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Can he kick it? Yes he can!

But can Kemar Scarlett break the mold in the NFL, where black kickers are virtually nonexistent?

Updated: April 12, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
By Scott Ostler | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the April 18, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

A GUSTING BALTIMORE BREEZE whips across Morgan State University's football field on a March afternoon as a placekicker and a punter blast footballs toward the gray clouds.

"Hitting satellites," they call it. The placekicker, Kemar Scarlett, a departing senior who's prepping for the team's pro day later that week, spins kickoffs deep into the end zone 75 yards away. The punter, Nick Adams, a ...

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