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Zane Gonzalez selected by Cleveland Browns in 2017 NFL Draft

The all-time FBS record holder for career field goals made has a new home in the NFL.

After a four-year career at Arizona State, there's nothing left for Sun Devils' kicker Zane Gonzalez to accomplish at the college level.

The all-time FBS career record holder for field goals made and the 2016 Lou Groza Award winner has a new challenge ahead of him, though, as he's off to the NFL.

On Saturday, Gonzalez was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, becoming the first ASU player taken in this year's draft.

During his time at ASU, Gonzalez became the second kicker in program history to win the Lou Groza Award, following Thomas Weber who won the award back in 2007. 

Gonzalez set the FBS record for points by a kicker with 494 and became the only player in NCAA history to ever record 20 field goals made in four different seasons.

During Gonzalez's senior season, he tied the FBS record for career games with four or more field goals (6) and tied the record for 50-plus-yard field goals in a game (3) with an outstanding performance against Colorado in Boulder.

Gonzalez won four Lou Groza Award stars of the week, more than any other kicker in the country and connected on 7-of-9 attempts from beyond 50 yards. 

Despite all of Gonzalez's accolades, he was not the first kicker selected in this year's draft. That honor went to Memphis' Jake Elliott, who was drafted in the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. 

After Elliott was drafted, Gonzalez waited until the Browns were on the clock with the 224th overall pick in his year's draft to hear his name called. 

Gonzalez will compete with current Browns' kickers Cody Parkey and Brett Maher in an attempt to win the team's placekicking job. Last season, Cleveland ranked 25th in the NFL in field goals made as Parkey connected on 20-of-25 field goal attempts. Parkey also hit on all but one of his extra point attempts last season, making 20-of-21 PATs. 


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