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One Year To Erase One Bad Day

Pretorius boots a kickoff last season.

Ryan Pretorius wasn't crying after this kick scrimmage. One year after his performance handed the starting field goal duties to Aaron Pettrey, Pretorius has reclaimed them following a year of hard work, practice and, above all, consistency.

It had to be one of the worst days of his life. There stood Ryan Pretorius, fighting back tears as he spoke with media members following the 2006 fall kick scrimmage. His one-day performance had blown his chance at being the team's primary kicker – and he knew it. It was a tough blow for the native of Durbin, South Africa, who had wound up in Columbus by way of France (more on that later). "I...

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