Chris Sailer Kicking Featured Instructor – Erik Folk

This is our sixth week of a new series where we feature our amazing instructors. This will allow you learn more about these young men and why they have been chosen to represent CSK nationwide.

Week 6: Chris Sailer Kicking Senior Instructor, Erik Folk!

Erik Folk is a former placekicker. He has been on staff with Chris Sailer Kicking since 2003.

Folk attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA. He helped them to a 11-1 record and a Serra League championship as a senior in 2006. Folk’s team finished as the No. 6 team in the state, according to MaxPreps. He was named second-team all-area kicker, CalHiSports all-state third team, PrepStar all-region selection, booted 53-of-53 PATS and seven field goals as a senior, kicked a 56-yarder in 2006. He also kicked a 50-yarder in the 2055 season and was ranked No. 1 in state.

After high school, Folk played for the University of Washington. He is most remembered for kicking game-winning field goals to beat USC in 2009 and 2010. During the 2009 season, it was Folk’s 22-yarder with three seconds to play that made the difference in a 16-13 upset win over No. 3 USC.

Folk repeated his last-second heroics against No. 18 USC the following year, hitting a 32-yard game-winning field goal. He was named Pac-10 Special Teams player of the week on October 4, 2010.

After college, Folk was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons, but was released before the regular season.

Folk currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. He works the California camps and Las Vegas National Events with Chris Sailer giving valuable instruction.

He offers private and group lessons throughout the year for aspiring kickers and punters in Southern California.

For lessons and instruction with Erik, please contact him (818) 585-9907.  

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