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WVU Tech to Host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Young football fans will have an opportunity to exhibit their football skills as WVU Tech sports studies students and faculty host a local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8 a.m. until noon at WVU Tech’s Martin Field. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

The popular event allows youngsters to showcase their talents with a single punt, pass and kick, and competitors are scored on distance and accuracy.

The top finishers from each age group at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition. Winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions will advance to participate at an NFL game.

Entry forms are available at or at registration on the day of the event. Participants should wear comfortable athletic attire and gym shoes (no football shoes, turf shoes or cleats). To find out more about competition rules and age classifications, visit

The event will be hosted rain or shine. Contact Mark Jones at 304-444-1926 or by email at for more information.

Update – September 22, 2014

The NFL PP&K event brought in nearly 40 area players to showcase their football skills on WVU Tech’s Martin Field.

Four of those participants will move on to the sectional NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, October 18 at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field.

A dozen WVU Tech sports studies students hosted Saturday’s event, which met with outstanding weather.

“It was a great day to work with these young athletes and an excellent opportunity for WVU Tech students to connect with the community,” said WVU Tech physical education professor Mark Jones, who organized the event.