German placekicker Dominik Eberle signs with NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders signed German kicker Dominik Eberle as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft.

Eberle, who played for the Utah State Aggies, signed with the Raiders shortly after the conclusion of the Draft on Saturday, April 25.

The former Aggies record-breaking kicker is headed to a team that posted a 7-9 record in 2019 as the Oakland Raiders.

Eberle had a college career that was the envy of any football player.

Kicking for Utah State since 2016, the Nuremberg, Germany native broke and still holds numerous school and conference records including most individual career points scored at USU and most field goals made in Mountain West history with 64, ahead of Utah’s Louie Sakoda. He was a finalist for the Lou Groza award in 2017 and a semi-finalist in 2018.

The 6’2″, 190 pound Eberle also became just the sixth player in NCAA history to kick three 50-plus yard field goals in a game, a feat he easily accomplished against New Mexico State in 2018.

Before the draft, the New York Post had listed Eberle as the third-rated kicking prospect, ahead of Wyoming’s Cooper Rothe. More than one source also has the New England Patriots interested in picking up a new kicker with the recent release of kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

He played soccer growing up and moved from Germany to California as a high schooler which is when he took an interest in American football. Still, he has stayed true to his Nuremberg roots and still cheers for his childhood team, Nuremberg FC, and not the internationally famous Bayern Munich.

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