BYU football Top 25 Countdown to Camp: No. 21

2014-07-11T06:00:00Z 2014-08-01T20:44:24Z BYU football Top 25 Countdown to Camp: No. 21Jared Lloyd Daily Herald Daily Herald
July 11, 2014 6:00 am  • 

No. 21: Scott Arellano, BYU senior punter

Note: As the final month before the BYU football team starts fall camp ticks away, here is Jared Lloyd's list of the Top 25 individuals who will have the biggest impact on the success of the Cougars in 2014.

The BYU offense may be phenomenal and score points on almost every possession -- but that's not likely.

It's much more likely that the Cougars will need to tilt the field in their favor, which is when the punter becomes one of the most important guys on the field.

Is there anyone fans hate to see more than the punter trotting onto the field? It indicates offensive failure and an opportunity for the opponent to take the ball and score.

But as everyone who knows football understands, the punter can change the face of a game just by forcing the other side to go a long way for those points.

In 2013, Arellano averaged 41 yards per kick on 80 punts, but had three blocked. His long of the year was 73 yards and he had 28 inside the 20-yard line.

The average put Arellano in the middle of the pack in the nation, but if he can improve his consistency, his impact on the overall success of the team could be enormous.

Daily Herald sports editor ​Jared Lloyd can be reached at 801-344-2555 or jlloyd@heraldextra.com. Twitter: @JaredrLloyd. Instagram: @JaredrLloyd.

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