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LA Wildcats Remodel Special Teams; Sign K Giorgio Tavecchio

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This week for the Wildcats centered around a remodel of the special teams.  This week the Wildcats cut Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield. Kermit had been returning kickoffs and punts throughout the season. However, the remodel did not stop there.

After the Wildcats had to put kicker Nick Novack on the IR they immediately had to find a replacement. The Wildcats decided to bring in Giorgio Tavecchio, a 29-year-old from the University of California.

Tavecchio, also known as “Italian Ice”, is most known for his stints with the Raiders and Falcons. Tavecchio will try and fix the Wildcats kicking wounds as they had one field goal blocked and another shanked in last week’s loss to the Guardians.

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Growing up northwest of Los Angeles, Matthew Shapiro has lived and breathed sports from a young age. As a youth writer/reporter for the LA Wildcats, Matthew has combined his love for writing and sports. Outside of football, Matthew is a huge Lakers fan and wrote about the Lakers prior to joining XFL News Hub. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @matthewxfl or email him at

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