Dream Come True

Northborough, Mass., native Dave Teggart is the best it gets when it comes to the kicking game in the Northeast for the Class of 2007. Early in the summer Teggart made the decision to commit to Connecticut, but until now, we hadn't heard much about him.

"I took my official visit to Connecticut back in early December and was hosted by Desi Cullen," Teggart said. "We ate steak and lobster every night in the press box and he took me around to see the facilities, which are ridiculous by the way. Everything is brand new, they've got a 120-yard indoor field that I'm confident I couldn't hit the roof of on a punt and it's all state of the art. I remember asking myself how you could say no to Connecticut if you're a recruit."

Connecticut fans know Dave Teggart as the 6-foot-1, 215-pound kicker from Algonguin Regional High that committed to them back in the summer, but the trip for Teggart to Storrs digs a bit deeper.

"Coming out of Massachusetts there are two schools," Teggart said. "It's Connecticut or it's Boston College. I play baseball as well and my team went to the state championship last spring, so I missed a ton of camps that I needed to attend. Because of that, Connecticut was really the first school that got a look at me and I ended up making 12 of 12 field goals with longs of 50 and 55 yards at summer camp. I had visits set up to Syracuse and Michigan State over the next few days, but when I left the coaches asked if I needed to visit them if I could just go to Connecticut. I laughed it off because I didn't have an offer, but then on the ride home I got a text message to call them. When I called back they offered me a scholarship, so I accepted it on the spot. It was really a dream come true for me."

As a senior, Teggart hit seven of nine field goals and made all 15 of his extra point attempts. He punted 36 times for an average of 41 yards. Teggart was named to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Super Team,the Metro-West Daily News Super Team and was voted an all star in his league.

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