The 2016 Chris Sailer Award Ceremony


1. What is it?

  • The Chris Sailer Award is presented, on an annual basis, to the best national High School Placekicker for that given season.

2. Where is it?

  • Suncoast Hotel & Casino (The Madrid Room)
    9090 Alta Drive
    Las Vegas, NV

3. When is it?

  • Friday, January 13th at 7:00pm.

4. Who is allowed to attend the Awards Show?

  • Open to all, free to attend.  Attire is casual. Doors will open at 7:00pm at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in the Madrid Room (follow the signs). Trust me when I tell you, you will NOT want to miss this as a special MC will be hosting AND we will be presenting other awards as well.

5. Who are the three finalists this year?

  • Jake Lane, Park Crossing HS, AL
  • Hayden Ray, Bryant HS, AR
  • Brandon Ruiz, Williams Field HS, AZ

6. 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 ceremony.

Aaron Perez (CSK Staff)
Joe Houston (CSK Staff)
Chris Nendick (CSK Staff)
Obi Egekeze (CSK Staff)
Nacho Brache (CSK Staff)
Erik Folk (CSK Staff)
Drew Basil (CSK Staff)
Nick Folk (Jets)
Jeff Locke (Vikings)
Blair Walsh (Vikings)
Kai Forbath (Redskins)
Randy Taylor (NCSA)
Greg Biggins (
Brandon Huffman (
Chris Rubio (Rubio Long Snapping)

Above Right: The 2015 Chris Sailer Award Winner, Samuel Sloman. Sloman now plays for Miami at Ohio.

7. Who are the past winners?

  • Samuel Sloman, GA (2015)
  • Tyler Bass, SC (2014)
  • Cole Hedlund, TX (2013)
  • Wyatt Schmidt, MN,(2012)
  • Alex Ball, CA (2011)






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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.

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.