Senior Place-Kicker Fera to play in East-West Shrine Game
Texas senior place-kicker/punter Anthony Fera has accepted an invitation to play in the 89th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 18.
Fera was a consensus All-American this season, the first place-kicker in school history to earn the honor. He was named a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
The Cypress, Texas, native, who was a Lou Groza Award finalist, connected on 20 of 22 field goals, including a streak of 15 consecutive that matched Phil Dawson's school record (1996-97), this season. His 90.9 percent field-goal accuracy ranks second on the UT all-time single-season list. He also averaged 40.7 yards on 75 punts.
Fera will be joined at the East-West Shrine Game by teammate Carrington Byndom. They will play for the West squad. The game will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. Central and televised live on NFL Network.
Fera is the 64th Longhorn all-time selected to play in the game. Hunter Lawrence (2009) was the last UT place-kicker to earn a roster spot.