From Iowa to the NFL
Since 7th grade, Kreiter wanted to be an NFL player, but it wasn’t until a conversation with his coach did he truly realize the possibility.
"It was going into my redshirt junior year, my special teams coordinator, Lester [Erb] said, “Hey, I don’t know if you know this, but you could play in the NFL”. He was very blunt with me and said you can get a lot better. Take a serious hard look and evaluate yourself."
It was this conversation that Casey needed.
Coming off what he thought was a fantastic redshirt sophomore season, he sat down and realistically evaluated his performance. Long snappers evaluate themselves on “Acceptable Snaps”.
Acceptable snaps are snaps delivered with the right placement with laces turned the right way. He initially believed he was around 80 percent. After careful evaluation, his acceptable snap percentage was more like 30 percent.
The focus on his dream intensified, and he began putting in even more work to achieve his dream.
"From then on, every snap, every practice I better be on. If you screw up, someone is watching."