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Rafael Gaglianone

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Class  Sophomore
Height  1.80 m
Place of birth  Sao Paulo, Brazil
Weight  109 kg

Name  Rafael Gaglianone
Positions  Placekicker
Role  American football player
Siblings  Thiago Gaglianone
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Bowl games  2015 Outback Bowl 2014 Big Ten Championship Game
High school  Chattanooga (TN) Baylor School
College  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Parents  Eduardo Gaglianone, Marta Nogueira

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Rafael Gaglianone is an American football placekicker who plays for the Wisconsin Badgers.


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Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Gaglianone attended Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received scholarship offers from North Carolina State University and the University of Wisconsin, choosing Wisconsin because, “[he] had been in the south for too long.”

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College career

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During the 2014-15 season, Gaglianone went 19-for-22 on field goals and 59-for-61 on extra points. In 2015, Gaglianone was named to the Big Ten all-bowl team for kicking a 29-yard field goal with seven seconds left to send the game against Auburn into overtime, and kicking the game winning 25-yard field goal in the first overtime period.

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In July 2015 Gaglianone was listed on the Lou Groza Award preseason watchlist. However his sophomore season was not as good as his breakout freshman season. In his sophomore season Gaglianone went going only 18-for-27 on field goals. He was able to make eight of eight kicks from within 30 yards, however, he missed three kicks in the 30s, 40s and 50s. He made game-winning field goals against Nebraska in October and USC in the Holiday Bowl.

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On July 25, 2016, it was revealed that Gaglianone would wear No. 27 for the upcoming 2016 football season in honor of his friend, Nebraska Cornhuskers football punter Sam Foltz. He had previously worn No. 10.

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To open the 2016 season Gaglianone was 3 for 3 on field goals (30, 47, 48 yards) against #5 LSU Tigers, including the game-winning field goal in the last two minutes of the game. With the fourth game-winning field goal of his career Gaglianone set the record for the most in school history. Following the game Gaglianone was lauded with multiple 'Player of the Week' awards, including Big Ten special teams player of the week, Rose Bowl Big Ten player of the week and one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week.


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