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Training Camp Preview: Special Teams

Posted Jul 19, 2014

Get ready for training camp with a preview of the Chargers special teams unit.

From now until the start of training camp, we’ll preview each position for the San Diego Chargers.  We continue with a breakdown of the special teams.  The Bolts currently have four primary special teamers on their roster: Nick Novak, Mike Scifres, Mike Windt and Chase Tenpenny.

Novak – The native son is fresh off possibly the greatest season for a kicker in team history.  He enjoyed a record-breaking year, converting 34-of-37 field goals for a new team record .919 field goal percentage.  Two of his three misses occurred on blocks, so he had only one true miss.  Novak’s 34 makes tied John Carney’s single-season record set in 1994, and he finished the regular season a perfect 11-of-11 from beyond 40 yards. 

 

Scifres – The stalwart punter led the league in percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line with 30 of his 56 punts (53.6%) backing the opposition up. Scifres also went the first nine games of the season without a touchback.

 

Windt – Both Novak and Scifres believe their successes wouldn’t be possible without the contribution from their long snapper.  Windt appeared in every game last season after a wrist injury felled him in 2012.


Tenpenny - The 6-4, 250-pound punter out of Nevada was named to Second-Team All-Mountain West.

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