5 CSK Alumni will be Attending this Year’s NFL Combine

Chris Sailer Kicking is proud to announce 5 of our alumni will be participating in the 2013 NFL Combine on February 23-26th in Indianapolis, IN. To receive an invite to participate in the combine is a tremendous honor for any college player, but especially for Kickers & Punters. Out of all the college football programs in the country in all divisions only a total of 13 Kickers & Punters that have been invited to the 2013 NFL Combine.  This very exclusive group consists of almost half of Chris Sailer Kicking alum.

Here is a little bit about those 5 alumni:

Ryan Allen – CSK Alum

Jeff Locke – CSK Alum

Quinn Sharp – CSK Alum

Dustin Hopkins – CSK Alum

Scott Kovanda – CSK Alum

Kickers and Punters will participate on the first day of the combine in Indianapolis.

Stay Tuned for the upcoming NF Draft in April, to see where these 5 alumni end up!

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National Signing Day Recap – Chris Sailer Kicking

 

 

 

 

Chris Sailer Kicking is proud to announce this years crop of Kickers and Punters that have signed national letters of intent to play at their respected schools. We couldn’t be more proud of these young men. Here is a list of today’s commits (click on their name to learn more about them):

 

Michael Geiger – Michigan State

Matt Wogan – Oregon

Connor Derby – Central Washington

Austin Macginnes – Kentucky

Daniel Cadona – Louisiana Lafayette

Jimmy Hutchinson – Auburn

Nicholas O’Toole – West Virginia

Jed Barnett – Oklahoma

Matt Anderson – CAL

Ty Cummings – Houston

Cameron Van Winkle – Washington

Sean Covington – UCLA

Joey Cejudo – Youngstown State

Jonathan King – Tennessee Tech

Jonathan Barnes – Louisiana Tech

Cody Thornton – Graceland

Mitchell Howard – Army

Joe Pierik – Cornell

Chris Callahan – Baylor

Canon Rooker – Middle Tennessee

Bryan Holmes – Yale

Blake Brewer – Charlotte

Austin Shoemake – Southern Arkansas

Colin McGuire – Fresno State

Stephen Brauchle – Louisiana Lafayette

Aron Morgan – Penn

Brett Rattan – Stephen F. Austin

Roldan Alcobendas – Eastern Washington

Mateo Buraglia – Bucknell

Joseph Occhipinti – Western Kentucky

Sean Slattery – Illinois State

Ike Fuchs – Wesleyan

Tyler Sarrazin – Southern Miss

Michael Mesh – Kansas

Mitchell Ludwig – Virginia Tech

Nick Neidig – Southern Illinois

Robert Boggs – Air Force

James McGee – Arkansas Monticello

Alex Gakenheimer – Dartmouth

Ben Kepley – Dartmouth

Brandon McKee – South Alabama

Luc Swimberghe – Sam Houston State

Dylan Torgerson – Mayville State

Colby Wadman – UC Davis

 

Preferred Walk Ons:

Andrew Antognoli – Notre Dame

Elliott Fry – South Carolina

Andrew Gantz – Tennessee

Cody Wicker – Texas A&M

Will O’Briant – North Carolina

Chris Gulla – Penn State

Bret Miller – Arizona

Redford Jones – Tulsa

JJ McGrath – Michigan

Spencer Landfried – North Carolina

Alex Louthan – West Virginia

Mikael Sroka – UTEP

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Chris Sailer Kicking has its First Super Bowl Champion

Chris Sailer Kicking Alum and Baltimore Raven Kicker Justin Tucker is a Super Bowl Champion! Tucker and the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling and event filled Super Bowl last night in New Orleans. Tucker again was instrumental in the Ravens win connecting on 2 of 2 field goals and adding 4 extra points.

Both of Tucker’s field goals came after the bizarre power outage that delayed the game for over 30 minutes. This is an impressive feat as anything that throws a wrench in the flow of a game can be detrimental to a kicker’s rhythm. Tucker overcame this flawlessly as he drilled both his field goals in the second half. Not to mention the fake field goal attempt in which Tucker came up just short, but took a HUGE hit and got right up!

A product of Westlake High School in Austin, TX. Tucker stayed close to home and attended the University of Texas where starred for the Longhorns.

Tucker has become one of, if not the top kicker in the NFL. The Ravens leaned on him throughout the 2012 playoffs and finally in the Super Bowl!

Congratulations from your extended “kicking” family at Chris Sailer Kicking, we couldn’t be more proud of your success this year!

Tucker Takes Big Hit on Fake Punt in Super Bowl!

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Chris Sailer Kicking Alum Justin Tucker Headed to Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens Rookie Kicker Justin Tucker is headed to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. Tucker has been an instrumental piece for the Ravens success this year converting on 30 of 33 field goals with a long of 56 yds.

Tucker’s success has not slowed down through the post season as well converting 2 of 2 field goals and 12 of 12 extra points.  Having a trusted leg in the NFL’s most pivotal moments is key and Baltimore has found that in Tucker.

The 2008 Chris Sailer Kicking Alum played is college ball at the University of Texas where during his senior year made 17 of 21 FGAs (81.0%), including a long of 52 yards…Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press and won  UT’s Frank Denius Most Valuable Special Teams Player Award.

Look for this CSK alum in Super Bowl XLVII most pressure packed moments in New Orleans on 2/3/13.

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Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping Alums Square off in Denver this Weekend!

This weekend’s Divisional AFC Playoff game in Denver, CO featuring the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Denver Broncos includes two Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping alums. The featured alums are both rookies and stars in the making.

Justin Tucker Kicker for the Baltimore Ravens is having a phenomenal season and was just a few votes away from being selected for the Pro Bowl. Tucker has connected on 30 of 33 field goals this year and has been a reliable asset on special teams for the AFC North Champs Ravens.

Denver Broncos Long Snapper Aaron Brewer is another standout Rookie out of San Diego State. Brewer has started all 16 games this season and will look for his first playoff victory this weekend. Brewer beat out veteran Long Snapper Lonie Paxton in training camp and has never looked back.

Look for these two Rookies in the game’s most critical moments to see who comes out on top.

Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long Snapping are proud of the success of these two great football players on and off the field.

Good Luck guys!

Aaron Brewer Denver Broncos Long Snapper

Baltimore Raven's kicker Justin Tucker

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Semper Fi All American Bowl Kickers and Punters chosen by Chris Sailer Kicking

Look for the 4 Kickers and Punters chosen by Chris Sailer Kicking in tonight’s Semper Fi All American Bowl. The game is nationally televised on the NFL Network and kickoff is tonight at 6pm PST at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

The 4 nationally ranked kickers and punters include:

Punters – Jimmy Hutchinson (Auburn Commit) Andrew Antognoli (Harvard Commit)

Kickers – Michael Geiger (Michigan State Commit)  and Matt Anderson (CAL Commit)

Click Here for more information on tonight’s game. Congratulations to these 4 fine young men!

Andrew Antognoli (Harvard Commit)

Jimmy Hutchinson (Auburn Commit)

Matt Anderson (CAL Commit)

Michael Geiger (Michigan State Commit)

 

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Redskins Kicker Kai Forbath Sets NFL Record!

Chris Sailer Kicking Alum Kai Forbath continues his fantastic 2012 campaign by setting an NFL record for consecutive field goals to begin a career with 17 straight. The record was previously held by Garret Hartley of the New Orleans Saints. Forbath, kicked field goals of 45 and 42 in last Sundays win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Forbath joined the Redskins after an ineffective Billy Cundiff was released. Forbath won the job on an off day tryout where he beat out veteran kickers Olindo Mare and Josh Brown.

The Chris Sailer Alum is continuing an already outstanding kicking career in which he has already won the Lou Groza Award for the nations top kicker while at UCLA.

Look for Forbath this Sunday as he and the Redskins battle for the division crown versus their longtime rivals the Dallas Cowboys and another former CSK alum Dan Bailey!

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Kai Forbath Hits Game Winner in OT to Beat Ravens!

Washington Redskins and Chris Sailer Kicking Alum Kai Forbath hit the game winning field goal in overtime Sunday to beat the AFC North Leading Baltimore Ravens. Forbath’s kick completed  a must win situation for the Redskins as they are battling for a playoff spot.

Since joining the Redskins the week leading up to their sixth game of the 2012 season, Forbath has made 14 straight field goals including a 48- and 49-yard field goals in the Ravens game. Forbath only needs two more successful makes to tie the NFL record for consecutive field goals made (16) to start a career.

A quote from Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan sums it up perfectly for the Chris Sailer Kicking Alum, “I’m glad he’s on our football team. That’s for sure, he’s made everything, and we gave him a game ball in front of the team. It doesn’t surprise me how he handles himself.”

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Dan Bailey Hits Game Winning Field Goal to Beat Bengals!

In an emotional filled game, due to the tragic loss of teammate Jerry Brown the day before, Chris Sailer Kicking Alum Dan Bailey hit a game winning 40 yd. field goal as time ran out to seal the victory for the Cowboys over the Bengals Sunday

Dan Bailey is a 2006 alum of Chris Sailer Kicking. He was a member of the Top 12 and assumed the starting place kicker role for Oklahoma State University in 2007 upon his graduation from kicking camp. After graduating from OSU, Bailey was signed as an undrafted free agent to the Dallas Cowboys in July 2011. Bailey’s first season with the Cowboys was stated to be one of the most successful kicking seasons by a rookie in both the Dallas Cowboys franchise history and NFL league history.

For the 2012 NFL season, Bailey is still at his best. His field goal stats are 100% for field goals attempted between 20 and 49 yards. While he’s only at 50% for field goals of more than 50 yards, his overall field goal average is 92%. While his first year was amazing and left little room for improvement in this area, he’s actually managed to improve by about 4%.

Bailey is an excellent player and an asset for the Cowboys and we will definitely see more good things from him in the future.

 

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Meet the 2012 “TOP 12”

Chris Sailer Kicking Presents the……
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In 2003, Chris Sailer Kicking established the biggest kicking, punting, and long snapping camp the world had ever seen, The National Kicking Competition.  The camp brought in the best of the best from across the nation to compete at one location.  The camp established credible recruiting rankings and evaluations for kickers, punters, and long snappers that college coaches across the country would use for years to come.  The camp, now known as the National Kicking Event, takes place in Las Vegas each year in January.  
Every athlete comes with one major goal in common, making the prestigious “TOP 12”.  This is THE exposure list to be on for national exposure.  The twelve best underclassmen in the nation are identified for the Kicking/Punting positions.  The best of the best are then invited to the exclusive, invite only, “TOP 12” camp that following summer.  College coaches take notice, and scholarships are awarded. 
To get an idea for what the “TOP 12” is all about, take a look at some of the very best over the years:  David Buehler (USC & Dallas Cowboys), Ryan Succop (South Carolina & Kansas City Chiefs), Thomas Weber (Arizona State & Lou Groza Award Winner), Kai Forbath (UCLA & Lou Groza Award Winner), Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State, Lou Groza Award Winner & Dallas Cowboys), & Randy Bullock (Texas A&M & Lou Groza Awards Winner).  Just to name a few!
  
Meet the “TOP 12” Class of 2012

Kickers/Punters

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CONNOR SHENNAN
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High School:
Canton
State:
MI
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
12
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
GPA:
3.4
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Michigan State
2. Montana 3. Colorado State 4. Mississippi State 5. Missouri
Hobbies:
1. Music
2. Reading 3. Travel
Connor Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because I am a fierce competitor.  I am a clutch player in high pressure situations.  I work hard on and off the field and stay in shape year round.  I have a big leg and take pride in my consistency. 
Chris Sailer Says: “Connor is a big time talent.  He has a strong leg and shows tremendous potential.  Connor has all the tools to prove that he is a scholarship player. Look for him to have a strong spring and summer!”

MICHAEL GEIGER

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High School:
Ottawa Hills
State:
OH
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
2
Height:
5-9
Weight:
175
GPA:
3.9
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Oregon
2. Michigan 3. CAL 4. Virginia 5. Michigan State
Hobbies: 1. Sports
2. Piano 3. Faith
Michael Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because I strive for perfection. Every time I kick a ball I intend for it to go right down the middle. I think I have worked hard to reach the level that I am at, but my work ethic will help me to keep improving. I am also a fierce competitor, and seek out any opportunity to compete. I hold myself to a very high standard, in hopes of achieving my goals.
Chris Sailer Says:
“Michael is simply an outstanding kicker.  He is smooth, accurate, and extremely consistent off the ground. His field goals are by far #1 in the nation at this point. Kickoffs are also solid and he is proving to be a capable punter.  A great competitor that kicks well under pressure.  Michael is a great college prospect that should be one of the very first to pick up scholarship offers in the Class of 2013.  OFFER NOW!!!”

JIMMY HUTCHINSON
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High School:
Harrison
State:
GA
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Punter
Current National CSK Ranking: #
1
Height:
6-3
Weight:
175
GPA:
3.7
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Auburn
2. UCLA 3. Ohio State 4. Miami 5. South Carolina
Hobbies: 1. 
Sports 2. The Lake 3. Friends & Family
Jimmy Says:
“I am the best punter in the nation because of my excellent work ethic and drive to be the best. Every time I practice, my goal is to get better in some way each time. I will always give my 100%.
Chris Sailer Says: “Jimmy is an outstanding punter.  He has a great frame ahd shows great explosion. Jimmy has shown great improvement each time we have seen him. A great athlete that has all the tools.  He excels under pressure.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Great D1 prospect. Huge pick up for Auburn!


TY CUMMINGS
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High School:
Southlake Carroll
State:
TX
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
1
Height:
  5-11
Weight:
180
GPA:
3.3
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Oregon
2. LSU 3. Houston 4. Auburn 5. Miami
Hobbies:
1. Football
2. Family 3. Friends
Ty Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because I have the strongest leg and my accuracy is much improved. I have worked extremely hard on the field and in video to improve as much as possible over the years and now I am always ready to make a kick when it matters.”
Chris Sailer Says: “Ty is simply an outstanding kicker.  He has perhaps the strongest leg in the nation and hits a very consistent ball with great height off the ground.  Kickoffs are at the top of his class and are D1A ready! Fine young man with a great attitude and excellent work ethic.  Has made it very clear he will stay at the top of this recruiting class.  A definite scholarship pick.  OFFER NOW!!!”

MATT WOGAN
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High School:
Porter Ridge
State:
NC
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
3
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
GPA:
4.08
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Oregon
2. Auburn 3. South Carolina 4. Florida 5. Houston
Hobbies:
1. Hunting
2. Fishing 3. Working Out
Matt Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because of my my work ethic, integrity, and leadership. My work ethic is fast and hard which helps me finish. I have great coaches that provide me with the tools and drills I need to be the best. Also my integrity, I do the right thing when nobody is watching, on and off the field. Integrity brings out character and it shows who you really are. My leadership is not only on the field, it is in the classroom, in the community, and on the field. I try to make people better by leading by example and by my actions.”
Chris Sailer Says: “Matt is a phenomenal kicking prospect.  He has the strongest leg in the nation and shows huge talent. Kickoffs are top 2 in the nation in the Class of 2013.  A great athlete with an even better attitude.  The sky is the limit.  A D1 Scholarship Pick without a doubt.  OFFER NOW!!!”

JONATHAN KING
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High School:
Farragut
State:
TN
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicking Ranking: #
4
Currnet National CSK Punting Ranking: #2
Height:
6-1
Weight: 160

GPA:
3.0
Top 3 Colleges Choices:
1. South Carolina
2. Auburn 3. Tennessee
Jonathan Says:
“I am the best kicker/punter in the nation because of my strong work ethic, my passion for football, willingness to be coached, team player, my positive attitude, and my desire to be the the best I can be while glorifying God.”
Chris Sailer Says:
“Jonathan is an oustanding kicker/punter.  He has great technique and kicks with excellent consistency.  Very smooth.  Field goals are near the very top of his class.  Kickoffs are also top notch.  And might be the top punter in this class. Has a great attitde and kicks well under pressure. The #1 combo prospect in the nation as of 4-6-12.  Big Time Prospect. OFFER NOW!!!”

JORDAN DASCALO

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High School:
Taft
State:
CA
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicking Ranking: #
11
Current National CSK Punting Ranking: #11
Height:
6-1
Weight:
175
GPA:
3.1
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Ohio State
2. LSU 3. Oregon 4. Flroida 5. Arizona State
Hobbies:
1. Kicking
2. Punting 3. Weight Lifting
Jordan Says:
“I am the best kicker / punter in the nation because is my work ethic and strong mental side to the kicking and punting game.  I believe no one can compete with me on either skill.”
Chris Sailer Says:  “Jordan is a very talented kicker. He has a strong leg and shows great potential. Has shown outstanding improvement each time we have seen him.  One of the strongest legs in his class.  Also shows punting potential.  A fine young man with great work ethic.  Is going to be a top combo prosepct in this class!  Fine prospect.”

BRET MILLER

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High School:
San Clemente
State:
CA
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
10
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
GPA:
3.5
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1.
South Carolina 2. Southern California 3. Oregon 4. SMU 5. TCU
Hobbies:
1. Kicking
2. Sports 3. Friends
Bret Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because of my persistence and strive to become greater than I already am, my confidence that I can make any kick under any pressure, and the fact that I push myself everyday to do something to maintain my position as the best. I believe I have been blessed with a special talent that will lead me to great accomplishments.”
Chris Sailer Says: “Bret is an oustanding kicker.  A good looking athlete with a strong leg.  Makes kicks with great height and consistency off the ground.  Has shown great improvement each time we’ve seen him.  Bret proves time and time again he is one of the very best in the nation.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Huge future here!  Outstanding D1 Prospect.”

ALEX BIBY
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High School:
Jupiter
State:
FL
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
6
Height:
5-10
Weight:
175
GPA:
3.9
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Clemson
2. Auburn 3. Florida 4. Texas 5. Florida State
Hobbies:
1. Kicking
2. Lifting 3. Surfing
Alex Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because of my superior work ethic, leg strength, and dependability.  I’m the kind of guy to go out with my snapper and holder after practice or on weekends to get reps in. Whatever it takes to make the coach feel secure that I’ll put it through on a crucial long field goal or kickoff through the back of the endzone, I’m going to do it. It’s one thing to kickoff 75 yards or hit a 60 yarder in practice, but I’ll be the guy to have the focus and preparation to do it on Saturdays.”
Chris Sailer Says: “Alex is an extremely talented kicker.  He shows excellent leg strength, technique, and consistency.  Has all the tools to be top kicker in his class. Kicks very well under pressure.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Alex has a bright future.  Should have a great offseason impressing college coaches nationwide.  Outstanding prospect.”

JAY MATTOX
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High School:
Las Vegas
State:
NV
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker
Current National CSK Ranking: #
5
Height:
6-0
Weight:
175
GPA:
3.57
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1.
Oregon 2. Arkansas 3. LSU 4. Georgia 5. Any D1
Hobbies:
1. Kicking
2. Weight Lifting 3. Friends
Jay Says:
“I am the best kicker in the nation because of hard work and dedication. I have a huge love for kicking and I try to craft myself so I can be the best I can be, hopefully one of the best in the country. I work hard in the weight room and on the practice field so when it comes to game time, I’m ready to perform. I also believe I have a good mental game. I stay calm when I’m sent out to attempt a field goal, especially if it is to win or tie the game. I take direction well and always know there’s room for improvement. I look forward to playing at the college level.”
Chris Sailer Says: “Jay is an oustanding kicker.  His field goals are smooth and consistent.  His kickoffs are near the top of his class.  He kicks extremely well under pressure and has a strong mental game.  Has a big time future with continued hard work. Look for Jay to impress D1 coaches this May in Vegas and this summer at college camps.  Great prospect.”

CHRIS CALLAHAN
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High School:
Second Baptist
State:
TX
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicking Ranking: #
8
Current National CSK Punting Ranking: #10
Height:
5-11
Weight:
175
GPA:
3.37
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Ohio State
2. Mississippi 3. Texas A&M 4. Georgia 5. Baylor
Hobbies:
1. 
Golf 2. Travel 3. Music
Chris Says:
“I am the best kicker/punter in the nation because of my drive to work hard on and off the field.  Whether in the classroom, the weight room, during practice or in the offseason, I find myself driven to improve my technique and leg power. My mental strength, focus, confidence and passion for the game gives me an edge. In my efforts to become an elite kicker and punter, I have been coached and trained by many great specialists in the nation. Since my freshman year I have started on the varsity team. During that time, I have matured as a young athlete as well as a young man, learning the characteristics of a wellounded football player and leader.”
Chris Sailer Says: “Chris a an outstanding kicking prospect.  He has a huge leg and hits a great ball off the ground.  Shows D1 talent at all 3 positions. He is smooth on field goald, big on kickoffs, and a capable punter.  Should have a nice Spring and Summer!  Big time prospect.”

DAVID PETRONI
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High School:
Buford
State:
GA
Graduating Class: 2013
Position:
Kicker / Punter
Current National CSK Kicking Ranking: #
7
Current National CSK Punting Ranking: #8
Height:
6-0
Weight:
170
GPA:
3.8
Top 5 Colleges Choices:
1. Auburn
2. Ohio State 3. Georgia Tech 4. Mississippi State 5. Boston College
Hobbies:
1. Tennis
2. Guitar 3. Friends
David Says:
“I am the best kicker / punter in the nation because I do my best, every day, to outwork my competition. My goal every time I kick is to be better than I was the day before.”
Chris Sailer Says:
“David is an oustanding kicking prospect.  A great looking athlete with a strong leg and nice technique and consistency. He gets great height on his ball.  Does extremely well under pressure. Also a strong punter.  A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic.  Is going to be a fine college kicker/punter! Great prospect.”

All information current as of 4-6-12

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