Saturday, April 13, 2013

Class of 2013 College Commitments and Honor Roll

Special Teams Football Academy students find places to play collegiate football.

Below is a list of many of our senior high school specialists and their collegiate commitments as well as various honors some of our younger specialists and NFL Free Agent athletes have received.  A student to us, is someone we have helped develop through multiple training lessons, camps or in the college recruiting process.  We will be updating this list as announcements are made.


Class of 2013 College Commitments and Honor Roll

  • Alexi Johnson- Shakopee HS (MN)- K- St Johns University
  • Austin Moon- Moorhead HS (MN)- P- St Cloud State University- Track and chance to walk on as Punter
  • Chris Gravley- SD- K-  NDCSU (North Dakota College of Science University)
  • Danny Laudet- Stillwater HS (MN)- University of Minnesota Gophers (Twin Cities)
  • Derek Witte- Verona HS (WI)- St Cloud State University
  • Donnie Mavencamp- Maple Lake HS (MN)- P- University of Minnesota- Morris
  • Eli Wettstein- De Pere HS (WI)- Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Joe Tjosvold- Tartan HS (MN)- K- South Dakota State University
  • Jake Elliot- Lyons Township (IL)- K- Memphis University
  • Ruan Albuquerque- Wayzata HS (MN)/Brazil- K- USA vs the World- Kicker Nominee (For the World Team)
  • Ryan Anderson- Champlin Park HS (MN)- K- St Thomas University
  • Tucker Lorentzen- Champlin Park HS (MN)- K-St Johns University
Updates Coming
  • Donnie Manke- Lodi HS (WI)- K/P
  • Gary Flack- Highland Community College- K
  • Jimmy Allen- JUCU- RCTC- K/P
  • Michael Loncar- Hudson HS (WI)- P
  • Michael McGrath- Legend HS (CO)- K
  • Trevor Naslund- Champlin Park (MN)- P
Notable Seniors
  • Vinnie Lettieri- Minnetonka HS (MN)-K- All State 2011 Kicker- Junior Hockey/U of MN Gophers
  • Wyatt Schmidt- St Thomas Academy-K/P Top Kicker in MN/ National Kicker of the Year - Junior Hockey
Notable Juniors
  • Connor Bolduc (Mahtomedi)- P and Reid Taubenheim (Farmington)-K/P - are receiving letters of interests from numerous Div 1 & 2 football programs as well as getting invites to Junior Days too.  Notable Programs- Connor- LSU, and various IVY League Schools, Minnesota and Reid- University of Miami, Duke, Maryland, Minnesota.
Notable Sophomores
  • Patrick LeCorre (Edina)- K/P- receiving letters of interests from various Div 1 and 2 football programs.

NFL Free Agents
  • Jordan Wettstein- University of Minnesota- Kicker- Signed with the Green Bay Blizzard- Arena Football Team.  IFL Special Teams Player of the Week.  2012 Highlight Film. College Draft Eligible/Free Agent Kicking Tryouts.  5 star Kicker according to Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
  • Jimmie Mattson- St Johns University- Kicker- 2012 Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award Finalists & 2012 Football All-American. College Draft Eligible/Free Agent Kicking Tryouts
  • Nicholas Clemens- St Scholastica University- Long Snapper- Various Arena League Tryouts
  • John Ostertag- Minnesota Spartans Semi Professional Team- Kicker/Punter. Invited to NFL Regional Scout Combine 2013
  • Havard Rugland- Signs with Detroit Lions!- Norway- Kicker- Most known for his Kickalicious Video. Getting NFL Scout Attention. Tryouts with New York Jets, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns. College Draft Eligible/Free Agent Kicking Tryouts. 5 star Kicker according to Husted Kicking Pro Camp.  Harvard received a few Virtual Kicking Lesson from Coach Husby when he first started kicking 2011.  

Southern Specialists Camp Update
Special Teams Football Academy and Team Jackson Kicking teamed up to run the Southern Specialists Camp in January 2013.  It was a big success with 43 specialists from 7 different states. Besides instruction and competition, the camp offered exposure for Junior and Senior kickers. The performances of these specialists and their camp videos created from the camp lead to numerous Scholarship and Walk On Opportunities.

Below is a list of Camp Attendees:
  • Alex Lindsay (K/P) – Signed on Full Scholarship to Faulkner University 
  • Devin Holdeman (LS) – Signed on Academic Scholarship to Trinity International University 
  • Blake Steinwinder (K/P) – Signed on Full Scholarship to Pearl River (Soccer) 
  • Stephen Brauchle (JUCO K/P) – Signed Full Scholarship to D1 University of Louisiana Lafayette 
  • Izzy Hernandez (K/P) – Committed on Academic Scholarship to Maryville College 
  • Brandon Roberts (K/P) – Committed to a Preferred Walk On to Southern Miss 
  • Luke Jackson (K/P) – Offered Full Scholarships by Alabama A&M, Alcorn State, Delta St – Offered Preferred Walk On Invites by Georgia Tech, Missouri, Arkansas and NCST 
  • Brandon Anderson (K) – Committed to Bethel College on academic scholarship 
  • Will Cowart (L/P) – Offered Academic Scholarship by LaGrange College 
  • Marshall Aspinwall (K/P) – Offered Academic Scholarship by Assumption College 
  • Landon Beamon (K/P) – Offered Academic Scholarship by Illinois College and Preferred Walk On Invite Georgia Southern 
  • Steven Macias (K/P) – Offered Academic Scholarship offers by Dakota State and Mayville State 
  • Drew Boudreaux (LS) – Offered Walk On Invite by Mississippi State 
  • Trey Collins (K/P) – Offered Academic Scholarship to Huntingdon College
**All Specialists may have also received training from other coaches.**

Other Honors From the 2012 Football Season
  • Connor Buldoc- Mahtomedi HS (MN)- Junior- P- Received Letters of Interest from over 30 different Div 1 schools. and Junior Day invites from U of MN and LSU, among others.
  • Patrick LeCorre (Edina), Clay Elmore (Wayzata) and Jon Coppens (Holy Family) earn starting kicking spot as sophomores for high powered football programs.
  • Wyatt Schmidt- St Thomas Academy- Earns National Kicker of the Year Award as well as Minnesota 1st Team All State, All Metro and All Conference honors.
  • 6 Special Teams Football Academy Students earn MN All State Honors- Wyatt Schmidt (St Thomas Academy)- 1st Team, Bill Leitch (Mankato West)- 2nd Team, and Patrick LeCorre (Edina), Reid Taubenheim (Farmington), Eric Tusa (Prior Lake) and Danny Laudet (Stillwater)- Honorable Mention
  • Kickalicious- STFA Student, Harvard Rugland received Virtual Training from Coach Husby, and now is getting attention at the Professional Football Level!
  • Congrats to both Wyatt Schmidt (St Thomas Academy) and Eric Tusa (Prior Lake) who each earned 1st and 2nd team All Metro Kicker Honors (respectively). Both attended our Preseason Instructional Camp at the end of the Summer 2012. Looks like that end of the summer training paid off!
  • 15 of their kickers rank in Minnesota's Top 30 kickers in the state in Total Points Scored. Read More!
  • 20 STFBA Students Reach Section Championship Game. Read More

The list will be updated as we receive official updates (Updated 04/12/13).

My commitment to YOU and my students is that I will strive to bring out every once of talent out of your child and work tirelessly to help them get the collegiate exposure they need to find a college to play for.

Congrats to everyone!  We are proud of you!
Coach Chris Husby
Professional Kicking Coach and Owner
Special Teams Football Academy
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