Ruffer: From The Rough To The Tee

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Those days of breaking golf clubs in frustration are behind David Ruffer. You could say he’s kicked that bad habit.

The discipline he learned when he was playing golf – he still has a 4- or 5- handicap – has helped him as Notre Dame’s placekicker.

So far, the transfer student and walk-on who once kicked in dormitory football games on campus has been perfect on field goals. Stretching back to last season, Ruffer is 16 for 16 – the most consecutive field goals in school history.

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