Hammel gearing up for senior season at Miles

Brady Hammel is hard at work on his craft this summer. Focused on taking his kicking skills to another level, the Navarre alum can be found on the high school practice field or at Pen Air Field on the campus of the University of West Florida almost daily.

He hopes to add another dimension to his skill set for his upcoming senior season at Miles College.

“I’m trying to add punting to it. Hopefully I’ll be able to do all three for my last year. That would be cool,” Hammel said.

Never mind that Hammel hasn’t punted since his junior year with the Raiders. He is confident he can get the job done. He was, after all, a goalie in soccer until the age of 15.

“My form isn’t the best, but I played goalie, so I always did the rugby kick,” Hammel said. “Transitioning to straight on isn’t too bad. I’m working with my kicking coach on that every week. I feel like things are going pretty good so far.”

Hammel transferred into Miles last year after starting out his college career at Shorter. He handled kickoff duties 17 times in 2018, averaging close to 50 yards per kick

Read the full article in the July 4 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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