Kicker – Ryan Tice
Coming in at our number four spot is transfer kicker from Michigan, Ryan Tice. Tice played three years for the Wolverines. However, he only saw the field for five games, and that was in his second season.
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The 6-foot-1, 170 pound Tice joins the Vols and should compete for the starting position. His numbers most certainly do not jump off the page. He made all ten of his extra point attempts but failed to convert on the single field goal attempt. It was a 40-yarder though.
However, the Vols are far from making a decision at any position, let alone kicker. Tice will be competing against sophomore, Brent Cimaglia who’s numbers aren’t great either. And, walk-on Laszlo Toser from Ooltewah, Tennessee.
We put Tice as the number four on our rankings only because he probably is the least likely to get a starting spot. And, even though the kicking position is essential, we aren’t sure how important it will be next season.
That is only because we aren’t sure how many close games the Vols will have. Last season, most of the game were blowouts, but that could have been because Butch Jones was a horrible coach.
Pruitt and company could surprise us, but the kicking game should be the least crucial next season and pair that with Tice might not being the starter gives him the fourth-ranking on our list.