Grandfather, an ex-Cowboys coach, among his several helpers
Bob Ward has before and after photos that illustrate his grandson’s progress as a punter.
The one from August 2011 shows Taylor Symmank’s soccer-style kicking influence. Though Symmank has just punted, his right foot extends across his body to a level beneath and beyond his left shoulder — a less-than-optimal follow-through and way out of alignment. A similar head-on photo from October 2012 shows perfect form, Symmank’s right leg perfectly vertical, his right foot reaching a level above his head.
“A picture is worth 10,000 words,” Ward wrote in an e-mail.