2021 Season Countdown: #71 Tommy Doman

2021 Season Countdown: #71 Tommy Doman

July 10, 2021
Tommy Doman (image via SI)

Name: Tommy Doman
184 lbs.
High school:
Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary’s
Jersey number:
Last year:
Doman was a senior in high school (LINK). He completed 6/7 field goals and averaged 44.8 yards per punt.
TTB Rating:

When it comes to special teams and projecting high school guys to the college level, I have never pretended to know exactly how that will shape up. There are too many unknowns – the prowess of the long snapper, holder, etc. – and I’m not well versed in the mechanics of kicking or punting.

Did ball go far? Good. Good ball go far.

In Doman’s case, good ball go far.

He hit a 53-yard field and bombed a couple 58-yard punts during the shortened 2020-2021 season. The kicking sites think he’s good, and that’s about all I have to go on.

As for how he fits into the plans for 2021, it’s entirely possible that he gets playing time. Senior kicker Jake Moody (1/4 on field goals in 2020) has been inconsistent, and Quinn Nordin (2/5) opted for a shot at the NFL. Meanwhile, punter Will Hart (37.8 yards/attempt) transferred, leaving the punting duties to Brad Robbins (45.3 yards/attempt), a guy who missed a big chunk of his early career with injury.

I would guess Doman will be the primary backup at both kicker and punter, and with Moody’s questionable mindset, I think Doman is more likely to take over the placekicking role, barring injury to Robbins. I expect to see him on the field this fall in some capacity.

Prediction: Backup kicker/punter

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