Boston College kicking has been a sore subject over the past two years. The Eagles in 2014 struggled to hit field goals, and extra points all season, culminating in a missed XP in the Pinstripe Bowl. This season the Eagles didn't score many points, but when they did they hit their XP's, but their field goals were spotty again. Additionally Alex Howell the punter graduated, and it was clear the Eagles would need some help at the kicker/punter position.
Officially committed to Boston College! Beyond blessed. pic.twitter.com/OGOusTwg3W— Satchel Ziffer (@Ziff_15) December 14, 2015
Satchel played for Old Dominion in 2014 and 2015 after attending Pasadena City College. According to his bio on the OD site, he:
Appeared in five games, handling kickoff duties, as well as field goals and extra points ... Started handling kickoffs against Western Kentucky, had 24 kickoffs on the year with one touchback ... Was a perfect 12-for-12 on extra points ... Hit 3-of-5 field goal attempts ... His first collegiate field goal attempt was the 28-yard game-winner to beat FIU 38-35 ... Was 1-for-2 on field goal attempts in the win over LA Tech, including a career long 46-yard kick ... Kicked home the game-winning 27-yard field goal with no time left to give ODU a 31-28 win at Florida Atlantic ... Made Dean's List in the fall of 2014.
In 2015, Ziffler was primarily a punter for the Monarchs. He had 61 punts averaging 40.16 yards per punt. In comparison Alex Howell averaged 41.5. He would be a solid get for the Eagles, as there isn't a punter with collegiate experience on the roster. He is eligible immediately for the Eagles.
Welcome to the Heights Satchel!