1. NFL Draft History of Kohl's Kicking Athletes

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While the chances of hearing any specialist's name called during an NFL Draft is slim, Kohl's athletes have made up 26 of the last 35 specialists selected in the NFL Draft. Last season, a record 63 Kohl's athletes started in the 2020 NFL regular season. In 2019, 66 Kohl's athletes suited up for the NFL Preseason, and and 45 went on to start in NFL regular season games.

26 of the last 35 NFL drafted specialists over the past 8 years have been Kohl's Kicking attendees, with the majority training with the Kohl's staff in prep for the NFL Combine and tryouts. This stat is the single biggest indicator of the credibility that has been built over the past 20+ years of running a premier camp.

Here's a look at the history of Kohl's attendees who have heard their name called on their respective draft days, as well as how involved they've been with the Kohl's staff over the course of their careers.

* = denotes Kohl's College Elite Camp athlete

Draft Year AthleteRoundDraft Team Kohl's Training Sessions Current Team
2020Justin Rohrwasser5Patriots6-15FA
2020Braden Mann*6Jets15+Jets
2020Sterling Hofrichter*7Falcons6-15Falcons
2020Samuel Sloman*7Rams2-5FA
2019Jake Bailey5Patriots2-6Patriots
2019Austin Seibert*5Browns15+Bengals
2018Daniel Carlson*5Vikings15+Raiders
2018JK Scott5Packers2-5Packers
2018Johnny Townsend*5Raiders15+Ravens
2018Logan Cooke*7Jaguars2-5Jaguars
2018Hunter Bradley*7Packers15+Packers
2017Jake Elliott*5Bengals15+Eagles
2017Colin Holba*6Steelers2-6Rams
2017Zane Gonzalez*7Browns15+Cardinals
2017Harrison Butker*7Panthers15+Chiefs
2016Roberto Aguyao*2Bucs6-15Patriots
2016Drew Kaser*6Chargers6-15FA
2016Riley Dixon*7Broncos15+Giants
2015Joe Cardona*5Patriots1Patriots
2015Bradley Pinion*549ers15+Buccaneers
2014Pat O'Donnell6Bears2-5 (After Draft)Bears
2014Zach Hocker*7Redskins6-15FA
2014Nate Freese7Lions1FA
2013Jeff Locke5Vikings1Retired
2013Caleb Sturgis*5Dolphins6-15FA
2013Dustin Hopkins*6Bills15+Redskins
2012Randy Bullock5Texans2-5Lions
2012Brad Nortman6Panthers2-5Retired
2012John Potter*7Bills6-15Retired
2009Thomas Morstead*5Saints15+FA
2009Pat McAfee*7Colts6-15Retired


VIEW: Kohl's 2020 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2019 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2018 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2017 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings
VIEW: Kohl's 2016 NFL Draft & Free Agent Signings

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