Alabama Lands Grad Transfer Kicker From Ole Miss
Earlier today, Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide were able to land Ole Miss transfer kicker Andy Pappanastos, who still has two years of eligibility left in his collegiate athletic career.
Pappanastos enrolled at Ole Miss in 2014, but redshirted his first year in Oxford and grayshirted last season. This lack of playing time for the kicker out of Trinity High School in Montgomery was a major point in transferring from Ole Miss.
The Crimson Tide have Adam Griffith and Gunnar Raborn still on the roster (a senior and junior, respectively), so Pappanastos isn't considered the favorite to win the starting job immediately over Griffith, but given the inconsistency of Alabama's kicking game over the past few years, it's never a bad idea to have an extra leg on the team to lean on.
Pappanastos is now a grad student at the University of Alabama, but in a rare situation where he will be granted two years of eligibility instead of one as he goes through graduate school in Tuscaloosa.