Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor hints at end of Heisman campaign

Zach Sinor’s mustache is gone. So, too, is his Heisman campaign, it seems.

In an interview with Ball Control Offense, Oklahoma State’s punter said his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy has dulled during the season. Sinor, a Ray Guy Award semifinalist last year, began his campaign during Big 12 Media Days, breaking out promotional brochures and releasing a 1970s-style website built around #Sinor4Heisman.

But with the Cowboys in the midst of their season, Sinor has slowed his pace.

“Every now and then, I’ll throw something out there just because, but I just want to be able to focus on the season,” Sinor said. “I wouldn’t want the Heisman thing to be a reason in people’s minds that I had a bad game or wasn’t punting well, if that were to happen.”

With Oklahoma State’s explosive offense, Sinor hasn’t been needed all that often, punting only 10 times through six games. But he said he doesn’t mind, pointing out he’s the Cowboys’ holder, “and I love holding.”

Thus, Sinor’s involved in each of the Cowboys’ scores after a legit Heisman candidate, quarterback Mason Rudolph, leads them down the field. Sinor harbors no ill will toward Rudolph.

“Mason and I are pretty good friends, so with me doing my own campaign, but with a twist in it, it was a little awkward for a bit, but once he caught onto that it was just for fun and games,” Sinor said. “He went along with it, so it was fun.”

Sinor’s interview also discussed the impact of his mustache on women, how coach Mike Gundy helped him improve during his redshirt year in 2014 and what it was like punting to future Chiefs star Tyreek Hill in practice.

As expected with Sinor, there are plenty of laughs along the way. #Sinor4Heisman may be over, but legends never die.

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