Chris Sailer Kicking Punter Tanner Blain Commits to San Diego State

Congratulations to Chris Sailer Kicking 5-Star Punter Tanner Blain who committed to San Diego State University this morning.  He was offered a full scholarship last night and felt this was the perfect fit.  Tanner is a junior college punter from El Camino JC.  He works daily with Chris Sailer Kicking Staff Member Joe Houston.  He had several stellar camps with Chris Sailer Kicking this past summer and fall and recently earned a 5-Star Rating and moved into the 10 nationally ranked punters.  Tanner and SDSU was a natural fit.

Tanner will join fellow Chris Sailer Kicking Kicker Donny Hageman at SDSU this coming semester and compete during spring ball.  Donny (Kicker) and Tanner (Punter) should make a powerful team next fall for SDSU.

“Chris, thank you so much for what you have done for me and my family both on and off the field. This wouldn’t have been possible without you and Joe Houston.  My dream is becoming a reality thanks to you”. – Tanner Blain

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Announcing the 2014 Chris Sailer Award Finalists

Here are your finalists, in alphabetical order, for The Chris Sailer Award…
  • Joey Gogol – Marist HS, GA (16-20 FG’s, Long 53 / 40-41 Extra Points)
  • Mason Weissenhofer – Montini Catholic HS, IL (16-19 FG’s, Long 44 / 56-56 Extra Points)
  • Tyler Bass – Dutch Fork HS, SC (18-20 FG’s, Long 47 / 74-76 Extra Points)
Now, is it when it will really get intense. Each finalist has the option of doing the following….
  • Sending in a two minute highlight video explaining why they should be the next recipient of The Chris Sailer Award. Video can include Kicking highlights, personal interviews and even a first hand interview of the finalists. This will need to be uploaded to YouTube with the title = NAME, Chris Sailer Award Finalists, 2014.
  • Getting recommendation letters from coaches, sports writers, etc.
All information must be sent to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com  by December 19th.
The winner will be presented with the trophy on Friday, January 16th at 7:00 pm at the JW Marriott 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. Past winners include Alex Ball (2011), Wyatt Schmidt (2012) and Cole Hedlund (2013).
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.

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.

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Chris Sailer Kicking Australian Import Brad Craddock Wins the Lou Groza Award!

In February of 2011 Chris Sailer Kicking made its annual trip to Australia to scout international talent through OzPunt.Net  I usually scout 40 plus punters that have aspirations of playing college football in the U.S . and/or playing in the NFL.  Very few athletes in Australia want to pursue kicking in the U.S.  But in 2011, I found a rare talent.  His name was….Brad Craddock.  At the time he was beyond raw.  I started with 3 steps back and 2 steps over.  Within a few hours, I knew he could play college football.

A few months later, with some convincing, he landed a scholarship to the University of Maryland. Since then, he has gone on to break record after record, surpassing Chris Sailer Kicking’s own Obi Egekeze.  And tonight he put the cherry on top, taking home the 2014 Lou Groza Award present the the College Placekicker of the Year.  Congratulations to Brad and his family.  OzPunt also deserves great recognition.

Chris Sailer Kicking will again travel to Australia in February of 2015.  Who will be next?

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Chris Sailer Kicking – TX Fall Camp Recap, Terry Shines!

The road to Vegas XXV is in full swing.  Hundreds of specialists continue to prepare for the largest kicking, punting and long snapping camp in the world.  Chris Sailer Kicking was in Dallas, TX this past weekend for one of the biggest and most talented camps yet.  Once again well over 100 specialists from all over the country were in attendance at this very popular one day camp.  Take a look at the results.

Overall Camp Champion – Kyler Terry (2015, TX)
Kyler had one of the most dominating performances at a Chris Sailer Kicking camp every on this day.  He won both major field goal competitions and was also the kickoff champion.  He nailed multiple field goals of 50 plus yards without missing a single kick during competition.  He put one kickoff through the uprights and several others deep into the endzone. He is big, tall, strong and athletic.  Kyler is a very talented prospect that could be a real sleeper in the Class of 2015.

Punt Champion  – Eric Kreitz (JC, CA)
Eric is a talented all around kicker / punter.  Primarily a kicker, he proved his all around ability in Dallas.  He hit several punts 50 plus yards with solid hang time.  Eric recently picked up an offer from Arkansas Pine Bluff and should see more recruiting action in the coming months.

Top Class of 2015 Prospect – Quinton Conaway (OK)
Quinton is a big time D1 prospect.  His field goals are outstanding off the ground, kickoffs are near the very top of his class and his punting is really coming along.  He has all the tools to make a big impact at any college.  Offer Now!

Other Class of 2015 Standouts: Ryan Rodriguez, Adam Nunez, Drew Klinghagen, Lucas Rizzotto, Omar Shalabi, Patrick LeCorre, Sam Jimenez, Tyler Flathau, Wyatt Clevenger, Jordan White, Julio De La Garza

Top Class of 2016 Prospect – Braden Mann (TX)
Braden continues solidify himself as one of the top players in the nation.  He has a big time leg and shows endless potential.  He is a D1 prospect as both a kicker and a punter.  Look for Braden to challenge for a “TOP 12” spot at Vegas XXV and land offers as early as this Spring.

Other Class of 2016 Standouts:  Butch Hampton, Austin Henning, Alex Cohill, Luke Hogan, Holden Lyons, Max Allen, Tony Hernandez, Bailey Raborn, Drew Riethman, Jacob Kubin, Colby Lorenz, John Wengierski, Marco Navarro, Mason Shank

Class of 2017 Future Stars: Jovi Munoz, Erick Carrasco, Josh Grant, Liam Bunnell, Nick Horiates, Geoffrey Pace, Robert Blue, Ryan Harwell

Class of 2018 Future Stars: Chris Kessler, Clark Schoonover, Jacob Meeks, Jake Smith

Chris Sailer Kicking will now gear up for Vegas XXV.  The prep camp for this Event will be in  Los Angeles, CA (January 11).  Then get ready for the biggest Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping camp in the world, Vegas XXV (January 17-18, 2015).
Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more rankings, statistics and camp information.

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 14 College Players of the Week

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 14: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 4 for 4 Extra Points

Previous Players of the Week:
Week 1: Adam Griffith (Alabama) – 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 47), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 2: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) – 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 42), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 3: Ian Frye (Virginia) – 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 47), 2 for 2 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 4: Ian Frye (Virginia) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 46) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 5: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 48) 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 6: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) – 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 53), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 7: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) – 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55), 4 for 4 Extra Points, 55-Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 8: Jared Robert (Colorado State) – 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 52), 1 for 1 Extra Points, 46 Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 9: Will Oliver (Colorado) – 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 38), 4 for 4 Extra Points, Game Tying Field Goal at the end of regulation & Game Tying Field Goal at the end of the first overtime.
Week 10: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 2 for 2 Field Goals (Long 43), 2 for 2 Extra Points, 43 Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 11: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 46) 2 for 2 Extra Points
Week 12: Jack Mitchell (Nothwestern) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 46) 3 for 3 Extra Points, 41 Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 13: Brad Craddock (Maryland) – 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 41), 2-2 Extra Points

Punter:
Week 14: Will Conant (Air Force) – 52.9 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 64)

Previous Players of the Week:
Week 1: Daniel Cadona (Louisiana-Lafayette) – 54.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 77)
Week 2: Chris Gulla (Penn State) 48.8 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 53)
Week 3: William Russ (Texas) – 50.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 62)
Week 4: Kyle Christy (Florida) – 52.7 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 66)
Week 5: Will Hagerup (Michigan) – 50.0 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 63)
Week 6:  J.K. Scott (Alabama) – 51.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 7:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 50.7 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 59)
Week 8: Alex Howell (Boston College) – 50.1 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 57)
Week 9: Kip Smith (Oklahoma State) – 52.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 71)
Week 10: Scott Arellano (BYU) – 46.3 Yards Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 81)
Week 11: Cason Beatty (Florida State) – 48.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 67)
Week 12: Mike Sadler (Michigan State) – 46.3 Yard Average on 6 Punts (Long 66)
Week 13: Will Johnson (Texas State) – 49.2 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 66)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 1: Jared Roberts (Colorado State) 52, Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 51, Paul Griggs (Purdue) 51
Week 2: Andre Heidari (Southern California) 53, Austin MaGinnis (Kentucky) 53, Corey Acosta (Southern Miss) 50, Will Conant (Air Force) 50
Week 3: Andrew Heidari (Southern California) 52, Cameron Van Winkle (Washington) 51, Austin MaGinnis (Kentucky) 51
Week 4: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 54
Week 5: Corey Acosta (Southern Miss) 52
Week 6: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 57, Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 53, John Wallace (Louisville) 51
Week 7: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 55
Week 8: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 54, Jared Roberts (Colorado State) 52
Week 9: Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 50
Week 10: Jared Roberts (Colorado State) 53, Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 50
Week 11: Paul Griggs (Purdue) 53, Paul Griggs (Purdue) 52
Week 12: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 54Jordan Williamson (Stanford) 51
Week 13: Marshall Morgan (Georgia) 53, Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 50
Week 14: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 50

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 1: Adam Griffith (Alabama)
Week 2: Elliott Fry (South Carolina), Corey Acosta (Southern Miss)
Week 3: Ian Frye (Virginia)
Week 4: Ian Frye (Virginia)
Week 5: Brad Craddock (Maryland)
Week 6: NA
Week 7: Josh Lambert (West Virginia), Chris Callahan (Baylor)
Semi-Finalists Announced
Congratulations to all the Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that were selected
Finalists Announced
Congratulations to Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers Josh Lambert (West Virginia) & Brad Craddock (Maryland) on being 2 of the 3 Finalists selected.

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

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Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 13 College Players of the Week

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: Brad Craddock (Maryland) – 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 41), 2-2 Extra Points

Previous Players of the Week:
Week 1: Adam Griffith (Alabama) – 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 47), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 2: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) – 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 42), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 3: Ian Frye (Virginia) – 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 47), 2 for 2 Extra Points, Game Winning Field Goal
Week 4: Ian Frye (Virginia) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 46) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 5: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 48) 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 6: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) – 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 53), 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 7: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) – 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55), 4 for 4 Extra Points, 55-Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 8: Jared Robert (Colorado State) – 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 52), 1 for 1 Extra Points, 46 Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 9: Will Oliver (Colorado) – 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 38), 4 for 4 Extra Points, Game Tying Field Goal at the end of regulation & Game Tying Field Goal at the end of the first overtime.
Week 10: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 2 for 2 Field Goals (Long 43), 2 for 2 Extra Points, 43 Yard Game Winning Field Goal
Week 11: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 46) 2 for 2 Extra Points
Week 12: Jack Mitchell (Nothwestern) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 46) 3 for 3 Extra Points, 41 Yard Game Winning Field Goal

Punter:
Week 13: Will Johnson (Texas State) – 49.2 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 66)

Previous Players of the Week:
Week 1: Daniel Cadona (Louisiana-Lafayette) – 54.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 77)
Week 2: Chris Gulla (Penn State) 48.8 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 53)
Week 3: William Russ (Texas) – 50.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 62)
Week 4: Kyle Christy (Florida) – 52.7 Yard Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 66)
Week 5: Will Hagerup (Michigan) – 50.0 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 63)
Week 6:  J.K. Scott (Alabama) – 51.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 7:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 50.7 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 59)
Week 8: Alex Howell (Boston College) – 50.1 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 57)
Week 9: Kip Smith (Oklahoma State) – 52.6 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 71)
Week 10: Scott Arellano (BYU) – 46.3 Yards Punt Average on 7 Punts (Long 81)
Week 11: Cason Beatty (Florida State) – 48.5 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 67)
Week 12: Mike Sadler (Michigan State) – 46.3 Yard Average on 6 Punts (Long 66)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 1: Jared Roberts (Colorado State) 52, Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 51
Week 2: Andre Heidari (Southern California) 53, Austin MaGinnis (Kentucky) 53, Corey Acosta (Southern Miss) 50, Will Conant (Air Force) 50
Week 3: Andrew Heidari (Southern California) 52, Cameron Van Winkle (Washington) 51, Austin MaGinnis (Kentucky) 51
Week 4: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 54
Week 5: Corey Acosta (Southern Miss) 52
Week 6: Brad Craddock (Maryland) 57, Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 53, John Wallace (Louisville) 51
Week 7: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 55
Week 8: Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 54, Jared Roberts (Colorado State) 52
Week 9: Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 50
Week 10: Jared Roberts (Colorado State) 53, Cole Murphy (Syracuse) 50
Week 12: Austin MacGinnis (Kentucky) 54Jordan Williamson (Stanford) 51
Week 13: Marshall Morgan (Georgia) 53, Rafael Gaglianone (Wisconsin) 50

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 1: Adam Griffith (Alabama)
Week 2: Elliott Fry (South Carolina), Corey Acosta (Southern Miss)
Week 3: Ian Frye (Virginia)
Week 4: Ian Frye (Virginia)
Week 5: Brad Craddock (Maryland)
Week 6: NA
Week 7: Josh Lambert (West Virginia), Chris Callahan (Baylor)
Semi-Finalists Announced
Congratulations to all the Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers that were selected

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

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Chris Sailer Kicking – NC & GA Fall Camp Recap

The Chris Sailer Kicking Fall Camp Tour continued with stops in Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA this past weekend.  Well over 200 specialists from across the nation were in attendance to learn from and compete with the best.  Cold temperatures and rain set the stage for intense competition.  Take a look at the results.

Charlotte, NC
Overall Camp Champion – Seth Kujawski (2016 NC)
Seth had an extremely impressive camp from start to finish. The combo player dominated all 3 skills.  Field goals and kickoffs are both D1 quality and his punting looks to be his best skill.  On this day he was the punt champion and clear and away the top punting prospect.  He averaged well over 40 yards and consistently hit 4.5 plus hang time punts.

Field Goal Champion – Brennan Lambert (2016 NC)
Brennan is a solid kicking prospect that stepped up big time on this day.  He was great on field goals all day kicking showing excellent consistency.  He was perfect in competition and hit from as far as 53 yards out.  Look for Brennan to show very well in Las Vegas and also impress college coaches this summer.

Field Goal Champion – Austin Kent (2016 NC)
Austin is fantastic kicker.  He is a great looking athlete that shows huge range off the ground.  The lefty hit several field goals from beyond 50 yards to win a major competition.  Austin has all the tools to take his game to the D1 college level.

Kickoff Champion – Tyler Bass (2015 SC)
Tyler was perhaps the most talented all around player at the camp.  He has one of the strongest legs in the nation and shows well in all three skills. His field goals are great off the ground, kickoffs are D1 ready and also punts well.  Tyler is a D1 prospect without a doubt.

Class of 2015 Standouts: Brandon Greene, Jack Soslow, Taylor Johnson, Connor Albrecht, David Koprowski, Jonathan Hutson, Marco Baeza, Steven Sawicki, Tyler Tekac

Class of 2016 Standouts: Christian Stewart, Eric Silvester, Jared Williams, JD Dellinger, Josiah Eason, Nolan Paussa, Trip Sappenfield, Gage Russell, Jaxon Clark, Jonathan McDaid, Kyle Corbett, Marshall Long, Rory O’Riordan, Thomas Cook, Jackson Morris

Class of 2017 Future Stars: Brandon Glick, Jarret Wright, Matt Peterson, Cooper Graham, Jonathan Doerer, Joel Poinsette, Zach Stearns, Zach Murphy

Class of 2018 Future Stars: Alejandro Lopez, Hunter Malsch

Atlanta, GA
Overall Camp Champion – Mitchell Wasson (2016 GA)
Mitchell is an excellent college prospect.  He is a great athlete that shows huge future potential.  He was consistent all day on both field goals and kickoffs.  Mitchell also does well under pressure.  On this day he was the kickoff champion. College coaches will soon take notice of this talented player.

Field Goal Champion: Jake Verity (2016 GA)
Jake is a tremendous kicker.  He has excellent leg strength and kicks with great consistency.  His kickoffs are also strong.  Jake is becoming a true national D1 prospect.

Field Goal Champion: Colin Brewer (2015 TN)
Colin is a talented all around kicker/punter. He is a big, tall, strong athlete that shows excellent potential.  On this day he won a major field goal competition by hitting several deep field goals.  He has the tools to take his game to the next level.

Punt Champion: Matt Barber (2015 PA)
Matt is a solid kicking/punting prospect.  He possesses one of the stronger legs in the country.  He shows nice potential in all three skills.  Matt averaged over 40 yards on this day and showed the ability to hit 4.5 plus second hang time punts.

Youth Champion: Will Reichard (2019 AL)
Will is one of the most talented young kickers that I have ever seen.  He kicks with excellent technique and consistency.  He won all 3 youth division competitions.  The future is bright for Will.

Class of 2015 Standouts: Miller Matzek, Roger Ten Lohuis, Austin Gowin, Brandon Wright, Chris Wilkerson, Jon Michael Kubu, Mason McLean, Zachary Feddeler, James Ramming

Class of 2016 Standouts: Devin Orr, Jacob Stoney, Kyle Gilbert, Nicholas Jones, Keith Duncan, Samuel Sloman, Noah Brunner, Parker Romo, Will Grochowski

Class of 2017 Future Stars: Briggs Bourgeois, Brooks Buce, Tucker Day, Clayton Howell, Jake Lane, Nick Rice

Class of 2018 Future Stars: Jake Camarda, Carsten Link

Chris Sailer Kicking will next make stops in Dallas, TX (December 7) and Los Angeles, CA (January 11).  Then get ready for the biggest Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping camp in the world, Vegas XXV (January 17-18, 2015).
Visit ChrisSailerKicking.com for more rankings, statistics and camp information.

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