August 20, 2010

Camp Report 6: Special Teams

GREELEY, Colo. – After the late practice on Thursday evening, junior punter Cameron Kaman sat down with uncbears.com to add his opinion to the mix about fall camp, the new Butler-Hancock Athletic Center and what he thinks fans can expect out of the 2010 Bears.

Several times during the remainder of fall camp, a senior or leader at each position will answer some questions about the upcoming 2010 season. If you have any questions you’d like to see answered by a student-athlete, please forward those questions to heather.kennedy@unco.edu.

Q: You are going into your fourth year with the Bears. What changes have you made since you started?

A: Personally, I’m just really working on what I do. I’m working on trying to get more consistent, better directionally and basically just trying to get everything on lock – grades and all that – trying to time manage myself a little better and keep on going.

Q: What did you feel the highlight of tonight’s practice was?

A: I’d have to say was when my backup, Cody Harter, hit a good 45-yard punt that just turned over and we’ve been working on getting him to turn one over for quite some time so seeing him hit it tonight was good.

Q: What do you feel is the strength of the special teams?

A: I think our camaraderie. We’re a close knit group. We love being out here and we’ve got the passion for it and the attitude, and the talent to do it.

Q: Since joining the team, what has been your favorite moment on the football field?

A: It would have to be my 80-yard punt at Weber State. It was just great and it was my freshman year so it really stuck with me.

Q: Do you have any games circled on the 2010 schedule?

A: Just about all of them. We want to go out there and win them all so none higher than the others, they’re all the same.

Q: What are your goals for 2010, both personally and for the team?

A: For the team, we’re looking at at-least above .500. We want to be Big Sky Champs, we want to be National Champs and we have the winning mentality. Personally, I would love to net 40 yards and I’d love to have another good year to where I could help out the team and make the team better.

Q: What advice do you have for young kids who want to play football?

A: Work hard. It’s a lot of work and it’s not easy, it takes a lot of time and dedication and a lot more than other people are willing to do so you have to push to be uncommon.

Q: What is your favorite part of the New Butler-Hancock Athletic Center?

A: I’d have to say my new locker, just because I finally have my own. Being a junior now, it’s nice to see the new change with everything in the building.