May 7 – BETHANY, W. Va. – Former Bethany College special teams standout punter Stephen Amic (McDonald, Pa./West Allegheny) will get an opportunity to sell his skills at the NFL level as the former Bison was invited to the Cincinnati Bengals Rookie Minicamp, which begins on Thursday.
Amic, who was selected as a First-Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference performer in 2014, also earned a First-Team All-Star nod by the Eastern College Athletic Conference following his senior campaign.
Amic was the top punter in the conference in 2014, averaging a career-best 40.4 yards per punt. He totaled 12 punts of over 50 yards on the year which marked the same amount that he had posted in his previous three years, combined. He also placed a career-best 21 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, which also led the conference. Amic’s best game came in a 21-14 victory over Westminster where he punted nine times for an average of 43.2 yards per punt.
Over the span of his career, Amic averaged 38.1 yards per punt, while placing 70 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. He also booted 24 punts at least 50-yards, posting a career long of 68.
“We are very excited for Steve to have this tremendous, well-deserved opportunity,” commented second-year Head Coach Bill Garvey. “We know what Steve is capable of on the field because he was as big of a playmaker as we had on our team last season. We wish him the best of luck and know that he will do well this weekend.”
The Bengals rookie minicamp opens this afternoon and will run through Saturday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium.