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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 Letters
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Justin (last name is pronounced seer-oh-VAHT-kah) has put together a solid career for the Jackrabbits and enters 2014 season tied for second place in career field goals with 36  ... holds Jackrabbit record for most consecutive field goals made with 15, a streak that spanned his final 12 attempts of the 2012 season and first three tries of 2013 ... named to Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics on several occasions

Set Jackrabbit single-season records with 33 consecutive made extra points and 49 for the entire season ... opened season by making both field goal attempts and all seven extra-point tries in home win over Butler (Ind.) ... had streak of 15 consecutive field goals end at Nebraska after tying career long with 48-yarder earlier in the game ... went 3-for-3 on field goals with long of 35 yards in win over Indiana State to tie single-game career high .... combined to go 2-for-3 on field goal attempts in Football Championship Subdivision playoffs ... recipient of MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award

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 tries ... 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

Was 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 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 high school 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