From Saturday to Sunday: Alonso Rojas’ Unconventional Path to the NFL

April 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coming out of high school at Miami’s Killian High School in 2006, Alonso Rojas was rated the #1 punter by Scout.com.
After playing just one season at Bowling Green, things didn’t pan out as Rojas expected. He took a hiatus from football for over a year while he attended Miami Dade Community College.
During his time off, he spent some time working out with players from Killian and at the University of Miami. Rojas eventually met Chris Sailer, a renowned kicking coach, through a friend.
Sailer invited Rojas to a regional camp, and eventually, a national camp in Las Vegas. Sailer ranked Rojas as one of his top punters in 2008, and he eventually landed in Lawrence at the University of Kansas.
During his three years at Kansas, Rojas booted 33 punts over 50 yards while averaging nearly 42 yards per punt. As a junior and senior, he earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors. He also had at least one 50-yard punt in 11 of 12 games as a seni...

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