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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jacksonville Sharks Kicker News

April 10, 2015 - kicker Julian Rauch assigned
"The 29-year-old Rauch (5’11”, 175) enters his third season in the Arena Football League after beginning his career with the Pittsburgh Power. Rauch is a reigning Second Team All-Arena selection, as he connected on 126 of his 142 point-after attempts during the 2014 season, a conversion rate of 88.7%. Rauch also hit all five of his attempted field goals a season ago, including a career-long 49-yarder in Pittsburgh’s season opener against Cleveland. For his career, Rauch has hit 86 percent of his point-after attempts. Prior to beginning his professional career, Rauch attended Appalachian State University, playing with the Mountaineers from 2004-07. Rauch is perhaps best known for kicking a game-winning field goal in the final minute as Appalachian State upset then-No. 5 Michigan, 34-32, on September 1, 2007. Rauch was part of three Division I-AA National Championship teams during his time at Appalachian State." - Arenfan

April 6, 2015 - kicker Fabrizio Scaccia placed on reassignment
"The team has placed kicker Fabrizio Scaccia on reassignment. Scaccia had served as the team’s placekicker in the first two games of the 2015 season, his sixth in the Arena Football League. In those contests, Scaccia connected on nine of his 13 point-after attempts (69%), and made one of his three field goal attempts. He also totaled four touchbacks out of his 15 kickoffs." - Sharks

April 25, 2014 - kicker Nick Wallace signed
"The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team has been assigned Nick Wallace as an emergency kicker, and that kicker Fabrizio Scaccia has been placed on one-game emergency hold. The 26-year-old Wallace (5'10", 190) brings prior Arena Football League kicking experience, as he played in four games with the Cleveland Gladiators during the 2012 season. During his stint with Cleveland, Wallace connected of 28 of 30 extra-point attempts, including a nine-for-nine performance against the Utah Blaze. A native of Fredricksburg, Virginia, Wallace spent his collegiate career at Towson University." - Sharks

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