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08 May

NFL players work out on the tri-oval grass at Daytona International Speedway.

Kick in The Grass: NFL Players Try Out the Tri-Oval

Placekickers, Punters, Returners Stage Unique Exhibition in Daytona International Speedway Grass
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 11, 2017) – It was a unique setting, to say the least: a group of National Football League players staging an impromptu workout Tuesday morning on the pristine tri-oval grass at Daytona International Speedway. For a couple of hours, the world’s only motorsports stadium had the feel of a football stadium.

That’s not as surprising as some might think. There was a time when football was commonplace at the “World Center of Racing.” In 1959, the facility’s first year of operation, local high school Father Lopez played several games at DIS; in 1974-75, Bethune-Cookman University, also located in Daytona Beach, played four games at the speedway.

Participating in Tuesday’s exhibition in front of the stadium’s 101,500-seat layout were NFL placekickers Chris Boswell of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cairo Santos of the Kansas City Chiefs and University of Florida All-American Caleb Sturgis of the Philadelphia Eagles; Buffalo Bills punter Austin Rehkow; and assisting with returns were Atlanta Falcons safety Ricardo Allen and Eric Metcalf, a former NFL All-Pro running back and returner. Allen is a graduate of Daytona Beach Mainland High School.

Those players are in Daytona Beach this month for the “One On One Kicking” camp being held at nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. One On One Kicking offers elite training programs for kickers, punters and long snappers of all ages, ranging from grade school to high school to college to professional. In addition to the pros, camp attendees took part in Tuesday’s speedway workout.

Sturgis was surprised when told of DIS’ football history, saying “I wasn’t aware of that. That’s pretty awesome. Today is just a neat experience. You can kick anywhere but very few times in your life do you get to experience something like this.”

Added former University of Idaho player Rehkov, who the Bills signed this spring as a free agent: “I’m so excited to get out here and hit some balls; it’s crazy to see all these seats here.”

Allen, who went on to play at Purdue, especially enjoyed the return trip home. The speedway is only a half-mile away from his prep alma mater.

“I never had tickets to the races, so to be able to come out and field punts and train on this field … this is like sacred ground,” Allen said.

CONTACT:
Andrew Booth, DIS Public Relations
386.681.6714 (office)
386.681-5432 (DIS infield media center)
abooth@daytonainternationalspeedway.com

http://daytonatimes.com/2017/07/pros-share-knowledge-at-football-kicking-clinic/

https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Articles/2017/07/Kick-in-the-Grass-NFL-Players-Try-Out-the-Tri-Oval.aspx

 

Print/Online

WOFL FOX 35 | Orlando: NFL stars ‘kick it’ at football clinic at Daytona International Speedway

Bay News 9 | Tampa: NFL kickers take over Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday

News4Jax.com | Jacksonville: Daytona International Speedway plays host to NFL kickers (DIS press release)

Daytona Beach News Journal: Sturgis, Santos visit Daytona after career years

Pros share knowledge at football kicking clinic

https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Articles/2017/07/Kick-in-the-Grass-NFL-Players-Try-Out-the-Tri-Oval.aspx

 

http://m.baynews9.com/content/mobile/news/baynews9/news/article.touch.html/content/news/articles/bhsn/2017/7/11/one_on_one_kicking_c.html

Daytona Times: Pros share knowledge at football kicking clinic

Ormond Beach Observer: One on One Kicking held its clinic in the Tri-Oval at Daytona International Speedway

Kansas City Star: Chiefs’ Cairo Santos took practice kicks at Daytona Speedway

KSHB Ch. 41 | Kansas City: Chiefs’ Santos kicks at Daytona Speedway (DIS press release)

TV

WESH Ch. 2 (NBC) | Orlando: Event Coverage UCF Football Player

WKMG News 6 (CBS) | Orlando

WOFL, FOX 35 | Orlando

WFTV (ABC)/Central Florida’s TV 27 | Orlando

FOX 30, Action News Jax | Jacksonville

KCTV (CBS) | Kansas City, Mo.

KSHB (NBC) | Kansas City, Mo.

WSPA (CBS) | Greenville, S.C.

Radio

WDBO-FM | Orlando

Social

Pittsburgh Steelers

Twitter: DIS Post RT | Offseason vibes (7/14) | Chris Boswell

Instagram: Steelers | Chris Boswell

Philadelphia Eagles: Facebook post on July 11

Austin Rehkow (Buffalo Bills): Twitter

Nick Belcher (Jax Sharks): Instagram

Action Sports Jax | Jacksonville:

A new look for the DIS infield as football takes over for a day

Great local contingent here with Caleb Sturgis, Cairo Santos and Nick Belcher

Kansas Speedway:

Chiefs placekicker Cairo Santos had some fun with our friends at Daytona

Check out what Chiefs’ Cairo Santos had to say about his day at Daytona

02 May

The NFL draft has concluded, and we are excited to announce that several of our trainees have signed with Pro Teams.

Here is a summary of the results:

Ryan Santoso goes to the Detroit Lions.

Santos signed the largest free agent contract in NFL history.

Kaare Vedvik goes to the Baltimore Ravens.

Shane Tripucka goes to the Chargers.

Griffin Oakes went to the Tampa Bay rookie minicamp.

 

Greg Joseph went to the Miami Dolphins.

Johnny Townsend went to the Oakland Raiders.

Townsend was drafted in the 5th round.

28 Apr

NFL draft eligible and Memphis punter/kicker Spencer Smith in winter and spring training workouts with Coach Mike McCabe of One On One Kicking.

28 Apr

NFL draft eligible and ECU punter Austin Barnes in spring training workout highlights with Coach Mike McCabe of One On One Kicking.

26 Apr

NFL draft eligible and Texas A&M punter Shane Tripucka in winter and spring training workouts with Coach Mike McCabe of One On One Kicking

23 Apr

Highlights featuring NFL Draft eligible punter Ryan Santoso of the University of Minnesota, trained with One on One Kicking Camps.

 

19 Apr

GPA 18 KICKING CLINIC/ONE ON ONE KICKING CAMP

Date: June 5,6 2018
Where: Kamehameha High School, 210 Konia Cir, Honolulu HI
Register: Gpashowcasehawaii.com

TUESDAY JUNE 5

11:00-12:00 PM REGISTRATION -SPECIALISTS: KICKERS / PUNTERS/ LONG SNAPPERS
12:00-2:30 CLINIC: SPECIALISTS: KICKERS,PUNTERS, LONG SNAPPERS
2:30-3:30 CLASSROOM: ONE ON ONE KICKING
3:30 :4:45 EDUCATION FIRST ( with parents): SCHOLARSHIPS/ FINANCIAL AID
4:45 SNACK FOR SPECIALISTS

JUNE 6 WEDNESDAY

SPECIALIST ONE ON ONE KICKING CLINIC

12:00-2:30 CLINIC
2:30-2:45 AWARDS
2:45 SNACK

Our own Coaches Brian Egan, Will Coggans, and Tim Grasso will at the clinic with you.

GPA Showcase Hawaii keeps working for you well after the showcase is over though its network of coaches on the mainland.

It is the only high school showcase/game that pays to have the top college football coaches (every level except DI – who is not allowed to attend showcases) who offer scholarships, financial aid and grants to Hawaii Student/Athletes.

  • Only high school football event that will make recommendations to college coaches following the event.
  • Only high school football event that is connected to an All-Hawaii All-Star game that brings in college coaches to evaluate talent.
  • Only high school football event whose coaching staff is filled with former top level college and NFL players.
  • Only high school football event that is endorsed by Marcus Mariota and his Motiv8 Foundation.
  • Only high school football event that is sponsored by Nike, Riddell, Powerade, Coke.
    Last year’s Showcase generated 200 financial aid and scholarship offers totaling over $5 million with 42 coaches/school in attendance.
  • This year, the Showcase will have 60-70 college coaches in attendance to generate more than $7 million in financial aid/scholarship offers.
  • Only Hawaii high school football event that is run by partnership of football professionals with more than 50 years combined NFL, College Coaching, NFL Marketing, College Marketing and player representation experience.

GPA Showcase is run by a 11 year NFL Veteran and former college football coach who has over 25 years of experience in football marketing at NFL and college levels and Manning Passing Academy, operations, game management and representing players like Marcus Mariota, DeForest Buckner and Ma`ake Kemoeatu.