Chris Sailer Kicking – Week 9 College Players of the Week, Conrad Ukropina & Cason Beatty 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 9: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 32) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 60) 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 7: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 39) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke) 3 for 3 Field Goals (Long 40) 5 for 5 Extra Points
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 3 for 4 Field Goals (Long 55) 3 for 3 Extra Points
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 4 for 5 Field Goals (Long 49), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 3: Aidan Schneider (Oregon) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 40), 7 for 7 Extra Points
Week 2: Redford Jones (Tulsa) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 34), 4 for 4 Extra Points
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 4 for 4 Field Goals (Long 45), 2 for 2 Extra Points

Week 9: Cason Beatty (Florida State) 46.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)
Week 8: Corey Fatony (Missouri) 47.7 Yard Punt Average on 9 Punts (Long 61)
Week 7: JK Scott (Alabama) 48.2 Yard Punt Average on 8 Punts (Long 56)
Week 6: Alexander Kinal (Wake Forest) 49.3 Yard Punt Average on 10 Punts (Long 62)
Week 5: Drew Galitz (Baylor) 50.8 Yard Punt Average on 4 Punts (Long 61)
Week 4: Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame) 52.4 Yard Punt Average on 5 Punts (Long 59)
Week 3: Will Monday (Duke) – 55.0 Yard Punt Average on 11 Punts (Long 71)
Week 2: Michael Carrizosa (San Jose State) – 56.5 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 73)
Week 1:  Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) – 52.8 Yard Punt Average on 6 Punts (Long 64)

50+Yard Field Goals:
Week 9: Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Josh Lambert (West Virginia) 51
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 60
Week 7: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 54, Garrett Owens (Oregon State) 50
Week 6: None
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M) 55, Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA) 53, Ross Martin (Duke) 53, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati) 51, Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech) 50
Week 4: Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 52, Chad Hedlund (SMU) 52, Jay Mattox (UTEP) 50, John Wallace (Louisville) 50
Week 3: Jon Croft Hollingsworth (Furman) 55, Donny Hageman (San Diego State) 54, Diego Gonzalez (Colorado) 52, Chris Moore (Northwestern State) 52, Elliott Fry (South Carolina) 51
Week 2: Conrad Ukropina (Stanford) 52, Daniel Portillo (UTSA) 50
Week 1: None

Lou Groza Stars of the Week (3 Chosen Each Week):
Week 10:
Week 9:
Week 8: Ka’imi Fairbairn (UCLA), Brent Zuzo (Nevada)
Week 7: Elliott Fry (South Carolina)
Week 6: Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 5: Taylor Bertolet (Texas A&M), Ross Martin (Duke)
Week 4: Andrew Gantz (Cincinnati)
Week 3: Jonathan Barnes (Louisiana Tech)
Week 2: Erik Powell (Washington State)
Week 1: Garrett Owens (Oregon State), Brad Craddock (Maryland)

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


Profile on Dustin Hopkins: Kicker – Florida State

Former Chris Sailer Kicking alum Dustin Hopkins is about to enter the NFL draft following a record breaking, outstanding career at Florida State.

Hopkins’ legend at FSU started when, as a freshman, he nailed a 55 yard field goal to win the game against Clemson. The pressure packed kick came with 3 seconds remaining and the score tied.

In 2011, Dustin set a new record for FSU kickers when he connected on 109 straight PATs. He wouldn’t stop there however, going on to kick an amazing 145 straight, making it the 6th longest streak in NCAA history. In his senior year Hopkins set the NCAA Division I record for points ever scored by a kicker. His record stands at an amazing 448 points.

Now, he is entering the NFL draft as the number 1 kicking prospect in the country. Bleacher Report says this about Hopkins: “Strong and consistent fundamentals allow Hopkins to possess NFLeady kick power, both on field goals and kickoffs.” They go one to predict he could become a 10 year kicker in the league.

At Chris Sailer Kicking, we are proud of our alumni and wish him well in the draft. Chris is an exceptional athlete and his focus on fundamentals has, and will continue to, pay off. Congratulations to Dustin Hopkins. The NFL Draft begins Thursday April 25 and ends on April 27th. We’ll be watching!