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The Dudes Strike Back 2016: #99 K Colton Lichtenberg

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The kicker, can CL finally lock down the position?

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Name: Colton Lichtenberg

Position: Kicker
Height: 5-10
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
Last School: Savannah Country Day

How'd He Get Here?: Colton committed to Boston College in 2015 a few weeks before National Signing Day

Uniform History: Eric Lindstrom (uncle of current BC OLineman Chris Lindstrom), a highly recruited defensive end and linebacker for the Eagles, wore it, before a brief career with the New England Patriots. Steve Deossie, an All Big East linebacker and long snapper, wore it before playing in the NFL for more than a decade in which he won a Super Bowl with the Giants. Stalin Colinet, a captain who is 3rd all time in tackles for loss, wore it before a five year career in the NFL. Sean Guthrie, who played in 2000, is now a high school football coach in South Boston. Jim Unis, from Gloucester and one of BC's most highly recruited players, wore it before injuries derailed his football dreams. Very tall defensive end Brian Mihalik wore the number in 2014 before being drafted by the other Eagles. Grad transfer Evan Kelly wore the number last year.

2015 Stats: Colton became the defacto kicker last season taking over the role against Northern Illinois, going 3-6 on field goals, and went a perfect 6-6 on extra points. Also took over kick offs as well, averaging 16.67 for touchbacks.

2016 Projections: After a rocky start with three straight missed field goals against Duke and Wake Forest, Lichtenberg settled down, nailing his final three kicks. Now that being said, BC's offense did not put him in a position to be used all that often last year, so really it's hard to tell what BC has in Lichtenberg. In the spring game this year he hit two more field goals, in pretty gusty winds. Since Nate Freese graduated, the kicking game has become a liability for the Eagles, I predict this may be the first year that it will actually be an asset.

Prop Bet: Lichtenberg is successful on 75% of his field goal attempts in 2016.

Linkage:

Colton Lichtenberg On Twitter (Twitter)

Colton Lichtenberg Commits To Boston College (BCI)