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Rookie Brooks Wins Punting Job Over Frost


Durant Brooks is the Redskins' new punter.

Brooks won the Redskins' punting job in preseason, beating out 4-year veteran Derrick Frost.

Frost was released by the Redskins on Saturday as the team pared its roster down to the league-mandated 53 players.

Brooks, a sixth-round draft pick, had 13 punts in preseason for a 42.8-yard average and a 34.5-yard net average.

He was able to place five punts inside the 20-yard line, something that was regarded as a weakness in his game heading into preseason.

Frost had 15 punts for a 45.5-yard average and a 32.3-yard net average. He placed four punts inside the 20.

Frost had two booming punts in preseason, a 65-yarder and a 61-yarder. Both times, he out-kicked coverage, resulting in long returns by the opposing team.

Brooks was the only punter selected in the NFL Draft.

Brooks, 6-0 and 204 pounds, played two years for Georgia Tech and set school and conference records, averaging 45.3 yards on 144 punts.

Brooks won the Ray Guy Award at Georgia Tech last year. The award is given annually to college football's top punter.

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