When Dan Conroy lines up to attempt field goals for Michigan State, he isnt alone.
The words of two of the very best Spartans kickers, Morten Andersen and Brett Swenson, are always with him.
His 82-percent proficiency after two seasons is the best on the green-and-white books, but Conroy wants to improve as a redshirt senior. He spent a week last month with State great Andersen, the most prolific kicker in NFL history.
I trained with Morten in July in Atlanta, Conroy said. It was a great experience. We worked on body position and foot placement.
"But hes a real mind master, thats what I learned most from him -- his way is to approach every kick the same and let your talent shine. Hes real strong on visualization. Id done that before, but he took it to a new level for me.
Andersen, 52, is sixth on States career field-goal list, with 45 from 1978-81.
He holds the NFLs career marks with 2,544 points and 565 field goals, and set the league record for the most games played (382) w...