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Features: Daily Californian (8/31/12)
PRONUNCIATION: (vin-CHEN-zo duh-MAHT-oh)
CAL CAREER (Updated Career Stats): Shared kickoff and placekicking duties with Giorgio Tavecchio as a true freshman in 2009 before backing up Tavecchio in 2010 and redshirting in 2011 ... has career totals of 11 games played and 52 points scored, making 7-of-12 (58.3%) field goal attempts and all 31 of his extra-point tries ... has kicked off 12 times for 708 yards (59.0 avg) with one touchback ... has not had a field goal or extra-point attempt blocked ... recorded all of his career stats as a true freshman in 2009 other than one game played and one kickoff for 51 yards in 2010 ... changed his uniform to No. 13 beginning with 2012 spring practices after wearing No. 16 for each of his first three seasons with the program from 2009-11.
2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Listed as the team's starting placekicker on the post-spring depth chart.
2011: Redshirted ... did not play.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in one game, kicking off for 51 yards on the team's second to last kickoff vs. Colorado.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Shared all placekicking duties for much of the season with Giorgio Tavecchio ... was one of only three true freshmen along with offensive lineman Brian Schwenke and tailback Isi Sofele to play in 2009 ... played in 10 of 13 games, seeing action in all of the team's contests other than home games vs. Washington State, Oregon State and Arizona ... ranked third on the squad in scoring with 52 points, connecting on 7-of-12 (58.3%) field goals and all 31 of his extra-point tries, tying for first in the Pac-10 in the latter as one of five conference kickers that reached the minimum number of attempts without a miss ... was eighth in the Pac-10 scoring for kickers with an average of 5.2 points per game and ninth in field goals per game (0.70) ... booted a career-long 47-yard field goal at Oregon ... made both of his field goal attempts in the Big Game at Stanford, connecting on a 21-yarder for Cal's first points late in the opening quarter to start a winning rally that brought Cal back from a 14-0 deficit and the Golden Bears' last points with 2:42 remaining in the contest for the final 34-28 margin ... his 2-for-2 field goal game at Stanford was one of 28 times a Pac-10 kicker was perfect on field goals with at least two attempts during a 2009 game ... in addition to his career-long make at Oregon, also had single field goals in contests vs. Maryland (31 yards), Eastern Washington (19 yards) and USC (29 yards), as well as at Washington (29 yards) ... had the most PAT's made and attempted in a single game in the Pac-10 in 2009 by going 8-for-8 against Eastern Washington and also tied for the second-most PAT's made and attempted in a game with three others, including Tavecchio, by going 7-for-7 in the season opener against Maryland ... was also perfect in PAT attempts at Minnesota (5-5), at UCLA (3-3), at Stanford (4-4), at Washington (1-1) and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah (3-3) ... had his top scoring game against Eastern Washington when he tallied a career-high 11 points on a 19-yard field goal and eight extra points ... also had double-digit scoring efforts with 10 points both vs. Maryland (1 FG, 7-7 PAT) and at Stanford (2 FG, 4-4 PAT) ... accounted for all six points scored by Cal in back-to-back games at Oregon and vs. USC, with one field goal in each contest ... made his only field goal attempt from inside 20 yards, while going 4-of-5 from 20-29 yards, 1-of-2 from 30-39 yards and 1-of-4 from 40-49 yards ... did not have a field goal or extra-point attempt blocked ... had one touchback and averaged 59.7 yards per kickoff on 11 attempts.
EL TORO HS: Booted 13 field goals (including five from 40 yards or more) and 30 extra points while putting 94 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone as a 2008 senior ... had a season-long field goal of 48 yards during his senior campaign ... earned first-team All-County honors, Special Teams MVP of the Sea View League and All-State recognition from Cal-Hi Sports and MaxPreps as a senior ... made 17 field goals and all 33 of his PATs as a 2007 junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Vincenzo D'Amato ... born March 28, 1991 ... parents are Antonio and Veronica D'Amato ... major is legal studies.
D'AMATO'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Field Goals Made: 2 (at Stanford, 2009)
Field Goals Attempted: 2 (five times, last at Stanford, 2009)
Field Goal Percentage (with most field goals made if tie): 100.0, 2-2 (at Stanford, 2009)
Long Field Goal: 47 (at Oregon, 2009)
PAT's Made: 8 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)
PAT's Attempted: 8 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)
PAT Percentage (with most PAT's made if tie): 100.0, 8-8 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)
Kickoffs: 3 (twice, last at UCLA, 2009)
Kickoff Yards: 184 (at UCLA, 2009)
Kickoff Average: 65.5, 2-131 (at Oregon, 2009)
Long Kickoff: 70 (twice, last at Oregon, 2009)
Touchbacks: 1 (at Minnesota, 2009)
Points: 11 (vs. Eastern Washington, 2009)
LAST UPDATED: July 23, 2012