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Penn State Kicker Anthony Fera Is Joining The Texas Longhorns

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Anthony Fera's daddy wanted him closer to the family home in Houston in the aftermath of what's happened at Penn State. Fera is transferring to Texas to fill the Longhorns' desperate need at placekicker. It seems to be the perfect situation for both Fera and the Longhorns.

Texas is getting a sure thing at kicker. Last season with the Nittany Lions, Fera made 14-of-17 field goals for an 82.4% conversion rate, which included every field goal attempted from inside 40 yards. Burnt Orange Nation will tell you that Ben Pruitt and William Russ are nowhere near this good.

And Fera doesn't have to be stuck in State College when all the mystique and every sense of nobility in going there is thrown out the window. Now he can compete for a Big 12 Championship, which sounds better than anything Penn State will be able to offer him (the Longhorns play on television, too; might even have their own network that nobody watches).

Fera attended St. Pius High School on the northwest side of Houston.

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