1. Kohl's Kicking National Player of the Week

    Recognizing Top Performances by High School Specialists Across America

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Posted September 29, 2022 | Bret

The Kohl's staff wants to recognize Kohl's kicking, punting, and long snapping prospects across the country for their outstanding performances each week during the 2022-2023 high school football season.

Football is back and teams across the country have started their season! The Kohl's National Player of the Week Award has officially begun for the 2022 high school football season. Kohl's athletes, log in and enter your stats each week by Monday 11:00 PM CST so our staff knows about your performance. Tag @KohlsHighlights and/or @KohlsKicking with your film!

(You do not need a player profile to enter stats and be eligible for POTW)


WEEK 5: NATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS

  • Michael Becton (2023) GA - 5/6 punts pinned inside 20-yard line, 45-yard punt average
  • Iden Bone (2023) WA - OT Game-winner, 1/1 field goals, 2/2 extra points
  • Martin Connington (2024) ID - 3/3 field goals (51, 45, 31 yards), 10/10 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Vasilios Fotopoulos (2024) FL - 50-yard punt average (5 punts), 3/3 extra points
  • Badger Hargett (2023) LA - 55-yard punt average (6 punts, 2 inside 20)
  • Drew Miller (2024) IA - 51-yard punt average (7 punts), 3/3 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Gryffin Mitstifer (2023) PA - 3/3 field goals (37, 22, 21 yards)
  • Michael Petro (2023) TX - 3/3 field goals (48, 30, 24 yards), 47-yard punt average (3 punts, 3 inside 20)

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Co-Winners

Aeron Burrell - Class of 2024 - Louisiana

50-yard game-winning field goal, 4/4 kickoffs for touchbacks, 2/2 extra points

Erik Schmidt - Class of 2025 - Wisconsin

51-yard game-winning field goal, 3/4 kickoffs for touchbacks, 3/3 extra points

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WEEK 4: NATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS

  • Jack Ballard (2023) TN - 10/10 snaps on target (LS)
  • Nathan Behne (2024) IA - 3/3 field goals (37, 29, 26 yards), 3/3 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Sully Croker (2023) GA - 4/5 field goals (47, 36, 32, 25 yards), 1/1 extra points, 4/7 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Kyle Ferrie (2023) AR - 3/4 field goals (55, 42, 40 yards), 5/5 extra points, 8/8 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Daniel Hull (2023) MO - 57-yard punt average (3 punts, 1 inside 20-yard-line)
  • Cal Keeler (2024) AZ - 9/9 snaps on target (LS)
  • Walter Kilgore (2024) TX - 4/5 field goals (45, 41, 33, 32 yards), 4/4 extra points, 6/9 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Drew Miller (2024) IA - 54-yard punt average (3 punts, 1 inside 20-yd-line), 1 field goal, 2/2 extra points, 3/4 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Andrew Nielsen (2023) AK - 3/3 field goals (35, 30, 22 yards), 4/4 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Izak Peterson (2023) IA - 3/3 field goals (43, 33, 28 yards)

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sam Klestinski - Class of 2023 - Wisconsin

63-yard punt average (3 punts, 2 inside 20-yd-line), 1/1 extra points

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WEEK 3: NATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS

  • Jay Brockhaus (2023) FL - 50-yard punt average (7 punts, 3 inside 20)
  • Aeron Burrelll (2023) LA - 51-yard field goal, 7/7 kickoffs for touchbacks, 6/6 extra points
  • Sam Eccles (2023) TX - 48-yard game-winner, 2/2 field goals (48, 28 yards)
  • Connor Gibbs (2023) LA - 3/4 field goals (39, 35, 28 yards), 3/3 extra points, 4 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Carter Holden (2024) OH - 3/3 field goals (26, 25, 22 yards), 4/4 kickoffs for touchbacks, 1/1 extra points, 2 punts (1 inside 20, 1 fumbled for turnover)
  • Lucas Lesieur (2024) CA - 3/3 field goals (39, 37, 25 yards), 2 punts inside th 20-yard-line
  • Aidan Parker (2025) LA - 52-yard punt average (4 punts, 4 inside 20), 4/4 extra points
  • Nicholas Radicic (2023) TX - 43-yard field goal, 48-yard punt average (3 punts), recovered onside kick, unit converted field goal (lead to TD), 3/3 KO Touchbacks
  • Breck Saenger (2023) CO - 3/3 field goals (37, 30, 32 yards), 4/4 extra points, 4 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Jacob Taylor (2024) TN - 64-yd punt average (2 punts, 2 inside 20), 8/8 kickoffs for touchbacks, 1/1 field goals, 6/6 extra points
  • Kameron Van Prooyen (2023) TX - 3/3 field goals (43, 30, 29 yards), forced 2OT, 41-yard punt average (8 punts), 4/4 kickoffs for touchbacks

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Danny Vuckovic - Class of 2023 - Illinois

52-yard game-winning field goal, 2 field goals (43, 52 yards), 45-yard punt average (6 punts)

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WEEK 2: NATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS

  • Kyle Ferrie (AR) 2023 - 56-yard field goal, 2/2 field goals (56, 39 yards), 56-yarder forced 50-point rule to end game.
  • Jake Helms (TX) 2023 - (LS) 10/10 snaps on target
  • Mack Mikko (GA) 2023 - 3/3 field goals (29, 28, 27 yards), 6/8 kickoffs for touchbacks, 4/4 extra points, 2.5 tackles
  • John Raney (CA) 2023 - 50-yard punt average (6 punts), 3 extra points, 3/4 kickoffs for touchbacks
  • Ben Shrewsburry (TN) 2023 - 53-yard punt average (3 punts, 2 inside 20-yard-line), 1/1 field goals, 10/11 kickoffs for touchbacks, 9/9 extra points
  • Kameron VanProoyen (TX) 2023 - 48-yard punt average (5 punts, 3 inside 20-yard-line), 1/1 extra points

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kellan McLaughlin - Class of 2023 - Kentucky

5/5 field goals (44, 44, 36, 23, 21 yards), forced overtime, 4/5 kickoffs for touchbacks, 2/2 extra points

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WEEK 1: NATIONAL TOP PERFORMERS

  • Stephen Brantley (NC) 2023 - 50.5-yard punt average (4 punts, 2 inside 20-yard-line)
  • Max DeGraff (KY) 2023 - 2/2 field goals (48, 35 yards), 45-yard punt average (2 punts)
  • Daniel Deneen Jr. (SC) 2023 - 51-yard punt average (4 punts, 2 inside 20-yard-line), 1/1 field goal, 4/4 extra points
  • Jakob Gump (IN) 2024 - 47-yard punt average (6 punts, 4 inside 20-yard-line), 1/1 field goal
  • Isaac Kone (GA) 2023 - Game-winning field goal (28 yards)
  • Owen Levesque (TX) 2024 - 47-yard punt average (3 punts), 2/2 field goals (38, 28 yards), 4/4 extra points
  • Eli Ozick (MO) 2023 - 3/4 field goals (46, 35, 22 yards)
  • Scotty Robertson (MO) 2023 - 57-yard punt average (2 punts, 2 inside 20-yard-line), 2/2 field goals (45, 33 yards)
  • Samuel Tremblay (NY) 2024 - 4/4 field goals (41, 32, 28, 23 yards), 4/4 extra point

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Logan Weighall - Class of 2023 - Alabama

49-yard game-winning field goal (School record), 3 kickoffs for touchbacks, 3/3 extra points

If you would like to be considered for Kohl's Kicking National Player of the Week honors, Kohl's athletes, don't forget to stay up-to-date in entering your game stats weekly by signing into your locker at KohlsKicking.com.

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