In 2009 Coach Zauner's Free Agent Specialists Combine attracted 41 specialists.
Weeks and months later some players were signed by NFL, CFL and UFL Teams. In all 17 of the 41 players signed with various professional teams.
In the photo below Scott Cohen, Assistant GM for the New York Jets watches with others to evaluate the kicking talent.
Last Monday the New York Jets brought in two kicking specialists that caught Scott Cohen's eye at the combine to work out for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Westhoff; Jeff Wolfert, University of Missouri and Clint Stitser, Fresno State.
Jeff Wolfert, University of Missouri
Clint Stitser, Fresno State
John Fassel, Special Teams Coordinator for the Oakland Raiders evaluates the kicking specialists. John was specifically at the combine looking for a combination kicker/punter to bring to camp to give Shane Lechler and Sebastian Janikowski a rest.
On Wednesday John called me and wanted to know my top five list of combination specialists.
On Friday he called me back and informed me that the Oakland Raiders were going to sign Swayze Waters, University of Alabama Birmingham to a contract next week.
In the above photo Swayze Waters competes with the other 29 kicking specialists. After the field goal section Swayze put on a show hitting a couple of big time punts catching the eye of many of the attending coaches and scouts.
Congratulations to Clint Stitser and Swayze Waters. I wish them the best of luck this year in camp competing for a starting job.