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Cal alum Giorgio Tavecchio makes history in his NFL debut

FORZA Giorgio!

Oakland Raiders v Tennessee Titans

Beloved California Golden Bears alum Giorgio Tavecchio has waited a long time for his NFL shot. Tavecchio has bounced around the NFL, from the 49ers to the Packers to the Lions before settling in with the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, Sebastian Janikowski has been the incumbent for a long time.

After being released by the Raiders, Oakland resigned Tavecchio after they realized Janikowski wouldn’t play this weekend. Tavecchio got to work.

And he made NFL history.

He hit not just one, but TWO 52 yard field goals to help the Raiders to a comfortable victory in Tennessee.

Tavecchio is the first player in NFL history to hit two 50+ yard field goals in his NFL debut. Not too shabby for someone who didn’t get a single scout to watch him attempt his kicks at his Cal Pro Day.

Tavecchio got the gameball after the game!

With Janikowski pushing on 40, could this be a sign that Giorgio is ready for the starting job? Here’s hoping!

Forza Giorgio and Go Bears!