Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kidd named second team NCAC

Wellington’s Cory Kidd, a junior, was named to the second team of the North Coast Athletic Conference for his outstanding punting at Oberlin College this season.

Kidd set the school record for putting average in a season with a mark of 40.6 yards per kick, which was also second best in the NCAC. He also had the best single-game performance in Yeomen history with a 48.8 average against Wooster. Kidd had a league-high 19 punts inside the 20 and also tied for an NCAC-best nine punts over 50-yards — including a league-long 73-yarder in the season finale against Allegheny.

Last season, he played dual roles in all 10 games as one of the team’s key wideouts as well as the starting punter. At wideout, he caught 11 passes for 75 yards, including a game-best four catches for 26 yards at Earlham College. While punting, he upped his average from 35.6 yards per punt in 2008 to 36.7 yards per punt in 2009, punting the ball 57 times, with six of those punts traveling 50 yards or more, including a career long punt of 61 yards against Kenyon College (10/17/09).

As a freshman, he played in all 10 games as the team’s starting punter. He punted 44 times for a total of 1,567 yards (35.6 yards per punt). He ended the year with two punts totaling over 50 yards.

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