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Better Know an Eagle 2017: #95 Punter Grant Carlson

Punters are people too.

NCAA Football: Boston College at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Grant Carlson

Position: Punter

Number: 95

Year: Redshirt Freshman

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 190

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas

High School: Ridge Point High School

2016 Stats: Carlson redshirted last year, unable to win the job as a freshman from Mike Knoll.

Projections: It seems unlikely that Carlson could beat out Knoll for the starting punting job, and will have to be content as a backup unless Knoll gets injured.

Over/Under: n/a

How’d He Get Here: Carlson was the 7th ranked punter and the 25th ranked kicker in the 2016 class, according to Kohls Kicking. Coaches for Kohls praised Carlson’s technique and leg speed, especially considering that he’s below the ideal size for a punter. He’s a better directional punter than straight distance guy, which fits into the BC special teams scheme.