Female Kicker Tries Out at Va. Tech
It’s kind of hard to hit Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer with something he has never seen. But in 25 years, we doubt Beamer (below) has ever had to evaluate a female kicker - until Monday.
Freshman Lauren Luttrell tried out for Hokies and did well enough to earn an invite to spring practice next year, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
“Right now, it’s kind of tough to come out there and get a lot of attention. Things are happening so fast right now,” Beamer told the Post. “But I was impressed with her and we’ll bring her back out there in the spring.”
Luttrell is not a novice kicker. According to the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star last year, she booted 10 extra points and a 31-yard field goal for Spotsylvania High School in Spotsylvania, VA, last fall after coverting from soccer.
It’s going to be hard for any walk-on to earn a spot as an ACC kicker, but we hope that Luttrell gets a fair shake next spring.