2018 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists Announced!

Announcing the semi-finalists for the 2018 Chris Sailer Award, presented to the top high school placekicker in the nation.  The 3 Finalists will be announced Sunday December 23rd.  The winner will be announced Saturday January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV!

Introducing the 2018 Chris Sailer Award Semi-Finalists:
Ryan Fitzgerald (2019, GA) 22-28 FG’s (Long 57, 55, 55, 53, 51, 50) 67-67 Extra Points
Jack Olsen (2020, IL) 22-32 FG’s (Long 48) 28-29 Extra Points (1 blocked) *8 FG’s in ONE game.
Brock Travelstead (2020, GA) 18-19 FG’s (Long 46) 39-39 Extra Points
Dominic Camacho (2020, NM) 16-22 FG’s (Long 53) 55-55 Extra Points
Mark Ramos (2019, TX) 16-24 FG’s (Long 43) 41-43 Extra Points
Ben Greenberg (2019, MN) 15-18 FG’s (Long 38) 36-38 Extra Points
John Grist (2019, TX) 15-20 FG’s (Long 45) 34-35 Extra Points
Kyle Thompson (2019, UT) 15-22 FG’s (Long 45) 64-65 Extra Points
Collin Smith (2019, NC) 15-22 FG’s (Long 53) 41-43 Extra Points
Romario Perez (2019, TX) 14-16 FG’s (Long 54) 51-53 Extra Points

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 punters, 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 Placekicker and Punter.  In 1994 he set the then national record for most field goals in a season with 22. Of those 22 field goals, 7 came from beyond 50 yards including successful kicks 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.  He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy an 7 year professional career.

2017 Season Winner Jonah Lipel (Chaminade HS (CA), Harvard)