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Rams sign former Wildcats kicker Austin MacGinnis

This is exciting news for a former Wildcat!

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

The Los Angeles Rams are signing former Kentucky Wildcats kicker Austin MacGinnis.

MacGinnis, prior to his first contract, has played in both the Canadian Football League and most recently for the XFL’s Dallas Renegades.

His time with the Renegades expired as the league has suspended operations for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He successfully kicked all 10 of his field goals for the Renegades and will need that kind of performance to continue his NFL career.

In a league where solid kickers are rare, MacGinnis still has work to be done as he’ll have to out the Rams other recently-signed kicker Lirim Hajrullahu. They’re both kicking for the chance to succeed one of the best to ever do it, Greg Zuerlein.

The eight-best rated kicker coming out of high school in 2013, MacGinnis kicked for the Cats for four seasons and was the primary option for three, successfully completing 102 of 104 extra points and 51 of 64 actual field goals.

This, after working out with teams in the past few seasons, will be MacGinnis first shot at the big league, and the 5-foot-10 24-year-old had better make it count!