Nugent nearly automatic for Buckeyes

Originally Published: September 28, 2004
By Teddy Greenstein | Special to ESPN.com

In the moments before he attempts a field goal or extra point, one thought dominates Mike Nugent's mind.

"I've kicked this ball a million times from every spot on the field," he said, "so there's no reason to believe I can't do it again."

In Nugent's case, a million isn't much of an exaggeration. The man simply loves to kick. He has been doing it in his backyard since grade school and said he hopes to kick in the NFL until he's 55 years old.

"I love coming to practice every day," ...

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