About Coach Filipovic

  • Grew up playing Soccer, Basketball, and Tennis.
  • Played 1 year of high school football.
  • As a freshman, I was a starting kicker at Urbana University in Ohio.
  •  I transferred to University of South Dakota where I was a starting punter and a starting kicker.
  • My sophmore year was filled with bad performances and I finished second to last in our conference in punting average.
  • During the spring scrimmage following that season I was approached by a former NFL punter Brian Hanson who happened to live in the area. After seeing me punt a few footballs he asked me if I wanted to play in the NFL. He showed me few things and kept up with me over the next two years.
  • My junior year I had 21 punts over 50 yards.
  • As a senior, I missed only one field goal - 49 yards left hash
  • After my senior year I was not being sought by NFL scouts.
  • I bent a few NFL and NCAA rules by showing up uninvited to a few tryouts; I had to get creative and take matters into my own hands in order to gain exposure
  • By the time NFL Draft came around, I was rated as one of the top 4 punters in the nation coming out of college according to the NFL College Scouting Reports.
  • Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, and Chicago Bears offered to sign me as a free agent.
  • I signed with the Dallas Cowboys the day of the draft.
  • I earned a starting job as Cowboys punter my first year out of college; I was 1 out of 2 punters that accomplished that feat during 2002 season.
  • Since than I have been signed with... 

             San Francisco 49ers - 2004
                   Minnessota  Vikings 2004
          Philadelphia Eagles 2005
                 Houston Texans - 2006
              Chicago Bears 2007.

  • I Kicked in Arena Football League (CIFL) in 2008, finishing in top 5 in the league in PAT accuracy and number of field goals made
  • Currently, I reside in Chicago, IL and coach kickers and punters of all ages - from NFL to youth football.