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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2017 TX Spring Camp Recap, Stewart Shines!

The 2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp has officially hit the half way point with the most recent stop in Dallas, TX.  This was the largest camp to date bringing in 75+ Kickers/Punters from over 10 states.  The camp was lead by Kansas commit Liam Jones, 5-Star rated kicker Blake Mazza & top junior college punting/kicking prospect Hunter Everett.  There was also a great balance of 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 veterans and newcomers.   Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion
Clayton Stewart (2018, TX) – Clayton is a remarkable talent.  He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  The combo player (K/P) continues to impress each time we see him, doing his best under pressure.  On this day he was the field goal champion by nailing over 90% of his field goals and showing range of up to 60 yards.  He also put kickoffs deep into the end zone and competed with the best during punt competitions.  Clayton has the tools to challenge for a TOP 12 spot this May in Las Vegas.  He is a D1 prospect.

Kickoff & Field Goal Champion
Liam Jones (2018, OK) – The Kansas commit, TOP 12 Member & long time Chris Sailer Kicking student was absolutely dominant.  He has proven time and time again that he is clearly one of the very best in the nation.  He is strong, smooth, consistent and dominates under pressure.  On this day he won a major field goal competition by hitting nearly every field goal attempt and showing range up to 62 yards.  He won the kickoff competition by hitting several balls through the uprights with 4.0+ hang time.  He is beyond ready to play at Kansas.

Punt Champion
Cade Kostroun (2017, TX) – Cade had an outstanding day punting the football.  He is consistent and punts for solid distance and hang time.  His footwork is college ready and his confidence continues to climb. He shows all the tools to take his game to the next level.  On this day he averaged over 40 yards, with 4.4 plus hang time.  He won several competitions against the other punters then stepped up and won again against the entire group.  He is ready for the next level.

The Best of the Class of 2017
Liam Jones, Blake Mazza, Hogan Keasler

Top 6 Class of 2018 Veterans
Hunter Everett, Chris Kessler, Cole Talley, Clayton Stewart, John Mayers, Jacob Meeks

Top 4 Class of 2018 Newcomers
Blair Zepeda, Ty French, Joshua Delgado, Matt O’Brien

Top 5 Class of 2019 Veterans
Alex Felkins, Carson Garrett, Kameron Lake, Tyler Shearer, Josh McCoy

Top 3 Class of 2019 Newcomers
Noah Grant, Caden Davis, John Aldridge

Other 2018 College Prospects
Emmanuel Adagbon, Juan Pablo Mena, Ryan Jones, Clark Schoonover, Dalton Rogers, Hayden Nelson, Jake Smith, Joanly Martinez, Jonathan Figueroa, Trevor Gentner, Grant Braught, Ian Martula, Karch Kaspar, Matt Schanfish

Other 2019 College Prospects
Austin Rychlik, Brody Patty, Josh Plaster, Cameron Baller, Jacob Barnes, Javier Castillo, Logan Shields, Tristan Heaton, Aleric Hernandez, Derek Eckenfels, Eathan Bernard, Jimmy Martin, Mason Johnson, Matt Stanton, Noah Sheets, Bijan Nichols

Class of 2020 Prospects
James Griffith, Tabor Allen, Aidan Schiefer, Brian Brogan, Conner Ford, Dalton Wolf, JC Smith, Hayden Riggins, Reed Kieny

Future Stars
Francisco Castillo, David Kemp, Connor Bryan, Alex Draguicevich, Brock Smalley

The Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camp Tour continues with stops in Phoenix, AZ (April 9), New Jersey (April 9), Chicago, IL (April 23), Atlanta, GA (April 30), Los Angeles, CA (May 7), & Dallas, TX (May 7). The our ends with the largest exposure camp in the World…. Vegas 30 (May 13-14).  To be the best, train & compete with the best.  For more stats, rankings, future camp dates, etc. visit www.ChrisSailerKicking.com #TeamSailer

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