Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 3 College Players of the Week, Cameron Dicker & Tyler Newsome 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:

Week 1: Cole Tracy (LSU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 54), 3-3 Extra Points
Week 2: Brandon Ruiz (Arizona State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 49), 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal vs. Michigan State
Week 3: Cameron Dicker (Texas) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 46), 4-4 Extra Points

Cameron Dicker, Texas

Week 1: Jake Bailey (Stanford) 48.8 Yard Average on 5 Punts (Long 63)
Week 2: Brandon Wright (Georgia State) 56.3 Yard Average on 4 Punts (Long 65)
Week 3: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 59.6 Yard Average on 5 Punts (Long 63)

Tyler Newsome, Notre Dame


50+ Yard Field Goals:
Week 1: Cole Tracy (LSU) 54, Gabriel Rui (Kansas) 54, Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 52, Cole Hedlund (North Texas) 51
Week 2: John Barron II (San Diego State) 52, Cole Tracy (LSU) 50, Tyler Bass (Georgia Southern) 50
Week 3: John Barron II (San Diego State) 54, Nick Madonia (Tennessee Tech) 54

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 selected each week)
Week 1: Cole Tracy (LSU), Chase McCrath (USC), Cole Hedlund (North Texas)
Week 2: James Sherman (Texas State)
Week 3: Cole Tracy (LSU)

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!


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!


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.


TOP 12 Camp Invitees Announced

Congratulations to the following 40 Kickers/Punters who have been selected to attend the TOP 12 CAMP.

Vegas 30 (May 13-14, 2017) – 20 Invitees (in alphabetical order)
Adam Krause  (2018, IL)
Alex Felkins (2019, OK)
Cade Pollard (2018, TX)
Caleb Griffin (2018, IL)
Cameron Dicker (2018, TX)
Campbell Geddes (2018, CA)
Cole Hanna (2018, GA)
Clayton Stewart (2018, TX)
Derek Ng (2018, NV)
Dylan Brady (2018, CA)
Dylan Williams (2018, CA)
Gabe Boring (2018, TN)
George Triplett (2018, WV)
John Mayers (2018, TX)
Michael Cooney (2018, IL)
Michael Lantz (2019, GA)
Porter Wilson (2019, OH)
Prominence Akubuo-Onwuemeka (JC, CA)
Scott Lees (2018, WA)
Thomas Burks (2018, TN)

Vegas XXIX (January 14-15, 2017) – 20 Invitees (in alphabetical order)
Ajay Culhane (2018, CA)
Anthony Mosharrafa (2018, AZ)
Brayden Narveson (2018, AZ)
BT Potter (2018, SC)
Camden Lewis (2019, NC)
Camden Wise (2018, VA)
Charles Campbell (2018, TN)
Chris Dunn (2018, NC)
Chris Kessler (2018, TX)
Chris Van Eekeran (2019, IN)
Cole Talley (2018, TX)
Evan McPherson (2018, AL)
Isaac Power (2018, CO)
Jake Camarda (2018, GA)
Jonah Lipel (2018, CA)
Quentin Wallace (2018, IL)
Matthew Brust (2018, FL)
Matthew Jaeger (2018, MN)
Massimo Biscardi (2018, PA)
Nicolas Sciba (2018, SC)

5 Wild Cards will be chosen to join these specialists in the coming weeks.

The TOP 12 Camp will take place in Tampa, FL from July 17-19, 2017.

These specialists will compete to make the official 2017 TOP 12. The competition, both physically and mentally, will be like no other camp. The entire process will be captured in a web series (TOP 12 Camp Series). The web series will capture everything from the the behind the scenes moments, to the on field competitions, to the mentally challenging interviews, to the ups and downs of the the entire TOP 12 selection process. Get ready for the next greatest thing that will elevate exposure for specialists to a whole new level.

“Vegas” was created in 2003 as the very first national exposure event of its kind for kickers, punters and long snappers.  Just over 100 specialists attended the first camp.  Now well over 1000 specialists travel to Vegas each year.   The goal has always been to get the world’s best instruction, competition and exposure.  TOP 12 and Event Elite have been the 2 most credible exposure lists to be on in the world for specialists.  Take a look at the 12 most famous Kicker/Punter TOP 12 Members of all time. 

Dan Bailey (Cowboys)
Justin Tucker (Ravens)
Bryan Anger (Buccaneers)
Blair Walsh (Seahawks)
Jeff Locke (Colts)
Brad Nortman (Jaguars)
Nick Folk (Bucs)
Tress Way (Redskins)
Bradley Pinion (49ers)
Drew Kaser (Chargers)
Ryan Allen (Patriots)
Ryan Succop (Titans)
Dustin Hopkins (Redskins)
Cody Parkey (Browns)
Kai Forbath (Vikings)
Matt Darr (Dolphins)
Colton Schmidt (Bills)
Randy Bullock (Bengals)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans)
Ross Martin (Jets)
Kenny Allen (Ravens)
Will Monday (Chiefs)


Meeks Steps Up Bigtime to Win In Dallas!

Chris Sailer Kicking hosted the largest camp of the fall to date, and it just might have also been the most talented, this past weekend in Dallas, TX.  Specialists from over 10 states were in attendance to learn and compete.  The camp could have been won by a dozen or so athletes, but only one could come out on top.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion:
Jacob Meeks (2018, TX) – The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student had his best performance ever.  He won a major field goal competition by hitting on 7-7 field goals with a long of 57.  His kickoffs were also strong.  He averaged over 65 yards with 3.7+ hang time.  Jacob is coming into his own at the right time.  He has a bright college future with continued hard work.

Field Goal Champion:
Matthew Jaeger (2018, MN) – Matthew is another longtime Chris Sailer Kicking student who is beginning to dominate camps.  He won a major field goal competition by going 8-8 and connecting on back to back 58 yard field goals.  He is smooth and accurate.  His kickoffs are also nearing the top of his class.  Matthew is gong to be a fine college player.

Kickoff Champion:
Liam Jones (2017, OK) – Liam was the most impressive all around specialist on the day.  He connected on over 90% of his field goals and dominated mentally.  He won the kickoff competition by hitting a few balls through the uprights. His best ball on the day was 75 yards with 4.13 hang time.  The Kansas commit is 100% ready for the next level.

Punt Champion:
Jack Geiger (2017, CA) – Jack was by far the best punter on the day.  The Chris Sailer Kicking Event Elite specialist dominated in all punt competitions.  He averaged 40+ yards with 4.3+ hang time.  He was consistent and also showed the ability to hit a big ball.  His best ball on the day traveled 55 yards with 4.88 hang time.  Jack is a top national punting prospect.

Top 2017 Prospects:
Josh Grant (2017, TX) – Josh continues to prove himself time and time again.  He has 55+ yard range on field goals off the ground and gets excellent height on his ball.  He also has a D1 kickoff leg.  Josh is a competitor that does very well under pressure.  He has all the tools to excel at the D1 level.  Look for Josh to be one of the next national prospects to be offered a D1 Scholarship.

Blake Mazza (2017, TX) – Blake is a tremendous kicker.  He has one of the strongest legs in his class and kicks with great accuracy.  His field goals and kickoffs are both D1 ready.  Blake is also a great competitor that does a nice job under pressure.  He is going to make a fine addition to any college football program.

Top 2018 Prospects:
Chris Kessler (2018, TX) – Chris continues to prove time and time again that he is a top national prospect in his class.  He is smooth and accurate on field goals with excellent range.  He is also strong on kickoffs.

Charles Campbell (2018, TN) – Charles is another strong contender for the top national prospect in his class.  He is a great athlete with a elite leg strength.  Charles is equally talented on field goal and kickoff.

Cole Talley (2018, TX) – Cole has perhaps the strongest leg in his class. He is an incredible athlete with endless talent.  He shows he can hit a big ball off the ground at times.  His kickoffs are elite.  With hard work, he will be a special D1 player.

Cameron Dicker (2018, TX) – Cameron is another special prospect in the class of 2018.  He has an exceptional leg and shows great overall potential.  His field goals are strong and accurate.  He is near the top of his class of kickoffs.  He also shows he is a very capable punter.

John Mayers (2018, TX) – John is a strong and accurate kicker.  He hits a pure ball on field goals off the ground and has excellent range.  His kickoffs are also near the top of his class.  John is one of the most consistent performers in his class.

Top 2019 Prospect:
Alex Felkins (2018, OK) – The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking is beginning to dominate his class.  He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  Alex hits a pure ball off the ground already with excellent range.  He is also near the top of his class on kickoffs.  And he is coming into his own as a punter.  Alex has a bright future.

Other Class of 2017 Standouts: Alex Schrag, Brayden Betz, Grant McCartney, Hogan Keasler, Luis Diaz, Storm Jensen, Turner Davidson, Aleksa Radovic, Cade Kostroun, Cameron Braaten, Connor Watts, Jared Meyer

Other Class of 2018 Standouts: Aidan Gale, Clark Schoonover, Dalton Staurovsky, Austin Guidry, Dylan Williams, Grant Braught, Hayden Moses, Jake Smith, Jonathan Figueroa, Karch Kaspar, Clayton Stewart, Dalton Rogers, Dylan Hendricks, Dylan Wilmore, Greg Blaser, Ian Martula, Jake Rittman, Matt Stanton

Other Class of 2019 Standouts: Austin Rychlik, Brody Patty, Cale Nation, Cameron Baller, Josh Plaster, Landry Poppen, Michael Nichols, Tristan Heaton, Tyler Shearer, Brian Barber, Cole Schroeder, Grant Collins, Javier Castillo, Kameron Lake, Matthew Heffernan, Nicolas Bernal, Oscar Gandara, Sam Younger

Very Best 2020 Specialists: James Griffith, Cohen Parent, Paker Lee, Tabor Allen

Other Class of 2020 Standouts: Aidan Schiefer, Hayden Riggins, Reed Kieny, Ricardo Campos

Class of 2021 Future Stars: Ty Reid, Brock Smalley, Ethan Spearman, Francisco Castillo, Nick Rhinehart, Oscar Falcon, Ruben Reyna

Join Chris Sailer Kicking at the following locations to be a part of it:  Phoenix, AZ (December 11), Atlanta, GA (December 18).  Then the big one, the Super Bowl for Kickers, Punters & Long Snappers, Vegas XXIX (January 14-15, 2017). To be the best, train and compete with the best.  For more information and complete results and player rankings, visit

Top 2017 Prospects: Liam Jones, Josh Grant & Blake Mazza

Top 2017 Prospects: Liam Jones, Josh Grant & Blake Mazza


2016 Underclassmen Invitational Recap. The World’s Young K/P Stars Shine!

The future kicking, punting & long snapping stars gathered in Bradenton, FL for the 2016 Chris Sailer Kicking Underclassmen Invitation July 21-22, 2016.  Well over 150 participants from over 30 states and other countries in the classes of 2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018 traveled  to Florida to be a part of this prestigious invitation only camp.  This has become one of our most popular camps of the year!  It is the ultimate chance for both athletes and their parents to bond, build friendships and learn about the world of kicking, punting and long snapping.  The future is looking bright with this group! Take a look at the results…

Day 1

Field Goal Champions

Class of 2019 & Younger
Carson Garrett (2019, TX) – Carson is an excellent young kicker.  He is a great athlete with elite leg strength.  He is already hitting a college level ball off the ground on field goals.  He is also very strong on kickoff and also showing punting ability.

Class of 2018
Ashton Garner – (2018, MS) – Ashton is a talented rising junior.  He has a big leg and competes very well under pressure.  He has all the tools to compete with the best in his class.  Ashton is an athlete with great upside.

Day 2

Field Goal Champions

Class of 2019 & Younger
Griffin Crosa (2019, OH) – Griffin is an outstanding young kicker.  He has a strong leg and kicks with great technique and consistency.  The long time Chris Sailer Kicking student is always a steady performer.  He is stepping up more and more with each camp.  The future is bright for Griffin.

Class of 2018
Wesley Wells (2018, GA) – Wesley is a gifted specialist.  Another great athlete with strong potential.  He shows he can hit an elite ball off the ground and also competes very well.  There is a lot of upside here. I expect Wesley to continue to develop into one of the best.

Kickoff Champion

Brayden Narveson (2018, TX) – Brayden is a big time talent.  He has an explosive leg and tremendous natural ability.  He hits a strong ball off the ground on field goals and competes with the best on kickoffs.  His best ball on the day was 64 yards with 4.07 hang time.  And he has only scratched the surface of what he is capable of.

Punt Champion

Class of 2019 & Younger
Carson Garrett (2019, TX) – Carson proved his all around ability by also stepping up and winning the punting competition for his division.  Carson is a outstanding future prospect.

Class of 2018
Evan McPherson (2018, AL) – Evan won not 1, but both major competitions on this day.  He is a top national combo player (K/P) prospect in this class.  His field goals are outstanding off the ground.  His kickoffs are elite.  And he is a tremendous punter.  Evan has all the tools.  Look for big things in the future from him.

Top 12 Class of 2019 National Prospects (in attendance)
Brian Barber (LA)
Bryce Law (OR)
Camden Lewis (NC)
Carson Garrett (TX)
Carson Sten (CA)
Griffin Crosa (OH)
James Turner (MI)
Josh McCoy (LA)
Josh Plaster (TX)
Kyle Romenick (SC)
Mason Molique (KY)
Patrick Markwalter (GA)
*alphabetical order by first name

Top 12 Class of 2018 National Prospects (in attendance)
Anthony Mosharrafa (AZ)
Brayden Narveson (AZ)
Cameron Dicker (TX)
Campbell Geddes (CA)
Chris Kessler (TX)
Derek Ng (NV)
Evan McPherson (AL)
Grant Gonya (OH)
Jonah Lipel (CA)
Massimo Biscardi (PA)
Matthew Brust (FL)
Nicholas Sciba (SC)
*alphabetical order by first name

Class of 2020 MVP’s: Brock Travelstead, James Griffith, Mitchell Galluccio
Class of 2021 MVP: Carter Davis
Class of 2022 MVP’s: Cael Lundin, Conner Wright

This camp is as much about building friendships/bonds as it is about learning, competing and gaining exposure.  These memories last a lifetime.  Want to be a part of it?  See in Las Vegas January 13-15, 2017 at Vegas XXIX.  To be the best, train with the best! #TeamSailer

D. Ng, A. Moshraffa, C. Dicker, M. Biscardi, J. Lipel, E. McPherson & C. Kessler

D. Ng, A. Moshraffa, C. Dicker, M. Biscardi, J. Lipel, E. McPherson & C. Kessler