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Forbath’s Nacho Filled Road To Success

Posted by Stephen Czarda on May 30, 2013 – 3:42 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Anticipation is quickly building around Redskins Park with the second full week of OTAs ending and another cameo by a Redskins record-setter entering his second year.

Once again this NFL record holder took to the practice field at Redskins Park ready to show the media that he is ready to take his game to another level in year two.

Wearing a white jersey and burgundy shorts he was honing his skills that gained a cult following from Redskins Nation.

This man is none other than kicker Kai Forbath of course.

With talk of Alfred Morris morphing into Alfred 2.0 in 2013 (a scary prediction if you think about it) Forbath is ready to add to his fame from 2012.

His secret?

Nacho.

Before Forbath strapped on a Redskins helmet for the first time last October, his greatest claim to fame was being a first-team All-American in 2009 at UCLA.

Dating back to his days on the sunny campus in southern Los Angeles, Forbath has been working with a kicking guru to become the next great Mark Mosley (even down to the afro).

“I have a kicking coach I’ve been working with a long time,” Forbath said. ““We call him Nacho. His [real] name is Ignacio Brache.”

Forbath is a perfectionist.  It is the prime reason why he nailed every field goal attempt in his first 10 games.

He is also his biggest critic and refuses to bask in last year’s success. Instead, his triumphant 2012 is motivating him to be Kai 2.0.

“Deeper and higher,” Forbath said of what he wants to do to improve his kickoffs. Last year he averaged over 63 yards on kickoffs. “Hang time and distance is key to kickoffs. You get both of those better and everything goes well.”

No matter how much Nacho is involved or how he lines up, No. 2 only cares about one thing—putting tallies on the scoreboard.

“Anytime my name gets called, I’m going to go out there and try to be consistent and get some points.”


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