Taylor Symmank gave a glimpse of his talent during last year's Texas Tech-TCU game.
Taylor Symmank gave a glimpse of his talent during last year’s Texas Tech-TCU game.
Given a shot to be Tech’s first-string punter that night, he got off punts covering 60, 50 and 56 yards and put two shorter ones inside the Horned Frogs’ 20-yard line.
The next week against Texas State, his average for four punts dipped to 33.5 yards, and the Red Raiders went back to reliable senior Ryan Erxleben.
This year, there’s no such safety net. Erxleben, a four-year starter, graduated, and the job is Symmank’s going into his junior year.