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Chicks may dig the long ball. But the Nittany Lions' junior punter excels at balancing hang time and distance on his boots. That skill helped him land Big Ten Special-Teams-Player-of-the-Week honors after Penn State's season-opener.

Punting may not be one of football’s most glamorous jobs, but punters still have egos. When Jeremy Kapinos prepares to take a snap, his inclination is to show off, to strike the ball with as much force as he can muster. It’s human nature. “There’s a saying: ‘Chicks dig the long ball.’ If you can put up 50 yards a punt or something, people think that’s really good,“ Kapinos said Tuesday. That...

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