Notre Dame Recruit K Jonathan Doerer
So I’m throwing out some more Kicker love this morning and a few of my friends are Notre Dame fans too. I’ve said before that I love me some kickers. At one time I fancied myself as a pretty ok one but I never really took it as serious as I did bashing my head into other teams running backs, quarterbacks and whoevers I didn’t care.
Always wanted a reason to get this on the internet.
This is hopefully going to kick off (get it) my campaign to get more non white dude kickers into the NFL and I think It starts right here. I don’t want to put too much weight on this kids shoulders but he is really good. During the regular season he kicked 12 field goals of 40 yards or more and a 90% touchback percentage. That is pretty damn good for a high school kid. One thing people don’t really get too is there is no real coaches in high school for this which makes this all more accomplished.
Lets just call it what it is. NFL kickers in the last few years have just been terrible. All white dudes. The NFL will say that they are hitting league average numbers but for me it just doesn’t pass the smell test. Kicker wise there has only been 4 non white dude kickers ever not counting Chad Johnson Kicking a field goal in 2009. I think it’s because as young fellows just like all of us you don’t want to get made fun of for Kicking. It’s just putting unwanted attention on yourself in high school and it takes a special person to deal with it. So Don’t worry about this. If you are good you can laugh later with your average kicker NFL salary of $900,000.
This dude looks like a stud. I’ll be rooting against you Go Blue!!!