd love to see how some of the reps they had practicing it went. 12 yr old girls can throw a football better then that. I don't even care about the interception. Just how do you do it like that?
  12. ohhawk

    ohhawk Well-Known Member

    The Woodbury Central pipeline continues to offer. Heard Kirk instructed the Paulsens to make him an offer he couldn't refuse.
  13. N8theGr8

    N8theGr8 Well-Known Member

    Holy hell. Having that kind of explosive potential is completely wasted as a punter. If he can throw a shot 67'2" he can absolutely chuck an offensive or defensive linemen. I don't care if he's 5'10" 215. That kind of explosion is a generational talent. He absolutely needs to be fast tracked to fullback or nosetackle or something. Get the dude on the field. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Joey Woody comes calling.

    In the meantime, I would not be the least surprised to see him average 50 yards a punt.