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Giorgio Tavecchio
K #5
Height:
5-10
Weight:
183
Age:
24
College:
California
Experience:
1

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Biography

Comes to Detroit after spending training camps with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 and Green Bay Packers in 2013. Has not played in an NFL game.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: ta-VECK-ee-oh

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions to a Reserve/Future contract on January 1, 2014.
  • Released by the Green Bay Packers on August 26, 2013.
  • Signed by the Green Bay Packers as an unrestricted free agent on March 26, 2013.
  • Released by the San Francisco 49ers on August 27, 2012.
  • Signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2012.

PRO
Comes to Detroit after spending training camps with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012 and Green Bay Packers in 2013. Has not played in an NFL game.

COLLEGE
Played in 46 games for the Cal Golden Bears and finished his career with 256 points to rank fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list and fourth among kickers. Converted 48-of-64 (75-percent) field goal attempts and 112-of-120 (93.3-percent) PATs during his three years, ranking third in both all-time made field goals and extra points made.

2011: As a senior, named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy and was also a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.

  • Picked up Second Team PAC-12 All-Academic honors for the third time and was named honorable mention All-Pac-12.
  • Played in all 13 games and became the first Cal player to pace the PAC-12 in field goal percentage (20-23, 87.0-percent) and the first since Doug Brien in 1991 to lead the conference in field goals made per game (1.54).
  • His 87.0-percent field goal percentage was a single-season school record, while his 20 total field goals made ranked third on Cal’s single-season list.

PERSONAL
Born July 16, 1990 in Milan, Italy to parents Renato and Gabriella.

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