Former Clemson kicker to sign with Bucs


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Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports
Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared to have finally found a reliable kicker.

Former Clemson kicker Chandler 'Cat-Man' Catanzaro has agreed to a deal with the Bucs for three years, $9.75 million ($3.75 million guaranteed) on Wednesday. The NFC team was looking for an upgrade after they missed nine field goals and three extra points last season with the mediocre combo of kickers Roberto Aguayo, Patrick Murray, and Nick Folk.

In 2017 with the New York Jets, Catanzaro went 25-30 on field goals including 2-2 beyond fifty yards and a perfect 29-29 on extra points.

In three years with Arizona as the starter, he hit an impressive 84.8% of his field goals. Back during his rookie year in 2014, Catanzaro made a 43-yard field goal against the Rams, and it tied the NFL record for most field goals to start an NFL career (17) with Kai Forbath. Catanzaro signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals after the 2014 NFL draft. It was a one-year deal for $420,000.

Catanzaro is the all-time leading scorer at Clemson with 404 points. He set Clemson records for PATs made, field goals of 40+ yards (24) and consecutive field goals (20). His career totals were 67 out of 82 field goals and 203 out of 207 extra point attempts.

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