Chicago Tribune: Punter Dave Finzer '82 to Sign with Seattle Seahawks
October 2, 1985
October 2, 1985, Greencastle, Ind. - "Former Bears' punter Dave Finzer turned down an offer to try out with the Washington Redskins and went instead to Seattle, where he expects to sign with the Seahawks," reports Don Pierson of the Chicago Tribune. Finzer is a member of DePauw University's Class of 1982 and was the punter and placekicker for the Tigers and head coach Nick Mourouzis.
"The Redskins wanted Finzer as a replacement for punter Jeff Hayes, who tore a thigh muscle on the kickoff Sunday that the Bears` Willie Gault returned for a 99-yard touchdown. Finzer said he preferred not to kick off. The Redskins signed former Cleveland Browns` punter-kicker Steve Cox."
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Finzer punted 83 times for 3328 yards -- or 40.1 yards per kick -- last season and led the NFL in punts inside the 20 yard line.
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