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Greenwood graduate trying to earn role as IU’s placekicker



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Former Greenwood Community High School kicker Griffin Oakes is vying for a starting job on the Indiana University football team. Photo courtesy Indiana Athletics Department.


Former Greenwood Community High School kicker Griffin Oakes is vying for a starting job on the Indiana University football team. Photo courtesy Indiana Athletics Department.


Griffin Oakes stood on the Hoosiers’ sideline through eight of Indiana University’s 12 games last football season.

Oakes’ game pants, crimson home jersey and helmet, concluded each game the way they began — entirely void of scuff marks and perspiration stains.

And yet the former Greenwood Community High School player claims he couldn’t have possibly picked a better instructional guide for kickers than the west end of Memorial Stadium.

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