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Monday, March 2, 2009

Aaron Horne UCF Punter

On Tuesday thru Friday Aaron Horne, University Central Florida and his father Mark were in Scottsdale, Arizona for some One on One Kicking Lessons. Aaron was the punter at University Central Florida from 2004 - 2006, and was a teammate in college with current Denver Broncos Kicker, Matt Prater. He came out here for four days to refine his technique and get my opinion of his NFL potential.

Right away I could see that Aaron had a big leg. The first day he showed me some booming punts, but he also showed some of those 'stray bullets'. As you can see in the picture below, we worked on making his drop more consistent using my Drop Progression.

Aaron continued to improve his drop over the next few days and at one point he even hit three consecutive 5 second hang time punts. He mentioned to me later that he had never hit three punts in a row like that!

The next step was to put it all together with a snap. His get off times needed to improve. The more often he works with a snapper he will continue to improve his handling time and get off times and will improve his consistency.

Click to listen to Aaron Horne's testimonial on One on One Lessons with Coach Zauner:

It was a pleasure working with Aaron and I was very impressed with the talent he showed over the past four days. Aaron has NFL potential and he will continue to get better now with improved technique and fundamentals. If he continues to improve on the drills and keep a consistent drop then the sky is the limit.

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