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Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jon Brown converts on first field goal he has attempted at any level

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have rotated through five different kickers this season, and their latest option just connected on the first meaningful field goal he has ever attempted at any level of competition.

Jon Brown transitioned to football after playing soccer at Kentucky, when he transferred to Louisville and joined its football squad. He went undrafted in 2016 and spent time with the Cincinnait Bengals and San Francisco 49ers as a kickoff specialist. Because of that, he was never relied upon to be a consistent option as a kicker and had never attempted a field goal at any level of competition.

a group of people playing football on a field: Jon Brown #1 of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicks a field goal during the first quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. © James Gilbert, Getty ImagesJon Brown #1 of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicks a field goal during the first quarter of a game against the Detroit Lions at TIAA Bank Field on October 18, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

On Sunday, in a game against the Detroit Lions, Brown hit his first attempt, a 31-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

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The Jaguars have been searching for a short-term kicking option while starter Josh Lambo recovers from a hip injury sustained in Week 2. The team elevated Brandon Wright from the practice squad to take over for Lambo, but he suffered a groin injury in Week 3. 

Jacksonville also tried out Stephen Hauschka and Aldrick Rosas at kicker in Weeks 4 and 5 before handing kicking duties over to Brown.

Brown missed a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter, hitting the right upright.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jon Brown converts on first field goal he has attempted at any level

18. lokakuuta 2020 23:11:35 Categories: USA TODAY SPORTS

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