Former Trinity kicker Andy Pappanastos excited about joining Crimson Tide

Published: Mar. 28, 2016 at 3:20 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2016 at 2:06 AM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - Andy Pappanastos is a name that has been known around Montgomery for years.

The four-year starting kicker for Trinity was a regular at nailing long field goals on our Friday Night Fever show.

Following high school, Pappanastos signed with Ole Miss after high school, but saw most game action from the sideline after redshirting and grayshirting.

Flash forward to present day, and Pappanastos is heading back to the yellowhammer state to kick for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Andy received his letter of release in January, and immediately hit the recruiting trail.

"It was a different experience this time," said Pappanastos. "They expect you to be an adult, and know how to handle the situation you're in."

Pappanastos sent out film to numerous schools, and Head Coach Nick Saban liked what he saw.

"He told me he was really excited to have a seasoned veteran," said Pappanastos, after meeting with Saban on Friday. "He likes the fact that I already have experience kicking in the SEC."

Pappanastos will have two more years of eligibility as he attends Alabama for graduate school.

Kicker Adam Griffith will return to the Crimson Tide for his Senior season, which means that Pappanastos will not be the top man heading into the season, but he's ready to compete.

"My plan is to compete as hard as I can and make both of us better," said Pappanastos. "I am going to work hard in order to be a good alternative, and will be ready if they call my number."

Pappanastos is excited to be at Alabama for both graduate school, and as a member of the Crimson Tide football team.

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