The 2017 Chris Sailer Award Top 3 Finalists!

Here are your 3 finalists for The 2017 Chris Sailer Award in alphabetical order…

Jonah Lipel (2018, CA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*13-13 FG’s (Long 43) 41-44 Extra Points (3 blocked)

 

Ryan Fitzgerald (2019, GA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*18-25 FG’s (Long 60, 52) 49-49 Extra Points

 

Fernando Ramirez (2018, GA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*15-16 FG’s (Long 44) 52-52 Extra Points

CONGRATULATIONS to these three fine young men! They deserve it. More details to follow.

All information must be sent to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com by 10 pm pst on Friday, December 23rd.

The winner will be selected by the Awards Committee and presented with the trophy on Friday, January 12th at 7:00 pm at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Chris Sailer Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school placekicker for that given season.
The National Placekicker of the Year is named in honor of Chris Sailer for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of kicking and punting as we know it.  Chris is now the most prominent private kicking and punting  coach in World.  He has made the positions of kicking and punting  a specialty and is revered around the country through his website, as well as camps.  Through his training and development of young kickers and punter, almost 100 high school and junior college kicking & punting specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.

Chris Sailer played for Notre Dame High School (1993-1995).  He was an All-American PK and Punter. In 1994 he set the national record for most field goals in a season with 22.  Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including success from 58, 57, 57, 54, 52, 52 and 50 yards.  Chris Sailer was rewarded with a full ride scholarship to UCLA in 1995.  He went on to earn All-American Honors as both a placekicker and punter during his time at UCLA. He was a Lou Groza Award Finalist in 1997. He set multiple records while at UCLA including longest field goal of 56 yards (still stands).  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

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2017 OH Fall Camp Recap – Parker Grothaus Comes Up Big!

The Chris Sailer Kicking 2017 Fall Camp Tour made another stop this past weekend in Massilon, OH. The camp featured a fantastic indoor facility, many talented kickers/punters, and CSK’s best staff (Sailer, Obi, Aaron Perez, Chris Nendick, Drew Basil & Andrew Gantz). The camp gave us a glimpse of what to expect at Vegas XXXI. The battle to earn TOP 12 honors this year should be phenomenal. Take a look at the results.

2017 OH Fall Camp – Chris Sailer Kicking

Overall Camp Champion
Parker Grothaus (TR, ): Parker was an absolute standout from the minute the camp kicked off. The 2017 high school grad and current transfer from Incarnate Word is a big time kicking prospect. He has a huge leg and proved that he is not doubt a D1 prospect. He won the kickoff competition by hitting several balls through the uprights with 4.0+ hang time. He also hits a pure ball off the ground on field goal and has 60+ yard range. Parker is an elite transfer prospect that is going to be a fantastic addition for any college football program.

Field Goal Champion
Jacob Moraschinelli (2020, ): Jacob had an impressive performance at his first Chris Sailer Kicking camp. He has a big time leg for his age and shows outstanding future college potential. He won the field goal competition by going 7-7 with a long of 57 yards. He also does a great job on kickoff and shows potential to develop as a punter. Jacob has all the tools to be a top specialist in the 2020 class. I expect him to compete with the best of the best at Vegas XXXI and could even challenge for a TOP 12 spot.

Punt Champion
Joey Mitchell (2019, OH): Joey is an excellent combo prospect. He was solid all day on both field goal and kickoff and stepped up when it counted the most during the punt competition. He has 50+ yard range on field goal. His kickoffs average 60+ yards, with 3.7+ hang time. And his strongest skill is his punting. He beat out a very talented field of punters by averaging 40+ yards, with 4.4+ hang time. Joey punts with nice technique and is one of the most consistent 2019 prospects in the nation. Look for Joey to dominate Vegas XXXI and challenge for a TOP 12 spot.

Class of 2018 Standouts: Parker Grothaus, Quentin Wallace, Nathan McRoberts, Tripp Slyman, Drew Cassidy, Eduardo Favella, Gavin Costello, Sam Strange, Dalton Nida, Dustin Rieser, Evan Malpass

Class of 2019 Standouts: Joey Mitchell, Porter Wilson, Chris Van Eekeran, Andrew Pollina, Asa Kempton, Brandon Walters, Brayden Johnson, Carter LaCoursierse, Daniel Dietrich, Griffin Crosa, Jack Ierulli, James Turner, Keaton Hier, Mason Molique, Noah Grant, Patrick Oliva, Sam Hogan, Andrew Kempen, Brock Holman, Dylan Hilger, Ian Kristan, Jackson Griskie, Jonah Phares, Kyle Farfsing, Logan Schmidt, Luke Barresi, Matthew Detty, Michael O’Shaughnessy

Class of 2020 Standouts: Jacob Moraschinelli, Aidan Clark, Blake Edwards, Cameron Shirkey, Casey Farrell, Christian Fetters, Aidan Hosler, Angelo Quittrochi, Benjamin Popko, Carson Lehrer, Cole Bumgarner, Kyle DeRemer

Class of 2021 Standouts: Brock Froschauer, Felipe Scharff, Franklin Rogers, Jacob Coffland, Joseph Pollina, Kollin Kralapp, Ryan Heicher, Tanner Pope, Tyler Rosselli

Future Stars: Aidan Ighnat, Blake Greber

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with a final stop in Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

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2017 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists Announced!

Announcing the semi-finalists for the 2017 Chris Sailer Award, presented to the top high school placekicker in the nation.  The 3 Finalists will be announced Thursday December 21st.  The winner will be announced   January 12, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV at the JW Marriott Hotel (Vegas XXXI headquarters).

Past winners include Wyatt Schmidt (2012), Cole Hedlund (2013), Tyler Bass (2014), Samuel Sloman (2015) and Brandon Ruiz (2016).

Introducing the 2017 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists:
Griffin Cera (2018, FL) 19-24 FG’s (Long 48) (2 blocked) 46-51 Extra Points (3 blocked)
Ryan Fitzgerald
(2019, GA) 18-25 FG’s (Long 60, 52) 49-49 Extra Points
Conor MacDougall
(2018, NC) 17-19 FG’s (Long 43) 30-30 Extra Points
Cory Munson
(2019, GA) 17-23 FG’s (Long 59) 20-24 Extra Points
Fernando Ramirez
(2018, GA) 15-16 FG’s (Long 44) 52-52 Extra Points
Caden Davis
(2019, TX) 15-21 FG’s (Long 51) 63-65 Extra Points
Andrew Stein
(2019, LA) 15-22 FG’s (Long 49) 23-24 Extra Points
Parker Colburn
(2019, AL) 14-15 FG’s (Long 49) 68-69 Extra Points
Jonah Lipel
(2018, CA) 13-13 FG’s (Long 43) 41-44 Extra Points (3 blocked)
Cameron Dicker
(2018, TX) 13-17 FG’s (Long 53) 63-65 Extra Points (still playing)

 

Brandon Ruiz, 2016 Chris Sailer Award Winner started as a true freshman for Arizona State this year!


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The Chris Sailer Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national high school placekicker for that given season.

 The National Placekicker of the Year is named in honor of Chris Sailer for his outstanding high school career and nearly single handedly changing the world of kicking and punting as we know it.  Chris is now the most prominent kicking and punting  coach in World.  He has made the positions of kicking and punting  a specialty and is revered around the country.  Through his training and development of young kickers and punter, almost 100 high school and junior college kicking & punting specialists now receive full ride scholarships each year for their skill in that position.
Chris Sailer played for Notre Dame High School (1993-1995).  He was an All-American PK and Punter. In 1994 he set the national record for most field goals in a season with 22.  Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including success from 58, 57, 57, 54, 52, 52 and 50 yards.  Chris Sailer was rewarded with a full ride scholarship to UCLA in 1995.  He went on to earn All-American Honors as both a placekicker and punter during his time at UCLA. He was a Lou Groza Award Finalist in 1997. He set multiple records while at UCLA including longest field goal of 56 yards (still stands).  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

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2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camps Announced!

The 2018 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Schedule is now up!  You can register on ChrisSailerKicking.com.  Here are a few important things to know.

1. For ONE week only, we are offering a combo package.  Take advantage of this opportunity.

1-Day Spring Camp + Vegas XXXII ($725)

2. All 1 Day camps and Vegas XXXII have early registration deadlines.  I highly recommend registering early to save on the cost of camp, save on the cost of travel and assure that you get a spot (majority of Chris Sailer Kicking Camps SELL OUT).

3. Read THIS BLOG for a description of Chris Sailer Kicking Camps!

4. Spring is one of the most important times of the year.  Many choose to take this time off and focus on other things.  See this an your opportunity to pass them.  Hard work pays off with big rewards!

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2017 GA Fall Camp Recap – Jay Bramblett Puts on the Performance of the Fall!

The road to Vegas XXXI continued with a stop in Atlanta, GA on Sunday December 3rd. This was the largest Fall Camp to date and perhaps the most talented. Specialists from 15+ states were in attendance ready to learn and compete. The Atlanta camp produced the very best newcomers to Chris Sailer Kicking and also the best performance of the entire fall by Class of 2019 Punter Jay Bramblett. Many in attendance will compete for TOP 12 spots at Vegas XXXI next month. Take a look at the results.

2017 Chris Sailer Kicking GA Fall Camp

Overall Champion: Jay Bramblett (2019, AL)
Jay put on the most dominating performance of the Fall Camp Tour to date. He easily averaged 45+ yards, with 4.4+ hang time. He also hit dozens of balls 50+ yards, with 5.0+ hang time. His best ball measured 52 yards, with 5.28 hang time. Jay won the punt competition by besting other fantastic punters with his consistency. Jay is now a 5-Star Punter, the #1 ranked Punter in the nation and 100% D1 scholarship worthy. OFFER NOW!!!

Field Goal Champion: James Williams (2020, GA)
James won the field goal competition by going 6-6 with a long of 56 yards. What is more impressive is that he beat out juniors and seniors while kicking off the ground. He was also dominant on kickoffs and continues to be one of the very best punters in the nation in his class. James is an outstanding athlete that is on his way to being a D1 scholarship level combo player. After winning the 2017 GA Summer Camp, he nearly pulled off back to back championships.

Kickoff Champion: Wesley Wells (2018, GA)
The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker did an outstanding job during the kickoff competition. He averaged 65+ yards, with over 4.0+ second hang time. His competition winning kick measured 67 yards with 4.38 hang time. Wesley also shows great potential on field goal. He is a great athlete with one of the stronger legs in his class. Look for Wesley to have a big showing at Vegas XXXI next month and turn the heads of college coaches.

Top Newcomers: Jack Brady (2019) and Sam Rayborn (2020)
Both Jack and Sam proved very quickly that they could compete with the best in the nation in their respective classes. Both have great college futures ahead of them. Look for them to compete for TOP 12 spots at Vegas XXXI next month.

Top 2018 Prospects: Cole Hanna, Wesley Wells, Alan Andrzejewski, Alec Earp, Bryce Jones, Joseph Tacopina, Alex Hardy, Luke Darby, McKay Taylor, Michael Baugus, Taiten Winkel, Robert Faulkner, Bryson King, Jacob Enos, Mateo Rengifo, Tripp Slyman

Top 2019 Prospects: Jay Bramblett, Anthony Rodriguez, Jack Brady, Alexander Raynor, Ben Freehill, Ben Packer, Jack Martin, Jimmy Lowery, Josh McCoy, Noah Sheets, Zach Ford, Thor Billstrom, Alan Kervin, Anthony Einhorn, Chandler Caughron, Jacob Strassel, Jack Brady, Jack Palmer, Jesse Klein, Justin Falin, Matthew Rigney, Trent Kaplan, Tylan Perine, Walker Thompson, Grayson Clark

Top 2020 Prospects: James Williams, Sam Rayborn, Brock Travelstead, Parker Hannon, Conner Middleton, Kellen Grave de Peralta, Taylor Shahon, Ty Sherman, Daniel Cristiani, Ben Skahan, Charlie Polllock, Diego Huerta, Graham Gotlieb, Kenneth Lockhart, Simon Shin

Top 2021 Prospects: Brock Froschauer, Dalton McGowan, Marshall Nichols, Braden Ralston, Braeden Haynes, Caden Long, Christopher Nettuno, Conor Cummins, Drake Tabor, Hudson Standfest, James Jacob, Joey Wood, Robert Jacobs, Sam Wiederhold, Peyton Engel

Future Stars: Will Peltz, Upton Bellenfant

Take a look at the Finals:

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with stops in Atlanta, GA (December 3) Phoenix, AZ (December 11) Massillon, OH (December 17) & Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

Jay Bramblett is a D1 Scholarship Pick. OFFER NOW!!!

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I’m a Senior, What Should I Do In November?

5 Easy Tips For The Class of 2018 To Get Ahead In Recruiting – November

1. Stop panicking.  We are still very early in the recruiting process.  Less that 5% of the class of 2018 (K/P) have made college commitments.  Less than 10% of the class of 2018 (K/P) have been offered any sort of college opportunity.  Note, there are many waves of recruiting.  Recruiting will last all the way through August when fall camps officially begin for the upcoming college football season.

2. Take unofficial visits as often as possible.  An unofficial visit simply mean that you have to pay for the visit yourself.   Getting on campus is the best way to show a college football program genuine interest.  Sending emails, making phone calls, direct messaging on social media, etc. simply isn’t enough anymore.  A coach will know that you have a real interest once you make the effort to get on campus.

3. Start to narrow down your search to universities and colleges that are realistic options.  This includes level of football (FBS, FCS, D2, D3, NAII, JC, etc.), level of academics, region of the country, etc.  Stop targeting D1 football programs if you are not a D1 recruit.  Stop targeting high academic institutions if you have a 2.0 GPA.  Find schools that will reciprocate interest in you and opportunities will follow.

READ THIS BLOG ON HOW SCHOOLS RECRUIT

4. Ask for an opportunity, not a scholarship.  Every college coach in America knows that you would like to be offered a scholarship.  When you ask for a scholarship, this turns them off.  You are basically limiting communication opportunity.  When you ask for an opportunity to be on the team, coaches will be receptive.  You are opening a door for communication.  The goal in recruiting is to create options.  Offers of any kind, create buzz, which create more options.  Scholarship vs. Preferred Walk On offers will take care of itself in the end.

5. Get ready for XXXI (January 13-15, 2018).  The biggest mistake made these days is thinking that recruiting for seniors is already over by this time.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  90% of Kickers / Punters in this class will be recruited heavily during this time of year.  It will be feeding frenzy.  National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) is in early February.  Vegas takes place this time of year for this reason.  College coaches pay a tremendous amount of attention to the Vegas results and post Vegas rankings.  Scholarships offers and preferred walk on opportunities will be won this weekend in Vegas.

Join us for the largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the world, Vegas!!!

 

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Evan Davis Dominates the 2017 NC Fall Camp!

The 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp tour continued November 19th in Charlotte, NC. The camp featured talented specialists from over 10 states. As always, the talent was off the charts. With Vegas XXXI around the corner, the atmosphere was intense. This region of the country continues to produce top national prospects. The battle to make TOP 12 in Las Vegas this coming January is going to be tremendous. Take a look at the results.

Huge group of talented kickers & punters at the 2017 NC Fall Camp

Overall Camp Champion
Evan Davis (2019, NC): The long time Chris Sailer Kicking came through with a dominant performance. He won the field goal competition by going a perfect 7-7 with a long of 60! He then hit a clutch 52-yarder in the finals to win it all. He is a pure and accurate field goal kicker with huge range. His kickoffs are near the top of his class, D1 ready. He is also a very capable punter. Evan is one of the most confident performers in the nation. He is a D1 scholarship athlete without a doubt. Look for him to challenge for a TOP 12 spot this coming January in Las Vegas. OFFER NOW!!!

Kickoff Champion
George Georgopolous (2018, SC): George is by far one of the most talented newcomers of the Fall Tour. He has an explosive leg and big time college potential. He won the kickoff competition by averaging over 70 yards with 3.9+ hang time. He hit a 78 yard, 3.84 ball and followed that up with a 72 yard, 4.04 shot to win it. His kickoffs are D1 ready right now. He is extremely talented on both field goal and punt. George is going to be a huge addition for a college football program. Look for him to dominate Vegas XXXI and pick up college offers.

Punt Champion
Kyle Romenick (2019, SC) – The long time Chris Sailer Kicking Punter had a breakthrough camp. He was strong and consistent from start to finish. He averages 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time and also shows the ability to hit a big ball. His best ball on the day measured 52 yards with 4.92 hang time. He won every major punt competition and came up just shy of being the overall camp champion. Kyle is a D1 scholarship prospect. Look for Kyle to challenge for a TOP 12 spot this coming January in Las Vegas.

Class of 2018 Top Prospects: George Georgopolous, Nate Craft, Aaron Vardell, Bentley Faulker, Alex Haubenreisser, Brycen Walker, Cristian Alvarez, Ford Williams, Jackson Brooks, Michael Driscoll, Sebastian Garcia, Seth Harrison, Will Strain, John Howell, Jimmy Chambers, Bryce DeSantis, Conor MacDougall, Zack Nicholson

Class of 2019 Top Prospects: Evan Davis, Kyle Romenick, Jared Wheatley, Jason Stricker, Landon Fogleman, Tyler Keltner, Ben Kiernan, Aledemar Jimenez, Brandon Dickerson, Drew Morais, Hunter Benton, Lake Barrett, Michael Hayes, Nathan Raney, Nolan Parris, Ryan Castle, Sam Tindall, Will Griggs, Avery Funderburk, Collin Smith, Devin Baldwin, Jacob Sheline, Jeremiah Kim, Jonathan Weitz, Justin Johnson, Mills Herlong, Jaxon Youngblood, Asher King

Class of 2020 Top Prospects: Noah Burnette, Ben Steele, Andrew Brown, Ben Dority, Graham Griffith, Grant Wood, Hayden Olsen, Holland West, Mitchell Gallucio, Ryan Barrick, Ben Rich, Graham Newboult, Jayden Farley, Nolan McCord, Ryan Ingersoll, Steven Snell

Class of 2021 Top Prospects: Ivan Shuran, Zane Smith, Bailey Owens, Thomas Dellaporta, Gray Carter, Jack Tannehill

Youth Prospects: Andrew Conrad, Cole Jordan

Check out the Finals Round Here:

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with stops in Atlanta, GA (December 3) Phoenix, AZ (December 11) Massillon, OH (December 17) & Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

Evan Davis, 2017 NC Camp Overall Champion

 

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 10 College Players of the Week, Matt Anderson & JK Scott Honored!

Each week Chris Sailer Kicking will select College Players of the Week based off of performances from that week only.  Players selected are students of Chris Sailer Kicking and must have attended Chris Sailer Kicking camps or lessons.

Chris Sailer Kicking College Players of the Week:

Kicker:

Week 10: Matt Anderson (CAL) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 49) 4-4 Extra Points
Week 9: Daniel Gutierrez (UNLV) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 38) 2-2 Extra Points
Week 8: Connor Culp (LSU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 47) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 7: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 46) 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 53) 4-4 Extra Points
Week 5: Erik Powell (Washington State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 44) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 4: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 41) 4-4 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 3: Chase McGrath (USC) 2-3 Field Goals (Long 43), 3-3 Extra Points, Game Tying & Game Winning Field Goals
Week 2: John Barron II (San Diego State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 32) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 42), 3-3 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 10: JK Scott (Alabama) 51.6 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 58)
Week 9: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 53.7 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 75)
Week 8: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 57.7 Yard Punt Average on 3 Punts (Long 78)
Week 7: Shane Tripucka (Texas A&M) 48.6 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 55)
Week 6: Cade Coffey (Idaho) 52.3 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 64)
Week 5: Blake Gillikin (Penn State) 46.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 57)
Week 4: Charlie Scott (Air Force) 47.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 51.4 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 70)
Week 2: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 50.1 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 77)
Week 1: Tyler Sumpter (Troy) 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 60)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 10: Jake Verity (East Carolina) 52, Canon Rooker (Middle Tennessee State) 51, Andrew Harte (Rutgers) 50
Week 9: Lucas Havrisik (Arizona) 57, Erik Powell (Washington St.) 56, Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 52, Redford Jones (Tulsa) 51, Chase McGrath (USC) 51
Week 8: Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 53, Matt Anderson (CAL) 52, Jason Sanders (New Mexico) 52, Canon Rooker (Middle Tennessee State) 50
Week 7: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52, Erik Powell (Washington State) 52
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 53, Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 52, Erik Powell (Washington State) 52
Week 5: None
Week 4: Jason Sanders (New Mexico) 53, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 52, Redford Jones (Tulsa) 50, Austin MacGinnes (Kentucky) 50
Week 3: Brady Viles (UTEP) 53, Brent Cimaglia (Tennessee) 51
Week 2: None
Week 1: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 52

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 10: NA
Week 9: Jet Toner (Stanford)
Week 8: Cole Murphy (Syracuse), Jake Verity (East Carolina)
Week 7: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M)
Week 6: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) & Garrett Owens (Iowa State)
Week 5: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 4: Jason Sanders (New Mexico)
Week 3: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky)
Week 2: TBA
Week 1: Tristan Vizcaino (Washington)

Stay tuned as each week, Chris Sailer Kicking will update you on Chris Sailer Kicking in College Football!

Check out former Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that have won the Lou Groza Award!

JK Scott, helped Alabama defeat rival LSU!

 

Matt Anderson (CAL), became the leading scorer in CAL history!

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TODAY is Long Snapper Appreciation Day! Contest is on!

Today we celebrate the first ever Long Snapper Appreciation Day.  It is time that we all give credit to the unsung heroes of the football team, our long snappers.  Be sure to post your contest entries today showing your appreciation for your long snapper or for long snappers in general.  Read the ENTRY RULES HERE.

I was fortunate to have one of the best long snappers of all time…. Chris Rubio.  Our relationship began many years ago.  Here is a look back and a look forward at a relationship that is about much more than just football.  Enjoy this timeline….

August, 1995: Rubio and I met at UCLA during Fall Camp of my true freshman season.  Rubio was beginning his third season at UCLA.

September, 1995: Rubio and I both started in our first college game together against Miami in the Rose Bowl.  Rubio was a redshirt sophomore.  I was a true freshman.

1995/1996: Rubio snapped to his first All-American Kicker Bjorn Merten.

1997: In my first year starting as both a kicker and punter, Rubio’s snapping and calming influence was the key to my All-American season as both a kicker and punter.  As a team (Sailer/Rubio) we were the first ever to be named All-American in two positions in one year.

Take a look HERE

1997-2003: Rubio and I remained great friends off the field without football.

January, 2003: Rubio came to Vegas to assist me with the first ever Vegas National Event.  He helped me coach a dozen long snappers.

February, 2003: Rubio became a part of Chris Sailer Kicking and began coaching long snappers.  A part time job eventually became a full time job and Rubio Long Snapping was born.

2003-2017: Rubio Long Snapping & Chris Sailer Kicking became the #1 Specialist brand in the World! Combined we train, mentor and evaluate thousands of athletes per year.

2017-Future: Expect greatness.

What most people do not know is that the success Rubio and I have enjoyed on the field and in the specialist business is driven by a special friendship off the field.  We have been best friends since we first met in 1995.  From single young men in college….. to now married 40 year olds with a combined 7 children and dominant business together, we have grown up together every step up of the way.  We have a mutual respect, trust and love for one another that is unparalleled.

I would not be where I am today and I would not be the man that I am today without Chris Rubio.  Rubio, thank you for being my Long Snapper.  Rubio thank you for being my business partner.  Rubio, thank you for being my friend.  Happy Long Snapper Appreciation Day!

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2017 CA Fall Camp Recap, Medina Wins Back-to-Back CA Camps!

Chris Sailer Kicking hosted the 2017 CA Fall Camp at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA on Sunday October 29th.  This was the largest and most talented 1-day regional camp in a few years.  Near perfect weather and brand new turf provided ideal conditions for the specialists.  Just under 200 specialists from over a dozen states participated in the highly competitive atmosphere.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Jaime Medina (JC, CA) – Jaime was absolutely outstanding once again. The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student has now won back-to-back CA Camps.  He won the field goal competition by drilling 8-9 kicks including the competition winner from 61 yards out.  He was also a kickoff and punt finalist proving his all around worth.  Jaime is the #1 Junior College Combo prospect in the nation.

Kickoff Champion
Jonah Lipel (2018, CA) – Jonah is simply a phenomenal kicking prospect.  The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student and Harvard commit was dominant in all areas of the game.  On this day he was the kickoff champion.  Jonah averaged well over 65 yards, with 4.10+ hang time.  His final kick to win the competition measured 76 yards with 4.16 second hang time.  He was also fantastic on both field goal and punt.  Harvard has a great one coming their way.

Punt Champion
Lane Kast (2018, CA) – Lane put together his best performance yet at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp.  He became the punt champion by showing that he could stay consistent from the start to the end of camp.  Lane averages 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time.  He also shows he can hit a big ball.  Lane is also very capable on kickoffs.  He is proving that he can challenge at any college level.  Vegas XXXI will be a great stage to prove exactly that to college coaches.

Junior College Standouts: Jaime Medina, Andrew Rodriguez, Clay D’Amico, Augustin Delgadillo, Kyle Babcock, Mitch Souza, Paul Rodriguez, Ronnie Ochoa, Steve Sanchez, Tanner Carcamo, Travis Reiner, Vitor Sambugaro

Class of 2018 Standouts: Jonah Lipel, Cody Williams, Campbell Geddes, Antonio Garcia, Brennan Chanty, Carson King, Chris Wood, Eric Fellenzer, Jack Morrel, Jake Amigo, Mark Meader, Matthew Hamilton, Kai Madela, Lane Kast, Logan Prescott, Matthew Freem, Nicholas Lawson, Ryan Redman, Tyler Werner

Class of 2019 Standouts: Anthony Santoro, Anthony Tom-Makue, Brandon Petruescu, Brandon Talton, Cameron Sharafatian, Carson Sten, Charles Bein, Christopher Vartanian, Dean Janikowski, DJ Del Fierro, Dylan Orr, Ethan Schroeder, Gavin Wale, Giovanni Maldonado, Jack Austin, Jason White, Justin Huff, Justin Morales, Kieren Spradlin, Luke Schatz, Nicholas Villamizar, Nicolas Lopez, Ramzee Jaridly, Zachary Belanger, Marcelo Navaro

Class of 2020 Standouts: Anthony Meader, Archie Green, Brett Money, Bryan Villasenor, Derek Roah, Fabien Guillen, Connor Wallace, Nathan Michel, Nick Hill, Noah Carlton, Peter Delis, Race Mahlum, RJ Lopez, Ricky Post, Ronan Donnelly, Ryan Eggley

Class of 2021 Standouts: Josh Bryan, Brett Jensen, Alec Silver, Bryan Ryks, Christian Cervantes, Kai Yamasaki, Thomas Dore, Thomas Southey, Zachary Moore

Class of 2022 Future Stars: Shane Nelson, Ryan Sailer

The road to Vegas XXXI continues with stops in Dallas, TX (November 12) Charlotte, NC (November 19) Atlanta, GA (December 3) Phoenix, AZ (December 11) Massillon, OH (December 17) & Los Angeles, CA (January 6). The largest kicking, punting & long snapping camp in the World…. Vegas XXXI will take place January 12-14, 2018. Want to be a part of it? Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more information.

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