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2013 Virginia Football Roster Profile: Alec Vozenilek

With the calendar flipping over to August, we're now less than a month away from kickoff. Just 30 days until BYU comes to Scott Stadium!. Day 30 means punter Alec Vozenilek. Alec was the team's only punter last year, and performed well. He's been named to Phil Steele's All-ACC 3rd team this preseason. LaChaston Smith also wears #30, having switched over when he moved to RB. We profiled him a few weeks ago.


Position: P
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Hometown: Richmond, Va
High School: St Christopher's School
Year: RS Junior
Twitter: @AlecVoz

QB Michael Rocco punted once last season, a pooch kick that traveled just 13 yards. Other than that, Vozenilek took every single punt for the Hoos last season. Alec punted 66 times, averaging over 40 yards per punt. His average was 65th in the nation. He had just 4 touchbacks and downed 22 punts inside the red zone. He also had 16 of his punts fair caught. Alec also had one tackle on the season.

Coming out of HS, Vozenilek was recruited as a preferred walk-on by most of the schools in Virginia, as well as UNC, and some other FCS schools. He was seen as a guy who could either punt or placekick, depending on his development and team needs.

While the Hoos have 2 other punters on the roster, Vozenilek is expected to be the primary punter again this season. He's the only guy with any kicking experience and he had a solid season last year. He was named to the Phil Steele preseason All-ACC 3rd team heading into this year.

Alec still has two years remaining, so there's no reason to let one of the other guys kick this year. Still, in the right situation, I could see either Nicholas Conte or James Coleman getting a kick just to get them acclimated to kicking in a live game. It could come in handy if something where to happen to Alec.

Alec's brother Rob is a walk-on basketball player for the Hoos.