Featured Alumni

Featured Alumni

Over the years, we helped hundreds of athletes achieve their goals of kicking in college. Some of those athletes even made it to the NFL. What separates our successful alumni from alums from other kicking organization is their level of involvement. These athletes came through our camps as high school kickers and continue to be actively involved as assistant coaches. They are always around, teaching young kickers at our big and small events. The Kicking Coach Alums are decent and nice people who passionate about kicking and pursuit of kicking greatness.

Brad Robbins – University of Michigan ’23 – Cincinnati Bengals

Brad has been part of The Kicking Coach family since 2016. Following a scholarship to University Of Michigan, Brad performed exceptionally at college level, and eventually was drafted by Cincinnati Bengals in April 2023. He is a regular staff member at Ohio and Michigan Kicking Camps.

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Hunter Niswander – Northwestern University ’18 – Dallas Cowboys

Hunter has been attending our kicking camps since he was a 14-year old. After receiving a D1 scholarship based on his successful high school career, exceptional performance at the Top Kicker in America event, and at the Chicago Land Showcase, he continued to train with coach Filipovic throughout his college career. He played for the DC Defenders of XFL before winning the starting job with Cowboys in fall of 2020.

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Austin Seibert – University of Oklahoma ’19 – NFL – Browns, Bengals, Lions

Top high school kicker in the country from the class of 2015. Austin showed up at University of Oklahoma as an 18-year old freshman and beat out two seniors to win both starting kicker and starting punter jobs. He has been one of the top college kickers and punters every year – looking to make a run at the NFL in 2019. He is the All-Time scoring leader in the Big 12 Conference. Watch this short video of Austin Seibert taking few kicks at our Chicago Kicking Camp in May 2018. VIDEO

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Bryce Barringer – Michigan State University ’23 – NFL – Patriots

After college career that included transferring, being cut from a team, and spending time being team’s videographer (not punter), Bryce was able to overcome all the setbacks, establish himself as the top college punter in the country and get drafted in 5th round by New England Patriots. We had opportunity to work with Bryce at the Michigan Preseason Kicking Camp for 3 years in a row as he was heading into his sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.

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EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 15: Bryce Baringer #99 of the Michigan State Spartans punts the ball against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

Tucker Mccann – University of Missouri ’20 – NFL – Titans

Two year starting kicker at University of Missouri. Tucker had a stellar sophomore year – going 16/18 on field goals for 88% accuracy – one of the top FG percentages in the country. In high school, he had field goals of 53 and 60 yards as a junior – quickly raising to the ranks of one of the best kickers in the country. Tucker demonstrates outstanding mechanics and powerful leg. He will look at make an NFL roster in 2020.

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Tucker McCann kicker

Derek Dimke – University of Illinois ’12. NFL – Jaguars, Lions, Bucs.

We first saw Derek as a 15 year old kicker with good leg snap but erratic form. He evolved into one of the most fundamentally sound kickers in the country. We posted many of his kicking videos on youtube to demonstrate solid techniques of kicking off and field goals. After attending NFL combine in 2012 as one of the top kickers, Derek was signed by 4 NFL teams over the next 4 years before leaving football in 2017.

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Jake Elliott – Memphis University ’17. NFL – Eagles.

Jake Elliott was one of the top high school kickers in the country coming out of Lyons Township High School outside Chicago, IL. He continued to perform exceptionally in college and was drafted in the 5th round of 2017 NFL Draft. Jake’s NFL rookie year was amazing – 61-yard game winning field goal early in the season, near perfect in playoffs, perfect in Superbowl…and a Superbowl ring to top it off. Jake is about 5’8″ tall and 160 pounds. But he generates ridiculous amount of power with flawless mechanics and clean contact. Jake Elliott’s kicking practice VIDEO.

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Other The Kicking Coach Alumni/Staff in the NFL


Greg Zuerlein – Jets. Pro-Bowl kicker. Among top NFL kickers almost every year since he entered the league in 2011.

Zoltan Mesko – Patriots, Steelers, Bengals. Attended University of Michigan. First specialist drafted. Newspaper article on the pre-draft preparation with the TKC – https://www.michigandaily.com/content/zoltan-mesko-first-specialist-taken-draft-going-patriots

Drew Caser – San Diego Chargers. Attended Ohio Kicking Camps.

Ryan Donahue – Detroit Lions. Worked with us individually in high school and while attending college at Iowa. Top 3 college punter as a junior and senior. High school All-American kicker.

John Potter – Buffallo Bills. Drafted and earned a starting job as a rookie coming out of Western Michigan University.

Matt Trickett – Signed by Atlanta Falcons in May ’23. Matt attended our Ohio Kicking Camps since he was a high school freshman. Eventually, he earned a scholarship at Kent State University, where he earned All-Mac honors before transferring to Minnesota Gophers, where he finished his college career.

Billy Cundiff – Cowboys, Browns, Ravens. Pro Bowl kicker who held two NFL records – most kickoff touchbacks in a season and most field goals in a single game.

Featured TKC Alums Kicking In College


Rece Verhoff – Attended our Ohio Kicking Camps since 8th grade. Won the starting kicker job as a freshman for Marshall.

Kai Kroeger – 4-year starter for South Carolina. Kai started attending Chicago small group sessions in 7th grade.

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Jack Olsen – Starting kicker for Northwestern University. Jack has been working with us since 2018. He is an assistant coach at Chicago area kicking camps.

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Tyler Perkins – Iowa State starting punter since his freshman year. Tyler started attending our Ohio kicking camps as an 8th grader. He helps out with punter coaching at Iowa Kicking Camps that take place in April.

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Garrison Smith – Two year starter at McNeese State University. Garrison started attending our Ohio Kicking Camps as an 80-pound middle schooler. His passion for kicking is unmatched. He continues to improve and impress at college level.