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Monday, September 28, 2015

Week 6- Special Teams Players of the Week (2015)

Our Player of the Week posts are designed to recognize the top kicking, punting and long snapping performances of the week in Minnesota at the High School Level.  We will also recognize the top STFA trained collegiate specialists and our 'out of state' athlete performances too.

Our Week 7 Special Teams Prep Athlete of the Week hails from Rosemount High School. Kenny Watkins had a strong game kicking 6 PATs and 1 field goal of 21 yards.  The Top Punter was Breck Punter Peter Lillehaug who kicked 3 punts for 160 total yards and a 53.3 yard average.

There was a big weekend for our STFA trained kickers.  We had 2 Top Kicker performances.   Isaac Aanerud of Bemidji State University kicked 4 field goals on top of 5 PATs accounting for 17 points of his team's points.  Nathan Mesher of Wilfrid Laurie University (Canada) kicked 4 Field Goals of 35, 24, 47 & 42 yards for 12 of the Golden Hawk’s 18 points.

There were a number of big performances for these kickers and punters.  Congratulations to everyone.

Top Minnesota High School Specialists 



Top Kicker

  • Kenny Watkins- Rosemount HS- 6 for 7 PATs and 1 field goal of 21 yards- 9 points


Honorable Mention

  • Kalvin Danielson- Orono HS- 6 for 7 PATs and 1 field goal of 20 yards- 9 points
  • Eddie Ogamba- Cooper HS- 9 for 9 PATs- 9 points
  • Johnny Hartfiel- SMB- 5 for 6 PATs and 1 field goal of 37 yards- 8 points
  • Tony Ukkelberg- Ottertail Central HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 field goal- 8 points
  • Garrett Hanson- Centennial HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 field goal of 30 yards- 8 points
  • Bryce Thompson- Chisago Lakes HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 field goals of 39 and 32 yards- 8 points
  • Diego Meza-Palmer- Minneota HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 field goal of 26 yards- 8 points

Peter Lillehaug
Top Punter

  • Peter Lillehaug- Breck HS- 3 punts for 160 total yards and a 53.3 yard average.


Honorable Mention

  • Zach Savitz- Hopkins HS- 3 punts for 141 total yards and a 47 yard average.
  • Jacob Levahn- Spring Lake Park HS- 3 punts for 136 total yards and a 45.3 yard average.
  • Jimmy Larson- Prior Lake HS- 3 punts and 128 total yards and 42.7 yard average.
  • Tyler Wurm- Buffalo HS- 3 punts for 127 total yards and a 42.3 yard average.
  • Grant Olson- Woodbury HS- 4 punts for 162 total yards and a 40.5 yard average.
  • Mitch Jerde- Forest Lake HS- 6 punts and 241 total yards and 40.2 yard average.
  • Brandon Sohre- Maple River HS- 4 punts and 160 total yards and 40 yard average.



Nathan Mesher
Top STFA Collegiate Specialists

  • Isaac Aanerud- Bemidji State University- 5 for 5 PATs and 4 for 5 Field Goals of 20, 28, 28, and 50 yards.  1 punt of 45 yards. - 17 points
  • Nathan Mesher- Wilfrid Laurie University (Canada)- 4 for 4 Field Goals of 35, 24, 47 & 42 yards.  41.1 yard punt average- 12 points

Isaac Aanerud
Honorable Mention

  • Brendan Boche- Gustavus U- 8 for 8 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 26 yards. 10 KOs for 537 total yards and a 53.7 yard average and 4 Touchbacks- 11 points
  • Andrew O'Reilly- Bethel U- 7 for 8 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 32 yards. 9 KOs for 540 total yards and a 60.0 yard average and 3 Touchbacks.- 10 points
  • Donnie Mavencamp- U of MN-Morris- 4 punts for 165 total yards and a 41.3 yard average.  52 yard long and 3 punts I-20.
  • Nate Skare- Upper Iowa U- 7 punts for 287 total yards and a 41 yard average. 43 yard long and 2 punts I-20.


Congratulations to you all!


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Monday, September 21, 2015

Week 5- Special Teams Players of the Week (2015)

Our Player of the Week posts are designed to recognize the top kicking, punting and long snapping performances of the week in Minnesota at the High School Level.  We will also recognize the top STFA trained collegiate specialists and our 'out of state' athlete performances too.

At the midway point in the high school football season, we are starting to see a few kicker's names surface with repeat big kicking performances.  This week Anders Gelecinskyj of Bloomington Kennedy HS had another big game kicking with 2 PATs and 2 field goals of 29 and 47 yards to help his team.  

The week's top punter hails from St Thomas Academy.  Mac Brown had a big game throughout the whole game.  He had 3 punts for 170 total yards and a 56.7 yard ave, which included a phenomenal 87 yard punt, as well as 3 kickoffs for 182 yards, a 60.66 yard ave and two touchbacks. 3 of 3 on Extra points and as a WR 9 total  pass receptions for 108 yards and 1 TD reception.

Long Snapper Seamus Wilson of Eagan High School had a great game snapping executing 7 perfect punt and extra point snaps.

There were a number of big performances my many kickers and punters.  Congratulations to everyone.

Top Minnesota High School Specialists 


Anders Gelecinskyj
Top Kicker
  • Anders Gelecinskyj- Bloomington Kennedy HS- 4 for 4 PATs and 2 field goals of 29 & 47 yards- 11 points
Honorable Mention
  • Luke Dertinger-Becker HS- 8 for 8 PATs and 1 punt of 33 yards- 8 points
  • Aaron Salmon- Cleveland HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 field goal of 31 yards- 8 points
  • Evan Erickson-Lakeville North HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 1 field goal of 36 yards- 8 points
  • Mitch Bourgerie- St Michael Albertville HS- 4 for 4 PATs and 1 field goal of 28 yards- 7 points
  • Zach Savitz- Hopkins HS- 4 for 4 PATs and 1 field goal of 35 yards- 7 points
Notable Performance
  • Freshman Kicker Nathan Willis of Eagan HS, broke the school record with a 40 Yard Field Goal during a Freshman B Squad game. Watch Here.
  • Freshman Reid Sanders of Wayzata HS, had a big game at the freshman level. 3 for 3 on Field Goals (long of 33 yards) and 4 for 4 PATs for 13 points.  Also had a tackle and a kickoff that lead to a safety!



Mac Brown
Top Punter
  • Mac Brown- St Thomas Academy- 3 punts for 170 total yards and a 56.7 yard ave. (Includes 87 yard punt).  3 for 3 PATs
Honorable Mention
  • Chase Fleischauer- Tartan HS- 5 punts for 225 total yards and a 45 yard average.
  • Trace Tollefson- Fillmore Central HS- 4 punts for 177 yards and a 44.2 yard average.
  • AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 7 punts for 301 total yards and a 43 yard average.
  • Elias Kukkanen- Cromwell HS- 3 punts for 130 total yards and a 43.3 yard average.
  • Mitch Jerde- Forest Lake HS- 4 punts for 162 yards and a 40.5 yard average
  • Derrick Fidelman- Eastview HS- 6 punts for 240 total yards and a 40 yard average.

Top Long Snapper
  • Seamus Wilson- Eagan HSPerfect on 7 snaps (4 Extra Points and 3 Punt Snaps)

Brady Beuschel
Top STFA Collegiate Specialists 
  • Brady Beuschel- Upper Iowa U- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 field goal of 23 yards- 9 points
Honorable Mention
  • Andrew O'Reilly- Bethel U- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points
  • Isaac Aanerud- Bemidji State U- 7 punts for 268 total yards and a 38.3 yard ave. 1 punt I-20. 2 for 2 PATs and 1 field goal of 27 yards and 4 KOs 63 yard ave and 2 touchbacks.
  • Brandon Boche- Gustavus U- 6 for 6 PATs- 6 points
  • Alexi Johnson- St Johns U- 3 for 3 PATs and 1 field goal of 42 yards- 6 points
  • Tyler Hanson-Augsburg College- 6 for 8 PATs- 6 points


Congratulations to you all!


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Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 4- Special Teams Players of the Week (2015)

Our Player of the Week posts are designed to recognize the top kicking, punting and long snapping performances of the week in Minnesota at the High School Level.  We will also recognize the top STFA trained collegiate specialists and our 'out of state' athlete performances too.

Last Friday night we saw a number of amazing kicking performance.  Roger High School's Kicker Matt Becker had a very busy night.  Matt had 5 PATs and 2 field goals of 21 and 20 yards for 11 points. 

The top Minnesota punter was Chase Fleischauer of Tartan High School who booted 3 punts for 134 total yards and 44.7 yard ave.  Congratulations!

Top Minnesota High School Specialists 
Top Kicker

  • Matt Becker- Rogers HS- 5 for 5 PATs and 2 field goals of 21 & 20 yards for 11 points


Honorable Mention

  • Tanner Deming/Phelps- Tracy-Milroy-Balaton HS- 7 for 7 PATs & 1 field goal for 10 points
  • Masyn Christie- Lewiston- Altura HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 field goal for 9 points
  • Tyler Knutson- Maple Grove HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 field goals of 36 & 25 yards for 8 points
  • Ywg Xeng Lor- North St Paul HS- 2 for 2 PATs and 2 field goals of 31 & 30 yards for 8 points
  • Brayden Ivaniszyn- Thief River Falls HS- 2 for 3 PATs and 2 field goals of 30 & 42 yards for 8 points
  • Eddie Ogamba- Cooper HS- 8 for 8 PATs for 8 points


Top Punter

  • Chase Fleischauer- Tartan HS- 3 punts for 134 total yards and a 44.7 yard average


Honorable Mention

  • AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 6 punts for 257 yards and a 42.8 yard average
  • Luke Harris- Northfield HS- 5 punts for 210 total yards and a 42 yard average
  • Jared Johnson- Mahtomedi HS- 3 punts for 123 total yards and a 41 yard average
  • Jacob Levahn- Spring Lake Park HS- 3 punts for 121 total yards and a 40.3 yard average


Top STFA Collegiate Specialists 

  • Brady Beuschel- Upper Iowa U- 4 for 4 PATs and 2 field goals of 23 & 38 yards- 10 points

Honorable Mention

  • Paul Graupner- St Thomas U- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 field goal of 40 yards- 9 points
  • Alexi Johnson- St Johns U- 7 for 7 PATs- 7 points
  • Isaac Aanerud- Bemidji State U- 6 punts for 239 total yards and a 39.8 averege. 1 punt I-20.  4 for 4 PATs
  • Matt Glasenapp- Macalester U- 7 punts for 253 yards and a 36.1 yard average. 2 punts I-20


Congratulations to you all!

Coach Chris Husby
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

STFA Kickers Dominate The MIAC Football Conference

Special Teams Football Academy is please to see that 7 of the 9 starting kickers in the MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) are all STFA Trainees.

Take a look at the MIAC kicking leaders

Every MIAC school except St Olaf and Concordia Moorhead have between 1-3 kickers on each squad who have come and trained with Coach Husby and his Special Teams Football Academy staff.

All of these kickers have been involved with our development training program between 1-5 years.  We are excited to be able to make that type of difference in the football collegiate football world.

Thank you all for your support.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Week 3- Special Teams Players of the Week (2015)

Our Player of the Week posts are designed to recognize the top kicking, punting and long snapping performances of the week in Minnesota at the High School Level.  We will also recognize the top STFA trained collegiate specialists and our 'out of state' athlete performances too.

In Week 3 of High School Football, we saw another batch of great performances by a number of specialists, including 3 kickers that converted 3 field goals in each of their games.  Our week 3 Minnesota Prep Athlete Special Teams Player of the Week hails from Mahtomedi, Chase Sullivan.   He had a big day for his team kicking 2 for 2 on PATS and also going kicking 3 Field Goals of 21, 31 and 23 yards and scoring 11 points for his team. 

The top Minnesota punter was Matt Richelsen of Providence Academy who booted 3 punts for 141 total yards and 47 yard ave.  Congratulations!

Top Minnesota High School Specialists 



Top Kicker

  • Chase Sullivan- Mahtomedi HS- 2 for 2 PATs, 3 Field Goals of 21, 31, 23 yards- 11 points

Honorable Mention

  • Matthew Pliesis- LeSueur-Henderson HS- 1 for 1 PATs, 3 Field Goals of 30, 31, 22 yards- 10 points
  • Jonathan Day- Eveleth-Gilbert HS- 3 Field Goals of 36, 42, 28 yards- 9 points
  • Ywg Xeng Lor- North St Paul HS- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 36 yards- 9 points
  • Lucas Dertinger- Becker HS- 8 for 8 PATs and 1 punt for 63 yards- 8 points



Top Punter
  • Matt Richelsen- Providence Academy- 3 punts for 141 total yards and 47 yard ave.
Honorable Mention
  • Chase Fleischauer- Tartan HS- 4 punts for 176 total yards and 44 yard ave.
  • Carter Kaun- White Bear Lake HS- 4 punts for 175 yards and 43.8 yard ave.
  • Antonio Montero- Eden Prairie HS- 3 punts for 131 total yards and 43.7 yard ave.
  • AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 3 punts for 129 total yards and 43 yard ave.
  • Jake Shepley- Burnsville HS- 6 punts for 253 total yards and 42.3 yard ave.




Top STFA Collegiate Specialists 
  • Paul Graupner- St Thomas- 6 for 6 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 51 & 37 yards- 12 points
Honorable Mention
  • Kale Wurdman- Hamline- 4 for 4 PATs and 2 Field Goals of 20 & 33 yards- 10 points
  • Alexi Johnson- St Johns- 6 for 6 PATs and 1 Field Goal of 43 yards- 9 points
  • Brendan Boche- Gustavus- 8 for 8 PATs- 8 points
  • Matt Glasenapp- Macalester- 6 punts for 244 total yards adn 40.7 yard ave. (Long 57)

Congratulations to you all!

Coach Chris Husby
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Longest Field Goals And Game Punt Averages by High School STFA Specialists (2015)

Tracking the Longest Field Goals and Game Punt Averages by High School STFA Trained Specialists during the 2015 high school football season.

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

Field Goals (32+ yards)
  1. Anders Gelecinskyj- Bloomington Kennedy HS- 47 yards vs Richfield (09/18/15)
  2. Alex Probert- Andover HS- 46 yards vs Anoka (09/11/15)
  3. Anders Gelecinskyj- Bloomington Kennedy HS- 46 yards vs Waconia (08/28/15)
  4. Jonathan Day- Eveleth-Gilbert HS- 42 yards vs International Falls (09/11/15)
  5. Chase Sullivan- Mahtomedi HS- 41 yards vs Hill Murray (09/11/15)
  6. Nathan Willis- Eagan HS- 40 yards vs Rosemount- Freshman B Squad (09/23/15)
  7. AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 40 yards vs Roseville (08/28/15)
  8. Anders Gelecinskyj- Bloomington Kennedy HS- 40 yards vs Park Center (08/22/15)
  9. Hunter Dustman- St Francis HS- 39 yards vs Cambridge-Isanti (09/11/15)
  10. Evan Tolkkinen- Delano HS- 37 yards vs Dassel-Cokato (08/28/15)
  11. Tyler Knutson- Maple Grove HS- 36 yards vs Eden Prairie (09/11/15)
  12. Tyler Knutson- Maple Grove HS- 36 yards vs Wayzata (09/18/15)
  13. Jonathan Day- Eveleth-Gilbert HS- 36 yards vs International Falls (09/11/15)
  14. Evan Erickson- Lakeville North HS- 36 yards vs Lakeville South (09/18/15)
  15. Zach Savitz- Hopkins HS- 35 yards vs Shakopee (09/18/15)
  16. Tyler DeFor- Makato West HS- 34 yards vs Austin (09/11/15)
  17. Lincoln Brown- Eagan HS- 32 yards vs Lakeville North (08/28/15)


Punt Game Averages (37+ yards- 3 punts min)
  1. Mac Brown- St Thomas Academy- 56.7 yard ave (3 punts) vs South St Paul (09/18/15)
  2. Grant Olson- Woodbury HS- 43.3 yard ave (3 punts) vs Cretin Derham Hall (08/22/15)
  3. AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 43.0 yard ave (7 punts) vs Woodbury (09/18/15)
  4. AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 43.0 yard ave (3 punts) vs Cretin Derham Hall (09/03/15)
  5. AJ Laudet- Stillwater HS- 42.8 yard ave (6 punts) vs East Ridge (09/11/15)
  6. Mac Brown- St Thomas Academy- 41.3 yard ave (6 punts) vs Mahtomedi (08/22/15)
  7. Mac Brown- St Thomas Academy-40.57 yard ave (7 punts) vs North St Paul (08/28/15)
  8. Mac Brown- St Thomas Academy- 39 yard ave (4 punts) vs Simley (09/11/15)
  9. Alex Probert- Andover HS- 38.7 yard ave (6 punts) vs Osseo (08/28/15)
  10. Connor O'Fallon- Shakopee- 38.5 yard ave (4 punts) vs Hopkins (09/18/15)
  11. Grant Ryerse- East Ridge HS- 38.3 yard ave (3 punts) vs Stillwater (09/11/15)


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



Coach Chris Husby
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wild Kicking Stories of the 2015 Year

Below you will find some of the wilder special teams stories of the 2015 football seasons.  We will add stories as we find them.


  • "The Year the NFL Went Insane and Gave a Kicker the MVP Award" (06/30/15)- Read Here
  • Houston Texans Kicker Randy Bollock now an Answer to Trivia Question (09/13/15)- Read Here
  • The most wild high school punt return you will ever see (09/18/15)- Watch Here
  • Dude Perfect "Slip N' Kick" (09/28/15)- Watch Here


If you come across any fun and unique stories, please email coachhusby@gmail.com

Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy 

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