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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Longest Punts and Field Goals by High School STFA Specialists (2014)

Tracking the Longest Punts and Field Goals by High School STFA Specialists during the 2014 high school football season.

Please email Coach Husby to update information on this list (CoachHusby@gmail.com).

Field Goals (30+ yards)
48- Cameron Hausmann- New Richmond (WI)
46- Alex Probert- Andover
44- Patrick Le corre- Edina
44- Clay Elmore- Wayzata
38- Clay Elmore- Wayzata
39- Connor Waldron- St Cloud Apollo
37- Zach Savitz- Hopkins
36- Connor Waldron- St Cloud Apollo
35- Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake
32- Alex Probert- Andover
32 - Connor Waldron- St Cloud Apollo





Punts (35+ yards)
72- Alex Probert- Andover
65- Patrick LeCorre- Edina vs Eden Prairie
61- Patrick LeCorre- Edina
53- Cameron Hausmann- New Richmond (WI)
52- Alex Probert- Andover vs SLP

(This is an on going growing list recently started and doesn't represent every specialist yet. Longest Punts and Field Goals by High School STFA Specialists).

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Monday, November 17, 2014

State Semifinal Playoffs- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

As the State Tournament Semifinal games came to an end, there were a number of close and exciting game. It is always fun to see what teams continue to stay strong, and what teams make surprise upsets. 

The Top Kicker was Diego Meza-Palmer of Minneota HS. He stayed busy kicking 7 PATs and 1 field goal of 30 yards for 10 points.  The Top Punter was Mitchell Schmitz of Caledonia HS who booted 5 punts for 255 total yards and a 51.0 yard average.

Congrats to everyone who earned a spot this week on their big kicking performances!  Good luck to everyone still in their state playoff runs.  


Top Minnesota High School Specialists 
Top Kicker

  • Diego Meza-Palmer- Minneota HS- 7 for 7 PATs and 1 field goal of 30 yards- 10 points


Honorable Mention

  • Billy Walker- Totino Grace HS- 4 for 5 PATs and 1 field goal of 26 yards- 7 points 
  • Lane Girtz- Pierz HS- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 field goal of 32 yards- 6 points
  • Sam Peters- DeLaSalle HS- 5 for 5 PATs- 5 points


Top Punter

  • Mitchell Schmitz- Caledonia HS- 5 punts for 255 total yards and a 51.0 yard average.

Honorable Mention

  • Nick Kubesh- BOLD HS- 6 punts for 250 total yards and a 41.7 yard average.
  • Alec Engler- Minneota HS- 2 punts for 78 total yards and 39.0 yard average.


Congratulations to you all!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

State Quarterfinals- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

Marcus Hahn of Hutchinson, has shown again why he is a top kicker in the state of Minnesota. Marcus played a major role in his team's State Quarterfinal Game.  Marcus went 6 for 6 on PATs and made 1 field goal (31 yards) for a total of 9 points. Marcus is also the team's quarterback.  Brad Rechtzigel of Simley also had a strong outing as a kicker.  He converted 6 PATs and 1 field goal (27 yards) to help his team advance as well.  Good luck to you both in the State Semifinal football games!


Marcus Hahn
Top Minnesota High School Specialists Top Kicker 

  • Marcus Hahn- Hutchinson HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 31 yards- 9 points 
  • Brad Rechtzigel- Simley HS- 6 for 7 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 27 yards- 9 points

Honorable Mention

  • Sam Peters- DeLaSalle- 8 for 9 PATs- 8 points
  • Alex Trana- Rosemount HS- 1 for 1 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 21 & 37 yards- 7 points
  • Andrew Opsal- Mankato West HS- 6 for 6 PATs- 6 points
  • Lane Girtz- Pierz HS6 for 6 PATs- 6 points


Michael Veldman is also the team's QB
Top Punter

  • Michael Veldman- Becker HS- 4 punts for 172 yards and a 43 yard average.
Honorable Mention 

  • Alec Engler- Minneota HS- 3 punts for 122 yards and a 40.7 yard average.
  • Ryan Bodie- Esko HS- 4 punts for 159 yards and a 39.8 yard average.
  • Nick Skluzacel- Rocori HS5 punts for 196 yards and a 39.2 yard average.
  • Jordan Joseph- St Michael Albertville HS3 punts for 114 yards and a 38 yard average.


Coach Husby has helped train a number of collegiate specialists.  We'd like to recognize those student's top performances.


Top Collegiate Specialist

  • Paul Graupner- St Thomas University- 8 for 9 PATs- 8 points
Honorable Mention
  • Alexi Johnson- St Johns University- 4 for 4 and 1 Field Goal for 27 yards- 7 points
  • Connor Bolduc- University of North Dakota- 7 punts for 260 yards and a 37.1 yard average.  Long of 46 yards

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

12 STFA Kickers Help Team Reach 2014 State Tournament (2014)

Special Teams Football Academy is happy to announce that 12 of our Varsity Special Teams athletes (Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers) representing 11 Minnesota High School Football programs, have helped their teams reach the 2014 High School Football State Tournament.


A few top performances from some of our specialists in their Section Championship game: 
  • Stuart Hamann of Lakeville North, kicked 4 field goals of 28, 24, 20 and 27 and 2 PATs, including 2 INTs and returning one of them 66 yards for a TD.
  • Grant Ryerse of East Ridge, kicked the game winning 38 yard field goal (2 for 2 FGs) and 2 PATs.

Good Luck to the kicking games of: East Ridge (6A), Faribault 
(5A), Lakeville North (6A), Mankato West (5A), Maple Grove (6A), Maple Lake (2A), Mounds View (6A), Prior Lake (6A), Rosemount (6A), South St Paul (4A), and St Croix Lutheran (3A).



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Monday, November 3, 2014

Section Championship- Special Teams Players of the Week (2014)

As the playoffs reach the Section Championship rounds, it's always fun to see what teams continue to stay strong, and what teams make surprise upsets. Last week all remaining Minnesota teams were playing for a berth at State Tournament. There were a lot of tight games and a few over time wins. One kicker in particular had a big game for his team Stuart Hamann of Lakeville North (Class 6A) spent a lot of time on the field. He hit 2 for 2 on PATs, but hit 4 field goals of 28, 24, 20 and 27 yards for a total of 14 points for his team.   On top of that, he had 2 interceptions and returned one of them for a 66 yard touchdown! 4 Field Goals also ties a state record for number of field goals made in a game.  Lakeville North is having a great season and is currently 9-1 entering the state tournament!  Good luck in your state playoff run.
Hamann attempting a Field Goal

Top Minnesota High School Specialists
Top Kicker 
  • Stuart Hamann- Lakeville North- 2 for 2 PATs & 4 for 4 FGs of 28, 24, 20 and 27 yards- 2 INTs and 1 returned for a 66 yard TD- 14 points kicking but 20 points total.
Honorable Mention
  • Sam Peters- DeLaSalle- 10 for 10 PATs- 10 points
  • Grant Ryerse- East Ridge HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 24 & 38 yards- 8 points
  • Tyler Hanson- Prior Lake HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 26 & 30 yards- 8 points
  • Ryan Murray- Bloomington Jefferson HS- 5 for 7 PATs and 1 Field Goal for 29 yards- 8 points
  • Jack Kneeland- Holy Angels- 4 for 4 and 1 Field Goal of 32 yards- 7 points
  • Alex Trana- Rosemount HS- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points
  • Marcus Hahn- Hutchinson HS- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points



Edelstein punts and kicks for Eagan

Top Punter
  • Josh Edelstein- Eagan HS6 punts for 261 total yards and a 43.5 yard average
Honorable Mention  
  • Brett Shepley- Burnsville HS5 punts for 204 total yards and a 40.8 yard average
  • Tony Sieve- Adrian HS4 punts for 159 total yards and a 39.8 yard average
  • AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS3 punts for 119 total yards and a 39.7 yard average
  • Tommy McDonald- Northfield HS5 punts for 197 total yards and a 39.4 yard average


Alexi continues to have a strong season leading the MIAC in kicking.

Top Collegiate Specialist
  • Alexi Johnson- St John's University- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 Field Goals of 28 yards- 8 points  A

Congratulations to everyone! 

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