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Penn State K Anthony Fera Interested In Texas

According to a report from William Wilkerson of Horns Nation, Penn State senior K Anthony Fera has contacted the Texas coaching staff about possibly transferring.

Fera, a native of Houston, is one of the top kickers in the country, and he could be an excellent fit for a Longhorn program looking to replace Justin Tucker.

In 2011, Fera handled punts, field goals and kickoffs for the Nittany Lions. After going 14-17 on field goals and averaging 42 yards on punts, he's a candidate for both the Ray Guy (punter) and Lou Groza (kicker) Awards in the 2012 season.

Due to the crippling sanctions handed down as part of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, all Penn State players have the right to transfer immediately to another D1 program, who can go over the 85-scholarship limit to take them on.

Taking Fera would cost Texas a scholarship in the 2013 recruiting class, but taking on a veteran kicker may be worth it, especially if the offense struggles again this season.

For more coverage of Texas football and the 2012 season, check out the SB Nation Dallas StoryStream as well as Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival.

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