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Top Ten Countdown of Best of Tom Feely’s Protégés

Cody Parkey comes in at #4 of the countdown of Tom Feely’s top 10 all-time kicking protégés. Parkey played for the Auburn Tigers from 2010-2013, before signing with the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent in 2014. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he set the NFL rookie record for points scored in a season (150). He was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team in 2014, and was named to the NFL Pro Bowl for the 2015 season. He played three games for the Eagles last season before tearing his groin. Parkey is currently the kicker for the Cleveland Browns.

#5 Bradley Pinion is #5 on the countdown of Tom Feely’s top 10 kicking protégés. He played for Northwest Cabarrus High School, where he averaged 46.1 yards per punt during his senior season. Pinion was rated as the #1 high school punter by 247Sports.com and the #3 rated punter by ESPN. He was named a First-Team All-American by ESPN and played in the U.S. Army All-American game. He was named as a Second-Team All-American by USA Today, the first Clemson kicker signee to earn USA Today All-America honors since Chris Gardocki in 1988. Pinion played college football at Clemson University from 2012-2014. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft (165th overall). He is currently the punter and kickoff man for the 49ers. As of week 6 of the 2016 season, Pinion has had a total of 128 career punts with an average of 44.4 yards per punt, and a career-high 65-yard punt in his 22 career NFL games. He has put 41 of his punts inside his opponent’s 20-yard line, with only 7 touchbacks. On 71 career kickoffs, he has recorded 49 touchbacks.

#6 Taylor Rowan lands at #6 on the countdown of Tom Feely’s top 10 kicking protégés. Rowan played for Western Illinois, where he was a 4-year starter for the Leathernecks from 2004-2008. He broke several school, conference and national records, including being the first WIU true freshman kicker since 1990. In his first year he broke the WIU record for most consecutive PATs (47). As a senior, he broke the NCAA FCS record for most PATs without a miss (129). In his college career he made 11 field goals from 50 yards and beyond (he was two 50+ yard field goals away from tying an NCAA record). Rowan was named an All-American twice, and he made the All-Conference team twice. He later went on to play for the Arena Football League’s Spokane Sentinels, and in 2010 won the ArenaBowl XXIII Championship with the Sentinels. Rowan is currently a free agent.

# 7 ( 2 way tie) The second one at this spot is Ryan Feely.

Ryan became a Division 1 AA All American, twice as a punter and once as a kicker while playing for Jacksonville University.

Ryan was a two-time I-AA All-American by the Sports Network.

As a senior with the Jacksonville University Dolphins in 2005, he ranked sixth in the nation in punting with anaverage of 42.8 yards per punt. Ryan set a school record with a 70-yard punt, and produced 11 punts of at least 50 yards. Ryan was a First-Team All-PFL recipient for the second consecutive year. He led the team with 46 points, making 7-of-11 field goals, 27 PATs, as well as producing 24 out of 52 kickoffs for touchbacks (all but 4 kickoff made it to Jacksonville.

http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/100604/col_16830127.shtml#.V6i0FLgrKUk

http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/092105/spo_19825177.shtml#.V6i1DLgrKUk

Number 7: (2 way tie)

The first on tied for the number 7 position is:

Rob Zarrilli:  Hofstra University (2005-2007) and Souix City Storm Arena Football:

 

Present: Official Voter of the Lou Groza award, given to the best Collegiate Kicker in the country. Selected because of HIS experience and decorated career by the committee.

*Ranked by Mel Kiper as #2 and #3 Place Kicker in the country throughout senior season and going into the 2007 NFL Draft.

Arena Football.

Sioux Fall Storm (Arena League) 

*Most accurate kicker in franchise history. (Field goals)

*Second all time in PAT percentage

College Career

1st Team All American (Chosen by Walter Camp,  Don Hansen, AFCA, and FCAC)

2nd Team All American (Chosen by AP and by Sports Network)

2nd in Nation in Field Goals (2006)

1st in Nation in attempts per game and

7th in nation in Field Goal Percentage (Career)

See his story at this link below:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/04/prweb883714.htm

 

Number 8

Punter Justin Vogel, Berklely Prep H.S. and University of Florida, and Universiy of Miami

 <—— (Click Here to see UM Hurricanes Media Guide about Justin Vogel)

Ray Guy Award Semi Finalist Vogel, who is now heading into his senior year, averaged 42.5 yards per punt last season, a number that ranked sixth in the ACC. He had 13 punts of at least 50 yards and was a preseason Ray Guy watch list selection.

2015 (Junior): University of Miami:

 Ended regular season ranked sixth in ACC in punting…Averaged 42.5 yards per punt on 67 punts…Had 13 punts of 50+ yards and 21 punts that landed inside opponents’ 20-yard line…

2014 (Sophomore): Transferred from Florida as walk-on…Made debut at Louisville handling punting and kickoff responsibilities…Averaged 46.8 yards on six punts against Cardinals with long of 56…Averaged 64 yards on four kickoffs with one touchback…Recorded eight kickoffs against FAMU,a veraging 63.8 yards with two touchbacks.

High School: Averaged 45 yards per punt throughout high school career at Berkeley Prep … Played defense along with special teams duties … Tallied three interceptions

 VOGEL CAREER STATISTICS – PUNTING

SEASON

G-GS

NO

YDS

AVG

LG

I20

50+

2015

13-0

67

2,846

42.5

73

21

13

2014

13-0

52

2,227

42.8

65

21

12

CAREER

26-0

119

5,073

42.6

73

42

25

 

 VOGEL CAREER STATISTICS – KICKOFFS

SEASON

G-GS

NO

YDS

AVG

TB

OB

2014

12-0

53

3,292

62.1

15

1

CAREER

12-0

53

3,292

62.1

15

1

 

Vogel, who is now heading into his senior year, averaged 42.5 yards per punt last season, a number that ranked sixth in the ACC. He had 13 punts of at least 50 yards and was a preseason Ray Guy watch list selection.

Click here to see more pictures of Justin Vogel

 Number 9 (2 way tie)

 

The first one at this spot is Kyle Dougherty.

From Merritt Island, FL

Pllayed and started for  Southern Illinois University 

His complete history is (click) here: 

http://www.kicking.com/view.asp?id=kdougherty

 

# 9 (2 way tie) The fsecond one at this spot is: Corey Smith Corey hails  from West Virginia and played for the University of West Virginia preceded by one season with Alabama.

His complete history is (click) here: 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIiuIH9DJme/

 

Number 10

Punter Mattias Ciabatti Hillsborough High School Tampa Fl. and Un. of South Florida

 

 (USF Punter 2013-15)

Averaged 42.5 yards for career, pinned 61 punts inside the 20

Selected by the Tampa Bay Times as the Top punter in USF history

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=129840&draftyear=2016&genpos=P