LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced on Monday afternoon that place kicker Tyler Stampler has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Aggies beginning in the fall of 2010. This brings the 2010 NM State signing class to 17 student-athletes.
"Tyler is a guy that has been accurate throughout his career at Ventura and that is something we want to have in our kicking game," Walker said. "Last year Kyle Hughes was forced to do both and we don't want that this year. So we went out and looked for a kicker that was accurate and could score some points for us and we feel Tyler was the right fit for our team."
Stampler (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) is a transfer from Ventura College, where he played one season. On the year, Stampler hit 15-of-18 field goals, including seven field goals of 35 yards or more and a long of 53 yards. Stampler went 5-for-5 on field goals in one game in 2009, lifting Ventura to victory. He was 36-of-36 on PAT's in 2009 and led the team in scoring with 81 points. Stampler transferred to Ventura College after walking on at Florida Atlantic in 2008. He's attended kicking camps all across the country including the 6th Annual National Kicking Event in 2008, the 5th Annual National Kicking Event in 2007, the Florida Top Recruiting Camp in 2007 and the Florida Nike Fall Camp in 2007. He was also ranked as the No. 31 kicker by Chris Sailer Kicking.