THE PRO COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER PROSPECT SCOUTING DATABASE
Top Free Agent Prospect
Derek Pearson, C. Conneticut Free Agent
6/1 - 205 lbs
SIGNED STOCKTON LIGHTING AFL 2009
Arena 2 Story:
General Area Workouts for Pro Teams: Free Agent Kicker. Can showcase or be available for workouts immediately. Resides and training in CA full time.
Signed and played AF2 for Fresno, Quad City.
Personally Training with Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Strong, accurate and has abilty to make big kicks. Hard Worker with Leg strength and technique compares to NFL level players. Needs to demonstrate pressure kicking in front of big audiences.
VIDEO CLIP OF TRAINING FOOTAGE WITH PAUL ASSAD FRONT VIEW OF 80 YARD KICK OFF AND FIELD GOAL FROM FRONT VIEW:
1AA All American -
Place-kicker, Central Connecticut State University
3 yr. varsity letterman James Caldwell High School, NJFirst Team All Conference, First Team All County, Honorable Mention All StatePlayed in North-South, and East-West All-Star games senior year College
4 year starting place-kicker at Central Connecticut State University (2002-2005)2002: Second Team All-Northeast Conference place-kicker (8-11 fg, long 43)
First Team All-Northeast Conference place-kicker, Mid-Major 1-AA All American place-kicker (11-15 fg, long 48)Ranked 12th nationally 1-AA in field goals 2005Second all-time scoring leader in school history (175 pts)Most career points by a kicker in school history (175 pts)Most extra points in a career school history (88)Second most field goals in a season school history (11, 2005)Second most field goals career school history (29)School record for field goals in a game (4, vs. Colgate 2005)
National 1-AA special teams player of the week 9/5/05 after hitting 4 fg vs colgate including game winner as time expiredMost points scored by a kicker in a season school history (60, 2005)Second longest career field goal in school history (48, vs. Colgate 2005)8-11 career 40-49 yds.Also 3 year starting punter at Central Connecticut State University (2003-2005)
2005: First Team All-Northeast Conference punter (41.2 avg.)
2005: Ranked 14th nationally 1-AA punting average (41.2 avg.)Highest punting average in a game school history (50.0)Highest punting average in a season school history (41.2 avg., 2005)Highest punting average in a career in school history (39.0 avg., 2003-2005) Camp and tryout info.(2006) Attended regional scout-camp combines at Towson University, Baltimore, MD June 4, 2006. Highest ranked kicker at the tryout with an overall final test grade of 8.9 out of possible 10. Hit 7-8 field goals, only kicker at workout to hit 55 yarder. Averaged 66 yards per kickoff. Qualified for Elite scout-camp combine at RCA Dome in Indianapolis, IN June 17, 2006. Averaged 65 yards per kickoff, hit 4-6 field goals, misses coming
On 50 and 55 yard attempts, 55 yarder off the upright. Attended Tampa Bay Storm workout on September 9, 2006. Rated best kicker at the tryout, hit net on every kickoff, and made every field goal. Attended Columbus Destroyers kicker tryout on November 13, 2006. Of 50 kickers in attendance, made cut down to the final 5. Attended Nashville Kats kicker tryout on December 9th, 2006. Of 50 plus kickers in tryout, made cut down to top 8. Professional (2007, 2008)(2007) Kicked in 5 games for the Central Valley Coyotes of the AF2 Football League (Fresno, CA) Averaged 51.3 yards per KO with 9 touchbacks and 0 out of bounds on 46 kickoffs 34-41 PAT’s (83%), 1-7 FG’s, long 28, misses coming from 24, 33(Both off right upright), 33, 38, 41, 63 (2008) Kicked in 14 games for the Quad City Steamwheelers of the AF2 Football League (Moline, IL) Averaged 52.4 yards per KO with 20 touchbacks and 4 out of bounds on 113 kickoffs 63-83 PAT’s (76%), (starting snapper broke hand 9 games into season and Coach Biladeau threw our fullback in at snapper and approx 10-12 extra points were compromised as a result), 0-5 FG’s, misses from 47, 52, 54, 54, and 59.