May 12th, 2009
Its been a tough couple of days for me — On Monday morning I found out about a good friend of mine who died in a car crash. Brian Simjanovski a former punter from San Diego State University. Brian whom I meet in 2002, trained with me in the summer of 2002 and helped out at numerous TKS camps through the years. Brian also helped out with my kicking manual and is the model for every picture in the manual.
Its been tough to come up with words to describe what I have been feeling. I keep my mind busy with memories of Brian and all the positive things he stood for. Brian was on the verge of becoming a teacher as he was getting his teaching credential from Cal State San Marcos.
He was one of the best individuals I have known, he was a great punter and fantastic person. Although he hung up the cleats a few years ago for punting I knew deep down inside punting was a passion for him. His professionalism and calm demenor made him solid prospect for numerous NFL team over the last 5-7 years. He went out of his way to help kids learn how to kick and never expected anything back. I know Brian will be missed from being on the field and off the field. We will miss you Brian!! We are planning a kicking camp in your name this August.
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