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OSU football: Cowboys will have Aussie kicking combo

STILLWATER — It looks to be an Australian duo handling the placekicking and punting for Oklahoma State this season, with redshirt sophomore Alex Hale taking the lead on the competition to kick field goals.

He will join 30-year-old sophomore Tom Hutton, who returns to the role of punter after starting as a true freshman last season.

Previously a soccer player, Hale, 22, walked on as a true freshman in 2018 after working to become a placekicker at the John Carney Training Facility in Carlsbad, California. Hale is originally from Point Frederick, New South Wales in Australia.

Junior Jake McClure returns as the kickoff specialist and holder for placements, with junior Matt Hembrough back at deep snapper. 

“I’ve been pleased with our special teams and our battery in punting and kicking up to this point,” coach Mike Gundy said.

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Punter Tom Hutton (29) returns for his sophomore season. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

Punter Tom Hutton (29) returns for his sophomore season. [Bruce Waterfield/OSU Athletics]

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