24 Jul

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Texas football welcomes transfer kicker

 

The University of Texas football team welcomed its fifth newcomer of the summer when former LSU kicker Trent Domingue announced he was transferring to UT as a graduate assistant (photo graphic courtesy of texassports.com).

The University of Texas football team welcomed its fifth newcomer of the summer when former LSU kicker Trent Domingue announced he was transferring to UT as a graduate assistant (photo graphic courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — One of the nation’s elite college football placekickers is headed to Austin.

Trent Domingue, who is on the preseason Watch List for the Lou Groza Award — given annually to the nation’s top kicker — will join the Longhorns as a graduate transfer after a 2015 season in which he converted 13 of 17 attempted field goals and 49 of 50 extra points, and also scored a touchdown on a fake field goal against Florida. The former walk-on sat out the 2012 season as a redshirt, was the Tigers’ backup kicker and punter in 2013 and handled most of the team’s kickoffs in 2014 before his breakout season last year. He graduated from LSU this spring with a degree in business and will study advertising at Texas.

Domingue joins a UT team that