SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Blaze have been assigned emergency kicker Kyle Brotzman, the franchise announced today. Brotzman will play in place of kicker Adrian Trevino, who remains sidelined after suffering an injury last week during Utah’s victory over the Cleveland Gladiators.
Brotzman (5-10, 193, Boise State) served as Utah’s kicker for every game during the 2012 season and successfully connected on 124 PAT attempts, finishing second on the Arena Football League’s single-season record list. He averaged 54 yards per kickoff while posting 37 touchbacks on his 158 attempts.
As a rookie in 2011, Brotzman joined the Blaze for the final third of season, serving as the team’s kicker for six games. He connected on 41 PAT attempts and a 34-yard field goal. Brotzman averaged just over 53 yards per kickoff and registered touchbacks on 13 of his 52 attempts.
Throughout his tenure in Utah, Brotzman became known for his skillful onside kicks. With Brotzman handling kicking duties, the Utah Blaze successfully recovered six onside kick attempts in 2012, tying as the most in the Arena Football League.