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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 4- Special Teams Player of the Week

Last Friday night we saw a number of amazing kicking performance. Mayer Lutheran High School's Senior Kicker Chad Anenson had a very busy night.  Besides playing Defense, he is the team's kicker. Chad had 4 PATs, but had an amazing 3 for 3 Field Goal performance, with yardages of 38, 43 and 36 yards. His 3 Field Goal performance earned him a spot in the Minnesota State Record books.  Chad was the easy pick for our Week 4 Prep Special Teams Player of the Week.


Top Minnesota High School Specialists
Top Kicker
  • Chad Anenson- Mayer Lutheran High School- 4 for 4 PATs & 3 Field Goals (38, 43, & 36 yards)- 13 points  
Chad Anenson
Honorable Mention
  • Isaac Aanerud- Rogers High School- 7 for 7 PATs & 1 Field Goal (36 yards)- 10 points.
  • Nick Belinski-  St Paul Highland High School- 9 for 9 PATs- 9 points.
  • Andrew Opsal- Mankato West High School- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points.

Top Punter 
  • Connor Bolduc- Mahtomedi- 7 punts for 294 total yards and a 42 yard punt average. Including 3 punts Inside the 20.  He has an impressive set of punts- 40, 40, 38, 52, 37, 39, and 48; as well an impressive 55 yard punt that was call back by penalty.
Connor Bolduc

Honorable Mention
  • Andy Swanson- Faribault High School- 4 punts for 180 total yards and a 45 yard punt average.
  • Anthony Valladares- Park High School- 6 punts for 253 total yards and a 42.2 yard punt average.
  • Zach Hovey- Eden Prairie High School- 3 punts for 121 total yards and a 40.3 yard punt average.

Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.
This week we had a number of outstanding performances that we had to recognize.
 
Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week

  • Josh Weiler- Fargo South High School (ND)- 7 for 7 PATs & 1 Field Goal (40 yards)- 10 points
Josh Weiler
Honorable Mention
  • Miguel Recinos- Mason City High School (IA)- 6 punts for a 44.2 yard average & 3 for 3 PATs.  3 touchbacks on 4 kickoffs and a 72 yard KO ave.
  • Nolan Ross- Strongsville High School (OH)- 8 punts for a 40 yard average- Long of 61 yards.
  • Colt Sirstins- Herriman High School (UT)- 3 for 3 PATs & 2 Field Goals (26 & 36 yards)- 9 points.  Colt has also not missed a PAT in over 2 years!
  • Trevor Smith- Cambridge Christian (FL)- 7 for 7 PATs & 8 touchbacks (5 through the back of the endzone)- 7 points

Top Collegiate Specialist
  •  Alexi Johnson- St Johns University- 2 for 2 PATs & 2 Field Goals (34 & 37 yards)- 8 points.  Alexi's field goals made the difference in a huge upset over rival St Thomas 20-18.
Alexi Johnson
Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Class

8 Minnesota Kickers and Punters earn a spot on the 2013 Class of Minnesota ‘Top Bombers’ Specialists Group.  

This fall is our 2nd Annual Minnesota Bombers Class.  8 Minnesota Kickers and Punters earned a spot in the exclusive 2013 Minnesota ‘Top Bombers’ Specialist Group.  Being a "Minnesota Bomber" means that these specialists have been recognized in having great kicking abilities and are some of Minnesota's Best ‘All Around’ Kickers and Punters for their graduation classes.  They have a bright future as a high school athlete as well as the tools and skill set to play at a high collegiate level.

L to R: LeCorre, MacGregor, Taubenheim, Bolduc, Brown, Probert, Ryerse.  Not Pictured: Elmore
We took some time this September to get together down at the Minnesota Wing-Commemorative Air Force base in St. Paul, MN, and with the help of Michael Much (Rivals- Minnesota Preps), took some incredible images with the B-25 Bomber plane-"Miss Mitchell."  


Meet the 2013 Minnesota Bombers Class!


Class of 2014 
Connor Bolduc- Mahtomedi High School- Connor is the Top Punter in Minnesota.  He has one of the most polished fundamentals for a punter his age.  Connor has a big leg and a bright future.  He consistently averages 45+ yards a punt with a 4.0+ second hang time.  He is very well rounded in all aspects of punting, which will make his school’s punt coverage very dangerous.  He’s a top punting prospect for many Division 1 programs already. 

Reid Taubenheim- Farmington High School- Reid is Minnesota’s Top Kicker.  He kicks consistent deep touchbacks as well as averages close to 3.7-4.0 second hang times consistently.  He is a deep threat and accurate field goal kicker which gives his team greater offensive scoring opportunities.  He has great technique and mechanics which makes him 'college ready.'  He is on the radar of many Division 1 football programs already. 

Alex MacGregor- Zimmerman High School- Alex has a big leg and is one of the top Senior “All Around” specialists as a kicker and punter.  He has quick leg speed and can consistently kick touchbacks and has deep field goal range.  A very gifted athlete with a bright future.  He has strong punting abilities to make him a great 'well rounded' collegiate recruit. 


Class of 2015
Patrick LeCorre- Edina High School-  Patrick is one of the best Junior kickers in Minnesota and one of the tops in the US for his grade level.  He has a strong leg and is a very valuable special teams asset at Edina.  Last year he converted 13 field goals as a Sophomore. He earned the starting spot as a Freshman after he kicked the game winning field goal in the 1st round of the playoffs.  By the time he graduates he will have a lot of experience to bring to a collegiate program. He is one of the hardest working kickers I have seen and will only keep getting better. 

Clay Elmore- Wayzata High School- Clay has a special kicking talent.  He earned the starting field goal spot as a Sophomore at Wayzata.  He handles game pressure very well.  His strong leg gives him a 50+ yard field goal range and also the ability to drive multiple touchbacks.  He recently kicked the game winning field goal in double OT against a top football program this season. 


Class of 2016
Alex Probert- Andover High School- Alex is a very well rounded and gifted kicker for his age and grade level.  He has worked very hard over the off season and has very polished mechanics already. He consistently kicks touchbacks and earned the starting varsity kicking spot as a sophomore. 

Mac Brown- St Thomas Academy- Mac has really become a ‘complete package’ as a specialist that kicks and punts. He can kick a number of touchbacks as well has a field goal ranges at 50+ yards already.  He has a raw punting ability to boot the ball 35+ yards.


Class of 2017
Grant Ryerse- East Ridge High School- Grant has had a great kicking leg since the 8th grade.  He is a very polished kicker for his age and still has room to improve.  He kicks the ball high & deep and has long field goal range.  He earned the varsity starting kicking and punting spot as a freshman at East Ridge.  

Every one of these specialists have become the best kickers for their class and have bright futures to kick at the Division 1 level.



Special Teams Football Academy has developed as Minnesota's source in training and instruction of the best in high school recruits.  When you are ready to stand out in Kicking, Punting or Snapping —the team at Special Teams Football Academy is here to help!  With a specialized approach to each athlete, every specialist will improve with this high-level training.  

For more information on these specialists contact Chris Husby!


Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
 

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Week 3- Special Teams Player of the Week

In Week 2 of High School Football, we saw another batch of great performances by a number of  specialists.  Our week 2 Minnesota Prep Athlete Special Teams Player of the Week hails from Lakeville South, Brendan Boche.   He had a big day for his team kicking 2 for 2 on PATS and also going 2 for 2 on Field Goals (42 & 49 yards) and scoring 8 points for his team.  Brendan has really developed over the last 2 years to become a clutch kicker.  Brendan has converted 4 Field Goals all over 40 yards each.  He gets great height on his Kickoffs which often prevents his opponent from making a big return. Congratulations!

Top Minnesota High School Specialists
Top Kicker
  • Brendan Boche- Lakeville South- 2 for 2 PAT- 2 Field Goals- 42 & 49 yards- 8 points
Brendan Boche
Honorable Mention
  • Perry Smith- Minnetonka- 5 for 5 PATs & 1 Field Goal (22 yards)- 8 points
  • Clay Elmore- Wayzata- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
  • Easton Pompa- Dawson-Boyd- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points 
Game Winners
  • Carter McCauley- Owatonna- 3 for 3 PATs- 1 Field Goal- 38 yard game winning field goal from the right hash as time expired to lift #1 (Class 5A) ranked Owatonna to a 24-21 win over #2 ranked Mankato West
  • Ethan Anderson- Minnewaska- 3 for 3 PATs- 1 Field Goal Game Winner over the #3 ranked team (24-22).
Top Punter
  • Charles Stejskal- Maple Lake- In his first ever real game punting. 3 punts for a total of 133 yards (51, 36, 46) with no return yards (all fair catches)- 44.33 yard ave.  He also had a great game kicking going 4 for 4 on PATS and kicked 1 Field Goal (35 yards) for 7 points
Honorable Mention 
  • Hunter Ehlers- Randolph- 2 punts- 98 yards- 49 yard ave.   
  • Connor Bolduc- Mahtomedi- 2 punts 90 yards- 45 yard ave. 
  • Tenzin Kalsang- Columbia Heights- 2 punts- 89 yards- 44.5 yard ave.
  • Matthew Juneau- Champlin Park- 4 punts- 177 yards- 44.2 yard ave. 
Top Snapper
  • Brandon Low- Wayzata- Had a busy night with 12 great snaps (8 PAT & 4 Punts). Also performed well on other special teams units.


Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.

Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week

  • Drew Cornwell- Iowa City High School- 4 PATs & 2 Field Goals (21 & 40 yards)- 10 points
Drew Cornwell
Honorable Mention
  • Nathan Mesher- Sir John McDonald High School (Waterloo,Canada)- 5 punts of 57, 49, 41, 30, 25 (tipped) yards- 40.4 yard ave

Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Ruan Albuquerque- Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC)- 2 for 2 PATs & 4 of 6 Field Goals. This Field Goal kicking performance set a School Record.  Missed 57 yard Field Goal by 1 foot and had 1 kick blocked- 14 points
 
Ruan Albuquerque


Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner 
Special Teams Football Academy
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Week 2- Special Teams Player of the Week

We had an exciting week for football in the first full week of the Minnesota High School Football Season.  There were a number of high scoring games as well as a number of great performances by specialists.  Our top Minnesota High School specialist had a busy game.  Alex Knutson of Lakeville North converted all 8 of his PATs as well as kicked a 24 yard FG.  Alex has become a very strong kicker over the last few years and has a bright future with a strong Lakeville North football program.

Top Minnesota High School Specialists

Top Kicker 
  • Alex Knutson- Lakeville North- 8 for 8 PAT, 1 FG (24 yards) for 11 points
Alex Knutson

Honorable Mention
  • Josh Edelstein- Eagan- 2-2 PAT & 2 Field Goals (35 & 33)- 8 Points
  • Andrew Opsal- Mankato West- 8-8 PATs- 8 points
  • Derek Johnson- Mahtomedi- 8-8 PATs- 8 points
  • Sam Clark- Cretin Derham Hall- 8-8 PATs- 8 points
Top Punter
  • Sam Oddo- Chanhassen- 4 punts for 195 total yards and a 48.8 yard average
Honorable Mention
  • Jackson Erdmann- Rosemount- 4 punts for 181 total yards and a 45.2 yard average. 
  • Aitor Flood- Cretin Derham Hall- 4 punts for 141 total yards and a 40.3 yard average
  • Lance Lemke- St Francis- 6 punts for 241 yards and 40.2 yard average  
Top Snapper

  • Alex Dequaine- St Francis- 7 great snaps (6 punt & 1 short snap) averaging .7 sec on his punt snaps. Alex is keeping busy as the team's starting right guard, starting on kick return and punt return along with playing some fullback, as well as Long Snapping

Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.

Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
  • Miguel Recinos- Mason City High School (IA)-  1 for 1 PATs, 2 kickoffs for touchbacks (distances of 70 & 65 yards) as well as an astonishing 6 punts for a 51.5 yard average!  4 punts of 43, 54, 59 and 70!  Check out his amazing game film!
Miguel Recinos


Honorable Mention
  • Drew Cornwell- Iowa City High School (IA)- 6 for 6 PATs, 1 touchback on kickoffs- 6 points

Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Alexi Johnson- University of St Johns- 2 for 2 PATs & 1 Game Winning Field Goals from 40 yards out with 6 seconds left to give the Johnnies a 17-14 win over University of Wisconsin River Falls.  He was also names MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Alexi celebrating the game winner in his first game as a Starter!

Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby 
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Week 1- Special Teams Player of the Week

Our Player of the Week posts are designed to recognize the top kicking and punting performances of the week in Minnesota at the High School Level.  We'd also like to recognize the top performances of some of our student athletes that we've helped train at the Collegiate, Youth and Middle School Level.

In the first full week of play for most high school football programs, we saw a lot of great performances. There were a number of stand out performances, but nothing stood out more than Logan McElfresh Brainerd High School in MN.  Logan kicked 9 PATs, 1 punt for 49 yards, as well as 1 Field goal which made him the top kicking point scorer in Minnesota.

Logan McElfresh
Top Minnesota High School Specialists
Top Kicker 
  • Logan McElfresh- Brainerd- 9 for 10 PAT, 1 FG (30 yards) and 1 punt (49 yards) for 12 points
Honorable Mention
  • Matt Glasenapp- Lake City- 8 for 8 PATs (in just the first half before they put in the 2nd string kicker)- 8 points
  • Travis Mashuga- Anoka- 5 for 6 PATs and 1 FG (44 yards)- 8 points
  • Clay Elmore- Wayzata- 2-2 PATs and 1 FG (26 yards). Game winning Field Goal in Double OT over state powerhouse Rosemount.

Alex Copa
Top Punter
  • Alex Copa- Blaine- 9 punts for 372 total yards and a 41.3 yard average--> Honorable Mention
 Honorable Mention
  • Alex MacGregor- Zimmerman- 3 punts (59, 42, 28) for 129 total yards and a 43 yard average.  Also all touchbacks on his KOs.
  • Aitor Flood- Cretin Durham Hall- 4 punts for 165 total yards and a 41.2 yard average


Coach Husby also has helped train a number of specialists that live outside of MN.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.

Top Out-Of-State Specialist of the Week
  • Miguel Recinos- Mason City High School (IA)-  2 for 2 PATs and 2 for 2 for field goals (50 & 43 yards), 5/5 kickoffs- All for touchbacks, and 1 punt for a 50 yard average.- 8 points

Miguel Recinos
Honorable Mention
  • Drew Cornwell- Iowa City High School (IA)- 1 for 1 PATs, 2 for 2 on Field Goals (21 and 22 yards) and 1 touchback on kickoffs- Now ranked Top Ten all time field goals made in Iowa- 7 points 
  • Jon Coppens-  Marcus High School (TX)- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 for 1 on Field Goals (29 yards)- 6 points

Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Ryan Weese- Hutchinson Community College- 1 for 1 PATs, 3 for 3 on Field Goals & 4 kickoffs (1 touch back) with a 62 yard average.  Bringing his totals up to 6 for 6 for the season- 10 points.

Congratulations to everyone!

Chris Husby 
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
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