Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gibson Winner At Punt, Pass and Kick.(Sports)

Byline: Harold Smith


Thirteen-year-old Zachary Gibson won the NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick 12- and 13-year-old boys division at the regional competiton at Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 17.

An eighth-grader at Desert Ridge Middle School, Gibson was presented the regional award during halftime of the Arizona Cardinals game against Baltimore.

For the victory, he punted the ball 107 feet, 4 inches; passed it 140-8; and kicked it 108-11 for a winning total of 356-11. It was the eighth-best distance of all the regional competitions in the nation, which wasn't good enough to qualify him for the national competition. …

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