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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Jorgen Hus NFL Snapper St. Louis Rams

Jorgen Hus 2012 Regina Rams (Canada)
Jorgen Hus is from Regina Saskatchewan Canada and was playing football for the Regina Rams a couple of years ago when I first met him.  Jorgen called back in 2009 to set up a One on One Lesson  and then followed up with attending a PRO Development Camp 

Jorgen mentioned he learned about my services as a kicking coach through Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan who is also from Regina. Jon mentioned to Jorgen if he wanted to improve his technique and have contacts to get into the NFL he should go to the Phoenix, Arizona and introduce himself and work with Coach Zauner.

Jorgen Hus Attending Coach Zauner's  One on One Lessons in Arizona
Jorgen attended the 2013 January PRO Development Camp in hopes of showing me that he had the talent and potential to play in the NFL.  Every year at January's PRO Development Camp there is an excellent group of college snappers in attendance.  I told Jorgen if he could come and compete with this excellent group of snappers he would answer his own question.
Jorgen Hus at 2013 January PRO Development Camp in Phoenix, AZ
After three days of working the camp we had a conversation.  I told him he had the snapping and coverage skills that NFL teams would like but the lingering question was his weight.  At 225 pounds most NFL teams would consider him a little Saskatchewan.
Jorgen Hus At 2013 College Senior Kicking Combine
Jorgen Hus Snaps Strikes and Works Blocking Technique At College Senior Kicking Combine
Three months later Jorgen was back at my 2013 College Senior Specialist's Combine competing with some of the best college senior snappers that had not been invited to the NFL Combine. Jorgen did very well and stood out in the coverage drills. 

Jorgen Hus During Coverage Drill
Jorgen was one of the six snappers I recommended and felt had NFL potential and should be looked at by the 32 NFL Teams.  Jorgen's stats and video were posted on my website and sent to all 32 NFL Teams Directors of College Scouting and Special Teams Coordinators. 

After the 2013 NFL Draft Jorgen was signed by the St. Louis Rams. 

As a side note two other snappers Jackson Anderson (Duke University) and Kevin McDermott (UCLA) also attended the 2013 January PRO Development Camp, took One on One Lesson and competed at the 2013 College Senior Kicking Combine.  Both signed Free Agent Contracts.  Jackson Anderson signed with the Dallas Cowboys and Kevin McDermott is in camp with the San Francisco 49ers. 

Also, Morgan Cox (Baltimore Ravens), Justin Drescher (New Orleans Saints), Christian Yount (Cleveland Browns) and Beau Brinkley (Tennessee Titans) have all come through Coach Zauner's College Senior Kicking Combine Event.
Jorgen Hus Snaps During St. Louis Rams Camp
Jorgen now has gone through the St. Louis Rams mini-camp, OTA's and is now preparing for his first NFL training camp.  

Jorgen has a passion for snapping and a goal to play in the NFL. He has worked hard on and off the field to fulfill his dream.  For three years he has flown from Canada to Phoenix, Arizona for One on One Lessons and PRODevelopment Camps to prepare for this day. 

I thought I would share this article written by Joe Lyons; Long Snapper Hus wants to make a name for himself

It was a pleasure meeting and working with this young man and I wish Jorgen the best of luck this coming summer and season. 
#49 Jorgen Hus St. Louis Rams

Jorgen Hus YouTube Testimonial 

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Swayze Waters Grey Cup Champion

Swayze Waters  University of Alabama Birmingham and Toronto Argonauts 

I first met Swayze Waters when he attended my 2010 Free Agent Specialist's Kicking Combine in Phoenix, Arizona. He later signed with the Oakland Raiders. John Fassel the Raiders Special Teams Coordinator who was my former assistant with the Baltimore Ravens called me to say what a great job Swayze did in training camp. But also mentioned he thought he needed to work on a couple of fundamental things with his kicking game.
Swayze Waters Working A One on One Lesson In Phoenix, AZ

Swayze contacted me in the off season and signed up for a One on One Kicking, Kickoff and Punting Lesson. Swayze really impressed me with his ability to do all three things really well.  However, during future seasons some NFL teams were bringing him to camp in because he could do all three and maybe one not good enough to be an NFL kicker or punter.
Swayze Waters At Coach Zauner's Free Agent Combine
After my 2011 Free Agent Kicking Combine once again a couple of teams were trying to sign Swayze Waters to a Free Agent Contract. He signed with the New York Jets but was released soon after. Needless to say Swayze was heart broken.  

We talked at length and I suggested he go up North to the Canadian Football League (CFL) to get game experience. He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos but again was release. Soon after he signed with the Toronto Argonauts. He played the entire season and along with his team won the 2012 CFL 100th Grey Cup. He has now established himself as one of the BEST in Canada. Hopefully soon he will get another chance in the NFL to prove to  all the teams they missed an opportunity in just signing him as a camp leg. In my opinion Swayze is a kicker that can play in any league.

Click here to read the 'Rings and Crowns' Blog posted by Swayze Waters.

As an athlete Swayze has demonstrated what happens when talent and preparation meet opportunity. 

I wish Swayze the best of continued success in his career.

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