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LSU kicker transfers to Rice

UAB v LSU

Hey, it’s just a kicker, but still.

In a press release Monday, Rice announced that James Hairston has transferred into the Owls football program.  Hairston had spent the past three seasons at LSU as the Tigers’ kickoff specialist.

A desire to kick field goals and extra points led Hairston to Rice, where his grandfather (1953-55) and an uncle (1993-95) were three-year letter winners on the football team.

Because Hairston received a degree from LSU this past May, he will be eligible to play for Rice immediately in 2014.  Barring a serious injury that leads to a medical waiver, this upcoming season will serve as Hairston’s last year of collegiate eligibility.

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4 Responses to “LSU kicker transfers to Rice”
  1. mrlaloosh says: Jul 22, 2014 7:36 AM

    Liqoured up kicker……

  2. ballsoharduniversity52 says: Jul 22, 2014 7:53 AM

    Good for the young fella. I wonder what masters degree this fine young man is pursuing. Someone confirm that and get back please & thank ya!

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 22, 2014 10:08 AM

    A Masters degree from Rice is no joke…. Probably a great decision if the NFL isn’t in his future.

    Very expensive too… $100k+ just in tuition.

  4. cubano76 says: Jul 22, 2014 4:08 PM

    Good for him.

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