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Former Troy kicker Ryan Kay sets sights on NFL

Ryan Kay says he can handle whatever the NFL throws his way. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Ryan Kay says he can handle whatever the NFL throws his way. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
TROY, AL (WSFA) -

Former Troy kicker Ryan Kay has no doubt he can do whatever is asked of him in the NFL.

"If I made a camp and they wanted me to punt, I could punt. If they wanted me to kick field goals, I'd kick field goals," Kay stated.

During his time with the Trojans, he never missed an extra point, going 78-for-78 in four years, and averaging over 40 yards per punt.

"It's never easy," he admitted. "I had a lot of confidence out there. We had great snaps, great holds, great protection. I think I had a strong year field goal wise than I did punt wise last year. It all worked out and it's always fun scoring points."

But that was college, the NFL is a whole new ball game.

One of the most noticeable changes Kay is going to have to make when moving from the collegiate level to the pro level is moving the extra points back from 20 yards to 33.

"Back in the day, you tie it up with a touchdown then you kick the go-ahead extra point and it was a gimme," he explained, "But now it makes it a little tougher and adds a little more drama to it. "Usually, you don't have many field goals that are shorter than extra points in college, but now, you're probably going to have field goals in the NFL that are going to be shorter than extra points. I think it's just different more than difficult."

As Kay prepares for a chance to play at the next level, he's been getting some pointers from another former Trojan and Super Bowl champion, Lawrence Tynes.

Kay will continue to train while he awaits a potential call from an NFL team with an invite to a camp.

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