Posted: Oct 11, 2012 3:39 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 5:58 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The perfect rookie kicker with the cannon leg has nothing on his St. Louis Rams rookie roommate.
Just like the Greg Zuerlein, who's 13 for 13 on field goals this year, punter Johnny Hekker is fast making a name for himself. Together, the duo have made quite an impact. One has been able to put the Rams (3-2) in scoring position not long after crossing midfield and the other has done his best to pin down the opponent.
Hekker, undrafted out of Oregon State, set a franchise record with a 56.9-yard average in last week's victory over Arizona and had a 46-yard net average. A week earlier, the former high school quarterback threw a perfect spiral for a touchdown off a fake field goal attempt in a win over Washington.