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Chiefs Sign Seventh-Round Pick K Ryan Succop

Jun 23, 2009, 3:48:16 PM

twitterThe Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed seventh-round draft pick K Ryan Succop.

Succop (6-2, 218) joined the Chiefs as the third of the club’s three seventh-round selections (256th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played in 50 games at South Carolina, connecting on 49 of 69 field goals (71.0%) with a career-long of 55 yards. He also converted 104 PATs and racked up a total of 251 points, the second-highest total in school history. He added 69 touchbacks on 192 kickoffs. He served as the punter during his sophomore and junior seasons, punting 85 times for 3,597 yards (42.3 avg.) with 22 inside the 20 and three touchbacks.

Succop played in 13 games as a senior in 2008, earning honorable mention All-Southeastern Conference honors. He connected on 20 of 30 field goals (66.7%), leading the SEC in both made FGs and FG attempts. He converted all 30 of his PATs for 90 total points.

The Hickory, North Carolina native was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-state selection at Hickory High School. He was a three-time conference Special Teams Player of the Year. He was also a three-time all-state selection in soccer, scoring 104 goals during his prep career.