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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The 2012 "Off"-Season

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it may seem like another football season will soon be over, but there will still be plenty of football and consequently kicking in the so-called off-season. Note: events, names and dates will continue to be updated on the following lists as further information becomes available.

NCAA College football
Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game: January 16th
- East squad: kicker Drew Zamora (Northern Arizona), punter William Kelton (Texas State) and long snapper James Winchester (Oklahoma)
-West squad: kicker Kevin Goessling (Fresno State), punter Anson Kelton (TCU) and long snapper Cameron Kastl (Arizona State)
East-West Shrine Game: January 21st
- East squad: kicker Blair Walsh (Georgia) and punter Shawn Powell (Florida State)
- West squad: kicker Greg Zuerlein (Missouri Western) and punters Matt Prewitt (Kentucky Christian) and Bryan Anger (California)
The Battle of Florida: January 21st
- North squad: kicker Nick Cattoi (Central Florida), punter David Bohner (Central Florida) and long snapper Charley Hughlett (Central Florida)
- South squad: kicker Alan Gendreau (Middle Tennessee), punter Mickey Groody (Florida Atlantic) and long snapper Chris Ivory (Miami)
- Kickers Trevor Scott (Florida A&M) and Erik Folk (Washington)
- Punters Marquette King (Fort Valley State) and Ken Wood (Texas A&M)
- Long snappers Jon Rohrbaugh (Penn State) and Matt Camilli (Texas El Paso)
- Kickers Randy Bullock (Texas A&M) and Carson Wiggs (Purdue)
- Punters Drew Butler (Georgia) and Brad Nortman (Wisconsin)
- Long snappers Josh Harris (Auburn) and Kyle Wojta (Wisconsin)
Players All-Star Classic: February 4th
- North squad: kicrer David Teggart (Connecticut) and punter Kyle Martens (Rice)
- South squad: kicker Long Ding (Norwich University), punter Ryan Tydlacka (Kentucky) and long snapper Sean McGrath (Henderson State)
National Signing Day: February 1st
Pro Days Workouts: primarily in March
- Beginning March 1st with Missouri
- Thru April 18th with Lane College

National Football League (NFL)
NFL Scouting Combine: February 22nd - 28th
- kickers: Randy Bullock (Texas A&M), Derek Dimke (Illinois), Dave Teggart (Connecticut), Blair Walsh (Georgia), Carson Wiggs (Purdue)
- punters: Bryan Anger (California), Drew Butler (Georgia), Kyle Martens (Rice), Brad Nortman (Wisconsin), Shawn Powell (Florida State), Brian Stahovich (San Diego State)
- snappers: Josh Harris (Auburn)
Free agent signing period begins March 13th
- UFA kickers: John Kasay, Phil Dawson, Jay Feely, Neil Rackers, Mike Nugent, Josh Scobee, Dave Rayner, Matt Prater, Nick Folk, Connor Barth
- UFA punters: Matt Turk, Ben Graham, Brad Maynard, Nick Harris, Dave Zastudil, Mat McBriar, Donnie Jones, Steve Weatherford, Daniel Zepulveda
- UFA snappers: David Binn, Joe Zelenka, Mike Leach, Ken Amato, Chris Massey, Don Muhlbach, Matt Katula
Aguiar/Husted Pro Camp/Combine: March 31st - April 5th
NFL Draft: April 26th - 28th
Minicamps and OTAs: primarily May & June

Canadian Football League (CFL)
CFL Evaluation Camp, March 2nd - 4th
- top kicking prospect:Austin Anderson (McGill)
CFL Draft: May 3rd
 
Indoor Football Leagues
Indoor Football League (IFL): season kicks off on February 19th
Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL): season kicks off on February 25th 
Arena Football League (AFL): season kicks off on March 9th
Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL): season kicks off on March 10th
Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL): season kicks off on March 10th
American Indoor Football (AIF): season kicks off on March 17th
Lone Star Football League (LSFL): season kicks off on March 31st

American Football - global 
European Federation of American Football: 2012 schedule to be announced.
International Bowl: February 1st 
- Team USA: Colby Cooke and Paul Griggs
- World Team: Dillon Wamsley

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