Extra Points: Finally It's My Time

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Finally It's My Time

This weekend was just one long waiting game, but I had a good time. It was almost kind of like a family reunion here with friends and family in town. I was hoping things were going to happen yesterday, but I think I'm where I'm supposed to be.

I ended up going in the sixth round, but I'm positive that I went to the right team in the Packers. I went to a place that was worth the wait.

There's a little disappointment that I didn't go on the first day of the draft or at least the fourth round. I felt some disappointment when it wasn't happening. It was kind of stressing, but I was trying to stay positive. I just knew it was going to happen. I knew it was going to be a team that needed me and wanted me. It was just one of those years in the draft. Teams didn't go for kickers early. It turned out to be a strange draft.

But I'm just happy, really happy because this opportunity is good for me. I think if anything, its motivating. I'm going to go out and prove everyday that I was worthy of a second or third round pick.

The Packers gave me a call when they had three picks in the sixth round before they made their first pick. They said they were going to go with me and it was almost like I was in shock. I didn't know how I would feel I had waited so long. When I got the call it took me a second to realize it was a team. And when they told me it was just an unbelievable feeling.

My family started yelling, giving me hugs. My mom was crying. It was cool and I'm just so happy right now.

My phone wouldn't stop ringing after I got picked. At one point I was doing an interview for about five or 10 minutes, and when I was done I had about eight or 10 voicemails, and a ton of text messages. It was cool how so many people were watching and everyone was really supportive. They were so proud and happy. I just feel really blessed to get his opportunity.

I'm flying out to Green Bay on Thursday morning and I'll be out there until next Sunday for a little rookie orientation, physicals, have a few meetings and kind of get started. I've kicked in the cold before in Colorado and I know it gets pretty rough up in Green Bay, but it's going to be a fun challenge and I'm just looking forward to it.

Comments

It's great to have you as a part of the Packers Mason! I know a lot of people around couldn't believe you fell to us in the 6th. I hope you enjoy it in Wisconsin. We look forward to having you kick us some game winners in the near future!

Coming from a Packer fan, I'm glad to have you. I've been able to watch you living in Big 12 country and have enjoyed seeing you boom it through the uprights. Good luck on a great careet and I can't wait to see you hit that game winning field goal in the Super Bowl for the Packers.

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Mason Crosby Mason Crosby
Considered one of the nation's premier kickers, the former Colorado Buffalo is known for his big leg and supreme accuracy. His 60-yard field goal is a Colorado record and holds the NCAA record for the longest field goal without a tee (58 yards at Miami). He's Colorado's all-time leading scorer.

Crosby's hobbies range from hunting, fishing, hiking and basketball to golf where he's the proud owner of a single-digit handicap. And he was born to be an athlete. His father was a fullback at Texas-El Paso in the 70s and his grandfather ran track at Marshall.