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Sunday, October 8, 2017

2017 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Class

Meet the 2017 Minnesota Bombers Class!

15 Minnesota Kickers, Punters and Snappers earned a spot on the 2017 Minnesota Bombers Top Specialists Group.  


This fall is our 6th Annual Minnesota Bombers Class.  15 Minnesota Kickers, Punters and Long Snappers earned a spot in the exclusive 2017 Class of Minnesota Bombers.  Being a "Minnesota Bomber" means that these specialists have been recognized in having great kicking and snapping abilities and are some of Minnesota's Best ‘well rounded’ kickers, punters and snappers for their graduating 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. Selections were made at the end of summer.


2017 Bomber Class (L to R)- Front Row- Reynolds, Redmond, Willis, Crosby, Halaska, Whiting.  Back Row- Husby, Copeland, Simon, Johnson, Ochsendorf, Dustman, Shpak, Jaeger.  Not Pictured:  DeVore, Schwerzler



Class of 2018 (Seniors)
Adam DeVore - Mahtomedi High School- Our lone Long Snapper.  Good frame, strong build, bright future.  Snaps bullets and is very accurate.

Blake Ochsendorf- Prior Lake High School- Great punting frame.  Big leg and can punt the ball 40-45 yards. Developing technique really well and has a very high ceiling. One of the top punters in the state.

Mason Schwerzler- Stillwater High School- Huge punting leg and great frame.  Strong technique. Top punting leg in the state with a 40-55 yard range and fantastic hang time.  

Matthew Jaeger- Armstrong High School- One of the top combo specialists in the state. Has a field goal range over 50 yards and a consistent touch back ability on kickoffs. Very polished technique.

Myles Johnson- Wayzata High School- Big time kickoff leg.  Developing nicely and can kick a high percentage of touchbacks. Very good field goal kicker as well as talent as a punter. One of the top combo specialists in the state.


Class of 2019 (Juniors)
Dmitri Shpak- Maple Grove High School- Very strong kickoff and field goal leg. Gets very good height on each kick.  Technique and leg swing power keeps improving.

John Copeland- St Thomas Academy- John has a very exceptional kicking leg.  He has the ability to kick a consistent touchback and has a 50+ yard field goal range.  Gets fantastic height on many of his kicks and has a bright future.

Jonathan Halaska- Bloomington Jefferson High School- A very talented combo specialist in kicking and punting.  Can do all 3 kicks very well.  Kicks with a lot of power, and still has a high ceiling.

Nathan Willis- Eagan High School- A talented kicker with a very consistent leg.  A field goal range of 50 yards.  Great leg speed and strong work ethic.

Trevor Redmond- Mounds View High School- A very athletic specialist.  Very accurate on field goals with good range on all kicks.



Class of 2020 (Sophomores)
Hunter Dustman- St Francis High School- Very talented and humble kicker.  Can kick a consistent touchback already with college caliber hangtime.  Long field goal range over 55 yards.

Nathan Whiting- Rosemount High School- Very accurate field goal leg and handles kicking pressure well.  Good kickoff range already.  Very high ceiling.

Theo Crosby- SMB High School-  Very talented kicker and developing into a very strong kicker.  Gets great hang time on kickoffs and field goals.



Class of 2021 (Freshmen)
Connor Reynolds- Eden Prairie High School-  Very talented and accurate young kicker.  Developing nicely and has a bright future.

Josh Simon- Woodbury High School- Very talented kicker and punter combo.  Can punt a big ball.  Ahead of his class in development.  






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.


Congratulations to everyone!

Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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