October 31, 2014

Former Lincoln kicker puts on a show for St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams hosted their first ever Fan Fest on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s an attempt to win over the fan who have dealt with losers the last several years. The hype is centered around new head coach Jeff Fisher and the stars of this team like Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, Chris Long and James Laurinaitis.

Perhaps the player who put on the biggest show was Greg Zuerlein, former Nebraska-Omaha kicker, whose nickname is “The Leg.” Zuerlein joined his competitor Garrett Lindholm by knocking in kicks from 39, 44 and 49 yards out. Then Zuerlein nailed one from 54 with ease, and followed with a 59 yarder that still had a good five yards or so to go. Zuerlein missed only one kick on the day and that was from 64 yards…just wide left.

Zuerlein transfered to Missouri Western in St. Joseph, Mo., after the Mavericks cut their football program.  Zuerlein was unable to move up to a D-I program after the NCAA blocked his moved.  At the Division II school in Missouri is where Zuerlein caught the eyes of Rams execs.  He twice, nailed 59 yard field goals during his senior season.