Sandro DeAngelis

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Sandro DeAngelis
No. 12     Free agent
Sandro DeAngelis.jpg
Date of birth: (1981-05-01) May 1, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: National
Position(s): K
Height: 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
College: Nebraska
High school: St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
Organizations
As player:
20052009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Calgary Stampeders
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Montreal Alouettes
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2008
CFL West All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Awards: 2006 John Agro Special Teams Award
2008 Dick Suderman Trophy
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Sandro DeAngelis (born May 1, 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a gridiron football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He last played during the 2013 season for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He had also played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. DeAngelis is the most accurate kicker in CFL history and he won his first Grey Cup championship with the Calgary Stampeders in 2008. He is also currently employed in the Millard Public School District, in Omaha, Nebraska, as a science teacher at Millard North Middle School.

Career[edit]

DeAngelis starred at fullback and linebacker for St. Joseph’s Collegiate in Buffalo, N.Y. and earned First-Team All-Western New York honours 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 84yard return. He also connected on five field goals and 37 PATs. DeAngelis’ longest field goal was a 46 yard kick as a sophomore.

DeAngelis 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 went on to play college football at the University of Nebraska from 2000-2004. He was the team's starting placekicker for parts of three seasons.

He signed with the Calgary Stampeders 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.

On November 23, 2008, DeAngelis won his first Grey Cup championship with the Stampeders against the hosting Montreal Alouettes. His 5 field goal performance, including one from 51 yards, earned him the Dick Suderman Trophy as the Grey Cup's Most Outstanding Canadian.

On February 22, 2010, DeAngelis signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a free agent. During the 2010 season, he kicked for a career low 76.2%, leading to his eventual release the following off-season on May 24, 2011.[1]

On May 30, 2011 DeAngelis signed with the Montreal Alouettes.[2] After failing to dress for a game in 2011, he requested to be released by the Alouettes and in February 2012, his request was granted.[3]

On August 6, 2012 DeAngelis signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He would later be released on January 22, 2013. [4]

On August 13, 2013 DeAngelis signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and placed on their practice roster. On December 19, 2013, after the conclusion of the season, the Blue Bombers announced that they had released DeAngelis. [5]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/kicked-out-ticats-release-sandro-deangelis Kicked Out: Ticats release Sandro DeAngelis
  2. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=367379: Alouettes add another kicker in former Tiger-Cat Deangelis
  3. ^ http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Sandro+DeAngelis+wondering+where+went+wrong/6141633/story.html Sandro DeAngelis, wondering where it all went wrong
  4. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/story/2012/08/06/sp-cfl-saskatchewan-roughriders-sandro-deangelis-jay-alford.html Roughriders sign kicker Sandro DeAngelis, Jay Alford
  5. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=439381 Blue Bombers re-sign DT Turner, Release K DeAngelis

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy Fantuz
Grey Cup Most Valuable Canadian
2008
Succeeded by
Ben Cahoon