Heidari picking things up quickly
After banner freshman season, Groza Award in placekicker's crosshairs
Updated: March 11, 2012, 3:32 PM ETBy Greg Katz | WeAreSC.com
- LOS ANGELES -- Like being in a checkout line at Costco, freshman kickers usually have to wait their turn. But one youthful Trojan went to the front of the Cardinal and Gold placekicking line last spring and finished the 2011 season by being named first-team All-Pac-12.The placekicking situation for the Trojans heading into last spring might have been a major team concern, but Andre Heidari's early arrival eliminated those issues, as he had the type of season that most freshmen, kickers or not, only dream about.[+] EnlargeCal Sport Media via AP ImagesAndre Heidari didn't have any freshman jitters last season, converting on 15 of his 17 field goal attempts.
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