As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line. Well, we are proud to have partnered with the law firm of Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys to feature a weekly article promoting a Clarksville-Montgomery County area prep football player. Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys is a full service law firm covering all areas within the realm of general practice from domestic to criminal defense, contracts to malpractice, Will & Estates to civil and criminal matters in General Sessions. If you have a problem, they have a solution. If you feel like you’re drowning, they are the life raft. Call them at 931.645.3888 or just drop by 137 Franklin Street in Clarksville, Tennessee 37040.
Not every day we honor a punter/place-kicker but maybe we should do it way more often. There was a time when the very best athlete on the team punted and place kicked in football. In Kentucky, Vito Sweet Kentucky Babe Parelli, was counted on to handle the kicking and punting duties as a Single-Wing Tailback and is still widely considered the very best football player to have ever played at the University of Kentucky. Two of Tennessee’s greatest players counted punting and place-kicking among their duties. Both of these men, like The Sweet Kentucky Babe, were, also, Single-Wing tailbacks. Both Hank Laurecelli and Johnny the Drum Majors finished runner-up in their respective Heisman races, with Johnny Majors slim loss of the award to eventual Heisman winner, Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung, considered, still today, one of the Heisman Award’s most debated and contested results. Rossview had a rebirth of this type of talent being deployed in the kicking game in senior, Zaden Webber.
Webber is only 5-8 and weighs 165 pounds. We told you of that so when we related that he runs the 40 yard dash in 4.65 seconds, bench presses 215 pounds, back squats 335 pounds, and possesses a 33.5 inch vertical (reflecting the 40 yard dash time is both legitimate and corroborated by his vertical leap) our claim of his being a superior athlete on the Rossview roster would have more context. Webber was a weapon for the 6-6 Hawks in 2018 too. Zaden converted 12 of his 16 field goal attempts, the lengthiest of which was good from 55 yards away, and made 22 of his 23 attempted PATs. Oh yeah, almost forgot, he also averaged 40 yards a punt. Of course, that is the type of extraordinary performance a team may well expect from a place-kicker/punter who is among the more extraordinary athletes on the roster.
We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, PK/P, Zaden Webber, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. KPGFootball continues to look forward to our partnership with Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys as we both continue to publicize and promote all of the fine young football players in and around Clarksville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Zaden Webber for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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