Oregon lands key special teams contributor away from Oregon State via transfer
Oregon has picked up a key special teams performer, reaching across rivalry lines to secure an accurate kicker for 2024 and beyond.
On Wednesday, former Oregon State kicker Atticus Sappington confirmed he’s remaining in the state and transferring to the Ducks. He revealed his move to Eugene via a post on social media.
“Head out down Interstate 5… I keep my heart in Oregon,” wrote Sappington.
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Sappington was originally an in-state member of Oregon State’s 2021 recruiting class out of Portland. He first kicked for the Beavers in 2022 and connected on 5-of-7 field goal tries before developing into one of the most accurate kickers in the country during the 2023 season.
Sappington attempted a total of 64 kicks across extra point attempts and field goal tries this season with just two misses. He went 13-for-14 on field goals and finished the season with 88 points for Jonathan Smith’s Beavers. Sappington is 18-for-21 on field goal tries in his career.
He hit the transfer portal following Smith’s departure to Michigan State. Now, Sappington will join the Ducks and kick in the Big Ten beginning in 2024.