Carl Daniel Gioia

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Carl Daniel Gioia
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Position Placekicker
Career history
College Notre Dame (2005)
High school Valparaiso
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-24)January 24, 1985

Carl Daniel Gioia, born January 24, 1985,[1] is a former National Collegiate Athletic Association placekicker[2] for the University of Notre Dame.

High school years[edit]

Gioia attended Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso,[3] Indiana and was a good student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a four-year letterman, was named as an All-State selection by the Indiana Football Coaches Association for three years, and as a senior, he was also named as an IFCA Academic All-State selection, named as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, and was selected as the Indiana Mister Football Kicker Position Award. Carl Daniel Gioia graduated from Valparaiso High School in 2003.

College career[edit]

NCAA Place kicker for the University of Notre Dame


Following his college career at Notre Dame, Gioia attended dental school at the University of Louisville. After graduating at the top of his class, he entered into Louisville's Orthodontics Residency Program. He now practices orthodontics in Louisville, KY.


  1. ^ "ESPN - Carl Gioia Stats, News, Photos - Notre Dame Fighting Irish - NCAA College Football". Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Carl Gioia: It was always all about the kickoffs for Gioia". Observer Sports. 2006-11-17. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  3. ^ Olszewski, Brian T. (2006-12-18). "Notre Dame kicker gets strength, confidence from his Catholic faith". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 

Gioia now attends the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he is the class of 2011 president.

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