Hightower Takes Time Each Week to Try Field Goals

The Arizona Republic today talks about how RB Tim Hightower can and does take a few shots and field goals in practice each week:

At least once a week, running back Tim Hightower practices kicking field goals in the event he’s called upon in an emergency. With the way kicker Neil Rackers likes to make tackles on kickoffs, Hightower might need to use the skill at some point. “Even though we have fun with it, let’s not underestimate the importance of it,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Hightower’s kicking. “If it was a critical extra point and Neil were to get knocked out covering a kick the way he does, it could be something that would be important.” It’s coincidental that Whisenhunt addressed his emergency kicker situation the week the Cardinals are playing the Giants in New Jersey.


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