San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
Retired NFL kicker Mike Hollis, of ProForm Kicking, will be coaching at the 2013 Husted Kicking Pro Kicking Camp being held in Boca Raton, FL, from March 9-14, 2013 according to kicking coach Michael Husted.
Go here for more information about the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
Hollis began his kicking career back in 1985 serving as the kicker on his junior high school football team and continuing throughout high school, college and eventually the NFL. After high school Hollis chose to play at the community college level and eventually walked on at the University of Idaho (Division 1-AA).
He began his professional career in 1994 with the San Diego Chargers (pre-season only) and retired in 2003, spending seven years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, one year with the Buffalo Bills, and one year with the New York Giants.
Hollis presently holds some very impressive rankings in NFL history.
He is in the top 5 of highest percentages in field goals over 50 yards (13/19, 68.4%); top 10 in accuracy over 40+ yard field goals (63/92, 68.5%); top 5 in field goal accuracy in the playoffs (16/18, 88.8%); and top 20 in overall field goal accuracy (80.0%).
Michael Husted, who kicked in the NFL for 9 years, started the Pro Camp with retired NFL punter Louie Aguiar. However Aguiar has recently been hired as an Assistant Special Teams Coach with the New York Jets and will not be part of this years’ camp.
“It will be different this year with Louie Aguiar not coaching at our camp,” says Husted. “However, with his new job as the New York Jets Special Teams Assistant Coach, our Pro Camp coaching staff is very happy for Louie and we wish him all the best in New York."
Aguair says he will miss coaching with Husted at the Pro Camp this year, but looks forward to being there as a representative for the Jets.
“Leaving the Pro Camp, and to not be working with Michael Husted this year, is perhaps the toughest thing I’ve had to do in my professional career,” says Aguiar. “However, Michael is an outstanding coach and he is great at what he does. So I am looking forward to seeing him ‘from the team side’ at this year’s Pro Camp.”
This year’s Husted Kicking Pro Camp coaching staff includes (along with Hollis) former NFL kicker Michael Husted, former NFL punter Craig Hentrich , former NFL long snapper Mitch Palmer, former NFL special teams coach Mike Stock, and former NFL punter Dave Brader.
Husted says the Husted Kicking Pro Camp is the place for those free agent kicking specialists, not invited to the NFL Combine, to be seen by NFL scouts and pro staff. And for those kicking specialists still in college, Husted says it means the chance to receive instruction and guidance from some of the best coaches in the nation such as Mike Hollis.
“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 kicking coach Husted. “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.”
Husted says the camp is specifically designed to help young kickers get their shot at the pro level.
“This Pro Camp has grown to be the most comprehensive pro camp out there for kickers, punters, long snappers and special team players,” says Husted. “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.”
NFL coaches confirm what Husted says about the Husted Kicking Pro Camp.
Scott Cohen Assistant GM of the NY Jets says “Going to the Husted Kicking 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.”
Go here for more information about kickng coach Michael Husted.