"I worked with the snappers all summer long and worked on my kickoffs a lot."
Nuredini is given a lot of freedom in his job. He punts rugby style, but doesn't have a set number of steps to take before kicking or an angle that is required.
He keeps his head up, because once he carries the ball outside the tackle box, roughing the kicker penalties are negated as he becomes a ball-carrier, and not a punter.
"I have to be aware of what's going on," he said. "I also have the option of taking off (fake punt) every time. I try to take my time. It gives our gunners more time to get down field. I either get it off right away or it depends on the rush.
"I feel like there is less pressure on me and makes me more responsible for the kicks."
There is no denying the value of field position in all levels of football. Nuredini was reminded of that when he realized that UC won the battle of field position in its four wins to end last season.
"Coach (George) Shehl says punts are one of the most important plays in football," Nuredini said. "Twenty-seven percent of teams, I think, who have a punt blocked lose the game. We play field position a lot."
Nuredini leads the conference in net punting average (40.0), UC is third in kickoff coverage and he has kicked the most field goals of any WVC kicker - all statistics that have contributed to the Golden Eagles' start to the season.
He wants it to continue and is aware of the importance of his position ... or positions.
"I just try to do my job, do what the coaches tell me," Nuredini said. "I don't get sad or happy, I just try to stay the same."
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