Fabrizio Scaccia

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Fabrizio Scaccia
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Free agent
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-21) August 21, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth: Oceanside, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Port St. Luice (FL) West Centennial
College: Indian River State College
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
FG Made: 6
FG Att: 30
PAT Made: 395
PAT Att: 465
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Fabrizio Scaccia (born August 21, 1984) is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Arizona Rattlers as a street free agent in 2010. He attended Indian River State College, a school that did not have a football team, so he joined semi-pro football.

He has also been a member of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League, the Sacramento Mountain Lions in the UFL and the Philadelphia Soul, Iowa Barnstormers and Jacksonville Sharks of the AFL.

Early years[edit]

Scaccia was a dual sport letterman in football and soccer for four years (2000-2003) at St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

In football, he earned first-team all-state honors which included playing in the state's Outback Bowl as a senior, where he kicked a 51-yard field goal that broke the school's distance record (previously held by his older brother Massimo), and set another record with 35 of 38 kickoffs recorded as touchbacks. In soccer, he was named first-team All-American.[citation needed]

After graduating high school, Scaccia received a football scholarship offer from the University of South Carolina, but turned it down after his mother was in a serious car accident and required his care.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Fort Pierce Fire[edit]

From 2005 to 2007, Scaccia played with the Fort Pierce Fire in the South States Football League (SSFL) as their starting placekicker and punter.[2]

Treasure Coast Bobcats[edit]

He played for the Treasure Coast Bobcats of the Florida Football Alliance (FFA) from 2007 to 2009. On March 29, 2009, Scaccia kicked a 68-yard field goal, which tied him for the second-longest kick of all-time and the longest ever without the use of a kicking tee.[citation needed]

He was National Minor League Player of the Year,[when?] an All-Star team selection for the FFA both seasons, and was elected to the Minor League Hall of Fame.[when?][1]

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Rattlers[edit]

Scaccia played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (AFL) from February to July 2010, where he made 90% of his placekicks.

Sacramento Mountain Lions[edit]

Scaccia was invited to an open tryout for the United Football League (UFL) in Las Vegas and was ultimately signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions. He was named Special Teams Player of the Week on September 29 and again on November 9. Scaccia also tied the UFL's field goal distance record of 54 yards (shared with Florida Tuskers kicker Nick Novak) in a game against Florida on September 25, 2010.

Scaccia kicked in eight games for the Mountain Lions and was 17-for-17 on points after touchdown and was 12 of 16 on field goals with his shortest miss being 48 yards.[1] He was nominated for Special Teams Player of the Year and was third overall in UFL scoring for the 2010 season.[citation needed]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On December 21, 2010, Scaccia was invited to a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL) and was signed to the practice squad immediately. He spent the last two weeks of the season on the 49ers' practice squad, and was re-signed to a future contract on January 5, 2011.

Second stint with Rattlers[edit]

Because of the 2011 NFL lockout, Scaccia was able to re-sign with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League on April 14, 2011, with the 49ers still holding his rights in the NFL.[3] He was waived on August 22. Scaccia earned second team All-Arena honors, was 91% on extra points, and hit a 57-yard field goal vs. the Utah Blaze.

Second stint with the Mountain Lions[edit]

After returning to the Mountain Lions in 2011, Scaccia was waived on October 4; he had attempted four field goals in the two games he played, missing twice, including a key 39-yard attempt.[4] He was re-signed by the Mountain Lions for the 2012 season. Scaccia broke his own UFL record with a 59-yard kick in the October 10 game against the Las Vegas Locomotives at Raley Field. He went 8 for 11 on field goal attempts with his 3 misses coming from over 50 yards (54,54,53)

Iowa Barnstormers[edit]

Scaccia spent the 2013 season with the Iowa Barnstormers of the AFL connecting on 53 of 57 extra point attempts (93%).

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

On October 4, 2013, Scaccia was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks.[5] He was placed on reassignment on April 6, 2015.

Return to Arizona[edit]

On April 16, 2015, Scaccia was assigned to the Rattlers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Branch, Eric (March 26, 2011). "Kick-starting an NFL career". The Press Democrat. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  2. ^ Barrows, Matthew (December 25, 2010). "68-yard FG is real, insists 49ers' practice squad kicker Scaccia". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Third NFL Player Jumps to AFL After Lockout". arenafootball.com. April 14, 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  4. ^ Billingsley, Mark (October 4, 2011). Mountain Lions cut wide receiver Williams, kicker Scaccia. Sacramento Bee. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Sharks Add Graves, Scaccia in Free Agency". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013. 

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