Marc Primanti

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Marc Primanti is a former American football kicker who played college football for North Carolina State University. He won the Lou Groza Award and earned consensus All-American honors in 1996 after successfully completing 20-of-20 field goals during the season.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Coatesville Area High School in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Primanti attended North Carolina State University and was invited to play for the NC State Wolfpack football team as a walk-on placekicker in 1992.[1] He was redshirted in 1992 and saw no game action in 1993 and 1994. In 1995, Primanti became the starting kicker for the Wolfpack and earned a full athletic scholarship. He went 11-of-13 for field goals and 27-of-28 for extra points during the season.[2] In 1996, he completed a perfect 20-of-20 field goal attempts, as well as a perfect 24-for-24 in extra points. He had a season-long 48-yard field goal in a game against Alabama. Primanti set an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) record for consecutive field goals with 27, which spanned his two seasons as a starter. He won the Lou Groza Award following his perfect placekicking season, awarded to the top college football placekicker in the nation,[3] also earned consensus first-team All-American recognition in 1996.

Life after football[edit]

Primanti earned a degree in business management at North Carolina State. He is currently a business partner for FS Series, an event production and timing company based in North Carolina.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About FS Series". fsseries.com. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Marc Primanti". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Previous Winners". tsdg.com. Retrieved 2011-03-23.