With the majority of specialists historically being recruited the latest, all the way through the summer following their senior year, a number of Kohl's Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping athletes in the Class of 2023 have found early success with great performances at Kohl's events, during their seasons, and at college camps.
Dustin Hopkins began his training with the Kohl's staff in junior high, and has continued through his NFL career.
Hopkins was recruited by Florida State out of Clear Lake High School in Houston, TX after they were impressed with high tremendous kickoff ability. During his collegiate career, Dustin would set the NCAA FBS career record of points scored by a kicker at 448.
He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 6th round of the 2013 Draft but due to injuries and competition, Dustin eventually found his way to the Washington Redskins for the 2015 season. His NFL career stats are currently 37/40 FG’s for a 92.5%.