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2019 Kicking World All-America Team Announced

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The 2019 Kicking World All-America Team is comprised of the best HS and College kickers and punters in the country. This year's All-America Team includes kickers & punters from 10 states. These are the BEST kickers/punters for 2019.

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2020, Coach Brent Grablachoff announced the 2019 Kicking World All-America Team, celebrating the best high school kickers in the country for the 2019 football season. Our 2019 All-America Team is comprised of 16 students (10 Hot Prospects) from Class Years 2020 (Seniors), 2021 (Juniors), and 2022 (Sophomores) representing 11 states – Texas (4), California (2), Iowa, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida. There were so many awesome performances in the 2019 football season with many students’ teams making it deep into the playoffs. It was very difficult picking only the best of the best for this year’s All-America Team, but after thorough research and careful evaluation, we were able to lock it in.

We are proud of all our students who have trained with us and have been a part of Kicking World over the years. We look forward to seeing everyone during the 2020 Kicking World camp season, which starts next month! View this year’s All-America Team in a list view and read below for full details on each 2019 Kicking World All-American. Contact info for press/media and college coaches is available at the bottom of this write-up.

2019 KICKING WORLD ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Kickers

Anthony Ortiz – Royse City HS, Texas (Senior)
Anthony finished 3rd in the state of Texas for field goals made with 13/18 (72%) with a long of 49 yards. Three of his misses were blocked kicks. The HS senior also knocked through 39/39 PATs. The Hot Prospect finished his 2-year Varsity career hitting 22/27 (81%) of his FGs and a perfect 53/53 PATs. Anthony made an early college commitment and this 2X Golden Boot & 1st Team All-State Kicker will be heading to D2 National Champion Texas A&M Commerce.

Vito Calvaruso – Helias Catholic HS, Missouri (Senior)
The 2x All-State kicker lands on our All-America Team for the 2nd consecutive year. Vito made waves at our 2019 National Showcase, winning the Day 2 Kickoff Elimination competition on the last kick of the day with a whopping 80 yard / 4.0 second boot through the uprights. His performance and big leg caught the attention of multiple college football coaches which helped him pick up a couple of D1 offers. Last week Calvaruso committed to the University of Arkansas and will be heading to Fayetteville as soon as he graduates HS this summer. The Kicking World Hot Prospect finished his senior year making 11/15 (73%) of his field goals, and 42/44 PATs. The parochial kicker blasted 80% of his kickoffs for touchbacks this season.

Quinn Castner – Nation Ford HS, South Carolina (Senior)
The HS Senior led the state of South Carolina in field goals made (13/14) for an impressive 93% showing his consistency throughout the long season. Three of his field goals were over 40 yards and he was a perfect 35/35 on PATs. At our very competitive 2019 Charlotte event he hit 7 consecutive field goals through 50 yards. Quinn has drawn lots of interest from various FBS & FCS schools and hopes to make his commitment this month.

Caleb Krockover – West Lafayette HS, Indiana (Senior)
Caleb smashed an Indiana state kicking record this year compiling an uber-impressive 331 career points by kicking! This season he knocked through 68/72 PATs and was a perfect 10/10 FGs with a long of 45 yards. The HS senior is uncommitted but has generated college interest this off-season and hopes to finish up his recruitment in the coming weeks.

Matthew Killam – Scripps Ranch HS, California (Senior)
This SoCal kicker cruised through his senior season making a perfect 57 of 57 PATs and amassing 40 touchbacks. His 10/14 (71%) FGs finished near the top of the state of California. Matthew, a KW San Diego Golden Boot winner committed to the Nevada Wolf Pack earlier this week.

Ewan Johnson – South Doyle HS, Tennessee (Junior)
A recent addition to the Hot Prospect List after a steady 2019 National Showcase performance, the junior from Tennessee validated his spot after an impressive season hitting 8/11 (73%) field goals and 54/59 PATs (2 blocks). He also put 50% of his kickoffs (42/84) in the endzone for touchbacks. Ewan has shown lots of potential on all 3 skills and has as good of a punting leg as his kicking. We look for him to get on college football programs’ radars this year.

Jorge Figueroa – Las Cruces HS, New Mexico (Junior)
The HS junior from New Mexico makes his 2nd consecutive appearance on our All-America Team. Jorge has turned in solid performances at each of his Kicking World events over the last 3 camp seasons and last month earned a spot on our List. This football season he was 58/60 (97%) on PATs and crushed 40 of his 68 kickoffs (72%) for touchbacks. Through 3 Varsity seasons, Jorge has shown extreme consistency making 174/178 (98%) of his PATs, a number impressive even for top FBS kickers. The 2x All-State Kicker is primed for college interest and we expect big things in the future for this Class of 2021 kicker/punter recruit.

Justin Bohrer – Cedar Park HS, Texas (Junior)
The Central Texas kicker knocked through 7/8 (88%) field goals and 54/56 (96%) PATs during the Timberwolves’ playoff run. Justin is a 2x All-District Kicker and already has a couple of college offers. This junior has the right stuff to be considered a top D1 kicking recruit going into his senior year.

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Honorable Mention (Kickers)

Logan Sunvold – Southeast Polk HS, Iowa (Senior)
The senior kicker from Iowa won the Golden Boot at the Kicking World Cedar Rapids event this summer kicking 8 consecutive field goals through 52 yards in our double-elimination competition. This season he was a perfect 8/8 on FGs and 39/39 on PATs. He also kicked an impressive 46 yard game-winning field goal.

Jared Zirkel – Tivy HS, Texas (Senior)
The strongest Class of 2020 kicker in the country was an early commit to Georgia. Tivy HS went deep into the playoffs and Jared was able to rack up 63/65 (97%) PATs this season. His modest 4/6 FGs were in part due to battling a mid-season leg injury which forced him to kick 12 PATs lefty and surrender long field goal opportunities in favor of healing his leg. The 8x KW Kickoff competition winner, 4x KW Golden Boot, and 3x KW All-American is back to full-strength and Athens is surely ready to welcome his freakish kickoff leg as he makes a push to fill Rodrigo Blankenship’s shoes.

Jared Quiñonez – Mater Dei Catholic HS, California (Senior)
The 4x KW National Showcase attendee from San Diego was 100% on FGs this season banging through 10/10 with a long of 46 yards. Jared was part of the ‘last 4’ standing at Day 2 of our 2019 National Showcase Field Goal elimination competition making 7 consecutive kicks through 55 yards. He is still uncommitted and available

Adam Young – Olathe South HS, Kansas (Junior)
Young had a respectable season making 46/49 PATs and 7/8 (88%) field goals. He showed a lot of promise at our 2019 National Showcase and we look forward to seeing his growth into his Senior year.

Cole Hollingsworth – Franklin HS, Kentucky (Junior)
Cole racked up 52 of 53 (98%) PATs and 4/4 FGs with a long of 45 yards. Forty of his 68 kickoffs were touchbacks. The junior kicker from Kentucky was #1 overall on Day 1 of our 2019 National Showcase Kickoff Charting competition. Cole is one of the top Class of 2021 kickers in the Southeast.

Robert Gunn III – Pinellas Park HS, Florida (Sophomore)
At the 2019 KW National Showcase, this 4x Golden Boot was the overall winner of the Day 1 Punt AND Field Goal Charting Competitions making 8 consecutive kicks through 55 yards. He also finished #3 Overall on the Day 2 Kickoff Elimination Competition kicking multiple kickoffs over 70 yards. The big-legged underclassman has already received college interest from all of the major Florida FBS programs and we expect him to earn an early offer very soon.

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Punters

Kapena Kamakawiwoole – Redlands East Valley HS, California (Senior)
The native Hawaiian completed a standout senior season as one of the top HS punters in California. His 40.7 punt average was obtained on 27 punts going 1,265 gross yards. Seven of his 27 punts were downed inside the 20. ‘KK’ has gained interest from colleges on the West Coast and hopes to firm up his future home this off-season.

Everett Ornstein – Langham Creek HS, Texas (Senior)
Everett finished his senior season with a 40.5 net punt average and 16 of his 46 (35%) punts were dropped inside the 20 yard line. He also crushed the longest punt of the year at 79 yards. Ornstein, a combo K/P standout showed up well at each of his 3 Kicking World events winning back to back Kicking World Houston Golden Boots and finishing in the Top 3 on Kickoffs both days at our National Showcase. The Roadrunners have themselves a big leg who can do all 3 – FG/KO/P well.

Honorable Mention (Punters)

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See the list/chart view of every Kicking World All-America Team from 2012 through 2019 and learn exactly how we make our selections.

All students who attend Kicking World camp(s) are eligible to be nominated for that season’s All-America Team. We send out a stats submission form at the completion of each football season where students, parents, and coaches can enter for consideration. The honor is based mostly on in-game statistics during the specified season. In addition to stats, we evaluate form & technique and verify this and stats by reviewing each nominee’s season highlight video before selecting the Team. To find out more about training with Kicking World through our private lessons and/or to attend camp(s) this season, visit kickingworld.com.

Press & Media Contacts and College Coaches may contact us directly to run a story or for more information on any 2019 Kicking World All-American kicker or punter. Press Kit & Contact Info.


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