Posted On: 07/2/17 7:15 PM

Matthew Jaeger wants nothing to do with your preconceived notions about what it means to be a kicker.

The Robbinsdale Armstrong senior is a workout fanatic, a trait not always associated with specialists. He also competed in tennis and soccer for the Falcons, but gave up both sports after his sophomore year to focus solely on football. That gave him time to travel to kicking camps around the country and fine tune his craft.

“The worst thing [about being a kicker] is people not understanding how difficult it is,” Jaeger said.

Jaeger is entering his third season as the Falcons kicker and punter. He was one of the most accurate kickers in the state last year, connecting on 25-of-26 PATs and 4-of-5 field goals, with a long of 44 yards. He said he’s been working this offseason to become more consistent and improve his ball height.

Armstrong coach Jack Negen said Jaeger’s impressed him with his hard work and dedication to become a better kicker.

“He has found opportunities to make himself better every day and dedicated himself

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