Talented place kicker prepares for college

If chicks dig the long ball, then why don't chicks dig kickers? </p>

If chicks dig the long ball, then why don't chicks dig kickers?

Thomasville kicker Alex Feinberg is trying to change that mantra. The senior has helped Thomasville to another Regional Title and next season he'll be kicking for the Duke Blue Devils.

"I was recruited by SEC and ACC schools", says Feinberg, " It's been fun getting mail and talking on the phone and seeing how the whole college thing works."

Feinberg is a rareity in high school football. In a day where extra points are usually missed, Thomasville Head Coach Tommy Welch can almost guarantee his guy will split the uprights.

"He's a weapon for us", says Head Coach Tommy Welch, "He has great leg strength. I've put him in tough situations but if we get on their side of the field, we'll go for it."

Feinberg isn't just bright on the field, he's going to Duke as a pre-med major, so if his football career doesn't pan out, he'll have something big to fall back on. " It's exciting. I'm real fortunate to be commited to Duke. My good friend is a 5th year senior up there," says Feinberg, "It's the ideal situation that we've been waiting for."

Feinberg is also waiting for a state championship. Thomasville will sit and watch this weekend, which is good for the nagging injuries. But whoever comes to the Rose City in round one of the playoffs, Feinberg and Thomasville will be ready.

"I thrive on the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal or an extra point that would win the game," Feinberg says. "I owe my teammates credit for getting me in position to do that and Coach Welch for believing in me."

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