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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Booting It Around

Straight out of the pages of the "I didn't see that coming" book comes the story of a local boy done good in the Big 12 Conference.
Bloomfield Hills Andover grad Matt Wyman is fighting it out for the starting placekicking job for the Kansas University football squad.
Wyman graduated from Andover in 2011, where he was a star soccer player. Because of injuries, his time on the football field as a kicker was limited.
With the KU gridiron gang needing some special teams help, Wyman walked-on the team.
As a result of a steady leg, he has a chance of seeing the field this fall.
His father played football in college at Albion.
The Jayhawks went 1-11 last year under first-year head coach Charlie Weis, formerly of Notre Dame and an assistant with the NFL's New England Patriots, NY Giants, NY Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
Wyman is the second player from the Oakland County prep ranks to land on the KU roster. Birmingham Seaholm's Neal Page (DL) is a redshirt freshman with the Jayhawks this year.


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