Jacksonville Regional Event
Julington Creek Plantation Park – Jacksonville, FL. June 18th, 2009
Sunny – 88 Degrees – Wind 5-10 mph, Surface – Field Turf
Going into the second annual Jacksonville Combine Series Event, we had a variety of new talent. Most of the athletes who participated in this event were from the Jacksonville area and are currently kicking/punting for their high school. Only two kids were from areas like Lake City and Tallahassee Florida. ProForm Kicking Academy coaches Mike Hollis (retired 9 year NFL All-Pro Kicker) and Jim Gaetano conducted this event with hopes that all these kids will do well and advance to the next round.
The young athletes started the competition and set the bar pretty high for the older athletes. Brooks Abbott of Episcopal High School (Jacksonville) began the field goal competition and went 8 for 10. Ponte Vedra High School’s Kyle Federico matched Brook’s field goal attempts while Nathan B. Forrest High School’s kicker/punter Jake Enghlishbee topped them all going 9 for 10! Brooks and Kyle topped the kick-off distances averaging 58.83 and 59.33 yards per kick-off respectfully. Other notables…Kyle Federico averaged 38.30 yards per punt.
The only “Varsity” attendant was Fernandina Beach High School junior kicker/punter Robby Phillips who was 7 for 10 on field goals, while he averaged 58.17 yards on kick-offs. He averaged 36.40 yards per punt.
Topping out the class of 2010 was senior kicker/punter Austin Cannon of Creekside High School who averaged 58.50 yards on kick-offs and 46.00 yards per punt! Chase Varnadore of Florida High School in Tallahassee also performed very well averaging 58.67 yards on kick-offs and 40.46 yards per punt. Local Nease High School senior punter Tim Contic averaged 38.60 yards per punt. Other notables…Colin Tull of Bishop John J. Snyder High School averaged 58.00 yards per kick-off.
Concluding the second annual Combine Series Jacksonville Regional Event was a 2 hour Mini-Camp conducted by ProForm Kicking Academy. This short camp primarily focused on any issues that affected a kicker’s performance during the competition.
Mike Hollis’ ProForm Kicking Academy
mike@ProFormKicking.com - (904) 625-5893