College Football

Wake Forest adds 2 grad transfer kickers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers, including one who has spent five years serving a military tour of duty.

Coach Dave Clawson added Darren Ford and Eric Osteen to the team Tuesday. Ford kicked and punted at Division III Hope College while Osteen completed his military service after graduating from West Point in 2013.

Osteen, 28, has been a platoon leader, company executive officer, and company logistics officer who most recently led U.S. Army operations after three hurricanes in 2016 and 2017. As a player, he had 29 touchbacks on 53 kickoffs as a senior in 2012.

Ford made 25 of 38 field goals and 99 extra points last season at Hope.

Wake Forest must replace kicker Mike Weaver, who set the school's single-season scoring record in 2017.


(This version corrects Osteen's age to 28.)


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Updated June 19, 2018

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