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Simple Kicking is a podcast hosted by James Hairston. Hanging out with the best field goal kickers, punters, and long snappers, on the planet, stories also come from coaches, recruiters, and agents.

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Simple Kicking is a podcast hosted by James Hairston. Hanging out with the best field goal kickers, punters, and long snappers, on the planet, stories also come from coaches, recruiters, and agents.

    Special Teams Roundtable: Todd Goebbel, NC State, and Pete Lembo, South Carolina

    Special Teams Roundtable: Todd Goebbel, NC State, and Pete Lembo, South Carolina

    Todd Goebbel
    Running Backs/Special Teams Coordinator, North Carolina State
    History: Ohio State, Marshall
    Notable Specialists: Mike Nugent, K (New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys) Trenton Gill, P (Chicago Bears), AJ Cole, P (Las Vegas Raiders), Christopher Dunn, K (Lou Groza Award Winner)

    Pete Lembo
    Special Teams Coordinator, South Carolina
    History: Ball State, Maryland, Rice, Memphis, Lehigh, Elon, Ball State
    Notable Specialists: Jack Fox, P (Detroit Lions) Riley Patterson, K (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions)

    • 33 min
    Special Teams Roundtable: Doug Deakin, San Diego State, Blake Dunham, Austin Westlake

    Special Teams Roundtable: Doug Deakin, San Diego State, Blake Dunham, Austin Westlake

    Doug Deakin is the Special Teams Coordinator at San Diego State University and Blake Dunham is the Special Teams Coordinator at Austin Westlake High School.

    • 35 min
    Special Teams Roundtable: Ryan Dougherty USC, Ryan Saparto, Oregon State, Eric Raisbeck, Penn State

    Special Teams Roundtable: Ryan Dougherty USC, Ryan Saparto, Oregon State, Eric Raisbeck, Penn State

    Eric Raisbeck
    Special Teams Analyst, Penn State
    History: Utah State, Wisconsin-Platteville, South Dakota School of Mines
    Notable Specialists: Dom Eberle, K (Green Bay Packers), Jordan Stout (Baltimore Ravens), P
    https://www.twitter.com/coachraisbeck

    Ryan Saparto
    Special Teams Analyst, Oregon St
    History: Montana State, Washington, Washington St.
    Notable Specialists: Luke Loecher, Everett Hayes, Jared Padmos, Keegan Firth, Daniel Rodriguez
    https://twitter.com/CoachSaparto

    Ryan Dougherty
    Special Teams Analyst, University of Southern California
    History: Oklahoma, Lehigh, Eastern Carolina
    Notable Specialists: Austin Seibert, K, Gabe Brkic, K,
    https://twitter.com/CoachRDougherty

    • 48 min
    Graham Gano, Kicker, New York Giants

    Graham Gano, Kicker, New York Giants

    Graham Gano is an NFL Kicker who had a breakout season for the New York Giants in 2020. A 13-year NFL veteran, Gano was signed as an undrafted free agent for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 from Florida State after winning the 2008 Lou Groza Award. He competed against Steve Hauschka to replace Matt Stover, competing under Randy Brown.

    Gano’s NFL career has made stops in the National Football League, the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants. Statistically 2020 and 2021 were some of his best seasons, as he converted his kicks within 3 feet of the center according to the Simple Kicking App. Santos credits punter Riley Dixon (Syracuse, Los Angeles Rams) who held for him.

    Please follow Graham Gano
    https://www.instagram.com/grahamgano9/
    https://twitter.com/GrahamGano

    • 33 min
    Kickers Roundtable: Will Reichard, (Alabama) Jack Podlesny, (Georgia) Cameron Little (Arkansas)

    Kickers Roundtable: Will Reichard, (Alabama) Jack Podlesny, (Georgia) Cameron Little (Arkansas)

    Will Reichard, University of Alabama
    Jack Podlesny, University of Georgia
    Cameron Little, University of Arkansas

    Learning how to get a college scholarship starts with the wisdom.

    • 21 min
    Kickers Roundtable: Mitch Jeter, Noah Rauschenberg, Evan Staley, Jonah Lipel

    Kickers Roundtable: Mitch Jeter, Noah Rauschenberg, Evan Staley, Jonah Lipel

    Mitch Jeter, South Carolina
    Noah Rauschenberg, Baylor
    Evan Staley, West Virginia
    Jonah Lipel, Harvard

    How to get a college scholarship starts with the appropriate mindset.

    • 26 min

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Awesome insight into the unique world of specialists

Simple Kicking does a great job of laying out what it's like to succeed as a specialist - from a physical and mental point of view

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