For Fort Valley State University punter Marquette King, attendance at this year’s National College Elite Kicking Camp represents an opportunity to prove, on a national platform, what most—who are familiar with his punting ability—already know.
From July 21 -23, King will join America’s best punters, kickers and snappers in collegiate football for two days of drills, measurements and critiques of video footage designed to enhance the performance of the participants. While the camp typically features players from the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level, King is one of only a few Division II punters to participate.
Sponsored by Kohl’s Kicking Camp, the event held at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater, Wis. is also an opportunity for students to meet player representatives from the National Football League. Dr. Randy Martinez, a well-respected sports psychologist will share tips and insights about the mental preparation necessary for optimum performance on the field.
“I recognize that there is a genuine opportunity for me to play on the next level after graduating from FVSU,” said King. “In order to do that, I have to take advantage of every situation that will help me get better as a punter. I am certain that this camp will help in that regard.”
Last season, King, a senior from Macon, Ga., finished fourth in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in punting with a 39.7 yards per punt average.
Article Referenced from FVSU