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Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:42 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2011 2:43 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It seems that Beamerball is open to players of all genders, as on Monday Lauren Luttrell tried out to be the Hokies' placekicker. Luttrell, of course, is female.

She kicked for Spotsylvania High last year and is a converted soccer and volleyball player who just began kicking field goals in the spring of 2010. Luttrell must have been pretty impressive at her try out, too, because although she won't be kicking for the Hokies this season, Frank Beamer did say that he has invited her back to practice with the team next spring.

“Right now it’s kind of tough to come out there and get a lot of attention. Things are happening so fast right now,” Beamer told the Washington Post. “But I was impressed with her and we’ll bring her back out there in the spring.” 

Now if Luttrell does end up kicking for Virginia Tech, she will not be the first female to do so for a college football team. Though previous instances have had mixed results. Kathy Ireland was a very successful placekicker for the Texas State Armadillos in the movie Necessary Roughness -- whatever happened to Sinbad anyway? -- but that was fiction and doesn't really count.

There was also Katie Hnida who kicked for New Mexico after leaving Colorado due to some uncomfortable situations.
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Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2011 10:06 am
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

@Jetsfan10, yea that was a little far-fetched. My bad wasent trying to offend anyone just was wondering.




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

So if a female wins a football scholarship, does that mean they cut a women's scholarship from a women's team?  Since public schools have to have equal opportunities.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

Beballer, you are really trying to stretch it. You assuming that because there is maybe 2 female kickers in about 12 years in college, that there will be some rampant increase at other positions. Just because a girl can play QB doesn't mean she's going to beat out others at the job. And then let's say there is a female starting QB at the FBS level. She's one of 120. How many of those guys actually pan out as NFL QB's, let alone NFL QB's that start. You went off the deep end there.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:16 pm
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Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:21 am
 

College kickers suck!

It's disgusting how bad some of the kickers are in college, even at elite football schools.  I would guess that there are maybe 50 excellent kickers in the world (32 in the NFL).  If she can consistently bang home 40-45 yarders, she should be ok.



Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:08 am
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

The University of New Mexico had a female kicker a few years ago; she was actually pretty good.



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:38 am
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

Hey if shes good enough she can kick for the packers for all I care.



Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 9:35 am
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

Good for her! I hope she could get a starting job... They mention her accuracy but now im curious as to her leg strength?!?!



Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 3:22 am
 

Virginia Tech tries out female kicker

If Beamer invited her back to spring practice, then she must have been really good. As for the prior comment, your an idiot.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2011 2:17 am
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