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supersexystud
03-26-2009, 02:50 PM
Was a star soccer player in highschool. Played on some national team...

Had him kicking field goals the other day and can hit from 60 yards. Gonna video tape it tommorow probably and try to get them posted. He has the leg for even longer field goals....

Can he easily get on a d-2 college team?

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03-26-2009, 02:51 PM
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theACEofSPADES
03-26-2009, 02:53 PM
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And it's different when your in an actual game. Not to mention the snap is not always perfect.

How many steps is he taking?

You see kickers hit 55+ yard FGs easy during pre game because there's no rush and the ball is on a T

Blowsox13
03-26-2009, 02:55 PM
he can probably play d2 though that's some serious range no matter what....

RavenStorm
03-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Why don't you ask a D2 coach? :confused:

mr_moto_civic
03-26-2009, 03:01 PM
And it's different when your in an actual game. Not to mention the snap is not always perfect.

How many steps is he taking?

You see kickers hit 55+ yard FGs easy during pre game because there's no rush and the ball is on a T

Yep.. it's a lot different under game pressure. Everything is important: snap, hold and kick - 1,2,3. I've tried my hand at long snapping. It's difficult! But I actually found the 15 yard punt snap to be easier than the 7 yard FG/PAT snap. That "little" 7 yard snap has to be low, fast and extremely accurate, or else the rhythm of the kick is thrown off.

Shangius
03-26-2009, 03:01 PM
Can he do that while the defense is trying to block? It's easy to kick far when the trajectory angle is low. Try it high with a bunch of 6'5 dudes trying to block it and 60yds is a long ways.

Blowsox13
03-26-2009, 03:03 PM
LOL OP don't listen to these people... i'm sure ANY d2 team would KILL to have a kicker who could hit from 60+ in practice

supersexystud
03-26-2009, 03:03 PM
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And it's different when your in an actual game. Not to mention the snap is not always perfect.

How many steps is he taking?

You see kickers hit 55+ yard FGs easy during pre game because there's no rush and the ball is on a T

Oh yea, u are totally right and he knows this. He doesnt take many steps back at all. I think 5 steps back. We will have to work on him getting the ball higher though because I think his kicks could be blocked with their current tragectory (sp)

supersexystud
03-26-2009, 03:04 PM
Can he do that while the defense is trying to block? It's easy to kick far when the trajectory angle is low. Try it high with a bunch of 6'5 dudes trying to block it and 60yds is a long ways.

I know in hs they put him on jv his senior year just cuz he had never played before and punched in a 48 yarder his first kick.


im not saying hes great at all right now but with some practice he could be very good. I'll try to get u boys some videos.

SpiderSense
03-26-2009, 03:06 PM
Can he easily get on a d-2 college team?

D2? He could probably go D1 or pro if he can consistently without aid of the wind.

Blowsox13
03-26-2009, 03:07 PM
D2? He could probably go D1 or pro if he can consistently without aid of the wind.

best bet would be to go JUCO and learn proper mechanics and **** and then try and get a roster spot d1 in two years.

C-Squared
03-26-2009, 03:40 PM
Soccer players make good kickers, no doubt... of course, I was always a passer more than a shooter, so that's not universal!

Its easier to kick in NCAA because of the ball... Automatica Gramatica hit a 65 yarder in NCAA and didn't touch that in the NFL... but its definitely worth trying - every kicker in my high school for the last 10 years played soccer growing up and then switched over when our state champ team was too saturated haha, they broke all kinds of records

NoS_oUtLaSt
03-26-2009, 03:43 PM
best bet would be to go JUCO and learn proper mechanics and **** and then try and get a roster spot d1 in two years.

this. main thing he'll have to work is angles and such. I heard Janikowski hit a 70 yarder in practice before (serious)