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Penn State Football: Ficken Working Out With Jaguars

by on June 14, 2016 1:15 PM

Penn State folk hero and kicker Sam Ficken is set to work out with the Jacksonville Jaguars according to the franchise. Ficken will work out for the team Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ficken's immediate competition, the only kicker on the Jaguars' roster Jason Myers out of Marist. Myers was 26 of 30 on field goals last season, but missed seven extra points.

Ficken attended minicamp for the Kansas City Chiefs last summer but was not signed, he also worked out with the Cardinals this past summer prior to Penn State's Pro Day earlier this spring. Ficken kicked during Pro Day for a handful of scouts in attendance.

"It's a tough job to break into," Ficken told after Pro Day. "Honestly there are about 50 guys who can kick in the league and there are 32 spots, so what happens to those other 18 guys who can probably do it. My goal is to get into camp and into preseason and do really well and then anything can happen at that point. Just staying with it."


"I'll do what I can control and keep going at it until I feel like there are guys out there better than me," Ficken said. "Until then I've got my goal in mind and I'm sticking with it."

And it looks like the hard work might finally pay off.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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