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FAU Finds a Kicker

Feb 05, 2014 -- 7:54pm

By Brian Rowitz

If you bring up kicking with FAU football fans you might not get the most pleasant response. The Owls have struggled a lot in the kicking game over the last couple years but might have found their answer to replace departing Kicker Mitch Anderson.

Enter Landon Scheer, a Kicker ranked among the Top 50 in the Nation by ESPN.com and as #1 overall by Kornblue Kicking. Scheer becomes just the 3rd specialist to head to FAU on a scholarship, something he is very grateful for.

“It’s a huge blessing, I am very grateful for it and I feel like I can fill the shoes that come with it”

While Owl fans might already be envisioning Scheer putting foot to ball to kick off the 2014 season at Nebraska, the young man out of Orlando knows better than to get ahead of himself.

“I’m going to have to prove myself; it isn’t going to be handed to me. It’s not just “here you go” but I’m definitely going to work my butt off and I’m going to earn it for sure, I’m not just going to have the title”

When it comes to coming to Boca, Scheer might be just as excited as FAU fans are to welcome in a big time kicker.

“The program is on the rise and I feel like it is going to explode in the next few years. We have Coach Partridge, a big recruiter. I think it’s just a great situation all around and I can come in pretty early and compete right away for a starting job”

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