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#49 Justin Syrovatka
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Roosevelt H.S.
Major: Operations Management
Experience: 3 Years
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Justin (last name is pronounced seer-oh-VAHT-kah) solidified the kicking game for the Jackrabbits last season ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

Enjoyed one of the finest seasons ever by a Jackrabbit kicker ... honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection ... connected on 18-of-22 field goals, including final 12 attempts of the season to put him one away from tying school record for consecutive field goals made ... his 18 field goals were the second most in a season by a Jackrabbit kicker ... led team in scoring with 84 points as he also made 32-of-33 extra-point attempts ... made three field goals in a game three times, starting with a Sept. 8 win at Southeastern Louisiana ... was named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making three field goals, including a 41-yarder, in come-from-behind victory at Southern Illinois ...  also was 3-for-3 on field goals in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory over Eastern Illinois ... established a new career-long field goal in consecutive weeks with 46-yarder in regular season matchup at North Dakota State, followed by a 48-yarder in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... also handled kickoff duties the second half of the season, recording two touchbacks

Pressed into duty in early October and converted all 23 extra-point tries and 6-of-10 field goal attempts ... ranked second on team with 41 points ... made both field goal attempts in collegiate debut versus Indiana State ... connected on career-long 47-yard field goal to help seal Hobo Day victory over Southern Illinois


Earned honorable mention all-state honors as Roosevelt High School won the state title in 2007 ... set a single-season state record with 65 points after touchdowns and tied a single-game mark with 10 PATs ... a 2009 all-city selection, he finished his prep career by making 12-of-20 field goal attempts ... recorded touchbacks on more than half of his kickoffs ... also played on six Region II state champion soccer teams as a member of the Great Plains Force club team ... recipient of the Regents Scholar and President’s Education awards