Pitt will have a kicker named Chris Blewitt in 2013
If the best kicker in the world was named Chris Blewitt, would you trust him? Pittsburgh fans are going to have to. He may not be the best kicker in the world, but Blewitt has to be pretty good to be offered a scholarship by a major Division I football program. Many schools don’t like using scholarships on kickers and punters, so if you’re going to use one on a guy named Blewitt you must be fairly confident in his abilities.
Obviously, Pitt fans won’t have to try very hard to heckle this poor kid if things don’t go his way. If he winds up being the team’s placekicker, Blewitt is going to miss a crucial kick at some point in his career. Everyone does, but not everyone has to deal with “You blew it, Blewitt” or “Blewitt, That’s a perfect f***in name!” when they make a mistake.
Chris will inevitably hear something along those lines from Panther fans at some point. Considering he’s gone through his entire life with that last name and still managed to land a scholarship to a D-I school, my guess is Blewitt can probably handle it.
Hey, as far as sports names go, it could be worse.
H/T Throw the Flag