1. Road to the 2022 National Underclassman Challenge

    The Best Of The Best Compete This January

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Posted October 22, 2021 | Bret

The Road to the 2022 Kohl's National Underclassman Challenge has been announced with 5 regional stops on the Kohl's National Showcase Tour. The showcase tour, open to any athlete, will provide an opportunity to earn a national ranking, rating, evaluation for college coaches, as well as a chance to compete for an invitation to the prestigious 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), Bradley Pinion (Bucs), AJ Cole (Raiders) Daniel Carlson (Raiders), Johnny Townsend (Titans), Jack Fox (Lions), Tommy Townsend (Chiefs), Pressley Harvin (Steelers), Scott Daly (Lions), Reid Ferguson (Bills), Evan McPherson (Bengals), Thomas Hennessy (Jets) ( Austin Seibert (Lions), Zane Gonzalez (Panthers), 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

  • 62 Kohl's athletes started in the 2020 NFL regular season alone
  • 77 started in the 2021 NFL preseason
  • 26 of the last 35 specialists taken in the NFL Draft 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 4th: Register Here

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