The San Diego Chargers starting specialists this season will both be former Aggies.
The Chargers named former Texas A&M P Drew Kaser their starting punter Monday. He joins starting kicker and fellow Texas A&M graduate Josh Lambo.
Kaser, a rookie, became the starter after San Diego waived Kasey Redfern on Monday. San Diego selected Kaser in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the first punter taken in this year’s draft.
“Drew is the guy we wanted moving forward with,” San Diego head coach Mike McCoy told Chargers.com. “He did a nice job in the practices and the time he has been here. There is a reason we picked him where we did… I like his leg. You want a great kick all the time, and he is going to learn things (with) situational football (and) the way we do things. Seeing the early parts of his career here, (he has) directional kicking plus a really strong leg. We have liked what we have seen so far.”
The two former Aggies will be working together closely. Kaser will also work as Lambo’s holder. Kaser said earning the job this early will help him get important reps throughout training camp and the preseason.
“It’s huge,” Kaser said. “I can really get my feet wet and get into a rhythm. It’s big to do that with (long snapper Mike) Windt and on those holds with Lambo. It is huge to get my flow going and my rhythm down with everything.”