Posted On: 03/25/21 7:00 PM

Special teams do not often get as much attention as the offense or defense but it is still an important part of the game of football, and when it comes to young talent, they really stick out especially if they showcase great numbers already as sophomores last season. These three special teams players have done just that.

1. Patrick Hellen (K) - Johnson High School (Buda, TX)

When it comes to Johnson's special teams, Hellen is pretty much everywhere from PATs and field goals to punting. Hellen hit all four of his field goals last season with his longest being from 38 yards. He also hit 21 out of 25 PATs, kicking for an average of 80%. When punting, Hellen punted for a total of 145 yards with his longest being for 43 yards and he was able to punt inside the 20-yard line once. Hellen accounted for a total of 33 points last season. Considering how much Hellen has done already for Johnson's special teams, he will only continue to get better with age and experience and he is certainly reliable to get more points whatever the case may be.

2. Julius Baynard - Bastrop High School (Bastrop, TX)

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