Greystone Elementary student places in national Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Published 2:58 pm Monday, January 14, 2013


HOOVER — A Greystone Elementary School student came in third place nationally for his age level at the National Punt, Pass and Kick competition this past weekend.

Nick Dunlap, a third-grader, totaled his best score from throughout the competition during the national championships.

Nick Dunlap, center, poses with his family. (Contributed photo)

According to an email from Rand Payton, a physical education teacher at Greystone, Dunlap’s punt for the competition, which was 100 feet, 8 inches, broke the record for his age group in the national finals.

Dunlap began his journey by winning the local competition at Greystone Elementary in September 2012. He competed against 70 other boys in his 8-to-9-year-old age group, according to previous reports.

From there, he went to Chattanooga, Tenn. to compete in the sectional competition, where he again won by a large margin. He then competed at the team championships in Nashville, Tenn. on Dec. 2, winning there, according to previous reports.