2004 Draft Prospect Interview: Dan Orner
Given that special teams is so important, why aren't more kickers drafted? "I don't know," Dan Orner, a placekicker out of North Carolina, said with a slight hint of disdain. "It is kind of a unique club to get into. Once you are in the league – and it is pretty hard to get in – and get a couple games under your belt and get that security you have the possibility of staying for 15 years and sometimes 20 like Gary Anderson, Morten Anderson and John Carney." Orner knows it is a special fraternity and is out to gain access. He is pledging now to become a member come fall. He has had his share of egg to deal with and all the razing that goes on at the collegiate level. He knows the meaning of high-pressure, having to perform at a school that is instantly associated with college athletics. Orner has also had to make sure he did his job in practice or feel the brunt afterwards...
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