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October 10, 2007 at 12:26 PM

UW hoping to have its own Folk hero

UW kicker Erik Folk took an obvious special interest in the Monday Night Football game this week as his older brother, Nick, is the kicker for the Cowboys.
Nick Folk ended up as hero of the game — eliciting a lot of “Folk Hero” headlines in the process — when he kicked a 53-yard field goal to win the game on the final play. He actually had to do it twice as Buffalo called time out just before he made it for the first time.
“I was kind of nervous on their last kick,” Erik Folk said today. “Once he made it, I was really happy. Then I saw the time out being called and I was kind of down. When he made the second one, I was celebrating.”
Nick Folk kicked at Arizona — the family is from Woodland Hills, Calif.
Erik said he called his brother to congratulate him on Tuesday morning but he thinks he woke him up — the team had an early-morning arrival after the trip from Buffalo — so they didn’t get to chat much.
Erik Folk is a true freshman with the Huskies who has yet to see the field while battling a back injury. He said he has been diagnosed with a stress fracture that has been causing back spasms.
Rest is the best cure, so he basically sat out for four weeks. But he said he began kicking again last week and that there’s a chance he could still play this year if needed.
“Whatever coach thinks is best for the team,” Folk said.

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