Long road to football

UF signee Austin Hardin discovered talent for kicking when family lived in Bolivia

Updated: March 19, 2012, 9:22 PM ET
By Derek Tyson | GatorNation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As incoming Florida kicker Austin Hardin's high school days wind down, he can't help but think about the journey he has been on.

Hardin (Atlanta/Marist School), ranked the No. 1 kicker in the country, spent his middle school years living in poverty-stricken La Paz, Bolivia, with his father Rick, mother Maria and his brother Luke.