With three of the four specialists taken in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the undrafted free agent signings that have followed, the legacy of Kohl's athletes moving on to the NFL has remained strong. With the opening of the Kohl's National Training Center in Texas, the ability for Kohl's NFL Draft eligible kickers, punters, and long snappers to prepare for the NFL Combine and Pro Day has reached a new level.
Mike Sadler & Sam Foltz Foundations
Michael Sadler and Sam Foltz were shining examples of what it takes for a student-athlete to be successful on the field, in the classroom, and in their communities.
Sadler, former punter for the Michigan State Spartans, and Foltz, then punter for the Nebraska Cornhuskers were tragically killed in a car accident, survived by then LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye.
Both Mike and Sam left a legacy that has inspired others, and will continue to inspire others to dream big, work hard, and do good with the time we are given.
Michael Sadler Foundation
Sam Foltz Foundation
In their honor, the Michael Sadler Award and the Sam Foltz Award is presented annually to two athletes that have shown to be exemplary on the field and off.
- Peyton Todd - Sam Foltz Award
- Kriston Esnard - Mike Sadler Award
- Kai Kroeger - Sam Foltz Award
- Alex Peitsch - Mike Sadler Award
- Ivan Mora - Sam Foltz Award
- Will Reichard - Mike Sadler Award
- Seth Small - Sam Foltz Award
- John Tessitore - Mike Sadler Award