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Pitt signs a kicker with the unfortunate last name of ‘Blewitt’

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There have been some great names for college football kickers — Britt Barefoot, Ryan Succop — and some tragic names — Kyle Brotzman — but Pittsburgh's newest recruit has to have the most unfortunate name in the college football kicking kingdom.

Chris Blewitt is a commit for the 2013 class and through no fault of his own becomes an easy target for opposing teams and perhaps his own fans if he misses a crucial kick.

However, Blewitt, who is from West Potomac High in Alexandria, Va., must be pretty good because he was offered a scholarship and that's rare for kickers.

Blewitt's story is actually kind of interesting. He never played football until high school and only joined the team because his friends were on it. He tried out for kicker because he was a soccer player. He earned his scholarship to Pitt after impressing coaches at a camp a couple weeks ago.

"They said I could do whatever I want, start my true freshman year and be their kicker," Blewitt told the Washington Post. "They really wanted me, they gave me everything I would have wanted. It didn't seem like anything else was matching up to them."

Blewitt made 10 field goals and 49 extra points last season.

Shockingly, Blewitt isn't the first kicker to have this surname. Thanks to a couple readers (Brad and Thomas), I've learned that Harvard had a kicker in 2000 and 2001 named Anders Blewett. And Blewett apparently knew the burden of the name all too well.

So, we here at the Doc wish Chris Blewitt the best of luck. Hopefully, he won't blow it (C'mon, you knew that was coming).

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H/T to Larry Brown Sports

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