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SINCE BACKFIRING, LANDETA'S BEEN A WEAPON
[THIRD Edition]
Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Boston, Mass.
Author: Powers, John
Date: Jan 25, 1987
Start Page: 70
Section: SPORTS
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Still, [Sean Landeta] dumped 14 of his 50 Meadowlands punts there this year, allowing the Giants' defense to tee off on numerous visiting quarterbacks. And his side-to-side balls made it tough for return men to gain much ground. By any standard, Landeta had himself an All-Pro year.

Landeta never did, not from the time he began goofing around with punting in high school back in Baltimore. He never even bothered going out for the varsity, until the coach approached him before his senior year, said he'd heard Landeta could kick a football and invited him to try out.

Landeta wound up kicking for nearby Towson State and led Division 2 one year. He also placekicked, booting a 57-yard field goal against Delaware State. So the USFL's Stars drafted him, and Landeta averaged better than 52 yards in two title games. He came to the Giants in 1985 and won the job from [Dave Jennings].

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