NFL: Former Hickory star Succop signs with Bucs, wins starting kicker’s job

Published Monday, September 7th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS Former Hickory High kicking star Ryan Succop appears to ready to rebound. Succop — who played six games in 2019 with the Tennessee Titans before being sidelined by an injury — has signed with Tampa Bay, and he won the kicking job with the Bucs. Tampa Bay’s first game, with Tom Brady debuting at quarterback, is …

PRO FOOTBALL: Hickory’s Succop lands lucrative deal with Titans

Published Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Former Hickory High kicker Ryan Succop, who has become one of the best kickers in NFL history, has signed an extension with the Tennessee Titans. Succop, who was a free agent and could have tested the market, landed the second-best contract in league history for a kicker. Click the link for more details: SUCCOP’S CAREER STATS:

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Harper has never forgotten his Catawba County roots

Published Friday, September 15th, 2017

By CHRIS HOBBS CATAWBA – He left before the season began to chase his dream, but tonight would’ve been one that’s right up Justin Harper’s alley because he loves football and especially a big football game. Void of a sudden phone call with a great opportunity to resume coaching college football and focus on reaching his ultimate goal, Harper …