Hokies WR Coale adds punting to list of duties

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 28, 2011
Danny Coale's role at Virginia Tech continues to grow. As the No. 5 Hokies prepare for the ACC championship game, the second-leading receiver in school history has been called on to add punting and punt return responsibilities to his duties. With Virginia Tech's two punters struggling, coach Frank Beamer decided to have Coale handle the punting against Virginia after watching how the senior was kicking the ball during warmups. Coale had only punted twice this season before the game at Virginia. He says he was nervous at first, but calmed down after starting with a 52-yarder from his own end zone. Coale is likely to be called on to punt again against No. 21 Clemson on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., with a BCS bowl bid on the line.
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