Brent Grablachoff announces 2017 All-American Kickers
Kicking World released their 2017 All-America Team comprised of the best high school and college kickers and punters from across United States. The All-Americans include football kickers and punters from 9 states.
By: Kicking World
Often times kickers and punters are overlooked, but Kicking World makes sure to bring light to specialists' accomplishments. In 2017 the company coached and evaluated over 1,200 HS and College kickers, punters and snappers through 50 camps in 25 states.
"It takes weeks to hone in our list of Kicking World All-Americans, but rest assured it's the most exclusive and highest caliber football kicking and punting recruits available... many college football coaches use our Team as a way to recruit our top players" said Brent Grablachoff.
Two of the college kickers on this year's All-America Team are projected to make it as NFL kickers. Placekickers can separate themselves by having a higher kickoff/touchback ratio. This year's Kicking World College All-American kickers Jason Sanders, a senior from University of New Mexico led all of college football with an over 84% kickoff/touchback ratio. Freshman kicker Lucas Havrisik of University of Arizona kicked a 57 yard field goal and over 67% touchbacks this season. Jason is expected to have an audience at his upcoming Pro Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2017 Kicking World High School All-Americans
Jeremiah Kim - John T Hoggard HS, North Carolina
Mark Applegate - Oakton HS, Virginia
Trey McTaggart - Muenster HS, Texas
Honorable Mention: Lucas Bautista (Sr.) Winston Churchill HS, Maryland. Isodoro Barrios (Sr.) Hutto HS, Texas. Matteo Cordray (Sr.) Highland Park HS, Texas. Marshall Golick (Jr.) Woodward Academy, Georgia. Jasen Zirkel (Jr.) Tivy HS, Texas. Jared Zirkel (So.) Tivy HS, Texas.
Clayton Stewart - Flower Mound HS, Texas
Alec Brinton - Keller HS, Texas
Aaron Rodriguez - Hart HS, California
Honorable Mention: Mark Applegate (Jr.) Oakton HS, Virginia.
2017 Kicking World College All-Americans
Jason Sanders (Sr.) New Mexico, California.
Honorable Mention: Lucas Havrisik (Fr.) Arizona, California. Hunter Daly (Jr.) Montclair State, New Jersey.
Matt Murray (Sr.) Rose-Hulman, Ohio
Hunter Daly (Jr.) Montclair State, New Jersey
Honorable Mention: Devin Stuart (RS So.) Austin Peay, Tennessee.
The full 2017 Kicking World All-America Team is available for viewing at www.kickingworld.com. It includes statistics and photos of each All-American for media and press. For more details on any player or for press inquiries, contact Kicking World directly via phone, e-mail or message.