As I drove home today to Fountain Hills, Arizona from my UFL practice with the California Redwoods in Casa Grande, Arizona I listened to the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers football game. During the game the play by play announcer mentioned that Georgia Bulldog punter, Drew Butler was leading the NCAA in punting average with a 50.1 yard average.
When I got home I checked out some NFL stats and noticed that Seattle Seahawks punter, Jon Ryan was leading the NFL in punting average.
I must say I was feeling pretty good knowing I had helped some of my students take their punting games to the next level.
Last year in September and this summer I worked with Jon Ryan and in early March of 2009 my old friend Kevin Butler former Chicago Bears and College Hall of Fame Kicker, brought his son Drew to Scottsdale, Arizona for some One on One punting lessons.
Drew has called me a couple of times to update me on his progress and thank me for all my help. Drew not only did some One on One Punting Lessons but also attend one of my PRO Development Camps this summer in Minnesota.
Coach Zauner works Drop Progression Drill with Drew Butler
SEAHAWKS JON RYAN'S - 52.8 Yard Punting Average Leads the NFL after week 3
Below photo Coach Zauner teaches One Step Drill
In 2009 Jon Ryan came to the River Falls Kicking Camp in River Falls, Wisconsin to work again with Coach Zauner. He had planned to work some more One on One Punting Lessons this Spring in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, because of the coaching change in Seattle from Mike Holmgren to Jim Mora Jr. we were unable to get together.
So, in late June Jon worked out his schedule so he could be available to help me at the River Falls Kicking Camp and be able to work with me between sessions on his own technique.