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Team Play Key To Special Teams Success

Nate Sowers

When head coach Bill Stewart stressed the importance of team after two Mountaineer losses, those words spoke in particular to junior defensive back Nate Sowers. The former quarterback, who is now a staple of specials teams, realizes the importance of the part of the team which many people look past.

"(Special teams) is one-third of a part of the game. A lot of the defensive guys on our team are on that side so two-thirds of the game is played on our hands. It's really important. It's just as important as offense or defense. Offense and defense do different things. Field position is everything and that's why having (Pat) McAfee, a great punter who can really boom it, is such a weapon for us...

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