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Kicking it Forward

 

Senior Anthony Fera is the first Longhorn place-kicker to earn consensus All-America honors. (Photo: University of Texas Athletics)

Senior Anthony Fera is the first Longhorn place-kicker to earn consensus All-America honors. (Photo: University of Texas Athletics)

In 2012, Anthony Fera’s world started to spin out of control. When Fera — one of the nation’s best kickers as a sophomore — opted to leave Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation investigation, he returned home to Texas to be closer to his mother as she battles multiple sclerosis. 

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Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .