Will Nagel

Will was named to the Associated Press First Team All-State Class B as a punter for the 2015 season. He was also named to the Detroit News First Team All-State and Lansing State Journal Dream Team as well as Capital Area Activities Conference Red Division First Team. An added dimension for the Panther special teams, Nagel, a junior, was already behind the center in the pistol formation as the Panther QB. He punted 27 times during the season for 1,133 yards, a school record average of 42.0 yards per kick. Of the 27 punts, 15 ended up inside the opponent’s 20 yard line and several inside the five yard line. Only one of Nagel’s punts resulted in a touchback. Will not only took over as the Panther quarterback this season, working on his QB skills but also honed his punting technique, knowing exactly what to do based on where he was on the field.  His longest punt this season was 55 yards and also had a 78 yard kick his sophomore year. After hearing of Nagel being named to the All-State team, Panther Coach Rob Zimmerman shared with Lansing State Journal sports editor Brian Calloway, "Both him (Nagel) and Matt Meagher (kicking specialist) were instrumental in the success we had as a team. Our special teams were outstanding and those guys were the key to it. Will's numbers were tremendous and the field position that he helped give us was definitely a big plus for us on both sides of the ball."