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3 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Jack Cantele

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In which BracketCat counts down the third day until kickoff with a profile of kicker Jack Cantele.

How many times can I use a photo of Anthony Cantele to illustrate one of our other kickers? Today, it's his brother, so at least the name is the same.
How many times can I use a photo of Anthony Cantele to illustrate one of our other kickers? Today, it's his brother, so at least the name is the same.
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JackCantele

#3 Jack Cantele
Redshirt Sophomore
6-0 | 193
Wichita, Kan.

Bio

Position: Kicker

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Jack Gregory Cantele (b. July 1, 1992), a talented place-kicker who is competing for full-time kicking duties as a sophomore, is the younger brother of former starting kicker and kickoff specialist Anthony Cantele.

Jack Cantele played three years at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, where he was an all-state selection by the Kansas Football Coaches Association, The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle as a senior.

He helped his high school team to win three straight district championships, and he booted more than 50 touchbacks and made 15 field goals. He redshirted in 2011 and did not see any game action in 2012.

In the spring game, Cantele made a 21-yard field goal for the Purple team and an impressive 51-yarder for the White team. He also booted six kickoffs for an average of 60.7 yards per kickoff. And he's now on scholarship.

Jack Cantele might have missed his true calling, by the way: Golf. He lettered four years in golf, earning all-city honors in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and all-state honors in 2010 and 2011.

He also held the low city scoring average and the second lowest round in Kansas state high school golf history with a 5-under par 67 in 2010. That's pretty impressive for a youngster, I'd say.