October 15, 2020
PHOENIX — The six-time world champion Arizona Rattlers have signed kicker Ernesto Lacayo for the 2021 Indoor Football League season.
K Ernesto Lacayo (5’8″, 195, Hastings College)
will join the Rattlers for his fifth season in the IFL, and his 10th total in professional football. He has played in the AFL, the CIF and most recently, the XFL. Lacayo began 2020 with the XFL’s Seattle Dragons, before the season was cut short due to COVID-19. In five games with Seattle, Lacayo totaled seven touchbacks and converted three field goals, including a season-long 47-yarder. Lacayo spent the 2019 IFL season with San Diego, earning Second Team All-IFL honors. During the 2019 season he converted a total of 10 field goals, including a long of 53 yards, while leading the IFL in PAT% (94), and scoring over 12 points in two different games. In the past, Lacayo has earned NFL tryouts with the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears.
The Hayward, California native began his college career at the College of San Mateo and was a two-year captain before earning a scholarship to play at Hastings College in Nebraska. In both 2009 and 2010, Lacayo was named All Nebrakasa Kicker and Special Teams Play of the Year by the Omaha World-Herald. He holds multiple Hastings school kicking records, including season field goals (first, 14/17), career field goals (second, 25/30), season and career PAT (39/39 and 64/64), and the most kicking points scored (81).