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Aaron Bettis - a kicker to keep an eye on.

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Futures' started by sackman, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Westminster played Boulder last Friday. Westminster has a kicker who was kicking the ball through the uprights on kickoffs. His name is Aaron Bettis. He's a sophomore, so he won't show up on any lists yet. Very, very impressive.
     
  2. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Good find. Here are some Hudl clips.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/754648/highlights/170423395

    Right now, he's taking more steps before kickoffs than most top kickers do; but he's a sophomore and is doing whatever he is comfortable with, most likely. That's the sort of detail a kicking coach would sort out in a few sessions.

    The Post's prep stats are not helpful, it shows he attempted two field goals and made three of them. Unlikely. No distances listed.

    http://preps.denverpost.com/players/aaron-bettis/292423/

    If correct, he does have good size: Height: 6 feet, 5 inches. Weight: 200

    Also plays wide receiver. Could not find any reference that he also plays soccer, which is a little unusual for a H.S. kicker.

    I found one game summary (From Oct. 7, 2014) with this mention:

     
  3. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    What yard line do high school kickers kick from on kickoffs?
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think Westminster trusts their center/holder combo very much. Against Boulder, they went for two on every score except for the very last one, which the holder proceeded to fumble the ball.

    Bettis has a cannon for a leg, though.

    I'm pretty sure they kick from the 35, but I'm not 100% sure. Even if it's from the 40, kicking it through the upright is impressive for a sophomore.
     
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    Tlynott New Member

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    Tim lynott
     
  6. buffaholic

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    nice
     

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