Kickoff rules affect strategy

Posted: August 25, 2012 at 3:12 a.m.

Arkansas kicker Zack Hocker said he shouldn’t have any trouble getting a touch back this season after a new NCAA rule moved kickoffs to the 35-yard line. “I’ll be ready to blast it,” Hocker said.

Arkansas junior Zack Hocker ranked third nationally last season when 43 percent of his 90 kickoffs resulted in an SEC-high 40 touch backs. He figures to have a lot more touch backs this season with a new NCAA rule moving kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35.

How new rules will affect Arkansas' special teams

Arkansas special teams coordinator Steve Caldwell and head coach John L. Smith explain how the new kickoff rules will affect the Razorbacks this season. (By Matt Jones)
[View Full-Size]

This story is only available from our archives.

Sports, Pages 21 on 08/25/2012