Written by: David Asch
When Temple kicker Will Mobley received playing time after starter Aaron Boumerhi was injured, Mobley tried to make the most of his situation. Now with spring practice underway, Mobley isn’t slowing down.
“(Mobley has) been excellent,” said Ed Foley, Temple’s special teams coordinator. “His work ethic is tremendous. His accuracy’s very good, he has good times, he gets the ball up in the air fast and he has a way to just make it happen.”
Mobley, who will be a redshirt sophomore in the fall, played his first game in week two against Buffalo. He played the rest of the season while Boumerhi recovered from hip surgery. Mobley went 11/15 (73.3 percent) on field goals, had 10 touchbacks on kickoffs, and set a Temple single-season record with 51 consecutive made extra points.
“The confidence (this offseason) is a little bit higher,” Mobley said. “Knowing that I proved I can do it on the field and then taking this year trying to expand off that.”
Mobley and Boumerhi will battle it out in the offseason to grab the starting kicker position.
“(The competition is) definitely an added factor,” Mobley said. “But at the end of the day, we’re teammates and we’re just trying to help each other get better. But ultimately, I want to do the best that I can so I can have the position.”
Boumerhi, who will enter the 2019 season as a redshirt junior, is expected to be ready for fall camp, according to Foley. fffffffff