2014 Chris Sailer Kicking High School & College Football Awards

The 2014 High School and College football season was an absolute great one.  Chris Sailer Kicking Kickers & Punters enjoyed tremendous success and influenced the outcome of games week in and week out.  Take a look at the many deserving national awards winners!

2014 Chris Sailer Award – Presented to the National High School Placekicker of the Year
WinnerTyler Bass, SC, Class of 2015

Past Chris Sailer Award Winners
2013 – Cole Hedlund, TX, Class of 2014
2012 – Wyatt Schmidt, MN, Class of 2013
2011 – Alex Ball, CA, Class of 2012

2014 Chris Sailer Kicking College All-American Kickers
1st Team – Brad Craddock, Maryland
2nd Team – Josh Lambert, West Virginia
3rd Team – Ross Martin, Duke

Past Chris Sailer Kicking College All-American Kickers

2013 Chris Sailer Kicking College All American Kickers
1st Team – Marshall Morgan, Georgia
2nd Team – Jared Roberts, Colorado State
3rd Team – Michael Hunnicutt, Oklahoma

2012 Chris Sailer Kicking College All-Americans Kickers
1st Team – Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
2nd Team – Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
3rd Team – Jeff Budzien, Northwestern

2014 Chris Sailer Kicking College All-American Punters
1st Team – J.K. Scott, Alabama
2nd Team – Wil Baumann, NC State
3rd Team – Alex Boy, Nevada

Past Chris Sailer Kicking College All-American Punters

2013 Chris Sailer Kicking College All American Punters
1st Team – Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
2nd Team – Cody Mandell, Alabama
3rd Team – Spencer Roth, Baylor

2012 Chris Sailer Kicking College All-American Punters
1st Team – Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
2nd Team – Sean Sellwood, Utah
3rd Team- Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

2014 Chris Sailer Kicking High School All-American Kickers
1st Team – Tyler Bass (SC)
2nd Team – Joey Gogol (GA)
3rd Team – Mason Weissenhofer (IL)

Past Chris Sailer Kicking High School All-American Kickers

2013 Chris Sailer Kicking High School All-American Kickers
1st Team – Cole Hedlund (TX)
2nd Team – John Duvic (IL)
3rd Team – Alex Spence (SC)

2014 Chris Sailer Kicking High School All-American Punters
1st Team – Alex Trifonovitch (HI)
2nd Team – Skyler Southam (UT)
3rd Team – Tyler Flathau (MS)

Past Chris Sailer Kicking High School All-American Punters

2013 Chris Sailer Kicking High School All-American Punters
1st Team – Marc Nolan (GA)
2nd Team – Logan Cooke (MS)
3rd Team – Matt Stewart (CA)

OTHER AWARDS2014 Chris Sailer Kicking Most Improved Awards

Class of 2018 – Jonah Lipel, CA
Class of 2017 – Bryce Webb, KY
Class of 2016 – Seth Kujawski, NC
Class of 2015 – James Ramming, NC

2014 Chris Sailer Kicking Best Social Media Award
Jamie Sutcliffe, CA, Class of 2015

2014 Best Representative of Chris Sailer Kicking Award
Quinton Conaway, OK, Class 2015

2014 Awards


TOP 5 Questions Regarding The Chris Sailer Award

1. What is it?

  • Each year, The Chris Sailer Award is presented to the national high school Placekicker of the Year. The award is given out the day before the largest Kicking, Punting & Long Snapping  event in the world in January in Las Vegas.

2. When is it?

  • This year, The Chris Sailer Award will be presented to a lucky, and very deserving placekicker, on January 16th at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas.

3. Who is allowed to attend the Awards Show?

  • It is open to all and attire is casual. Doors will open at 7 pm at the JW Marriott in the Valencia Ballroom (follow the signs). Trust me when I tell you, you will NOT want to miss this as new MC’s will be hosting AND we will be presenting other awards as well.

4. Who are the three finalists?

  • Mason Weissenhofer, Montini Catholic HS, IL
  • Joey Gogol, Marist HS, GA
  • Tyler Bass, Dutch Fork HS, SC

5. Who is on the Chris Sailer Award Selection Committee and what is their role?

They are the people that vote on the winner. Each committee member votes for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher. Votes are tallied and the winner is announced at the awards banquet.

Aaron Perez (CSK Staff)
Joe Houston (CSK Staff)
Chris Nendick (CSK Staff)
Obi Egekeze (CSK Staff)
Nacho Brache (CSK Staff)
Erik Folk (CSK Staff)
Nick Folk (Jets)
Jeff Locke (Vikings)
Blair Walsh (Vikings)
Kai Forbath (Redskins)
Randy Taylor (NCSA)
Greg Biggins (Scout.com)
Brandon Huffman (Scout.com)
Chris Rubio (Rubio Long Snapping)
Alex Ball (Former Sailer Award Winner)
Wyatt Schmidt (Former Sailer Award Winner)
Cole Hedlund (Former Sailer Award Winner)

Hedlund Herbalife 24 Award
Cole Hedlund – 2013 Chris Sailer Award Winner


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.
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.

Tyler Bass

Mason Weissenhofer

Joey Gogol


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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