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Francesco Zampogna

position

Kicker/punter

Height

5-11

Weight

207 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Naples, Fla.

High School

Naples HS

CAREER: CAREER: Senior placekicker who returned to the team in August 2007 after the NCAA ruled he should receive two medical redshirt seasons…Now in his sixth year in the program…Has excellent leg strength and accuracy…Has played in four games, scoring two points…Graduated in December 2005 with a degree in finance and received a second degree in 2006 in legal studies.

2006 (JUNIOR): Saw action in two games, scoring two points…Kicked two extra points vs. Florida A&M and handled one kickoff…Also played at Duke, kicking off three times.

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in one game, handling one kickoff in a 52-7 win over Duke…Served as Jon Peattie’s backup all season.

2004 (Freshman): Played in one game, handling one kickoff in a 48-0 rout of Louisiana Tech…Marked his first game as a Hurricane…Spent the rest of the season as a member of the scout team.

2003 (MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Received a second medical redshirt because of a herniated disc in his back.

2002 (MEDICAL Redshirt): Received a medical redshirt as a true freshman because of a left wrist injury…Practiced as a member of the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Naples (Fla.)…In high school, was named All-Collier County and third-team All-Gridiron after his senior season…Was successful on 4 of 7 field goals and 76 of 80 extra points during his career…Has a career-long field goal of 50 yards…Accounted for 40 touchbacks on kickoffs as a senior in 2001…Team captain on a 12-2 team that won the 2001 5A Florida state championship…Lettered three years in football, three years in soccer and two years in tennis…Earned the student-athlete award for maintaining a grade point average above 3.5 while lettering in three different sports…Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society…Also considered South Carolina in the recruiting process…Coached by Bill Kramer.

Zampogna’s Career Statistics

EXTRA POINTS FIELD GOALS
Year GP/GS XP/XPA Pct. FG/FGA Pct. Long Pts.
2002 Medical redshirt (wrist)
2003 Medical redshirt (back)
2004 1/0 0/0 .000 0/0 .000 0
2005 1/0 0/0 .000 0/0 .000 0
2006 2/0 2/2 1.000 0/0 .000 2
Totals 4/0 2/2 1.000 0/0 .000 2