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Lemos invited to national kicking camp

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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Joseph Lemos, son of Antonia and Marcial Lemos, of Aberdeen, has been invited to attend the 16th annual Kohl's National Invitational Scholarship Camp in Wales, WI, on July 25-26. Lemos attends Aberdeen High School where he will be a junior this fall. He started football in 5th grade and began kicking in 6th grade, playing ever since.

When not playing football, Joseph likes to play video games and his trumpet. His future goals and plans include playing for the NFL, becoming a physical therapist, but first graduating from high school on the high honor roll with at least a 4.0 GPA.

By attending this camp, he wants to be recognized by Division one coaches and schools and see where he stands compared to other kickers. He was excited and surprised when he received the email.

When asked about who helped him along this path, he stated, "My brother, Rodrigo, influenced me alot. Rodrigo told me that I can do whatever I want but I have to work for it." His brother, Rodrigo, will accompany him to the camp.

Kohl's holds kicking, punting and long snapping camps all over the nation. Lemos attended a previous Kohl's training camp held in Utah and camps in Oregon and Boise, Idaho. He is already being looked at by two colleges Brigham Young University and Idaho State University.

This camp is one of the biggest and most intense camps that is offered. It is by invitation only and athletes are ranked into different categories of abilities. Joseph received a category number one ranking which means he demonstrated the ability to finish in the upper one half of the camp. He easily qualified for the camp and is one of the very top national prospects.

As of this invitation, Lemos is ranked number five in the nation by for the class of 2017. The kickers ahead of him are from Florida, Louisana and California. He averaged a distance of 62.5 feet with a best kick of 67 feet. His hangtime for the ball was 3.52 and with a best of 3.61. He also ranks in the top ten for kicker/punter combos and most powerful leg.

Jeff Duffin, Aberdeen High School Football coach said, "Joseph is of one of the hardest working kids I have ever been around. His hard work and ability to commit himself to his goals will take him a long way in life. We are fortunate to have him on our football team."

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Original Publication Date: July 15, 2015

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