Carlton has signed former AFL and NFL star Saverio Rocca as its new goalkicking coach.
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Rocca will join the club on a part-time basis to help the club’s forwards, the Blues said in a statement.
The former Collingwood and North Melbourne star has a wealth of knowledge, kicking 748 goals in 258 AFL matches before quitting the game to take up a career in the NFL.
Rocca spent three seasons as a punter at the Philadelphia Eagles before moving across to the Washington Redskins, where he spent two years before retiring in 2013.
He holds the record of being the NFL’s oldest ever rookie after he signed a deal with the Eagles at the age of 33, stealing the record from fellow Australian and former Geelong player Ben Graham.
Rocca achieved 22,169 punt yards at an average of 42.9 during his NFL career.
But it was his sparkling AFL career that he’ll best be remembered for, where he lead Collingwood’s goalkicking in every season between 1993 and 1999.
He was also North Melbourne’s leading goalkicker three times in his six years with the club before heading off to the USA.
Rocca joins a Blues outfit in dire need of help in front of goals, having lost its two opening games of the 2015 season against Richmond and West Coast.