Meet Zach Ramirez
During their roster cutdowns this weekend, the Packers also announced the signing of undrafted rookie kicker Zach Ramirez. If you're an extreme football degenerate, you know Ramirez as Zach Brown. He went by that name while he kicked at Portland State, although his legal name is Zachary Ramirez.
Ramirez was a very successful kicker during his four years at Portland State, earning first team All-American honors during his junior season. A knee injury limited him to just seven field goal attempts during his senior season, but he finished his career at Portland State having made 64 of his 85 career attempts (75.3%), with his 64 made field goals representing a school record.
The 6'0", 203 pound Ramirez is also a good overall athlete, notching a 34-inch vertical leap and a 9-foot-5 broad jump at Portland State's pro day.
It might be a long shot for him to have a chance at making the roster, but competition never hurt anybody, and having another leg around could make everyone just that much more focused.
Plus, it never hurts when you can drill a kick from 60 yards during your first day on the roster, albeit with a small wind at his back.
Here's a little video of Ramirez at his pro day this spring.