BCS kicker Dumas to sign with Marshall

BRADENTON -- Bradenton Christan kicker/punter Austin Dumas will sign with Marshall University on Wednesday, coach Allan Gerber said today.

Dumas is the school’s first football player to sign with a Division I team. Running back Chris Young walked on at the University of Central Florida following the 2006-07 school year.

Dumas converted 37 of 39 point-after attempts and averaged 44.14 yards per punt. He also booted seven field goals, with a long of 41 yards, and graduates as the program’s all-time leading scorer.

An All-Area First Team pick, Dumas helped Manatee County win the Brad Price Memorial PAL Bowl by kicking a career-best 49-yard field goal with 4:37 remaining in the fourth quarter. Manatee County defeated Sarasota County 10-9.

Dumas will sign at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Wichers Auditorium.