MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers signed former kicker JASON WITCZAK (July 20). In 2010, Witczak connected on 2-of-3 field goals and was good on 93% (39-of-42) of his extra points for the Rattlers.
Witczak has spent five seasons in the Arena Football League, three of which (2004, 2008, 2010) have come with Arizona, connecting on 57-of-63 PATs during his tenure with the squad.
“Jason is joining the Rattlers as a great addition to this organization as the NFL lockout nears its end,” said GM/HEAD COACH KEVIN GUY. “Extra points, field goals and kickoffs are extremely important in this game – I do not think we will miss a beat with Jason on our roster.”
The kicker played two seasons (2006-2007) with the AFL’s, now defunct, Nashville Kats, where he made 90% of his PATs (144-of-159).
Witczak spent time with the Tennessee Titans (2001-2002), NFL Europe’s Rhein Fire (2002) and the Buffalo Bills (2003).
Witczak played two seasons of college football at Marshall University before transferring to Southeast Missouri State University, where he had a nation-leading 41.3 net punting average. Witczak punted 48 times for 1,983 yards, and connected on 5-of-9 field goals with a long of 44. In 2000, he was named to the Football Gazette NCAA Division I-AA All-American Team as a punter.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Rattlers next home game is Friday, July 29 against the Spokane Shock in the Quarterfinal Round of the Arena Football League playoffs at the US Airways Center. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Arizona Rattlers are a proud member of the Arena Football League, which is in its 24th season with 18 franchises from coast to coast.