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Sav Rocca

Sav Rocca
Rocca during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in August 2009.
NameSav Rocca
Width200
CaptionRocca during a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in August 2009.
CurrentteamWashington Redskins
Currentnumber6
CurrentpositionplainPunter
Birth DateNovember 20, 1973(age 42)
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
Heightft6
Heightin5
Weight265
Debutyear2007
DebutteamPhiladelphia Eagles
Pastteams * Philadelphia Eagles (2007 2010) * Washington Redskins (2011 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * NFL record for oldest Rookie
Statweek16
Statseason2010
Statlabel1Punts
Statvalue1299
Statlabel2Punt yards
Statvalue212,817
Statlabel3Punting Yard Average
Statvalue342.9
NflROC041015

Sav Rocca

NameSaverio Rocca
Birth Date20 November 1973(age 42)
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
OriginalteamNorth Reservoir-Lakeside
DebutdateRound 14, 21 June 1992
DebutteamCollingwood
DebutopponentFootscray
DebutstadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
PlayingteamsCollingwood (1992 2000) Kangaroos (2001 2006) 257 Games, 748 Goals
Statsend2006
Careerhighlights *AFL Rising Star nominee 1993 *Collingwood Best and Fairest: 1995 *Collingwood leading goalkicker: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999. *Kangaroos leading goalkicker: 2001, 2002, 2004. *VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century *AFL ANZAC Medal: 1995, 1999

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Saverio "Sav" Giovanni Rocca (born November 20, 1973) is a punter for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League and former Australian rules footballer for Collingwood and the Kangaroos in the Australian Football League. He has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He is one of the few players who have converted from professional Australian rules football to professional American Football. During his time in the Australian Football League, he became one of the most successful goalkickers in the history of the competition. In a career which spanned 14 years he ranked 13th in the AFL all-time goalkicking records. While he averaged just under 3 goals a game, he was noted more for his ability to kick accurately from great distances which ultimately led to his trial for the Eagles.

Saverio is the older brother of Anthony Rocca and for a brief time in their careers, they both played for Collingwood, combining at centre half and full-forward. Anthony has also stated that he wishes to follow his brother into the NFL as a punter.

When he converted to American football he made the history books as the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL, taking the mantle from fellow Australian Ben Graham.


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