Barth Brothers host annual kicking camp
Chicago Bears Kicker and Wilmington native Connor Barth, along with his brother Casey, held their annual kicking camp at Hoggard High School. “It’s an honor to be able to do this every year and give back some of the knowledge that we gained from here and at UNC and for Connor from the pros,” Former Hoggard and UNC Tar-Heel Kicker Casey Barth said.
Barth brothers to host annual kicking camp
Chicago Bears kicker Connor Barth and his brother Casey are hosting their annual kicking camp July 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Scott Braswell Stadium at Hoggard High School. Campers will receive instruction on the physical and mental aspects of kicking from the two former UNC standouts. Chicago Bears punter Pat O’Donnell and long snapper Patrick Scales will be special guests.
The voice of the Tar Heels, Woody Durham, lives with a painful silence
Woody Durham's final football game was Dec. 30, 2010, the Music City Bowl remembered for its ending. Casey Barth’s 23-yard field goal beat Tennessee in double overtime. Woody captured the moment with his usual elegance: “Snap, spot, kick. Good! Carolina wins!” And then his next eight words – “The Tar Heels win, the Music City...Bowl...” – provided a subtle clue of the eroding connections in his brain.
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Two more field goals for Nick Weiler, who passed Charlie Justice for sixth on the all-time UNC scoring list with 12 points on Saturday. Weiler already has the single-season scoring record, and the senior place-kicker could rise as high as No. 3 on the career chart. Casey Barth's 358 points from 2008-12 may be one of UNC football's most unbreakable records.
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The last time UNC football traveled to Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium, they came away with a 37-35 win, a thriller that ended with back-to-back field goal attempts: the Tar Heels' Casey Barth hit from 22 yards with 55 seconds to play; Florida State's Dustin Hopkins missed from 40 yards with two seconds on the clock. It was UNC's only win in ten games in Tallahassee.
Connor and Casey Barth host kicking camp at high school alma mater in Wilmington
A lot has changed in the past year for Connor Barth. Over the past three years, the former Hoggard and UNC kicker has given away Buccaneers and Broncos gear to young, prospective kickers at the annual Kickin' It with the Barth Brothers kicking camp he hosts with his brother, Casey.
Barth brothers kicking clinic coming in July
Hoggard High School graduates Connor and Casey Barth will hold their annual free summer kicking clinic 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Scott Braswell Stadium. Kickin' it with the Barth Brothers is open to kickers of all ages.
Casey Barth discusses highs and lows of being a kicker
Casey Barth was a standout kicker for the Tar Heels – he holds numerous records in Chapel Hill, where he had plenty of incredible memories. "The best moment for me was the Music City Bowl in 2010 when I hit the game-tying and game-winning field goal. Even when I see it now I still get goosebumps." But residence on Cloud Nine is never permanent – the misses stick with you.
Connor Barth shares pro kicking tips with kids
Connor Barth held his second annual kicking camp Sunday at Hoggard High School. Barth’s brother and UNC grad Casey and current NC State punter Wil Baumann joined Barth, kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in showing off the fundamentals of kicking. Most young players won’t get a chance to kick until high school, and Barth’s main goal was to give children a chance to do something fun.
Casey Barth’s pro career alive and kicking, thanks to unexpected opportunity
Casey Barth traveled west recently to attend a kicking camp and, perhaps, make a few contacts that could eventually lead to a future pro football opportunity. He ended up with a full-time job and an unlikely reunion with an old friend. The former Hoggard High and North Carolina star agreed to a contract Monday to spend the rest of the season kicking for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
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The Tar Heels have made 183 consecutive extra points, the nation's third-longest active streak, behind Washington (195) and Texas Tech (232). Casey Barth converted a school-record 126 in a row, while current place kicker Thomas Moore has an error-less streak of 57 PATs. UNC last missed an extra point Sept. 5, 2009, when Barth missed a second-quarter PAT in a 40-6 win over The Citadel.
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On Monday morning, North Carolina’s field goal unit lined up for what appeared to be an improbable 57-yard attempt. After bouncing his first attempt off the crossbar, junior walk-on Thomas Moore split the uprights on his second try. The Barth family had the UNC placekicker position on lockdown from 2004-12, as Connor and Casey combined for a 120 field goals during their careers
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Place kickers have played a vital role in UNC football for the better part of four decades. A good measure of that impact can be found in UNC's list of career field goal leaders. Ten of the 14 Tar Heel kickers between 1975 and 2012 can be found on that list, starting with Tom "Down The Middle'' Biddle in '75 to record holder Casey Barth last year. Junior Thomas Moore would like to add his name to that list.
Connor Barth sets example at Wilmington kicking camp
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth looked into the faces of the roughly 65 kids sitting in the grass at Hoggard Stadium. He saw a little of himself in each of those faces. Barth, who starred at Hoggard and then North Carolina before becoming a member of the Bucs, along with his brother, Casey Barth, and other guests hosted a free kicking camp on Saturday.
Waived by Falcons, Casey Barth waits for another offer
Casey Barth chose a free agent offer from the Atlanta Falcons over those of two other teams last month because he felt it gave him the best chance to compete for an NFL job. It didn’t turn out that way. The former North Carolina kicker was waived last Friday after a week at the Falcons’ rookie mini-camp. “I’m not sure,” Barth said when asked what went wrong. “I thought I did pretty well.”