Adam Graessle, Pitt - Punter Free Agent
SIGNED PITTSBURG STEELERS 2010 SEASON
UFL CALIFORNIA REDWOODS 2009
SIGNED GREEN BAY PACKERS 2009
RS Senior 07
Height: 6-5 Weight: 231 Position:P College: Pittsburgh
Winning the Packers' punting competition.
Has been Personally Training last 2 years with Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Signed with Packers 2009. Excellent size and Strength. Has all the tools for the next level. "This is not the same Player as the NFL Coaches saw at the NFL Combine 2 years ago". He's technique has excelled- he has put on more muscle mass. At recent in workouts he demonstrated dramatically improved footwork, balance, torso position that compliments his ability to move fast with less error. He adjusted hand ball set position for swing lane alignment, and drop table level and timing. He's quick to his set position and easily hitting the ball with 1.25-1.34 handle times. He was hitting 60-70+ yard punts 45-5.3 in last workouts with Assad in Columbus. PCF ranks this player as potentially, one of the next free agent sleepers to emerge into the NFL. Friends with Brady Quinn from High School.
2 of Pro College Football's best upcoming players had the opportunity to workout in the Green Bay Packers Rookie Camp this weekend. Seen here Coach Shawn Slocum with - Chris Keagle, LA Tech - WAC Standout and Adam Graessle, Pitt All Big East and newly signed Cheesehead - will be competing for the starting job in training camp.
UPDATED NOV. 25, 2008
WORKOUTS IN COLUMBUS WITH ADAM GRAESSLE - PAUL ASSAD REAR VIEW
TRAINING VIDEO WITH PAUL ASSAD SHOWING SEVERAL ANGLES AND BALL FLIGHT. PLAYER HAS REDUCED HANDLE TIME, DISTANCE COVERED AND CONTROL.
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Lives in Columbus, OH - Easy Driving Distance for workouts in Cleveland, Cinncinati, Indy, Pittsburg, Philadelphia or short flight to East Coast and Midwest teams.
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Pro: Showcased in the Indy. NFL Combine. Will showcase in Pro College Football Free Agent Exhibition this spring if not signed in advance.
Was projected to be 3rd Punter in 2007 Draft Ranking by Draftscout behind Sepulveda and Podlesh - See Former NFL Draftscout Ranking #3
One of the tallest punters in the collegiate ranks, this long-limbed punter has continued to improve his kicking mechanics each year. He originally began his career as the Panthers' kickoff specialist before replacing Andy Lee as the team's punter as a sophomore. Rather than concentrate on just one job, he handled both assignments with consistency and flashes of brilliance. He also added to his resume by handling a third job for Pittsburgh -- serving as the team's holder for placements and field goals.
Graessle was considered the premier kicking prospect in Ohio by many recruiting services coming out of Dublin Coffman High School. The three-time first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference and all-district selection also earned second-team All-Ohio and SuperPrep and PrepStar All-Midwest honors. Rivals.com rated him the 23rd-best kicker in the country. The three-year starter as both a punter and placekicker, he averaged 43.9 yards per punt as a senior and 40.3 as a junior.
Graessle sent 79 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks as a senior (49 touchbacks on 62 kickoffs) and he converted 17 of 32 field goals (.531) his final two years with a long of 47 yards. He established school records for longest punt (77 yards), field goals in a game (four, twice), career field goals (29) and kickoff touchbacks in a season (49). He helped lead the team to a 17-7 mark (.708) his final two seasons, including two state playoff berths and the 2001 regional championship. Academically, he was a merit roll student as a junior and senior.
After enrolling at Pittsburgh in 2003, he took over duties as the team's kickoff specialist as he had 29 touchbacks on 73 kickoffs (40 percent). Graessle was called upon to do triple duty in 2004 as he handled punting and kickoff chores in addition to serving as the team's holder. He was a first-team All-Big East Conference selection and Pitt's co-Special Teams MVP. He led the Big East and ranked 13th nationally with a 43.3-yard punting average, placing 17 punts inside the 20 (28 percent). Of his 61 kickoffs, 17 were touchbacks (28 percent).
Selected the team's Most Valuable Special Teams Player, Graessle was a second-team All-Big East choice as a senior in 2006. He finished second in the league with a 42.02-yard average on 49 punts, placing 21 of those attempts inside the 20-yard line to finish with a 38.16-yard net average. Twenty-three of his 66 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks, as Graessle also made a pair of solo tackles, causing a fumble on one of his hits.
During his career, Graessle punted 169 times for 7,191 yards (42.55 avgerage) with a long of 79 yards. He had 56 attempts downed inside the 20-yard line, 17 kicks that went for touchbacks and 23 punts that the opposition called fair catches on. Seventy-two of his kicks were returned for 981 yards (12.7 avg.) and two touchdowns, finishing with a 36.75-yard net average. He kicked off 249 times with 80 of those attempts producing touchbacks, as the opposition averaged 18.6 yards per kickoff return. He also recorded five tackles (three solos) with a forced fumble and rushed once for a 7-yard gain.
Attended Dublin (Ohio) Coffman High School, playing football for head coach Mark Crabtre … Considered the premier kicking prospect in Ohio by many recruiting services, the three-time first team All-Ohio Capital Conference and all-district selection also earned second-team All-Ohio and SuperPrep and PrepStar All-Midwest honors … Rivals.com rated him the 23rd-best kicker in the country … The three-year starter as both a punter and placekicker, he averaged 43.9 yards per punt as a senior and 40.3 as a junior … Saw 79 percent of his kickoffs go for touchbacks as a senior (49 touchbacks on 62 kickoffs) and he converted 17 of 32 field goals (.531) his final two years with a long of 47 yards … Set school records for longest punt (77 yards), field goals in a game (four, twice), career field goals (29) and kickoff touchbacks in a season (49) … Helped lead team to a 17-7 mark (.708) his final two seasons, including two state playoff berths and the 2001 regional championship … Academically, he was a merit roll student as a junior and senior.