UH, Rice kickers participate in NFL Combine

UH, Rice kickers participate in NFL Combine

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UH, Rice kickers participate in NFL Combine

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by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 7:18 PM

INDIANAPOLIS – Houston punter Richie Leone and Rice kicker Chris Boswell are two of ten specialists that were invited to work-out for NFL teams at the league’s annual combine in Indianapolis.

Leone, who also served as the Cougars place kicker in 2013, was named a 2nd Team All American in 2013 having 73 punts for an average of 43.2 yards. Leone ranked third nationally as 34 of his 73 landed inside the 20 (46.6 percent) while pinning 14 (19.2 percent) inside the 10-yard line.

The Roswell, Georgia native was also a semifinalist for the 2013 Ray Guy Award.

Boswell was equally as successful with the Owls. Boswell is the second player in Rice history to top 300 career points, totaling 558. That number is just two points shy of the Rice career scoring record held by former wider receiver Jarrett Dillard.

In his career, Boswell made 13 kicks from over 50 yards. No other active kicker has more than 5.
On Thursday, the two kickers are scheduled to go through initial measurements, medical examinations, team interviews and meetings with the media.

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