Marshall kicker Rohrwasser showing his New York grit

August 18, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Justin Rohrwasser lined up for a pair of field goal attempts in a recent Marshall University football practice and 11 defenders were lined up and poised to throw him off his game.

Coaches were close by with air horns trying to do the same.

Still, the Thundering Herd’s new kicker out of junior college strolled up and showed a bit of the New York toughness that coaches saw when they signed him as a mid-year enrollee in December 2017.

Rohrwasser’s 42-yard attempt sailed true, which prompted coaches to test him for a bit deeper.

His subsequent 47-yard attempt was even more centered through the uprights than the first, which drew a response from head coach Doc Holliday — a grin, handshake and tap on the helmet for a job well done.

“I thought he kicked the ball extremely well (Saturday),” Holliday said of a scrimmage performance. “He’s a guy that has experience at the college level at Rhode Island, of course, so he’s a guy that I think is kicking really well right now.”

The Clifton Park, New York, native signed with Marshall after leaving the University of Rhode Island to go to junior college following the 2016 season.

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