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Lemmermann Ready to Show Off Leg for Carroll

By guruscotty August 22, 2023 No Comments

Lemmermann Ready to Show Off Leg for Carroll

By Drew Davison
Photo by Ron Jenkins

Senior Kyle Lemmermann is ready to step into the spotlight.

Lemmermann had to wait his turn to become Carroll’s top kicker and punter, but it’s a role he’s eager to take on this season. He loves the idea of a game riding on his foot.

“I like that a lot,” Lemmermann said. “I treat every kick the same. You just go out and hit your kick and it’ll go in.”

Lemmermann, who has already committed to TCU, is regarded as one of the top kicking prospects in the country. He likes his chances of making any field goal attempt that is 55 yards or closer. He believes his kickoffs won’t be returnable unless the coaching staff wants them to be. And he feels he can average 45 yards per punt.

So, why is this type of talent just now sitting atop the depth chart? Well, Carroll had another standout kicker in Tyler White, a four-year starter who was considered the nation’s top-ranked kicker in 2023. White is now at Texas A&M as Lemmermann follows in his footsteps.

“Lemmermann has one of the strongest legs in the nation and some regard him as the top kicker,” said Jeremy Clark, recruiting expert and publisher of 247Sports’ Horned Frog Blitz. “He waited patiently for his time. Lemmermann is similar to White with great leg strength and accuracy.”

As far as serving as a backup and waiting his turn, Lemmermann handled it as well as possible.

“It was a really tough thing to do, but it’s a good experience to go through because that’s how it’s going to be the rest of your life wherever you go,” he said. “There’s going to be competition everywhere, so I’m really excited to start.”

Lemmermann started playing football when his family relocated from Arizona to Texas in 2017. He played mostly soccer in his early years in Arizona. But his dad, Brian, was a former kicker at Mesa Community College and encouraged his son to try football once they were in Texas.

“When I lived in Arizona, football was not a thing at all. Or at least at that age,” he said. “We moved to Texas when I was in the sixth grade, and football is way different here. It’s all over. I just kind of got into it and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

Lemmermann has trained with former TCU kicker Jaden Oberkrom since moving to Texas, a partnership that has produced positive results. This offseason, they focused on adding distance to his kickoffs and punts.

“Kicking is a weird thing to do. It’s completely opposite of soccer, which not a lot of people know,” Lemmermann said. “So, Jaden’s developed my technique a ton and helped me along the way.”

All of it should be on display Fridays this fall.

Finally, for what it’s worth, Lemmermann joked that football is the only sport that people should watch him play. He enjoys playing pickup basketball, but said his game is far from anything special.

“I’m a nothing guy,” he said, laughing. “I try to shoot 3s. Sometimes they’re on.”

In other words, it’s safe to say he’s more accurate with his leg than his shot.

“100 percent,” he said.

Senior Kyle Lemmermann has committed to TCU.