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Texas Grad Transfer Joshua Rowland Announces Destination

Joshua Rowland celebrates a kick during Texas football's spring game.

AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 15: Tristan Nickelson #75 of the Texas Longhorns lifts Joshua Rowland #49 while celebrating a field goal during the Orange-White Spring Game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on April 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

In 2016, Texas junior kicker Joshua Rowland was a stud, making all of his extra points and converting 60-percent of his field goals. But after losing the starting job in 2018, Rowland entered the transfer portal, and has found his destination.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Rowland is transferring to Texas State. Per the report, he is a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible to play in 2019.

Rowland began his playing career in junior college with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, going 25-of-31 on field goals and 76-of-77 on extra points over two seasons. He transferred to Texas in 2017 and quickly earned his spot on the roster.

In 2017, his lone year as Texas' starting kicker, he went 38-of-38 on extra points and made 11 of 18 field goals. But in 2018 he lost the job to freshman Cameron Dicker, who seems to have the job on lock heading into 2019.

Texas State had one of the worst kicking units in 2018, converting 42.9-percent of field goals and just 87.1-percent on extra points - both at or near the bottom of the FBS.

The spot for Rowland reportedly opened up recently when the school confirmed that kicker Chris Kessler was no longer with the team.

Texas State is also still seeking their first-ever bowl game. Perhaps Rowland's strong kicking can be the x-factor that helps get them there.

[Austin American-Statesman]