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Christy earns trust with leg

Christy earns trust with leg

Kyle Christy has become a weapon in Gainesville. The sophomore punter went through an inconsistent season in 2011, but he has broken out while leading the SEC with an average of 46.5 yards in 24 punts this season. He dominated field position in the first half of the LSU game before the offense turned it on, but Christy's punting career is only in its fourth year.

He served as the kicker only for his Brownsburg (Ind.) High School team as a sophomore. Christy enjoyed the role, but when the punter graduated after that season, the head coach thought it would be a good idea to give Christy a shot at punting duties. There wasn't much of an option given. "We're going to need you to punt next year," Kyle Christy recalled the coach telling him. "I worked with a...

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