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From being ridiculed for not being the blue-chip prospect he was projected to be to kicking the game-winning field goal in Tennessee coach Butch Jones' signature moment to signing a free-agent contract with the New York Jets, specialist Michael Palardy has had quite the ride.
The Ft. Lauderdale native secured his place in Orange & White lore by making 14 of his 17 field-goal attempts his last season on Rocky Top, including the stick-out moment of his college career with a 19-yarder as time expired to upset South Carolina last October.
Get to know what it's like dealign with pressures of kicking at Tennessee, how the legacy of specialists helps players like him, what advice he has for freshman Aaron Medley and more by clicking play on the audio from InsideTennessee's one-on-one interview with the left-footer below:
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Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.