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Wisconsin transfer K Nathanial Vakos shares video of long practice field goal

The new Wisconsin kicker was seen practicing field goals at his new destination.

The Wisconsin Badgers had several different additions to their offense and defense via the transfer portal, but made a key move for special teams: landing Ohio Bobcats kicker Nathanial Vakos.

Vakos, a freshman All-American in 2022, made 22/27 field goals for Ohio this past season, including a 56 and a 55-yarder, displaying his strong leg.

The Badgers struggled at the kicker position last year, as starter Vito Calvaruso was injured, prompting walk-on freshman Nate Van Zelst to earn the starting role.

Van Zelst made 11/14 field goals in 2022, but didn’t make a single field goal over 50 yards, while missing three kicks inside the 40-yard line.

Vakos shared a glimpse of what’s to come on Wednesday, posting a long practice field goal to his Twitter at Wisconsin’s practice facility.

Could we see Wisconsin attempt 50+ yard field goals in 2022? With Vakos’s leg, that certainly could become a reality.