Kick and Punt Return
One of the most deadly returners in all of college football returns for the Tigers. All-American Skyler Green is a playmaker and has the ability to break one for a touchdown almost every time he touches the ball. He averaged 20.9 yards on kick returns and a national best 18.5 on punt returns. He added two touchdowns on punt returns.
|Jackson starts 2004 as the Tigers place-kicker.|
Sophomores Chris Jackson and Ryan Gaudet return to handle kicking duties. They spilt the chore last year, but Jackson’s consistency earned him the starting role at the beginning of 2004. Gaudet made 7 of 12 field goals with his longest being a 47-yard kick while Jackson went 5 of 8 with his longest being a 47-yarder. Despite Jackson being given the node Saban tends to go with whoever has the hot foot at the moment.
Redshirt freshman Patrick Fisher steps into the punter role after the departure of Donnie Jones. He averaged 48 yards per punt in high school and should be one of the better punters in the country.
Notes on the special teams:
- The Tigers ranked first in the SEC in net punting and kickoff coverage in 2003.