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2020 Kicking World All-America Team Announced

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The 2020 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 2020.

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Coach Brent Grablachoff announced the 2020 Kicking World All-America Team, celebrating the best high school kickers in the country for the 2020 football season. Our 2020 All-America Team is comprised of 14 students (9 Hot Prospects) from Class Years 2021 (Seniors), 2022 (Juniors), 2023 (Sophomores), and 2024 (Freshmen) representing 8 states – Texas (6), Colorado (2), Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Utah. There were so many awesome performances in the 2020 football season with many students’ teams making it deep into the playoffs. It’s always a tall order selecting the best of the best for our annual All-America Team, but after watching highlight videos and our thorough evaluations over the last few weeks, we feel very confident these are the ‘top dogs’ for the 2020 HS football season.

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 2021 Kicking World camp season, which starts in March! View this year’s All-America Team in a list/table view and read below for full details on each 2020 Kicking World All-American. Contact info for press/media and college coaches is available at the bottom of this write-up.

2020 KICKING WORLD ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Kickers

Nick Hernandez – Ronald Reagan HS, Texas (Senior)
In three HS Varsity seasons, Nick only missed 1 PAT, a block: 113/114 (99%), and finished with 16/18 career FGs (89%). He will be the kicker for the 2020 H-E-B All-Star in San Antonio next weekend and was named Unanimous All-District kicker. This season he drilled 54/55 PATs (1 block) and 7/8 FGs with multiple kicks over 40 yards. Nick put together an impressive kickoff touchback ratio of 91% (49/54) on his attempted deep kickoffs. The 2x Golden Boot had a camp-winning field goal performance hitting perfect field goals through 60 yards both at our June Austin, TX event and again at our 2020 National Showcase besting nearly 90 of the country’s best kickers. Nick is uncommitted and has been receiving FBS & FCS interest, with one D1 offer that he garnered a day after this year’s Showcase.

Ewan Johnson – South Doyle HS, Tennessee (Senior)
This 2x All-State kicker lands on our All-America Team for the 2nd consecutive year. Ewan connected on 10 field goals this season with a long of 45 yards. His consistent touchbacks of 65/75 kickoffs (87%) provided South Doyle HS a dependable field position weapon. With 48 PATs and 10 FGs Ewan contributed 78 total points by kicking this season. The Knoxville native finished in the top 5 for field goals, kickoffs, and punts at our 2020 National Showcase proving he’s among the best in the country. He snagged an FCS preferred walk-on offer days after the event and has seen increased communication with multiple FBS & FCS schools over the last month.

Owen Wiley – Avon Lake HS, Ohio (Junior)
The Cleveland area kicker connected on an impressive 14/17 FGs (82%) with his 3 longest made of 44, 40, and 40 yards. Owen also finished with a perfect 39/39 PATs. He was 3/3 on FGs in a close overtime win in a state playoff semi-final game where the team won by only 2 points. Owen proved to be a very reliable kicking weapon this season, in game, where it counts most. He earned various 1st and 2nd team honors in his district, county, and state.

Mark Sayegh – Westlake HS, Texas (Junior)
The junior out of powerhouse Westlake HS in Austin, Texas went a perfect 42/42 on PATs and 4/4 FGs for the Varsity squad this season. He also played JV where he went 22/23 on PATs and made his only 2 field goal attempts. Mark’s reliable extra points and strategically placed kickoffs played a big role in Westlake’s playoff run this season. His 7/7 PATs and 36 yard FG in AT&T (Cowboys) stadium helped contribute to Westlake HS winning the 2020 Texas 6A State Championship.

Robert Gunn III – Pinellas Park HS, Florida (Junior)
Our top Class of 2022 kicker went 8/9 (89%) on field goals and made 32 PATs this season. On his 40 kickoffs, 32 went deep for touchbacks with 4 going through the goalposts. A major season highlight was going 3/3 on field goals with a 47 yarder and a pair of 46 yarders, in one game. The 4x KW Golden Boot makes his 2nd appearance on the All-America Team and is poised for a big summer camp season and senior year. He currently has 1 FBS scholarship offer and has been garnering the attention of several Power 5 football programs nationwide. At our 2020 National Showcase in December, against nearly 90 of the nation’s invited best kickers & punters, Robert took the Day 2 Overall win for both the kickoff and punt competition. He’s got one of if not the biggest kickoff leg in the country of any HS class and has proven to be an ultra-focused and reliable kicker/punter under pressure.

Jack Bruner – Wimberley HS, Texas (Junior)
The Hill Country native compiled 92 kicking points this season making 9 field goals with a long of 44 yards and 65/68 PATs (96%). He also put 37 of his 91 kickoffs (41%) in the endzone for touchbacks. This Texas 4A kicker had a compelling statistical season and showed massive strides since his first KW camp 2 years ago.

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Honorable Mention (Kickers)

Carson Sauseda – Georgetown HS, Texas (Junior)
The HS junior made his debut on Varsity this season showing a reliable leg going 47/49 on PATs and making a perfect 5/5 FGs. Carson’s kicking ability has evolved quite a bit in the last few years of training with KW and with some added distance and hang-time on kickoffs he should be in an excellent position to get college interest this coming season.

Aaron Krinsky – Pueblo County HS, Colorado (Junior)
In the short Colorado HS football season, Aaron was able to string together admirable kicking stats. He was a perfect 22/22 on his PATs and 3/3 on FGs. On kickoffs, 14 of his 19 (74%) attempted deep kickoffs were touchbacks.

Dax Iverson – Fremont HS, Utah (Sophomore)
The big-legged sophomore went 43/44 on PATs (98%) with his only miss being a block. He drilled a monster 58 yard field goal in his first HS Varsity game this season. Dax also made a 54 and 48 yarder. He put 54% of his kickoffs deep into the end zone for touchbacks. Dax has the strongest field goal kicking leg of anyone in the Class of 2023 and perhaps any HS class right now. He tied a long-standing Kicking World camp field goal record of 65 yards at our October Denver camp. He finished tied for runner-up on Field Goals (making a 60 yarder) at our 2020 National Showcase in Austin, Texas among nearly 90 of the country’s best. If Dax can put together a compelling junior season I expect him to get multiple D1 offers. He’s already on the recruiting board of several FBS programs nationwide.

Caden Smith – Legend HS, Colorado (Sophomore)
The young sophomore knocked through a perfect 41/41 PATs this year finishing with the most PATs made in the state of Colorado’s abbreviated HS football season.

Ethan McBee – Pouteau HS, Oklahoma (Freshman)
The HS Freshman was pulled up to Varsity early on this season. Ethan retained the kicking duties for the duration of the year going a perfect 35/35 PATs and making all 3 of his field goal attempts with an impressive long of 45 yards. He’s blossomed nicely over the last 5 years of training with Kicking World and shows a ton of potential.

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Punters

Nick Hernandez – Ronald Reagan HS, Texas (Senior)
Also earning a spot on the team as a kicker, the Hot Prospect All-American is no slouch on punting. Of Nick’s 36 punts, 20 were downed inside the 20 yard line. He finished up with a 41.15 net punt average, with only 1 touchback. The Class of 2021 punter is one of the best senior combo K/P recruits in the country and is lights out on FG/PAT.

Buck Buchanan – Marshall HS, Texas (Junior)
On 41 punts this season Buck totaled 1,248 yards with a long of 56 yards and a 41.40 yard average. He put 17 of those 41 punts inside the 20 yard line and accumulated only 4 touchbacks. Buck proved to be a defensive weapon as a punter for his high school team this year. Buck’s evolved into a tremendous punter, in game when it counts, hitting multiple balls over 58 yards in the air well over 4.5 seconds plus of hang time range. He also has a big kickoff leg and is one of our top 3 K/P combo specialists for the Class of 2022. Buck should be in line to pick up a couple of offers very soon.

Honorable Mention (Punters)

Christian Payne – Klein Forest HS, Texas (Senior)
The lefty punter hit a long punt of 60 yards and compiled a respectable net punt average of 40 yards. The big-legged Senior kicker/punter had a solid 2020 Houston camp performance winning Golden Boot with a 60 yard field goal. Christian has a big leg and has been getting increased interest from college coaches.

Justin Pratt – West Lincoln Attendance Center, Mississippi (Senior)
He only had 16 punts but dropped 8 of them inside the 20 yard line. Justin’s 40.4 yard net punt average and long of 51 yards helped him earn 1st Team 2A All-State Punter this season.

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See the list/chart view of every Kicking World All-America Team from 2012 through 2020 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 2020 Kicking World All-American kicker or punter. Press Kit & Contact Info.


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