Justin Yoon, K, Notre Dame #19

5092, 198, 4.89

Notes: Born in Cincinnati, OH, his family moved to Seoul, Korea, where he studied at an international school until he was 10. His family then relocated to Nashville, TN. His father, Jiseop, was once a figure skater but gave up the sport at 16. He was also a skating judge and influenced Yuna Kim, the 2010 Olympic champion, to include a then-unprecedented triple jump combination to her program. Justin played hockey, soccer, and lacrosse as a youth. A coach at Harding Academy (a Pre-K through 8 school in Nashville) saw him kicking a soccer ball and urged him to try football. Milton Academy (Massachusetts) football coach, Kevin MacDonald, saw tape of Yoon’s kicking and recruited him. The hockey coach was not that interested. A good student, he was known for his relentless work ethic and attention to details. Played in all 13 games and led the team in scoring with 95 points as a freshman, converting 15-of-17 FGAs, including a 52-yarder, and was 50-of-52 on XPAs, in 2015. Played in all 12 games, went 13-of-17 on FGAs and 44-of-46 on XPAs, in 2016. Played in all 13 games, was 14-of-18 on FGAs and 55-of-55 on XPAs, in 2017. Also handled kickoff duties in 2016-17 and part-time in 2018. Set school all-time scoring record in 2018.

Positives: Generally consistent kicker with a relaxed, consistent motion. Appears to have the right demeanor and stays calm under pressure. Has converted up to 49-52 yards. Can kick off into the endzone.

Negatives: Does not appear to have a truly outstanding leg.

Summary: Has a smooth stroke and could eventually stick if he brings consistency to the next level.

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