Jace Feely, son of former NFL kicker Jay Feely, commits to Oregon Ducks


Oregon Ducks special teams just got stronger.

After seeing immense success from walk-on Henry Katleman at the kicking position, Oregon secured a commitment from Jace Feely, who plans to sign as a preferred walk-on this Wednesday for National Signing Day.

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Prior to his decision, Feely was the nation's top undeclared kicker for the 2021 class per The Oregonian's Andrew Nemec. 

Chris Sailer Kicking rates him as the No. 13 kicking prospect in the 2021 class and says he should have received a scholarship offer.

"Jace is a fantastic high school kicking prospect," says his profile. "He is a great looking athlete with a live leg. Jace does an outstanding job on field goal. He hits a clean ball off the ground and easily has 55+ yard range. He is smooth and accurate. His kickoffs are D1 ready. Jace drives the ball 70+ yards, with 4.0+ hang time. He is a gamer that kicks with confidence. Also a capable punter. I really like his upside. He is fine young man that is a pleasure to work with. Jace has all the tools to dominate the next level. Don't hesitate..."

Overall, Feely finished his high school career 16-22, with a long of 52 yards during his sophomore season. 


He also punted for Gilbert Christian last season (averaged 42.8 yards on 20 punts) and played linebacker (66 tackles, six sacks, seven forced fumbles, five fumbles recoveries, and three pass deflections). 

The newest Ducks commit is the son of 14-year NFL veteran and current CBS Sports analyst Jay Feely. During his NFL career, Feely made 332 field goals at a rate of 82.6% with a long of 61 yards. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2005 with the New York Giants.

The Oregon Ducks have four kickers on the roster including presumed starter Katleman and scholarship kicker Camden Lewis.