Next Step Kicking

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A look back at where Next Step Kicking started….

Coach, pupil team up to form kicking school

Former Sandburg and NIU kickers Darren Monnett, left, and Mike Salerno formed a kicking school for area athletes. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Former Sandburg and NIU kickers Darren Monnett, left, and Mike Salerno formed a kicking school for area athletes. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Darren Monnett was a star kicker for Carl Sandburg High School and a strong punter for Northern Illinois University’s football team in the 1980s. Two decades later, Mike Salerno held the same positions at both schools……. Click here to read story….