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Tiffin Target Of All

Once upon a time, placekickers were viewed by many as not really being football players. That view came primarily from washed up players ending up in television booths trying to add color to a game.

To be sure, kickers can be a little different. But they have pressures never known by an offensive guard. There's more than one reason they are called specialists. Having to make a field goal with the game on the line takes special skills and a special kind of mental toughness. Alabama junior placekicker Leigh Tiffin gets tested on that in a lot of ways. He is called on to make kicks when the...