At the pro level, our event serves as an official alternate NFL combine for those who were not invited to the NFL’s combine in Indianapolis,” says Michael Husted who played in the NFL for 9 years.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2012
As the 2012 NFL football season starts to ramp up, retired NFL Punter Louie Aguiar and Retired NFL Kicker Michael Husted are making final preparations for the 2012 Aguiar / Husted Pro Camp to be held in Las Vegas, Saturday March 31 through Thursday April 5, 2012.
“At the pro level, our event serves as an official alternate NFL combine for those who were not invited to the NFL’s combine in Indianapolis,” says Michael Husted who played in the NFL for 9 years. Adding “For those still in college, the first part of our camp allows kickers to receive professional instruction from athletes who have played in the NFL as well as coached hundreds of players.”
Retired NFL punter Louie Aguiar says the Aguiar / Husted Pro Camp is designed to help young kickers get their shot at the pro level.
“Over the past 9 years, Michael and I have built a camp that is well respected by both kickers and coaches alike. And that is something to truly be proud of,” Aguiar says. Adding, “There is no greater pleasure for us than seeing new athletes make it into the league. And there is no question the Aguiar / Husted Pro Camp has become the place where NFL/CFL coaches come to find talent. And we have the athletes who can provide it.”
Husted agrees with Aguiar saying, “The Aguiar/Husted Pro Camp has grown to be the most comprehensive pro camp out there for kickers, punters, long snappers and special team players. Not only do we provide a great platform for exposure to NFL, CFL and UFL teams, but we also have actual playing experience that we share with the athletes that you can't find during instruction or video review.”
And NFL coaches confirm what Aguiar and Husted have to say about their Pro Camp. Scott Cohen Assistant GM of the NY Jets says, “Going to Louie Aguiar and Michael Husted’s Pro Camp is a must stop for every NFL team to evaluate the best punters, kickers and long snappers available. They run their camp with efficiency, professionalism and they take pride in the product they are presenting to NFL special teams’ coaches and pro scouts.”
And pro prospects hoping to make an NFL team agree the Aguiar / Husted Pro Camp is the place for young kicking specialists to be seen by Pro personnel.
James Wilhoit, who kicked for the University of Tennessee and who recently qualified to attend the NFL’s Combine to be held in Detroit in late March says he has benefited greatly from attending the Aguiar / Husted Pro Camp.
"My goal from these events is to get the necessary exposure to get back in the NFL," says Wilhoit. Adding, "There aren't that many opportunities to get in front of NFL and other pro coaches. This is one of only places you can get that sort of exposure."
Wilhoit says it's important to him that Aguiar and Husted know what it's like to be an NFL player, "Louie Aguiar and Michael Husted have played in the NFL for years and know what it takes to make it at the highest levels. And to me, this separates them from other coaches who are trying to help players reach the NFL."
Husted adds he and Aguiar have created a new website http://www.specialteamsprocamp.com specifically for this event, saying their goal is to make it even easier for kickers and coaches to connect.
"Having a unified website effectively allows for both players and coaches to keep well informed about our camps,” says Husted. “It allows players to see when and where the camps are being held and it will be a portal for coaches and player personnel departments to view our ranked players."
For more information about the Aguiar Husted Pro Camp go to Special Teams Pro Camp.