2017 Chris Sailer Kicking Spring Camps Announced!

The 2017 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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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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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 9 College Players of the Week, Daniel Gutierrez & Corey Bojorquez 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 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 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 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 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!

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National Long Snapper Appreciation Day / Chris Sailer Kicking Contest

Chris Sailer Kicking introduces National Long Snapper Appreciation Day. Long Snappers are often the most under appreciated football players on the field. The saying goes, “You never know the long snappers name, unless they mess up” and “If you are a long snapper, it is your hope that the announcer never mentions your name. That just means you are doing your job well.”

I can tell you from first hand experience that a long snapper directly effects the success of kicker. In 1997, I earned All-American honors as both a kicker and punter while at UCLA. I never saw a bad snap and in fact never saw the laces of the football that year. My long snapper, yep you called it, was Chris Rubio. Our operation was flawless all year and making kicks became easy with that immense confidence that my long snapper would be perfect for me every time. Rubio never did get his All-American plaque that year. He also didn’t get to travel with me to Orlando, FL to be a part of the Home Depot ESPN Awards Show.

So…. after all these years, I have decided that it is time to thank my long snapper with the National Long Snapper Appreciation Day. I am inviting the Chris Sailer Kicking family to join me to celebrate our unsung heroes on November 1st starting in 2017 and continuing on each year from here on out.

Chris Sailer Kicking Contest – Due November 1st by midnight (Winner TBA November 2nd)

Post a picture, video, story, a combination of all of the above, etc. to your social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) showing your appreciation for your long snapper. Be creative and capture the meaning of long snapper appreciation. Tag Chris Sailer in your post. Also text (818-209-8921) or email (Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com) your entry to Chris Sailer. The winner will receive FREE admission to Vegas XXXI January 13-14, 2018. If you are already registered for Vegas, you will receive FREE admission to any Chris Sailer Kicking camp of your choice in the future (Excluding TOP 12 Camp & Underclassmen Invitational).

The time has come. I believe this might actually quiet Rubio and his comments about kickers/punters down a bit. Or maybe not. Regardless, I cannot wait to see your entries. Good luck!

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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 ChrisSailerKicking.com

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

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

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 13 College Players of the Week, Matt Anderson and Kenny Allen 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 13: Matt Anderson (CAL) 5-5 Field Goals (Long 44) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 12: Tyler Davis (Penn State) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 40) 3-3 Extra Points
Week 11: Gary Wunderlich (Mississippi) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 39) 2-2 Extra Points, Game Winning 39 Yard Field Goal to beat Texas A&M.
Week 10: Rodrigo Blankenship (Georgia) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 49) 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning 25 Yard Field Goal to beat Kentucky.
Week 9: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4-5 Field Goals (Long 37) 6-6 Extra Points
Week 8: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 4-5 Field Goals (Long 51) 2-2 Extra Points, Game Winning 51 Yard Field Goal to beat Mississippi State.
Week 7: Andrew Endicott (Wisconsin) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 46) 2-2 Extra Points
Week 6: Josh Williams (SMU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 44), 4-4 Extra Points
Week 5: Tyler Davis (Penn State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 40), 2-2 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew DiRocco (Tulane) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 48), 3-3 Extra Points
Week 3: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 5-5 Field Goals (Long 46), 2-2 Extra Points
Week 2: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 47), 6-6 Extra Points
Week 1: Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 48), 1-1 Extra Points, Game Winning 48 Yard Field Goal to upset LSU.

Punter:
Week 13: Kenny Allen (Michigan) 47.4 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 67)
Week 12: Tanner Blain (San Diego State) 48.2 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 60)
Week 11: J.K. Scott (Alabama) 51.3 Yard Punt Average on 3 Punts (Long 62)
Week 10: Corey Bojorquez (New Mexico) 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 66)
Week 9: Corey Fatony (Missouri) 46.0 Yard Punt Average on 9 Punts (Long 60)
Week 8: Jake Bailey (Stanford) 50.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 61)
Week 7: Sean Wale (Boise State) 52.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 58)
Week 6: J.K. Scott (Alabama) 51.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 63)
Week 5: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose St) 55.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 4: Dylan Klumph (CAL) – 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 60)
Week 3: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose St) – 50.2 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 58)
Week 2: Logan Cooke (Mississippi St) – 49.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 68)
Week 1: Shane Tripucka (Texas A&M) – 47.3 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 59)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 13: None
Week 12: Jason Sanders (New Mexico) 51
Week 11: Eddy Pineiro (Florida) 54, Kenny Allen (Michigan)
Week 10: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52
Week 9: Michael Geiger (Michigan State) 52
Week 8: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 51
Week 7: Eddy Pineiro (Florida) 53, Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 51
Week 6: Jonathan Barnes (Louisana Tech) 54, John Barron II (San Diego State) 50
Week 5: Davis Price (Colorado) 54
Week 4: None
Week 3: None
Week 2: Eddy Pineiro (Florida) 54
Week 1: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 55, Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 50

Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 13: N/A
Week 12: N/A
Week 11: Gary Wunderlich (Mississippi), John Barron II (San Diego State)
Week 10: Gary Wunderlich (Mississippi)
Week 9: Not yet announced
Week 8: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky), Matt Anderson (CAL)
Week 7: None
Week 6: None
Week 5: Tyler Davis (Penn State), Rhett Almond (BYU)
Week 4: Andrew DiRocco (Tulane)
Week 3: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M)
Week 2: Parker Davidson (New Mexico State)
Week 1: Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin), Ty Cummings (Houston)

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!

Matt Anderson of CAL went 5-5 on FG's

Matt Anderson of CAL went 5-5 on FG’s

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 7 College Players of the Week, Andrew Endicott and Sean Wale 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 7: Andrew Endicott (Wisconsin) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 46) 2-2 Extra Points
Week 6: Josh Williams (SMU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 44), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 5: Tyler Davis (Penn State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 40), 2 for 2 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew DiRocco (Tulane) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 48), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 3: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 5-5 Field Goals (Long 46), 2 for 2 Extra Points
Week 2: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 47), 6 for 6 Extra Points
Week 1: Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 48), 1 for 1 Extra Points, Game Winning 48 Yard Field Goal to upset LSU.

Punter:
Week 7: Sean Wale (Boise State) 52.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 58)
Week 6: J.K Scott (Alabama) 51.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 63)
Week 5: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose St) 55.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 4: Dylan Klumph (CAL) – 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 60)
Week 3: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose St) – 50.2 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 58)
Week 2: Logan Cooke (Mississippi St) – 49.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 68)
Week 1: Shane Tripucka (Texas A&M) – 47.3 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 59)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 7: Eddy Pineiro (Florida) 53, Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 51
Week 6: Jonathan Barnes (Louisana Tech) 54, John Barron II (San Diego State) 50
Week 5: Davis Price (Colorado) 54
Week 4: None
Week 3: None
Week 2: Eddy Pineiro (Florida) 54
Week 1: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 55, Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 50

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 7: None
Week 6: None
Week 5: Tyler Davis (Penn State), Rhett Almond (BYU)
Week 4: Andrew DiRocco (Tulane)
Week 3: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M)
Week 2: Parker Davidson (New Mexico State)
Week 1: Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin), Ty Cummings (Houston)

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

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Sean Wale, Boise State

 

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 6 College Players of the Week, Josh Williams and J.K 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 6: Josh Williams (SMU) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 44), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 5: Tyler Davis (Penn State) 3-3 Field Goals (Long 40), 2 for 2 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew DiRocco (Tulane) 4-4 Field Goals (Long 48), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 3: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M) 5-5 Field Goals (Long 46), 2 for 2 Extra Points
Week 2: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 47), 6 for 6 Extra Points
Week 1: Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 48), 1 for 1 Extra Points, Game Winning 48 Yard Field Goal to upset LSU.

Punter:
Week 6: J.K Scott (Alabama) 51.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 63)
Week 5: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose St) 55.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 4: Dylan Klumph (CAL) – 49.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 60)
Week 3: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose St) – 50.2 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 58)
Week 2: Logan Cooke (Mississippi St) – 49.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 68)
Week 1: Shane Tripucka (Texas A&M) – 47.3 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 59)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 6: Jonathan Barnes (Louisana Tech) 54, John Barron II (San Diego State) 50
Week 5: Davis Price (Colorado) 54
Week 4: None
Week 3: None
Week 2: Eddy Pineiro (Florida) 54
Week 1: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 55, Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 50

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 6: None
Week 5: Tyler Davis (Penn State), Rhett Almond (BYU)
Week 4: Andrew DiRocco (Tulane)
Week 3: Daniel LaCamera (Texas A&M)
Week 2: Parker Davidson (New Mexico State)
Week 1: Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin), Ty Cummings (Houston)

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

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Josh Williams, SMU

 

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Why Vegas, Reason Number…..

Why Vegas, Reason Number…..

The Lou Groza Award was established in 1992 to recognize the top place kicker in college football each year.  In 1997, I was myself fortunate enough to be a part of the festivities.  As one of the three finalists I was invited to West Palm Beach, FL.  I witnessed first hand the professionalism surrounding the prestigious award.  I made it a goal, even then, to one day help other athletes experience what I was able to.  Fast forward six years and Vegas was created.

Vegas was created in 2003 to establish credible rating standards for high school kickers/punters. Vegas provided the ultimate exposure, which in turn created opportunity for thousands to follow.  Some of the goals/objectives that I had written down then were: exposure, national rankings, college opportunity, scholarships, Lou Groza Award winners, NFL Draftees, larger NFL contracts, etc.  Fast forward to 2016 and …… mission accomplished.  There is still a ways to go, but progress has been made each and every year thanks to Vegas.

Since 2003, six Vegas participants have gone on to win the Lou Groza Award.  Even more impressive, six of the past nine Lou Groza Award Winners were Vegas participants.  Take a look:

Dan Bailey

2007 – Thomas Weber (Arizona State)
2009 – Kai Forbath (UCLA)
2010 – Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State)
2011 – Randy Bullock (Texas A&M)
2014 – Brad Craddock (Maryland)
2015 – Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA)

Of course, the hard work doesn’t stop upon graduation from High School.  Chris Sailer Kicking continues to work with these and all athletes throughout college and on the NFL.  Just one more reason to attend Vegas XXIX January 14-15!  Register Here

 

 Ka'imi Fairbairn, 2015 Lou Groza Award Winner

Ka’imi Fairbairn, 2015 Lou Groza Award Winner

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George Triplett Wins It All in Pittsburgh!

The Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Circuit is now in full swing.  The most recent camp took place this past Sunday in Pittsburgh, PA.  Specialists from several east coast states were in attendance to get instruction and compete.  The level of talent was strong in all age levels.  There was also a solid mix of Chris Sailer Kicking newcomers and veterans.  Take a look at the results….

img_1973Overall Camp Champion
George Triplett
(2018, WV) – The Chris Sailer Kicking veteran had an extremely impressive performance from start to finish.  He excels in all three areas of the game and proved it on this day.  He won a major field goal competition and also came out on top on kickoffs.  He has 50+ yard range on field goals, averages 65 yards on kickoffs with 3.75 hang time and consistently punts with a 40+ yard average and 4.4+ hang time.  George is going to be a fine college level player.

Field Goal Champion
Gavin Costello (2018, OH) – Gavin has only been kicking for 6 weeks.  After a few lessons with Chris Sailer Kicking instructor Drew Basil, he was ready to go in Pittsburgh.  He is a naturally gifted athlete with a very strong leg.  He nailed 6 consecutive field goals ranging from 30 to 53 yards to win the competition.  Gavin has only scratched the surface of what he is capable of.  The future is bright with continued hard work.

Punt Champion
Koby Keifer (2018, WV) – Koby was one of the most impressive overall performers on the day.  He is an excellent combo (K/P) prospect.  On this day he came out on top in the punting competition by consistently hitting balls 45+ yards with 4.4+ second hang time.  He was also strong on field goals, showing 50+ yard range and kickoffs, driving the ball deep into the end zone.  Look for Koby to compete with the best in his class this coming January in Las Vegas.

TOP 2018 Prospects
Justin Smith (2018, OH) – The longtime Chris Sailer Kicking specialist continues to improve at an impressive rate.  Coming off an excellent showing in Chicago last month, he backed it up with another strong performance in Pittsburgh.  He was a finalist in nearly every competition and could have easily won it.

Zach Sterr (2018, NJ) – Zach had perhaps the strongest leg at the entire camp.  He has attended several Chris Sailer Kicking camps and continues to improve each time we see him.  He shows D1 potential in all 3 areas (FG, KO & Punt).  Great things lie ahead for Zach with continued hard work.

Other 2018 Top prospects: Aidan Clemente & Owen Rozanc

Top 2019 Prospect: Zach Hoban & Keaton Hier

Top 2020 Prospects: Nicolas Basile, Blake Edwards & Casey Farrell

Join Chris Sailer Kicking at the following locations to be a part of it:  Seattle, WA (October 23), Los Angeles, CA (October 30), Charlotte NC (November 20), Dallas, TX (December 4), 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 ChrisSailerKicking.com

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