Greg Huegel is taking his reps one day at a time as he continues to fight his way back from an ACL injury.
The Clemson kicker tore the ACL in his left knee last fall when a teammate rolled into his leg during a field goal attempt at the end of practice prior to the Boston College Game in Week 4.
It has been a long road back, but the “Grocery Store Kicker” is ready to get back out on the field full-time and earn his job back.
Prior to his injury, Huegel was considered one of the best kickers in the country. In his first two seasons at Clemson, he made 41-of-51 attempts, including 30-of-34 inside 40 yards. Before his injury last season, he made a career-long 49-yard attempt.
“I just rehab every single day,” Huegel said following Monday’s practice. “I’m just trying to get the strength back. So, I’m running again, and I’m thankful about that. So at this point, I’m just trying to get stronger.”
Huegel seems to be doing just that. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney reported Monday his senior-kicker is already one-step kicking in practice.