Vanderbilt adds graduate transfer kicker from Ivy League school
The Ivy League doesn’t allow players to play 4 seasons in 5 years as the rest of the NCAA conferences do. Thus, Ivy League athletes often are forced to become graduate transfers and play in another conference for their fifth year in school.
On Saturday, the Vanderbilt Commodores benefitted from that rule, as they landed a commitment from a former Ivy League kicker.
As you can see below, ex-Columbia kicker Oren Milstein announced via Twitter that he was committing to Vanderbilt:
— Oren Milstein (@orenmilstein) May 2, 2020
Milstein was Columbia’s starting kicker in 2016 and 2017, making 20 of his 26 attempts and hitting 42 of his 44 extra-point tries. He was injured in 2018, missing the entire season, and didn’t see any game action in 2019.
He does have 3 game-winning kicks on his resume and holds 6 school placekicking records, per his Columbia bio.