Stanford football to hold kicking tryouts

March 3, 2009 7:03:48 PM PST
If you can kick, football coach Jim Harbaugh wants to talk with you. Stanford is looking for some good legs, so the team is holding open tryouts for a spot as a kickoff specialist.

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Texas Tech tried this last year and the winner of a contest ended up joining the team.

Harbaugh would love to find someone whose kickoffs can reach the end zone.

"Somebody that can kick the ball. We're looking for somebody with a strong leg, male or female. Whoever can kick it the farthest," said Harbaugh. "One of our alumni who sent me an e-mail suggested it. It was a heck of an idea."

The requirements are simple. You must be enrolled at Stanford, have eligibility remaining and most importantly, apply in time to

Tryouts are Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m.

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