Saturday, September 19, 2009
Erxleben gets his first career punt
By David Ubben
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Tech made an interesting personnel move when they pulled punter Donnie Carona after his line-drive punt set up Jordan Shipley's touchdown.
Tech inserted Ryan Erxleben to punt after their next possession sputtered.
Erxleben is familiar to Texas fans because his father, Russell, was a record-setting kicker and punter for the Longhorns from 1975-78. Erxleben's son played at nearby Lake Travis High School.
So much for first punt jitters. The younger Erxleben hammered a 41-yard punt on his first kick with no return. And his 33-yard second attempt led to a return of minus-3 yards by Shipley.