Cassville kicker commits to MSU

Thursday, April 13, 2006
Bromley will kick at MSU On Monday, Cassville High School senior Jason Bromley signed a letter of intent to join the Missouri State University Bears football team as a preferred walk-on. The kicker's signing was witnessed by his parents, Mark and Marina Bromley, of Cassville, pictured on either side of their son, and CHS Athletic Director Terry Jamieson and CHS Head Football Coach David Large, pictured standing, from left, behind the Bromleys. Democrat Photo

Cassville High School senior Jason Bromley will continue his football kicking career at Missouri State University next fall. The talented multi-sport athlete committed to MSU on Monday as a preferred walk on.

"After getting to meet Coach (Terry) Allen and Coach (Rob) Bolks, I'm very excited to be part of the football program at Missouri State," said Bromley. "You can tell they're really excited about getting football going in Springfield, and I'm just looking forward to being a part of that."

After only two seasons as the Wildcats' kicker, Bromley, the son of Mark and Marina Bromley, of Cassville, has made his presence known locally and beyond. Currently, Bromley is ranked as one of the top 50 kickers in the nation through, a kicking academy directed by former Oakland Raider Ray Guy. Bromley won the field goal challenge at the Ray Guy camp in Kansas City this past summer by booting a 58-yard field goal.

As a member of Cassville's winning football program, Bromley has also earned All-Big 8, All-District and All-State honors for the past two seasons. He also holds the school record for longest field goal at 44 yards.

As a punter and kicker, Bromley's claim to fame was his long kick-offs. This past season, Bromley had 44 kickoffs that resulted in touchbacks.

"Jason is just an incredible young man," said Cassville Head Coach David Large. "He has not only been a great student athlete the last four years, but has also been a great role model for young people here in the Cassville community. Whether it is athletics, clubs, organizations, or through his church, Jason is the type that leaves a lasting impression on whomever he comes in contact with. Missouri State is not only getting a great kicker, they are also getting a great person."

Large said he is impressed with Coach Allen's willingness to seek out local talent.

"Coach Allen has done a good job of coming into the community and working hard to get know the high school coaches and build relationships with them," said Large. "I know Jason talked to some bigger schools but really enjoyed his meetings with Coach Allen and the MSU staff. Jason has an incredible work ethic and will strive to be as successful on Saturdays as he was on Fridays."

Bromley was not only a member of the district champion football team but the district champion Wildcat soccer team as well. The defender was a four-year starter for the soccer 'Cats and earned All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Bromley also plays baseball for the Wildcats, earning All-Big 8 accolades at catcher for the past two years.

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