Local placekicker Cristiano Palazzo transfers from Oregon to CU Buffs

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Cristiano Palazzo is coming home! The Heritage High School (Littleton) kicker announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he’ll be transferring from the Oregon Ducks to Colorado.

Palazzo, who just wrapped his freshman season in Eugene as a backup kicker, will now bring some competition and depth to the Buffs. Returning starter Cole Becker will be Palazzo’s main roadblock for playing time this year, as Becker turned in an impressive freshmen season.

Both players were former participants of the Kohl’s Kicking Camp and Palazzo received a glowing review (h/t Kohl’s Kicking):

Palazzo attended the National Scholarship Camp in July of 2018. He showed some impressive leg strength during the kick off charting phases of camp. Continuing to work on refining his technique in order for his “A” ball to show up more often will be key in future Kohl’s rankings. Palazzo has the right tools to do some good things as a specialist.

Welcome home, Cristiano.

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