Jul 9, 2013 9:05 PM by Andrew Masuda
Arroyo Grande High kicker Cole Ramey is working this summer to build on his successful sophomore season that ended in All-State First Team honors.
The junior continues to train with his coach Billy Vinnedge, a former AG High and Hancock College standout, who went on to play at the University of Wyoming and spent a preseason with the San Diego Chargers.
Ramey kicked a 52 yard field goal as a freshman for the Eagles. Last year as a sophomore, his first season on the varsity squad, Ramey converted 5 field goals, including his longest of 42 yards. He averaged 31.5 yards per punt, including a long of 50 yards. He also sent 15 of his 52 kickoffs for touchbacks.
Cole is hoping to take his game to the next level this fall.
"The goal is just to make every kick count, try to keep my mental game and physical game and see where it takes me," said Ramey.
"His leg strength is incredible. He's got the strongest leg on the entire Central Coast, let alone the entire state for his class. And I think he's going to pretty far with kicking if he sticks with it," said Vinnedge, who also worked with former Eagle Garrett Owens, who's know a kicker for Oregon State.
Ramey is one of twenty kickers from as far away as Santa Cruz and Bakersfield, who will attend Vinnedge's Kicking Academy Camp this weekend. Sessions will take place this Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. There will also be a third session held on Saturday, July 20.
They'll learn field goal, kickoff and punting techniques, as well as participating in kickoff competitions.
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