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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sam Martin 2013 5th Round Pick - Detroit Lions

Sam Martin - Appalachian State University
Punter / Kickoff Specialists
2013 College Senior Combine Specialist
Detroit Lions 5th Round Pick
Punter / Kickoff Specialists, Sam Martin (Appalachian State) 
Congrats to Appalachian State Punter / Kickoff Specialists, Sam Martin for being drafted in the 5th Round by the Detroit Lions.  In my opinion Sam was in the top two combination Punter / Kickoff Specialists in this years 2013 Draft.

He was also one of 27 punters and 73 kicking specialists that attended Coach Zauner's 2013 College Senior Combine, held March 1-3, 2013 in Gilbert, Arizona.
Sam Martin, Nose Down Drop
Coach Zauner's College Senior Combine is producing results for specialists in smaller division schools.  In the 2012 NFL Draft, John Potter (Western Michigan) was Drafted in the 7th Round by the Buffalo Bills.  In this years 2013 NFL Draft it was Sam Martin (Appalachian State University).

Appalachian State University and Western Michigan are two smaller division football schools however, specialists are getting the exposure the deserve and need from my combines.

Coach Zauner's College Senior Combine has become a "Field of Dreams" for several college senior kicking specialists. Some have been drafted and others have signed Free Agent Contracts.  The key is to get the EXPOSURE they want, need and deserve and get into a NFL training camp to compete for a starting job.

The goal of Coach Zauner, LLC and the College Senior Combine is to get any college senior kicking specialists that has NFL potential and was NOT invited to the NFL Combine exposure.

I believe that because I have coached, trained and consulted 22 PRO Bowl and over 95 NFL kicking specialists NFL Special Teams Coaches and Directors of Personnel take notice of the lists, information and videos I gather.

The system is working and I hope it continues to work for the upcoming kicking specialists around the country that have the dream of one day playing in the NFL.  And most hard working specialists say they just want a chance.

Coach Zauner's College Senior and Free Agent Combines are giving kicking specialists the chance they want and deserve as long as they are performing at a high level.

Sam Martin Explodes Up & Through The Ball
Sam Martin Explodes Kickoffs High & Far
This year Sam Martin was drafted and Congrats to him.  Also, several other players that attended my 2013 College Senior Combine have called informing me of signing Free Agent Contracts.  Punters: 
Tress Way (U. of Oklahoma) Bears and Ryan Doerr (Kansas State University) Broncos  Snappers:  Kevin McDermott (UCLA) 49ers and Jorgen Hus (U. of Regina) Rams.

And I hope there will be more to come.

Sam Martin was one of the 16 specialists I recommended to NFL Special Teams Coordinators and so were Tress Way, Ryan Doerr, Kevin McDermott and Jorgen Hus.  As a kicking coach and teacher it is very gratifying to know that what you are doing is having a positive impact on people you are working with and for. 

At the 2013 Kicking Combine Sam demonstrated why he was one of the top two punter / kickoff specialists in this years draft.  Sam was a late entry to my Combine this year and I believe he is pleased that he attended.

Click below to listen to Sam Martin's testimonial about Coach Zauner's College Senior Combine. 

Coach Zauner's One on One Lessons, Pro Development Camps, 
College Senior and Free Agent Combines are 
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2013 College Senior Combine Punters Group (27)

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