Kickers often deal with fragile psyches
BY ADAM H. BEASLEY
THE MIAMI HERALD
More than 60,000 spectators packed the Orange Bowl on a late October afternoon nearly three decades ago, but Fuad Reveiz suddenly stood all alone.
The Dolphins and the Buccaneers were tied at 38, and all that stood between the home team and revelry was Reveiz, a rookie, doing his job.
Make the 43-yard kick, and he's the hero. If not . . . .
"It's not a fun thing at all," Reveiz said of the pressure that comes with end-of-game kicks.
Today, private coaches make a healthy living helping pros manage clutch situations. But Don Strock, Reveiz's holder, had a simpler, saltier message on that long-ago afternoon.
"Kick the (bleeping) ball and let's get out of here," Strock said.
Reveiz did as he was told. The football soared through the uprights.
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