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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The 2011 "Off"- Season

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it may seem like another football season is almost over, but there will still be plenty of football and consequently kicking in the so-called off-season:

NCAA College football
East-West Shrine Game
January 22nd at 4 p.m. EST
- East squad: kicker Wes Byrum (Auburn) and punter Ryan Donahue (Iowa)
- West squad: kicker Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State) and punter Trevor Hankins (Arizona)
Under Armour Senior Bowl: January 29th at 4 p.m. EST
- Kickers Josh Jasper (LSU) and Kai Forbath (UCLA)
- Punters Chas Henry (Florida) and Alex Henery (Nebraska)
NFLPA (Texas vs. The Nation) Game: February 5th at 2 p.m. EST
- Texas squad: K Thomas Weber (Arizona State), P Derek Epperson (Baylor), and LS Larry Flaherty (Princeton)
- Nation squad: K Jacob Rogers (Cincinnati), P Matt Bosher (Miami FL), and LS Corey Adams (Kansas State)
Dixie Grid Iron Classic: February 5th
- Kickers Mitch Payne (BYU) and Bruno Cunha
- Punters Michael Langston (Dixie State) and Patrick Dolan (Nicholls State)
Pro Days Workouts: primarily in March

National Football League (NFL)
NFL Scouting Combine: February 23rd - March 1st
- kickers: Dan Bailey (Oklahoma State), Kai Forbath (UCLA), Alex Henery (Nebraska), Josh Jasper (LSU), Jake Rogers (Cincinnati)
- punters: Matt Bosher (Miami FL), Ryan Donahue (Iowa), Reid Forrest (Washington State), Chas Henry (Florida)
- snappers: Danny Aiken (Virginia)
Free agent signing period begins March 3rd (unless a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached and the Lockout occurs)
NFL Draft: April 28th-30th
Minicamps and OTAs: primarily May & June

Canadian Football League (CFL)
CFL Evaluation Camp, March 4th -6th
- top kicking prospect: Hugh O’Neill, Alberta
CFL Draft: May 8th
 
Indoor Football Leagues
Arena Football League (AFL): season kicks off on March 11th
American Indoor Football Association (AIFA): season kicks off in March
- only the West division remains this year, as the East division merged into the SIFL
Indoor Football League (IFL): exhibition season begins in February
Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL): season kicks off March 18th
Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL): season kicks off on February 26th 
Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL): season kicks off on February 18th

Kicking Camps
Aguiar/Husted Pro Qualification Camp: February 12th-13th, Las Vegas
Aguiar/Husted Pro Camp: March 26th-30th, Las Vegas

American Football - global
Some European league's games have already begun for 2011
Team USA vs. The World: February 2nd

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