Penn State kicker to visit Texas on Sunday

July, 28, 2012
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Penn State kicker Anthony Fera will visit Texas on Sunday, a source close to the kicker told HornsNation.

The redshirt junior placekicker and punter will then sit down with his family and sort out his options. He has made no other visit plans and has no timetable for a decision on whether he’ll transfer or remain at Penn State.

Fera, a graduate of Houston St. Pius X High, is traveling home to Cypress, Texas, on Saturday and is interested in seeing what the Longhorns have to offer.

Texas is in need of a new placekicker and punter following the graduation of do-everything kicker Justin Tucker. The opportunity to take over both roles and play close to home prompted Fera’s interest.

Longhorns coaches have not promised him any starting roles, the source said, but Fera is merely looking for a chance to compete and get a fair shake.

The fact that Fera is set to earn his degree from Penn State in December will also be a factor in his decision, and he is still strongly considering going back to Happy Valley.

As a sophomore, Fera earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from ESPN.com and second-team honors from media and coaches after connecting on 14 of 17 field goals and averaging 42 yards on 64 punts.

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