All-State football: Breaking down the first-team special teams players

A look at the special teams standouts on The Oklahoman's 2013 All-State team.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid and Chris Brannick Published: January 5, 2014

Trevor Moore, Edmond North

Senior kicker

College choice: Committed to North Texas

This season: Ranked No. 22 in the nation by Kohl's Kicking, Moore's highlight this season came when he nailed a 42-yard field goal against a stiff win in Yukon. He finished the season 12-of-15 with his longest kick being 52 yards.

Matt Hockett, Norman

Senior punter

College choice: Committed to OSU

This season: Averaged 43.9 yards on 44 punts and registered 38 touchbacks with his 45 kickoffs. He was 7-of-12 on field-goal attempts with a long of 46 yards.

Papi White, Seminole

Senior kick returner

College choice: Recruited by Southern Mississippi, Western Kentucky, Tulsa and Ohio

This season: Speedster was spectacular; rushing for 3,183 yards and 40 touchdowns on 224 carries, while also scoring four times through the air to lead Seminole to the Class 3A semifinals. He also led the team with eight interceptions while returning both kicks and punts.

 

Caden Pratt, McAlester

Senior punt returner

College choice: Recruited by Navy, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Northeastern State, East Central, Lindenwood, Pittsburg State.

This season: An all-purpose playmaker, Pratt scored 24 touchdowns while compiling a combined 1,779 yards rushing, receiving, and passing.


by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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by Chris Brannick
Copy Editor
Chris Brannick is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where he served as Sports Editor of The Vista, UCO's student newspaper. Originally from Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Sallisaw High School in 2003.
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