Adam Stack had an eventful day Tuesday.
First, the kicker/punter from Honolulu received his honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl when the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance came to his school, Kamehameha. He was honored in front of friends, family and classmates.
Then, he learned that his future college coach, Oregon’s Mark Helfrich, was fired. Stack committed to the Ducks in July and was among the initial group of players who committed in the Class of 2017.
Stack was chosen by Chris Sailer Kicking, which selects the specialists for the Army Bowl. Sailer has Stack ranked as the no. 4 punter and No. 8 kicker in the class. The Army Bowl lists Stack as a punter.
“Adam is an outstanding kicker,” Sailer wrote in his evaluation. ” He is smooth and very natural. His field goals are strong and consistent off the ground. He gets fantastic height on his ball. Kickoffs are a major strength. He’s also a big-time punter. Does very well under pressure. One of the very best all around K/P’s that we have seen in years.”
The Army Bowl is Jan. 7 in San Antonio and will be broadcast on NBC.