On Siljkovic: Third-year senior who enters the fall battling Nick Novak for the No. 1 placekicker duties has good timing as a PK, getting kicks off quickly originally walked on to the program in the fall of 1999 also serves as the Terps backup punter excels as a pooch punter spent the past two seasons as an understudy to kicker Brian Kopka, who finished his career in the No. 3 spot on the schools career kick-scoring list.
2000 (Redshirt Junior): Backup punter/placekicker who was used primarily in short punting situations as a redshirt junior appeared in eight games, with five of his 13 punts being downed inside the 20-yard line finished with a 32.8 average, though nearly all of his efforts were of the pooch variety had a long of 42 yards both of his punts in a win over Wake Forest were downed inside the 20 was successful on his one PAT try (vs. Wake) missed from 44 yards (wide right) in his lone field goal try, vs. West Virginia.
1999 (Junior): Redshirt season.
Junior College: Graduated in 1999 from Nassau Community College in Long Island, N.Y. Nassau's primary kicker for two seasons, helping team to a pair of 8-2 records and postseason bowl games as a sophomore in 1998, 22 of 35 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks was 6 of 9 on field goals coach was George Powers.
High School: Graduated in 1997 from John F. Kennedy High School in Bronx, N.Y. played two years of soccer and helped team to a pair of 10-2 records as a sweeper in 1995 and 1996 before switching to a football placekicker for his senior season of 1996 handled kicking and punting duties while helping his team to a 12-0 record converted on 47 of 49 PATs and made three of four field goal attempts.
Personal: Vedad Siljkovic was born June 10, 1979 son of Ramo and Vezira Siljkovic born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia family moved to the United States in May 1992 when he was 12 last name is pronounced "SILL-kuh-vick" majoring in communications favorite athlete is Jason Williams of the NBA Sacramento Kings.
Kicking GP-GS XP-A FG-A LG Pts. 2000 8-0 1-1 0-1 --- 0 Punting G-GS Punts Yds Avg LP 2000 8-0 13 427 32.8 42
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