Nick Sundberg (Redskins), Jonathan Weeks (Texans)
Scott Player (11 Yr. Punter), Dan Baugher (UFL Las Vegas)
And even though the weather didn’t cooperate again this year, the kickers, punters and snappers who attended gave their best performance while dealing with unseasonably cool temperatures and occasional rain.
Evaluating the 61 specialists who competed in this 2nd Annual College Senior Specialist’s Combine in inclement weather, was still a matter of evaluating talent, regardless the weather or venue. Difficult weather conditions are simply part of the game. Those who play professional football already know this. Those aspiring to play professional football need to realize and accept it. And that is simply a fact.
I am pleased the Coach Zauner 2011 College Senior Specialist’s Combine yielded a number of kicking specialists who I believe have the talent to be signed as a Free Agent or be in a NFL, CFL, or UFL training camp and can compete for a roster spot. In all, I believed 15 of the specialists who attended have that ability at this time. And for those individuals I have placed their workouts on my website (http://www.coachzauner.com/) and on a DVD I took to the 2011 NFL Combine and gave to all 32 NFL Special Teams Coordinators and many Directors of College Scouting.
I was received warmly at the NFL Combine by the Special Teams Coaches who were once again, looking forward to seeing video of -on a high quality DVD- kicking specialists who were not invited to the NFL Combine but attended my College Senior Specialistss Combine and who I thought had NFL potential.
Before the video went live on my website, I had a telephone conversation with every kicking specialist and gave them my evaluation about their performance.
I believe these conversations will be useful in helping them take their game to the next level and reaching their goal of playing professional football. It is truly my intention to help each and every specialist who attended become better at their craft.
After the Combine, many specialists said they were interested in attending my One on One Lessons or PRO Development Camps.
I look forward to working with these individuals over the coming year, and to seeing them at the 2012 Coach Zauner Free Agent Specialist’s Combine, as they pursue 'A Specialist’s Path to PRO Football’.
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