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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dallas Semi Final Recap

cation – Addison, TX – Parish Episcopal

Weather - Sunny /105 HOT

Wind – 5 from the south

Field – field turf runs south to north

The National Combine Series showcased its Dallas Semi Final event, hosted by KickNation. Forty plus stellar kickers and punters from several different states took the field and put on a show to remember.

In the JV division, Max Coffin, who kicked very well in the Tulsa Regional, did it again at the Dallas Semi Final, demonstrating good height and pop on field goals, making 9 out of 10. Max, a rising sophomore, had big kick offs, putting his longest 68 yards deep into the back of the end zone. Josh Lambert, also made 9 out of 10 field goals and kicked off deep into the end zone with his 64 yards being his longest kick. It was great seeing them compete.

In our Varsity Division, there was great competition between Chris Moore of Plano, Beau Brady of Houston, Gray McCollough of Austin, new comer, Austin Sasser of Amarillo and Chase Thrasher of Rowlett. Thrasher went a perfect 10 out of 10 on the day. All five athletes displayed their D1 prospect ability as Juniors. New NCS participant, Chad Hedlund, of Argyle, gave a few head turning kick offs, consistently putting the ball 69 yards deep.

In our College division, there were several stand outs, too many to name, but a couple of guys that caught the attention of the NCS Coaches were Jake Craig of Lyons, Kansas and Cody Mandell of Lafayette, LA. Cody has committed to Tulane, but is some a competitor and athlete, he continues to participate in the NCS events.

Both put on a clinic in the punting competition with a few 4.9 and 5.0 hang times. Jake Craig even had a torn quadriceps and competed. Wait until he is 100% healthy.

Mark Fritz, from Johnstown, PA, showed that he is a top prospect, averaging 44 yards on his punts while Chris Peoples from Vian, OK, boomed many kick offs, averaging 70 yards on the day. Returning NCS Finalist, Cameron Frosch from Rowlett, proved to be the most consistent on the day making 9 out of 10 field goals, averaging almost 44 yards per punt and 69 yards per kick off. Look for Frosch to be a top recruit in the class of 2010.

The Dallas Semi Final was full of great talent and enthused parents who braved to hot temperatures. The event showcased the vast amount of talent in Texas and surrounding states and set up what is sure to be another great year for the NCS in 2010.

Quck and Cool Facts:

Some of the top kickers at the Dallas Semi Final are from the same school, which should make for great competition in the fall.





  • Furthest Traveled, Aron Aycock, Waterloo, Il.
  • Biggest Punt – Cody Mandell, 5.07 seconds/46 Yards
  • Bicggest Kick off – Chris Moore, 80 yards
  • Perfect of Field Goals – Chase Thrasher

The National Combine Series and KickNation would like to thank the entire staff for the help that they provided throughout the day. Again, the talent and temperature was HOT!

  • Matt Fodge, NFL Free Agent
  • Drew Bristol, Missouri Southern
  • Chris Winkler, Baylor
  • Chris Robbs, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Kellis Cunningham, SMU
  • Zach Robinson, Oklahoma State
  • Michael Reichenstein, Oklahoma State
  • Ryan Williams, University of North Texas
  • Randy Williams, Southlake
  • Jacob Shackleford, Coast Guard
Contact: Coach Chris


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