August 29, 2012

Swedenburg is a student of the game

Baker Swedenburg did what every college student strives of last December by earning his degree.

The only issue with the accomplishment was that he has just finished his sophomore season punting at Mississippi State.

So what was next for the Columbus, Miss., native? A master's degree of course but he'll wrap that up in the summer.

What about his final year of eligibility? He plans to finish that too while working on a second master's degree next year.

"I should finish this master's this summer and I'll probably just start on another master's," Swedenburg said. "That's the plan."

The 2008 graduate of Heritage Academy is finding it harder and harder to relate to the younger kickers the Bulldogs are bringing in.

"I do feel like a grandpa sometimes," Swedenburg said. "They are talking about English comp classes and I can't talk to anybody about master's classes."

But Swedenburg has been impressed with the talent some of the young punters like Mike Mordecai have as they prepare to take over his role one day.

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