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|Date of birth:June 16, 1970|
|Place of birth: El Paso, Texas|
|Undrafted in 1993|
|Debuted in 1993|
|Last played in 2002|
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Michael James Husted (born June 16, 1970 in El Paso, Texas) is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He played nine seasons with four different teams, jumping around the league after playing his first six years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also played for the Oakland Raiders, the Washington Redskins, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He retired after the 2002 season.
In high school at Hampton High School in Virginia, Michael played in three state championship games, winning two with the Crabbers. Michael earned several awards during his high school career:
- Parade All American Honorable mention (Senior year)
- First team All State Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
- First team All Region Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
- First team All District Kicker (Senior and Junior years)
Michael attended the University of Virginia. During his time with the Cavaliers, he was the kickoff specialist during his freshman and sophomore seasons. He then handled all kicking duties his junior and senior seasons.
During his senior campaign, he connected on 13-16 field goals and was named a Lou Groza semi-finalist. Michael also had a total of 95 touchbacks during his college career, the most in UVA history.
Michael played in the NFL for 9 years. Michael’s consistency on field goals and power on kickoffs won him the job as an undrafted free agent. Michael went on to have a successful rookie season where he was named to Football Digest’s All Rookie team.
During his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Michael established several team records including:
- All-time leading scorer (502 pts.)
- Longest field goal (57 yards)
- Most 50+ field goals (10)
After his NFL career, Michael was involved in an online start up, iPlayers.net in 2005. This innovated site at the time took high school recruiting from “snail mail” to the internet. In 2007, the company was acquired by the Active Network in San Diego, CA. After working in the “corporate” world for a couple of years, Michael realized that one of his passions was helping athletes to leverage their sport for a college education.
Since that time, Michael founded the National Camp Series. The National Camp Series is a series of kicking camps around the country with use an objective evaluation platform that is hosted by a network of expert kicking coaches. The National Camp Series (NCS) KIX Player Ratings System utilizes several years of historical event data to determine a kickers rankings by cross-referencing player data to determine how the athletes stack up against others, both presently and historically.
The NCS offers regional kicking camps and an annual Super Camp that provide instruction and evaluations. Collectively, our coaches are the most respected in the world with NFL, and College level playing experience. The National Camp Series, through its kicking camps, helps student-athletes to gain experience, prove consistency, and provide exposure to colleges and universities.
The NCS platform offers specialists multiple events to help them:
- See how they stack up against others across the country
- Demonstrate to colleges their ability to play at the next level
- Learn how to perform under pressure
The National Camp series offers kickers, punters and long snappers a unique opportunity to showcase their talents in five separate divisions based on graduation year.
- College (Seniors, College Transfers, Junior College and College Eligible)
- Varsity (Juniors)Jr.
- Varsity (10th grade)
- Freshman (9th grade and below)
- Middle School (8th grade and younger)
Michael also owns and operates Husted Kicking which is based in Solana Beach, CA. He trains specialists at all levels.