Georgio Tavecchio has been on the Oakland Raiders practice squad for almost 5 years. Being behind a future Hall of Fame kicker like Sebastian Janikowski meant little chance of getting to play, until Janikowski got hurt.
Last week, Tavecchio was promoted to the active roster – and Sunday played his first game. How’d he do?
Four field goals, including two 52-yarders. And to top it all off, Tavecchio got the game ball.