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Fera will play in East-West Shrine Game

Posted January 3rd, 2014

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Texas place kicker and punter Anthony Fera will play in the East-West Shrine Game, UT announced today.

Fera will join Longhorns cornerback Carrington Byndom in the annual all-star game. They’ll play for the West. Byndom had previously announced he would play.

The game is Jan. 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla. It’ll be televised on the NFL Network.

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Fera, a Lou Groza Award finalist, hit 20 of his 22 field goal attempts this season, including a streak of 15 consecutive that tied Phil Dawson’s school record, set in 1996 and 1977. Fera’s career 90.9 percent field goal accuracy ranks second on UT’s all-time single-season records list.

Fera also averaged 40.7 yards on punts.

The last Texas kicker to play in the East-West Shrine Game was Hunter Lawrence, after the  2009 season.

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