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Wake Forest senior kicker Sam Swank could miss his second consecutive game on Saturday when the 21st-ranked Demon Deacons face Maryland in College Park.

Swank, the Deacs' all-time leading scorer, strained his right quadriceps during practice three days before his team hosted Clemson on Oct. 9. He's listed as questionable for Saturday's noon kickoff.

Muscle soreness prevented him from kicking in that game and could hold him out this weekend. He did not practice this week, though he dressed out a couple of days. Mostly, he watched as redshirt freshman backup Shane Popham prepared for his likely second career start. 

Prior to the Clemson contest, Swank had kicked in 42-consecutive games since he took over as a redshirt freshman. 

Swank, who punts and kicks, has made 10 field goals this season, helping the Deacs score as they've struggled to get in the end zone.

He has 326 career points and is currently tied with Florida State's Scott Bentley for fourth among the ACC's all-time scoring leaders. Former Maryland kicker Nick Novak sits atop that list with 393 points.

Swank, who is leading the ACC and the nation with 2.5 field goals per game,  has made 70 career field goals, which makes him the NCAA's active career leader. 

Here you can listen to Swank talk about caring for his injury and the displeasure standing on the sideline has caused him over the past two weeks. 

Audios:
Swank talks about caring for his injured leg
Swank talks about sitting out of practice
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Edward joined the News & Observer staff in 2004. He is a graduate of American University and Johns Hopkins University. He covers Wake Forest football and women's college basketball for the N&O. Edward is a native of Washington, D.C. He can be reached at 829-4781 or edward.robinson@newsobserver.com.
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