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Friday, January 21, 2011

Kicking at the Alamo

Lots of kicking, punting, and snapping occurred the weekend of January 8th-9th in San Antonio, Texas at the famous Alamo Stadium. The National Camp Series put on Super Camp V, a high school event for snappers, kickers and punters looking to get high level instruction and position themselves to play at the college level. The weather held up for the most part, being breezy and averaging in the low 50’s. Campers had hands on training and evaluation from an amazing group of instructors including former NFL, current UFL, college kickers, punters and long snappers. Big names such as Craig Hentrich, Michael Husted, Louie Aguiar, Mike Hollis, Lee McDonald, Tom Feely, Dan Orner, Chris Shaw, Nick Novak and many others provided well over 40 years of NFL experience and knowledge.
"The quality of instructors for our Super Camp continues to grow every year. Our network is committed to helping young athletes learn proper technique as well as to help them navigate through the recruiting process so that they can leverage their sport to get a college education."
- Michael Husted, NCS founder and former NFL kicker
The 2011 class had a very strong showing throughout the camp, with many proving they can take their skills to the next level. This year’s class includes a solid group of kickers and punters who can make an immediate impact on a division 1 roster.

Class of 2011 "Significant 7" list includes:
  1. Will Johnson, 6’3, 190 lbs, Kicker, Earl Rudder High School, Bryan, TX
  2. Zachary Douglas, Kicker, 6’3, 190 lbs, Fort Meyers HS, Fort Meyers, FL
  3. Chad Levin, Kicker, 5’9, 165 lbs, Bentonville HS, Rogers, AR
  4. Will Conant, Kicker, 6’2, 195 lbs, Edmond Memorial HS, Edmond, OK
  5. Kyle Lawrence, Kicker, 5’7” 145 lbs, Kecoughtan HS, Hampton, VA
  6. Patrick Toole, Kicker, 5’9, 160 lbs, Wallkill HS, Wallkill, NY
  7. Lawson Furr, Kicker, 5’10”, 175 lbs, Mount Tabor HS, Winston Salem, VA
Campers from the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 also were able to display their skills. The kickers and punters from all four graduating classes were evaluated using NCS’ objective point system platform. During the charting, each NFL associate closely observed their performance and assigned character ratings based upon strength, technique, and mental toughness.

For additional info, see the full press release.

This article sponsored by the National Camp Series.

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