BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Chris Sciambra's days as an LSU baseball player might be done, but he still has some unfinished business as a college athlete. Sciambra is joining the Nicholls State football team and will compete as a placekicker and punter for the Colonels.
The former Catholic High School star will have one year of eligibility remaining, after graduating from LSU this past spring in construction management.
Sciambra walked on to the LSU football team last August, but never appeared in a game. However, things could be different in Thibodaux.
"I wanted to go after the opportunity to get on the field, on a regular basis and I felt Nicholls was my best opportunity to do so," said Sciambra. "I felt that I would regret letting my last year of eligibility go to waste, if I passed on this opportunity."
Sciambra will begin competing with the Colonels when fall camp begins in early August.
"I can hit field goals in practice back to mid-50 yard range. I kickoff anywhere between the 5-yard line and 5 yards deep in the end zone," said Sciambra.
Nicholls State is coming of a disastrous 0-12 season. New head coach Tim Rebowe takes over following 11 seasons as an assistant at UL-Lafayette.