Australian punter to join Warriors

February 28th, 2009
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Alex Dunnachie, a punter from Australia, said he has accepted a football scholarship from the Warriors.
Dunnachie, who is 6 feet 2 and 220 pouinds, is one of the top punters at the Ray Guy Academy for punters, kickers and long-snappers.
Dunnachie said he "consistently hit it 65, 70 yards."
Rick Sang, co-founder of the Ray Guy Academy, said Dunnachie has had several punts with hang times in excess of 5 seconds.
"He has natural power," Sang said. "He looks like a college tight end."
Dunnachie said he has never played American football. But he has a played Australian Rules Football, which emphasizing kicking, since he was 5.
"We kick it end over end, back spin, spirals," Dunnachie said.
As for choosing UH, Dunnachie said: "This place is paradise."
UH has reserved one more scholarship.

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Running back John Lister, who signed earlier this month, is expected to gray shirt.

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The Warriors will have an ample number of running backs this year, even if Daniel Libre does not earn a sixth season. Alex Green and Chizzy Dimude join the team in May. Leon Wright-Jackson will be back for his senior season. And although Kealoha Pilares (slotback) and Jake Heun (rush end) are candidates to move to other positions, UH is not yet ready to release them from running back duties.  And don't forget Inoke Funaki.

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Bryant Moniz will be given a serious look at quarterback this spring. He's down on the depth chart — Greg Alexander, Brent Rausch and Shane Austin enter 1-2-3 —  but he's displayed good arm strength and footwork in unsupervised drills.

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Wednesday's Super Games event is tentatively scheduled for water polo. If that's not possible — and there are scheduling concerns — then it's tug-o-war.

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The past Thursday, for the first time in more than 15 years, the UH cheerleaders performed at a Warrior volleyball match.

 

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