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Gaglianone impressing early in Badgers camp

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MADISON, Wis. (WAOW) -- One of the early stars of Badgers camp has been a kicker.

Freshman Rafael Gaglianone received one of the biggest cheers during Sunday's scrimmage, after nailing a 55-yard field goal.

The Brazilian native appears to be the early favorite to take over the primary kicking duties, after the Badgers had their struggles in that department last year.

"It's a good environment coming in as a freshman competing right away," Gaglianone said. "I want to be that guy to give the security.

"If I'm pleasing the coach then I am pleasing myself," he continued. "So it's great to please the fans out there too. It's just been a great opportunity for me and I feel like I've done a pretty decent job so far."

The Badgers open their season August 30th against LSU in Houston.

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