Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Today's feature and some more notes

Senior K Philippe Panico booted a career-long 43 yard FG and added a 42-yarder in Saturday's win against Penn. Check out this feature on Panico and why he wears No. 16. 
LB Beau Palin and Panico were on hand for Tuesday’s media luncheon at Mory’s.
Palin grew up in Oconomowoc, Wisc., where hockey was quite popular. Palin was an all-area defenseman and helped his team to a state title at the at University School of Milwaukee. At 6 foot 3 and 247 pounds, he must have had a pretty intimidating presence on the ice.
As for Panico, he is an avid golfer and boasts a +.01 handicap. He played on Yale’s golf team as a freshman. Panico was born in Brazil and moved to the United States at age 9. He continued to play soccer before switching over to football when he was 12 years old. He didn’t begin to kick until his sophomore year of high school.
"I switched over to football because my grandfather played and I thought it was a lot cooler of a sport," he said.
Like many on the team, Palin shifted positions this season.
He has taking a liking, moving from tight end to linebacker. He’s doing pretty well, too. Palin has 26 tackles and leads the team with 3.5 sacks.
"I like defense a lot," Palin said. "It’s more reactionary. Sacking the quarterback is more fun than receiving a pass."
Many have gotten in on the action in Yale’s passing game. A total of 14 players have caught a pass and six different Bulldogs have caught a touchdown.


Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

This is Thursday and still no word on who will play quarterback the day after tomorrow? I can't believe Yale or any other team lost three quarterbacks in one game. Why all the secret practices?

11:52 AM 

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