Fort Valley State University Kicker, Justin Rosenbaum has set a new record for Wildcat football. On Saturday September 17, the Wildcats faced the Clark-Atlanta University Panthers.

Although the Wildcats took a hard loss to the Panthers, the Wildcats still had a winner in Rosenbaum. Right before halftime, the Panthers stopped the Wildcats at CAU’s 47 yard line. Everyone in the crowd thought the ball would just be punted by the Wildcats but were shocked when they brought out their field goal team.

Since the Wildcats decided to kick a field goal since they were down 13-6 this would help them out tremendously. Head Coach Donald Pittman said “choosing to kick the field goal was our only option and I have a lot of faith in Rosenbaum.”

During his sophomore year, Rosenbaum set the record at FVSU for the longest field goal of 48-yards against Kentucky State University. At Panther Stadium Rosenbaum kicked the ball so hard that is cleared upright with almost another 10-yards to spare.

The kick of 57-yards had both CAU and FVSU spectators in aww. “As soon as I kicked it I knew I had a real chance,” said Rosenbaum. The junior, a native of Owosso, Michigan is kicking his chance into the NFL. “I’m happy about setting a new record, I just wish it had come as a part of a win” said Rosenbaum. CAU defeated FVSU 16-11.

Tena Grant
HBCU Buzz Staff