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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kicker U

NOTE: the following is an update to an article that first appeared two years ago...

In supplement to yesterday's twitter and facebook discussions on what college should be deemed "Kicker U", we offer the following. The kickers and punters listed below went on to play in the NFL during the regular season. This of course does not account for those that may have gone on to have successful careers in other pro leagues or that were in NFL camps or that did not play further after a great college career.

Alabama - Tommy Brooker, David Ray, Van Tiffin, Daniel Pope, Chris Mohr, Greg Gantt

Appalachian State - Bjorn Nittmo, Mark Royals, Sam Martin, Harold Alexander 

Arizona - Max Zendejas, Nick Folk, Steve McLaughlin, Ruben Rodriguez, Josh Miller, Mitch Hoopes, Frank Garcia

Arizona State -  Mike Mercer, Luis Zendejas, Nick Murphy, Jim McCann, Mike Black, Frank Garcia

Arkansas - Pat Summerall, Bill McClard, Steve Little, Greg Horne, Steve Cox 

Ball State - John Diettrich, Brad Maynard, Reggie Hodges

California - Ray Wersching, Mick Luckhurst, Ryan Longwell, Joe Cooper, Doug Brien, Jim Breech, Nick Harris, Bryan Anger

Colorado - Mason Crosby, Tom Rouen, Mitch Berger, Barry Helton, Keith English

Florida - Don Chandler, Jeff Chandler, Caleb Sturgis, John James, Chas Henry, Bobby Joe Green, Ray Criswell

Florida State - Sebastian Janikowski, Bill Gramatica, Bill Capece, Scott Bentley, Rick Tuten, Rohn Stark, Scott Player, Graham Gano, Duane Carrell, Shawn Powell

Georgia - Todd Peterson, John Kasay, Bob Etter, Kevin Butler, Rex Robinson, Bobby Walden, Spike Jones, Bucky Dilts, Brandon Coutu, Blair Walsh, Drew Butler

Iowa - Nate Kaeding, Reggie Roby, Jason Baker, Nick Gallery, Ryan Donahue

Louisiana Tech - Matt Stover, Josh Scobee, Chris Boniol, David Lee, Ryan Allen

Maryland - Nick Novak, Steve Mike-Mayer, Jess Atkinson, Adam Podlesh

Michigan - Remy Hamilton, Ali Haji-Sheikh, Jay Feely, Hayden Epstein, Zoltan Mesko, Don Bracken

Michigan State - Dave Rayner, Paul Edinger, Tom Birney, Morten Andersen, Ray Stachowicz, Greg Montgomery, Ralf Mojsiejenko, Brandon Fields, Brad Costello

Nebraska - Kris Brown, Josh Brown, Alex Henery, Kyle Larson, Bill LaFleur, Sam Koch

North Carolina - Connor Barth, Jeff Reed, Tommy Barnhardt, Jeff Hayes

Notre Dame - Bob Thomas, John Carney, Craig Hentrich, Hunter Smith

Ohio State - Dick Van Raaphorst, Mike Nugent, Aaron Pettrey, Tom Skladany,  B.J. Sander, Tom Orosz, Brett Bartholomew

Penn State - Robbie Gould, Brett Conway, Matt Bahr, Chris Bahr, Greg Montgomery, Jeremy Kapinos, Ralph Giacomarro, Massimo Manca, Brian Franco, John Bruno

Pittsburgh - Fred Cox, Andy Lee, Larry Swider, Carson Long, David Trout

South Carolina -  Ryan Succop, Cedric Oglesby, Max Runager, Chris Norman, Spencer Lanning

Texas - Curt Knight, Happy Feller, Phil Dawson, Raul Allegre, John Teltschik, Russell Erxleben, Justin Tucker

Texas A&M -  Mark Moseley, Tony Franklin, Mike Clark, Randy Bullock, Steve O'Neal, Shane Lechler

UCLA - Justin Medlock, Norm Johnson, Efren Herrera, Brad Daluiso, Frank Corral, Chris Kluwe, Bruce Barnes, Kai Forbath, Jeff Locke

Virginia - Michael Husted, Jeff Gaffney, Will Brice

Washington - Jeff Jaeger, Mike Lansford, Chuck Nelson, Vince Abbott, Rich Camarillo

Washington State - Jason Hanson, Rian Lindell, Joe Danelo

West Virginia - Mike Vanderjagt, Pat McAfee, Charlie Baumann, Todd Sauerbrun

Did we miss a school that belongs on this list? If so, please let us know.


Anonymous said...

Arkansas Pat Summerall giants,Steve Little (67 yards college) st. louis cardinals, Steve Cox 60 yards for cleveland browns, Bill Mclard (60 yards college) san diego chargers, Ronnie South new orleans saints, Greg Horne Bengals and Cardinals

Anonymous said...

another Arkansas kicker Lamar McHan Cardinals and Colts

Anonymous said...

still another Razorback Dwight Sloan Lions. That makes 8 in the NFL. Certainly they should be on the list.

Chris Miller said...

Ball State- Reggie Hodges-P Brad Maynard-P MAC MVP Chris Miller-P (2x all american) MAC Record Career Avg Brian Jackson-K Lou Groza Semifinalist Brent Lockliar K Lou Grouza Semfinalist

Anonymous said...

UNC also had former Vikings kicker Dan Orner

Anonymous said...

I think this list is for those who actually played in regular season games and not training or mini camps.

Michael Husted NFL Kicker, Husted Kicking, National Camp Series said...

University of Virginia - Michael Husted, Jeff Gaffney, Will Brice

Anonymous said...

Ryan Donahue - University of Iowa punter

Miles Bergner said...

Colorado- Mason Crosby, Tom Rouen, Mitch Bergner, Barry Helton

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