#28, Tyler Rausa, Sophomore, Kicker
Hometown: Murrieta, California
High School: Vista Murrieta
Junior College: Riverside City College
How'd he get to The Blue™?
Rausa was quite the kicking prodigy for Vista Murrieta, hitting 40-for-49 on field goals (19-for-21 as a senior) with a long of 51yds. These feats made him the all-time leading kicker in school and Inland Empire Region history. Despite the record setting career, Rausa was only able to manage a walk-on spot at Nevada. Fortunately for the Broncos, that didn't work out and he enrolled at Riverside CC instead where he played last fall. At Riverside, he was 15-for-20 with a long of 48yds on field goals and 53-for-53 on PATs. This all-league performance earned Rausa a scholarship offer from Boise State where he enrolled this spring.
I swear he looks like ex-Bronco Michael Frisina:
Three-year letterwinner at Vista Murrieta High School where he was named first-team All-Southwestern League as a sophomore, junior and senior Earned MaxPreps All-America honors as a senior and was named Los Angeles Times California Special Teams Most Valuable Player and first-team all-state. Rausa was also three-year letterwinner in baseball hitting over .330 over his high school career.
As we get closer to kickoff, it appears that Dan Goodale has locked down the kicker job. Good for him. Hopefully he can exercise his TCU demons that have derailed his once-promising career. Even if Goodale has regained his form, It's always good to have a backup option. Enter Tyler Rausa. He's the kickiest safety blanket in history. With a career long field goal of 51yds, the kid can boot it. Rausa had a strong spring and continued to impress throughout fall camp but Goodale was just better. As is life. I don't know if this is in the works, but with Goodale having two years of eligibility left, I wonder if Rausa could redshirt this year, giving him two years after Goodale's departure to kick the Broncos into history.
Completely made up fact
All kickers love Jell-o Pudding Pops.