In just our first two College Senior Combines, we have been instrumental for getting specialists signed immediately after the draft and/or brought into rookie mini-camps.” Michael Husted.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2016
Husted Kicking has completed its Third Annual Husted Kicking College Senior Combine which was held in San Diego, CA, on February 6th & 7th, 2016 according to kicking coach Michael Husted.
“This event serves as an official alternate NFL combine for those who were not invited to the NFL’s combine in Indianapolis,” says Husted. “The NFL uses a third party organization to select players for their combine, thus overlooking many talented prospects.”
Husted says that his College Senior Combine helps those “overlooked” players have a chance to be seen by many of the NFL team representatives. He says that with each year the Husted Kicking College Senior Combine has been held, the talent, and the signings, just keeps growing.
“The numbers and talent seem to grow each year,” says Husted. “In just our first two College Senior Combines, we have been instrumental for getting specialists signed immediately after the draft and/or brought into rookie mini-camps.”
Husted says these specialists include:
- Andrew Franks - Miami Dolphins
- Jason Myers - Jacksonville Jaguars
- Travis Coons - Cleveland Browns
- Corey Acosta - San Francisco 49ers
- Andrew Furney - NY Jets
- Dan Goodale - Baltimore Ravens
- Mike Sadler - Tampa Bay Bucs
- Brock Miller - St. Louis Rams
Husted says that as part of the Husted College Senior Combine, a proper mental and kicking/punting specific program is introduced.
“In the NFL, being able to make a roster and play for several years needs a professional attitude, dedication and discipline,” says Husted. “At the end of the weekend, players have received a great understanding of what is expected to play at the highest level.”
Husted has received high praise for his kicking combines and camps.
“I’ve been attending specialist combines run by Michael Husted for over 10 years and have always found them to professional, well organized and valuable to evaluate kickers, punters and long snappers,” says Scott Cohen, who is the Coaching Assistant/Opponent Analysis with the Baltimore Ravens. “Michael is a trusted and respected resource for NFL teams and among specialists around the league.”
Billy Cundiff, kicker for the Cleveland Browns says, “"Michael is one of the best in the business. He has helped me out a ton over the years. He's a great coach who also played in the NFL, a unique combo. He understands the demands of kicking at the highest level and provides great feedback which allows me to continue to do what I love."
ABOUT HUSTED KICKING:
Michael Husted is a retired 9 Year NFL Kicker. Michael’s consistency on field goals and power on kick offs won him the job as an undrafted rookie. Michael went on to have a successful rookie season where he was named to Football Digest’s All Rookie team.
During his time with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Michael established several records including:
•All-time leading scorer (502 pts.)
•Longest field goal (57 yards)
•Most 50+ field goals (10)
After his NFL career, Michael was involved in an online start up, iPlayers.net in 2005. This innovated site at the time took high school recruiting from “snail mail” to the internet. In 2007, the company was acquired by the Active Network in San Diego, CA. After working in the “corporate” world for a couple of years, Michael realized that one of his passions was helping athletes to leverage their sport for a college education.
Since that time, Michael founded Husted Kicking, his coaching and consulting business located in San Diego, CA, and the National Camp Series. The NCS platform was designed to objectively measure kickers, punters and long snappers through statistics which takes out all subjectivity in the evaluation process.