In doing some reading on our potential future kicker I found out that he is an athlete turned kicker.
Attended Notre Dame for a nationally ranked team, playing in front of 80,000 plus fans at his home games. (30,000 cheering Cat fans should not make him nervous)
He runs a 4.4 40 yards, which is quicker than Notre Dame’s all time leading rusher Autry Denson.
Was a member of the Notre Dame track and field team running middle distance.
Attempted a 72 yard FG in high school hitting the crossbar.
Did make a 59 yard FG in grade 10.
Was 1st team All American as a kicker in high school.
Had a 45+ yard punting average in high school.
Most recently tried out for the Buffalo Bills, and was given little opportunity to unseed the best punter in the NFL in Morman, and FG kicker Ryan Lindall coming off of his best year of FG kicking.
His coach in college referred to him as a non-traditional kicker.
He is a regular guy, not at all flaky as some kickers are referred to being (does the name Gramattica make you think of a flakey kicker?)
Was used many times in fake FGs because of his speed at ND.
I have a good feeling about Nick Setta, lets hope he can do the job for us.