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Wood Earns Punting Honors for Second Time This Season
Greg Wood has been honored twice this season for his punting efforts. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Greg Wood has been honored twice this season for his punting efforts. (Stacey LaCalamita)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

For the second time this season, Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS following the Jacksonville game.

The sophomore averaged 45.4 yards per punt over nine kicks, landing a pair inside the Dolphins’ 20-yard line.  He had a long of 54 on Saturday.

For the season, Wood leads the Pioneer Football League, and ranks eighth nationally in NCAA I-FCS, averaging 42.8 yards per punt.  He has landed 10 of 43 kicks inside of the opponents 20-yard line, and has eight boots of 50 yards or more, including a career-long 57-yarder.

Valparaiso returns to action on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to San Diego, Calif. to battle the Toreros of the University of San Diego.  Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. CST.

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