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Football: Ex-Notre Dame kicker gets award named after him

September 30, 2011 |  8:36 am

Former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame kicker Chris Sailer has made a name for himself on and off the field. He was an All-American at Notre Dame and UCLA, and he's considered one of the top private kicking coaches in the nation.

And starting in December, there's going to be the Chris Sailer Award for national high school placekicker of the year presented by Herbalife.

The winner of the award will be announced at a banquet on Dec. 17 at L.A. Live.

And long snappers, your day in the spotlight is finally coming. The Chris Rubio Award, named after the former Charter Oak and UCLA long snapper, will also be presented at the same banquet.

Now that's the night of the CIF state bowl championships in Carson, so I can't come to the banquet, but it sounds like a neat award for two positions that are definitely under valued in the game of football.

-- Eric Sondheimer