The Washington Redskins announced this afternoon that they have signed free-agent Kai Forbath, a standout kicker from UCLA, and released veteran kicker Billy Cundiff.
Forbath tweeted this Tuesday afternoon:
College football fans probably remember Forbath as the winner of the 2009 Lou Groza Award, which is given out annually to college football’s top kicker. He was also a semifinalist for the Groza Award in 2011, his senior season with the Bruins.
His college coach, Rick Neuheisel, once said of Forbath after he kicked a game-winner against Oregon State: “Death, taxes and Forbath. Those are the three things in life you can count on.’’
Those are pretty strong words.
Forbath — who will wear No. 2 with the Redskins — went undrafted in 2011 and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys before spending the season on injured reserve and being released. He made all five of his field goals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2012 preseason — including a long of 55 — before he was released in favor of Connor Barth.
Here’s video (via BlairAngulo) of Forbath’s aforementioned game-winner against Oregon State, and his reaction to the media afterwards:
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