Another future Frog you'll be able to watch in Saturday's US Army All-America Game is Ethan Perry, a 6'4" 220lb punter from Smithson Valley, just outside of San Antonio. I guess you've got to get a punter that big to fill Anson Kelton's shoes, huh?
As a junior in 2010, Perry averaged 42.8 yards a punt on his way to being named the 1st Team All-State punter for 4A. He was able to improve on that figure this past fall, averaging 43.6 yards a senior- although that was only good for being named Honorable Mention All-State. Maybe it was a good year for punters in 4A football this season?
He also played some tight end for Coach Larry Hill at Smithson Valley, and caught 10 passes for 165 yards and 2 TDs as a senior. Some might be intrigued at the possibility of a punter who can moonlight as a pass-catcher, but I'm just happy to see that we'll have a versatile athlete booming the ball down the field in the hopefully-rare occurrence that the offense stalls out in the next 4-5 years.
Here are his junior-year highlights: