*This offseason, we want you to get to know our players a little more off the field. *
While you may be aware punter Drew Kaser had the 10th longest punt in Chargers history (69 yards), here are five fun facts you may not know about number 8.
Avid Golfer: “I love golf. I’ve been golfing since I was a little kid.” Kaser said golf is his “Zen place.” He’s been fortunate to golf at some pretty cool places including Torrey Pines and Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. He cites the latter as his favorite course. “They’ve played the U.S. Open there a few times and it’s really challenging.”
Huge Disney Guy: A self-proclaimed Disney fan, moving closer to the Happiest Place on Earth is going to be a lot of fun for Kaser. “I’ve never been to Disneyland! I’ve always wanted to go, but I’ve only been to Disney World. But I’ve been to all the parks and have coffee mugs with Mickey Mouse on them.” His favorite ride is It’s a Small World.
Puppy Pals: Kaser has a three-year-old Australian Shepherd named Tyson. “He keeps me young. He has a lot of energy and runs around all the place. He’s a great dog.” Most notable is that Tyson is pals with Derek Watt’s dog, Trooper. Kaser has always liked dogs and said they were at the top of his Christmas lists when he was a kid but, “Santa never brought one.”
Star Wars Enthusiast: “Ever since I was a little kid, I had the VHS boxed set at home. Now that I’m out here, I have them all on Blu-ray. I went to opening night for the last two movies and I hope to wait in line for the new one when it comes out as well.” As for his favorite film, Kaser is a purist. “You have to go originals. I think I like Episode IV *and *Episode VI the best.” His favorite character from those films is Han Solo.
Football is Family: “My grandfather played in the league for the Detroit Lions and then the CFL. He played college and pro, then my dad played college ball at West Virginia.” Despite the lineage, Kaser never played football until he was a sophomore in high school. For him, punting was the easiest transition from soccer to work his way into the game. “I always thought it would be cool to follow in their footsteps and just play high school. I had no dream of ever getting here to the NFL. But it was cool (last year) with draft day and getting to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps.”