COLUMBIA -- A Columbia youth placed third in the National Football League's Punt, Pass and Kick national competition in Atlanta on January 13.
10-year-old Eryn Puett, a Rock Bridge Elementary student, competed in the girls 10-11 age division.
Puett competed during an NFC playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. She finished with a total score of 256 feet.
This was the second consecutive year Puett has competed on the national level in Punt, Pass and Kick. She earned first place honors last year in Baltimore.
Puett won the statewide competition with a total score over 242 feet on December 2 in St. Louis.