Jon, Striefsky, Delaware DRAFT PROSPECT 10
Kicker Lansdale, Pa./North Penn HS
UPDATE JUNE 2011:
Signed and is playing in the Arena Football League with the Philadelphia Soul.
Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Was rated 15 of top 43 by Draft Scout and Pre Season All American entering Senior Season. Finished 13 of 14 field goals with a long of 47ds as a Senior.
Has outstanding accuracy. Is a gamer and has scouting attention for the next level. Is working on his motion and steps for longer / higher field goals and kick offs. Mostly needs to tighten up his movement. Has strength, strong in the weight room, squating 405/4x - speed will help.
UPDATE JAN. 14, 2010: Is preparing for his March Pro Day and Pro College Football NFL / Draft Eligible Assessment Camp by moving and training in Modesto, CA with Paul Assad full time Jan.-March.
VIDEO CLIPS OF TRAINING FOOTAGE POST SENIOR SEASON WITH COACH ASSAD:
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3. FIELD GOALS
4. KICK OFFS
5. KICK OFFS
6. KICK OFF'S
7. KICK OFF'S
Competed in football, baseball, basketball, and soccer at North Penn High School...two-year varsity letter-winner as a kicker and punter in football for head coach Dick Beck...high school teammate of current UD sophomore offensive lineman Kevin Uhll...team posted two-year record of 25-3 and went 15-0 on the way to winning the state AAAA title in 2003 his junior year...led team to two league titles...two-time all-conference and all-area selection who also earned All-State honors by Pennsylvania Football News as a senior...two-year letterwinner in baseball as a third baseman and pitcher...team went 28-3 in 2004...team won 2005 district title...earned all-area honors at third base as a senior...played one year of basketball and one year of soccer...National Honor Society...active in student government.
One of the great stories in college football in 2007 and in University of Delaware football history...former walk-on who had a tough start to his career but worked hard and battled back and became an All-American and one of the nation’s premiere placekickers...called by head coach K.C. Keeler the most improved football player he has seen during his coaching career...was not even expected to see action for Blue Hens but won the starting kicking job in pre-season drills and went on to put in one of the top single season kicking performances in UD history...junior and fourth-year team member who has been a consensus first team All-American kicker by virtually every pre-season publication...selected as a pre-season first team All-American by Lindy’s, Phil Steele’s, and The Sporting News college football preview magazine...tabbed a pre-season first team All-CAA pick in vote by league coaches and by Phil Steele...ranks No. 1 among active career NCAA FCS kickers in field goal pct. (.875), No. 3 with 1.3 field goals per game, and No. 7 in kicking points per game (7.9)...in just 16 career games already ranks No. 1 all-time at UD in field goal pct. (.875), No. 6 in field goals (21), No. 6 in extra point pct. (.941), and No. 8 in points by kicking (127)...five career field goals of 40 yards or more is tied for most in UD history with Brad Shushman (2002-04) and Scott Collins (2000-02)...will handle all placements but could be pushed for kickoff duties by redshirt freshman Mike Perry and Michigan State transfer Ed Wagner...kicked a 41-yard field goal in spring game...good athlete who is not afraid to make head downfield and make a tackle.
2007 Season: Enjoyed the finest season by a kicker in Delaware football history as he led team to an 11-4 record and a berth in the FCS national championship game under head coach K.C. Keeler...after returning kicker Zach Hobby left school following the 2006 fall semester, beat out true freshman Mike Perry in pre-season drills and went on to record a near perfect season on placements...recognized as one of the nation’s top kickers as he earned first team All-American honors by The Sports Network and by the Associated Press...first kicker in UD history to earn first team All-American laurels...also a first team All-CAA pick...named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. James Madison...team’s second leading scorer behind NCAA leader Omar Cuff as he scored 127 points by converting 21 of 24 field goals and 64 of 67 extra points...was perfect on his first 68 kick attempts of the season, converting his first 53 extra points and his first 15 field goal attempts...led the CAA in kick scoring (8.5) and field goals (1.40), was third in scoring (8.5), and eighth in extra point pct. (.955)...tied for NCAA lead in kick scoring, was No. 2 in total field goals (21), No. 12 in field goals per game (1.4), and was 20th overall in scoring...set numerous school records - field goals in a game (three vs. Northeastern and James Madison), field goals in a season (21), field goal attempts in a season (24), extra points in a season (64), extra point attempts in a season (67), kicking points in a season (127), consecutive field goals made (15), consecutive extra points made (53), and consecutive games with a field goals (nine)...season-long 47-yarders vs. Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois are the eighth longest field goals in school history...kicked two or more field goals in a game seven times...tied school record for field goals in a game with kicks of 19, 31, and 37 vs. Northeastern and kicks of 24, 31, and 37 vs. James Madison...hit on five of six field goal attempts in the NCAA playoffs, booting kicks of 46 and 47 yards vs. Northern Iowa and kicks of 24 and 47 vs. Southern Illinois...had already kicked field goals of 20 and 42 yards vs. Richmond but missed 22-yarder that would have won the game in overtime in eventual 62-56 five-overtime setback to Spiders at Delaware Stadium...had season-high eight extra points made vs. Navy and had seven in opener vs. William & Mary...scored 10 or more points in a game five times with season-high 13 vs. James Madison (two shy of UD record)...aggressive kicker who was in on three tackles (vs. Towson, New Hampshire, and Navy) and recovered a fumble vs. Villanova...had a solid spring and was outstanding in spring game, connecting on both extra point attempts and converting six of seven field goal attempts...connected on field goals from 43 and 42 yards in controlled scrimmage.
2006 Season: Second-year backup to sophomore kicker Zach Hobby...was No. 2 on depth chart all season but did not see game action and retained sophomore eligibility...team went 5-6...hit on all four extra point attempts and connected on four of seven field goal attempts with a long of 32 yards in spring game.
2005 Season: One of eight true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens...walk-on who was thrust into action vs. James Madison Oct. 22 when Hobby was suspended for missing the pre-game meal...game was his only action of the season...handled kickoff duties and missed his only extra point attempt in Blue Hens’ upset win over the defending national champions...team went 6-5.
Personal: Jonathan Edmund “Jon” Striefsky (“stri-eff-ski”)...born Oct. 21, 1986...son of Edmund and Barbara Striefsky...finance major at Delaware...has a younger sister...has worked as a landscaper, on grounds crew at White Clay Creek Country Club at Delaware Park in Stanton, Del., and as an umpire for youth baseball during the summer...uncle, James Striefsky, played college soccer at Quinnipiac in 1980-84.
YEAR G/S PAT Made-Att. FGM-Att. Points Long FG
2007 15/0 64-67 21-24 127 47
2005 1/0 0-1 0-0 0 0
Totals 16/0 64-68 21-24 127 47