THE PRO COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER PROSPECT SCOUTING DATABASE
DRAFT PROSPECT 2012
Jake Hurst, Nevada
Punter / Kicker
Height: 6-1 Weight: 210
Senior 2012 Class
Hometown: Sonora, Calif.
Univ. Nevada School Link /
UPDATED NOV. 2011:
Has already, earned WAC Honors for outstanding performance vs Idaho, San Jose State and nominated for performances vs Oregon, Boise, Fresno State and La. Tech handling both the Punting and Kicking Duties. Has learned to kick off and onside kick as well. Outstanding utility Specialist and Pro Prospect.
Hurst, a senior from Twain Harte, Calif. (Modesto JC), punted three times for a 43.3-yard average and was also perfect on all eight of his extra point attempts in the win over Idaho. Hurst finished the regular season 21-of-21 on his PATs and his eight extra points are the second most by a WAC kicker this year.
UPDATED SCOUTING: AUG. 2011:
Has upgraded strength and balance and patients with setting up Punts. Battling the timing of the release like so many punters in the Nevada windy conditions but has shown dramatic improvements and solid punting in workout sessions with elite hang time balls. Should be able to launch some long ones and also pin opponents. Kick Off ability and On Side Kicking and Field Goal ability has grown. Could handle all 3 if asked.
Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Outstanding work ethic and ability to punt long field position changing bombs. Demonstrated good footwork and leg speed and timing. Uses more of hybrid technique emphasizing footspeed thru impact rather then flying off the ground. Instructed by Paul Assad.
From Practice Workouts and Evaluations: Good job yesterday. Probably hurting from being off but keep working on those things we did yesterday...... slow- down.....man, we'll do handle times later as you get closer to camp.
Joined Nevada prior to 2008 season after spending the 2007 season as a redshirt at Modesto (Calif.) Junior College.
A graduate of Summerville High School in Tuolumne, Calif. ... Lettered in football as a senior and was a four-year letterman in golf and a three-year letterman in soccer ... Averaged more than 35 yards a punt as a senior ... Was part of league championship teams in golf and soccer ... Also involved in band, yearbook and Spanish Club.
Born Feb. 25, 1989 ... Son of Betsy and Redmond Younger and Chris Hurst ... Has an older sister, Hailey, and a younger sister, Kameron ... Chose Nevada because of the coaching staff ... Was also recruited by UNLV and Sacramento State ... Sports hero is Tiger Woods ... Enjoys golfing, skiing and studying in his free time.
GAME 49 YARD PUNT VS SAN JOSE STATE:
GAME VS SAN JOSE STATE 47 YARD PUNT:
ARCHIVE VIDEO OF PUNTING TRAINING WITH COACH ASSAD PRE NEVADA WHILE AT MODESTO JC:
TRAINING VIDEO 2 ARCHIVE: