State of the Texans Podcast
Ka'imi Fairbairn arrived to the Texans as a rookie free agent from UCLA. He was the 2015 Lou Groza Award Winner (best place kicker in college), going 20 of 24 on field goal attempts. Also, over the past two seasons, Fairbairn displayed a strong leg, forcing 73% of his kickoffs. Additionally, he finished his college career with 41 straight made field goals from 35 yards and in.
Fairbairn has the ability to put in long field goals and showed that with a 60-yard field goal against Cal.
The young kicker was able to show his leg strength in the early practices and, during rookie mini camp, he was able to cut it loose. Pushing 55-plus yards for his field goal attempts and splitting the uprights with ease was a good start for the rookie kicker. Fairbairn will get a better opportunity when training camp starts but every one of his kicks will be analyzed by the staff with every make, miss, and kick off opportunity he gets.
Roster Status: Will be in competition for the kicking duties with Nick Novak.
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