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Count On ‘Death, Taxes and Forbath’

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 9, 2012 – 3:51 pm

(AP photo)

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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5 Responses to “Count On ‘Death, Taxes and Forbath’”

  1. By Brian on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Guess who one the Groza Award in ’08?

  2. By Brian Tinsman on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Mark Moseley? Yes, Graham Gano won.

  3. By Brandon on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome to the Skins’. And my Fantasy team!!!

  4. By Dennis on Oct 9, 2012 | Reply

    Glad to see Billy Cundiff gone (wish him the best though). We should have never gotten rid of Graham Gano in the first place!

  5. By TUTiger4life on Oct 10, 2012 | Reply

    Gotta remember….Coaches see much more than we see…They would no have gotten rid of Gano if he was truly the answer for this team…Plus, he wasn’t invited back after they cu his replacement…Something there, folks…Something there that we don’t see…If Danny Smith can keep his job after his obvious special teams blunders, he surely could have kep his best option as kicker on the roster…

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