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History of Kicking

Kicker size doesn’t matter

THE WILL TO WIN AND THE HEART OF A CHAMPION The heart of a champion may be found in many-sized uniforms.  The great Walter “Eckie” Eckersall of Chicago performed his remarkable feats while weighing 138 pounds.  Because of his diminutive size the All-American...
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The Augusta Sports Council Announces 2016 Ray Guy Award Semifinalists

The Augusta Sports Council Announces 2016 Ray Guy Award Semifinalists Augusta, GA (November 11, 2016) – The Augusta Sports Council and the Ray Guy Award committee announce the ten semifinalists for the 2016 Ray Guy Award. The semifinalists were chosen from a field of 66...
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American Football’s First Ever “Round” Kicking Block for Field Goals and Extra Points

American Football’s First Ever “Round” Kicking Block for Field Goals and Extra Points The first ever “Original Round Kicking Block” TM is now available to the American football marketplace. Prokicker.com has designed the most innovative extra point...
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American Football’s First Kicking Coach – Leroy Mills

American Football’s First Kicking Coach – Leroy Mills Mills turned the punt into a weapon American football kicking strategy changed completely because a New York lawyer, Leroy N. Mills, made a hobby of applying all the mathematics and physics he knew to the prolate...
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Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., M.D. – American Football’s Legendary Kicking Historian

Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., M.D. – American Football’s Legendary Kicking Historian Dr. Stephenson had regulation-size goalposts in his front yard and spent many years kicking footballs with his son, Ted, and his daughter, Ann. Dr. Stephenson invented a drop-kicking...
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Historic Punting Instructional Film – one of the first ever!

Historic Punting Instructional Film – Ray Guy Prokicker Kicking Camps YouTube Channel This is truly an enjoyable piece of history for punters, coaches and the punting enthusiast! Historic Football Punting Instructional Film – over 50 years old! One of the first ever...
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When Foot Meets Ball

When Foot Meets Ball Photograph by Harold Edgerton, National Geographic Creative All-American football player Wes Fesler is captured mid-kick in this 1934 photograph by Harold E. Edgerton, a pioneer of high-speed photography. The camera flash that caught this striking image was...
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NFL Urban Legends: Ray Guy and the Helium Punt

NFL Urban Legends: Ray Guy and the Helium Punt By Mike Tanier , NFL National Lead Writer Click Here for complete story          The 1970s Raiders were mythologized in their own time as rowdy bikers who studied their playbooks by the jukebox light on Saturday night and did...
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