Louisville’s all-time field goal kicker dead at 31

Former Louisville placekicker John Wallace, who booted a school-record 66 field goals during his four-year college career, died Wednesday at 31, according to a school news release. It did not specify a cause.

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The Elizabethtown, Kentucky native played for the Cardinals from 2012-2015 and helped his team to four straight bowl games. His most memorable game was against Florida in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, when he kicked a pair of field goals in a 33-23 upset win over fourth-ranked, SEC power Florida, The Associated Press reported. His best season came the year after, when he hit 20-of-24 attempts in Louisville’s school-best 12-1 season.

His 85 field goal attempts are also a school record. He scored 384 points, which ranks eighth in all-time scoring for the Cardinals and his 66-85, 78% made field goals percentage ranks fourth among all Louisville kickers, ESPN reported


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