The amazing feat by University of Florida punter Chas Henry wasn’t captured by YouTube, but Roswell High School’s Richie Leone says he’s a witness. Henry is working out this summer with other college and high school kickers and punters with kicking coach Mike McCabe in Prattville, Ala.
“We were standing there on the 40-yard line messing around, and Chas said ‘I bet I can put it through the goalposts from here,’” Leone said. “We were like ‘There is no way — that’s too far away.’ Chas stepped up and punted it right between the goalposts, at least 75 yards or more away. And there was room to spare.”
Leone, who has signed a football scholarship with Houston, worked out with several other Georgia-bred kickers or punters, including Henry (played at East Paulding High School), and Kentucky-bound Joe Mansour of LaGrange. Henry was a finalist for last year’s Ray Guy Award.
What about the cast on Leone’s right hand? He fractured a bone in his right hand after being injured during his senior season at Roswell. Leone didn’t think it was anything serious, but he felt a sharp pain when he began lifting weights in the spring. He got the cast off last week and will be 100-percent when he reports to Houston next Thursday.