1. Road to the 2024 National Underclassman Challenge

    The Best Of The Best Compete This January

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Posted October 13, 2023 | Bret

The Road to the 2023 Kohl's National Underclassman Challenge has been announced with 5 regional stops this December on the Kohl's National Showcase Tour. The showcase tour, open to any high school kicker, punter or long snapper, will provide an opportunity to earn a national ranking, rating, an evaluation for college coaches, as well as a chance to compete for an invitation to the prestigious Kohl's Underclassman Challenge-- featuring the top underclassmen prospects in the United States.

With an unmatched lineage of underclassmen athletes from this event going on to play at top college football programs as well as the NFL, this invite-only event has featured the top up-and-coming kicking, punting, and long snapping prospects across the nation every year.

The proof is in the results, that this event has historically been the place for the best college prospects in the country to compete.

Top College Commitments

Over the years, top athletes from the Kohl's Underclassman Challenge event have gone on to receive major offers from top schools such as Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Stanford, Minnesota, Baylor, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan State, Syracuse, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Michigan, Penn State, USC and many more.

Today, overall, there is an average of 4 Kohl's specialists on every Division 1 FBS roster.

NFL Lineage

With NFL starters like Harrison Butker (Chiefs), Jake Elliott (Eagles), Daniel Carlson (Raiders), Jake Camarda (Bucs), AJ Cole (Raiders), Jack Fox (Lions), Tommy Townsend (Chiefs), Pressley Harvin (Steelers), Scott Daly (Lions), Reid Ferguson (Bills), Evan McPherson (Bengals), Bradley Pinion (Falcons), Braden Mann (Eagles), Thomas Hennessy (Jets), Riley Patterson (Lions), and more-- the NFL lineage of talent from the Kohl's Underclassman Challenge speaks for itself, as these athletes add to the unmatched number of Kohl's athletes overall who have landed themselves on NFL rosters.

Kohl's NFL Numbers

  • 71 Kohl's athletes started in the 2022 NFL regular season alone
  • 77 started in the 2022 NFL preseason
  • EVERY specialist taken in the 2023 NFL Draft were Kohl's athletes
  • 81% of specialists taken in the NFL Draft the last 4 years have been Kohl's athletes

Earn an Invitation

This event has always been an invitation-only event to ensure the quality of competition remains elite.

Earn an invitation this December at any of the 5 regional showcase camps on the Kohl's National Showcase Tour, the largest showcase tour for kickers, punters, and long snappers in America- where you'll earn a ranking and evaluation for college coaches across the country.

Events Begin December 2nd: View Dates & Locations

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