Kickoff approaches. Here’s what we’re thinking. Here’s your bold prediction. The Philadelphia Eagles will win the coin toss and defer. You won’t have to wait long to meet recently-elevated kicker Cameron Dicker. He won’t be hard to locate. He’ll be wearing the number 13 jersey.
Every Birds fan is aware of this by now, but Jake Elliott is a no-go for Week 5 versus the Arizona Cardinals. He continues to work through a right ankle injury. It’s for that reason that Philadelphia signed Dicker to the practice squad on October 4th and elevated him to the active roster on October 8th for the Eagles’ third road game of the season.
Here are three fun facts related to rookie kicker Cameron Dicker.
Cameron Dicker was an undrafted free-agent rookie addition by the Los Angeles Rams shortly after the close of the 2022 NFL Draft. This after a successful prep and NCAA career.
L.A. released him on August 16, 2022. He was acquired by the Baltimore Ravens on August 26th of 2022 but was waived two days later. Here are three fun facts that you might see as being interesting.
Cameron Dicker is the best kicker Hong Kong ever produced.
A native of Austin, Texas, Dicker was actually born in Hong Kong and spent time living in Shanghai and Taiwan before making a name for himself at Lake Travis High School. There, he was a two-time all-state selection and the starting varsity kicker for three seasons.
His prep career produced 331 points as he converted 34 of 43 field goal attempts and 229 of 232 extra point attempts. He owns Lake Travis’ record for the longest field goal conversion (53 yards). He committed to the Texas Longhorns in May of 2017.
Cameron Dicker was a fixture on the All-Big 12 team.
Saying Cameron Dicker had a successful collegiate career would be an understatement. During his time there (2018-2021), he earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors in 2018 and 2020. He earned a First-team All-Big 12 nod in 2021.
Anyone who owns a program record at Texas deserves a pat on the back.
Dicker cracked the lineup as the Longhorns’ placekicker immediately. His 18 field goals in 2018 were the most by a freshman in the program’s history. It was Dicker that kicked the game-winner during the 2018 Red River Showdown versus the Oklahoma Sooners in 2018.
It’s hard to replace Pro Bowler Jake Elliott. There’s no doubt about it, but credit Howie for this one. Cameron Dicker is as good a band-aid as you can find to hold the kicking game together until Jake is ready to return.