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Wikipedia: Sandro DeAngelis

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Sando DeAngelis at Calgary Stampeders training camp 2007

Sando DeAngelis at Calgary Stampeders training camp 2007

Sandro DeAngelis (born May 1, 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is the current placekicker for the Calgary Stampeders since 2005.

DeAngelis starred at fullback and linebacker for St. Joseph’s Collegiate High School in Buffalo, N.Y. DeAngelis earned First-Team All-Wester New York honors as a kicker in 1999, connecting on four field goals, while kicking 70 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone. He also rushed for 600 yards and nine touchdowns in just four games. As a junior, DeAngelis rushed for 1,821 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging 42 yards per punt, including a school record 84-yarder. He also connected on five field goals and 37 PATs. DeAngelis’ longest field goal was a 46-yarder as a sophomore.

He was a first-team All-New York selection and was chosen as the Buffalo News Player of the Year and the Western New York Player of the Year, while earning honorable-mention All-America honors from USA Today. An outstanding student, he was a member of his school’s Collegiate Scholars Club, National Honor Society and earned academic All-Western New York honors.

DeAngelis played college football at the University of Nebraska. He was the team’s starting placekicker for parts of three seasons.

He signed with Calgary as a free agent on March 8, 2005. In his first year, DeAngelis led the league in field goal percentage (76.9%) connecting on 40 of 52 field goals. He finished second in the league with 179 points and kicked the longest field goal of the season in the CFL from 56 yards. He finished third in the league with a 58.9 kickoff average. Sandro was named to the CFL Western All-Star team and CFL All-Star team. He was also named Player of the Week twice in Weeks 9 and 18.

In 2006, DeAngelis was the league’s leading scorer, with 214 points. DeAngelis connected on a league leading 56 of 65 field goal attempts. His 86.2% conversion rate was second in the league. His 53 yard kick tied for the longest kick in the CFL. DeAngelis also led the league with 84 kickoffs and 4,762 kickoff yards. The 56.9 yard kickoff average ranked sixth in the league.

He is currently employed in the Millard Public School District in Omaha, Nebraska as a substitute teacher at Millard North High School.

External links

  • Sandro DeAngelis at CFL.ca
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