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 2021-2022 high school football season.
Kohl's CommentsOhlsen recently competed at the 2020 Texas Winter Showcase. He scored 10 points on field goals at the Texas Showcase and was able to chart some impressive kickoffs at camp. He has a fast enough leg to play collegiately and the next few months of practicing creating total command of his ball flight will be key for his continued developement.
My football experience has been short AND incredibly fulfilling. I only started playing football in June of this year. I've been a competitive soccer player since I was little and was selected for the Colorado Rapids Academy when I was 10. Academy players must agree to not play other sports so I pursued my favorite sport while having to give up lacrosse, basketball and baseball. I have played 10-11 months of soccer each year after that. For a fun change of pace I would go to the local high school a few times a year with my dad to kick field goals. I felt like I was good at kicking and in the back of my mind it was something I hoped to try some day.
Fast forward to my senior year. I feel very blessed to attend Regis Jesuit High School. It's a great school with an environment in which the students, teachers and coaches really care about one another. Regis also has a great sports culture. As a competitive athlete, I was hungry to play for my school and challenge myself in a new way. I decided to join the football team and discovered how much I love the brotherhood of my teammates, training hard all week, and the build up to Friday night. I also love the opportunity to be counted on by teammates to do my job well. In soccer I have always been the guy that takes the penalty kicks for my teams and have converted 27 of 29 over the past 7 years. Kicking field goals, like taking penalty kicks, requires calmness, focus and enjoyment of performing during the big moments.
I won the punting position before the season started; however, Regis already had an excellent 3-year starting kicker. By mid-season, based on my performance in practice, I was asked to kick in the second half of games. I won the starting kicking role for the last game of our COVID-shortened season and kicked the game winner to advance us to the playoffs. In our playoff game I was named starter again and kicked two field goals including a Regis record 49-yarder.
With the season just ending, I am excited to continue focused training for my new passion and craft and can't wait to compete and help my team win at the college level. I'm a strong student and plan to study business as I've enjoyed understanding and building businesses for as long as I can remember.
Awards & Honors
- 2020 Colorado Kicker of the Year Finalist (Colorado Preps)
- '20: Regis Jesuit High School All Time Longest Field Goal
- '18-'19: Captain Colorado Rapids U17 ECNL
- '17-'18: Starting Left Back for 5th Ranked DA Defense Nationally (Colorado Rapids U15 DA)
- '16-'17: Colorado Rapids Academy: 2nd in Goals
- '15-'16: Colorado Rapids Academy: 1st in Goals
- '14-'15: Colorado Rapids Academy: 1st in Goals
- '13-'14: Colorado Rapids Academy: 1st in Goals
- GPA: 4.2
- ACT: 27
Weekly Game Stats
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