2015 Chris Sailer Award Finalists Announced

Here are your finalists, in alphabetical order, for The 2015 Chris Sailer Award…
  • Keith Duncan – Weddington HS, NC (Class of 2016)
    Field Goals: 22-29
    Field Goals Made: 54, 52, 52, 50, 50, 49, 45, 45, 45, 45, 42, 42, 36, 36, 35, 30, 28, 25, 24, 24, 22, 21
    Game Winning Field Goals: 1
    Extra Points: 60-60
  • Skyler Southam – Wasatch HS, UT (Class of 2016)
    Field Goals: 20-26
    Field Goals Made: 53, 53, 47, 45, 45, 44, 44, 40, 40, 39, 37, 35, 35, 33, 28, 27, 26, 25, 23, 22
    Game Winning Field Goals: 1
    Extra Points: 33-34
  • Samuel Sloman – Pace Academy HS, GA (Class of 2016)
    Field Goals: 20-22
    Field Goals Made: 53, 48, 44, 43, 42, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 36, 32, 32, 29, 28, 26, 25, 25, 22, 19
    Game Winning Field Goals: 1
    Extra Points: 45-45
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, 2015.
  • Getting recommendation letters from coaches, sports writers, etc.
All information must be sent to Chris@ChrisSailerKicking.com  by 10:00 PM PST on December 18th.
The winner will be presented with the trophy on Friday, January 15th 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), Cole Hedlund (2013) and Tyler Bass (2014).
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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