Vito Calvaruso - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#90 Vito Calvaruso

K | R-Sr | 6-3 | 210 | Jefferson City, Mo. | Helias Catholic HS / Wisconsin

2023 (SENIOR): Sat out during season due to multiple transfer rules after transferring back to Arkansas from Wisconsin.

At Wisconsin
2022 (JUNIOR):
Kicked in two games for Wisconsin in his lone year with the Badgers … Went a perfect 7-for-7 on extra points and 1-for-3 on field goal attempts.

At Arkansas
Played in 12 games as the team’s kickoff specialist, averaging 64.8 yards per kick – good for fifth in the nation … His 63 touchbacks ranked sixth in the FBS with his touchback percentage of 85.14% ranking fourth nationally (63-of-74).

2020 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 10 games, serving as the Razorbacks kickoff specialist … Totaled 48 kickoffs for 3,087 yards (64.3 ypk) with 33 touchbacks and four kickoffs out of bounds … Made two tackles on kickoffs, both in his first career game against Georgia (Sept. 26) … According to Pro Football Focus, posted a season kickoff grade of 79.3 and earned a season-best 73.4 game grade against LSU (Nov. 21).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of varsity football for head coach Chris Hentges at Helias High School … Two-time Missouri Class 4 All-State First Team selection in 2018 and 2019 … Three-time Missouri Central All-District selection … Tabbed to the Missouri Central All-District Team at both the kicker and punter positions as a senior … Named a Kicking World All-American as a junior …  Named Capital City Area Player of the Year by Sports Locker Magazine … Part of a Helias High School program that qualified for the Missouri Class 4 state playoffs in each of his four seasons … Rated a five-star kicker, four-star punter and No. 20 overall kicker in the nation by Kohl’s Kicking … Possesses a strong leg and excels at kickoffs … Competed at the Kicking World National Showcase in Austin, Texas and finished first in the kickoff competition … Attended the Kohl’s 2019 Midwest December Showcase and impressed during the kickoff charting phase … Connected on 25-of-31 field goal attempts and 122-of-129 extra point attempts during his high school career … Over his last two high school seasons, 80 percent of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks … Owns Helias High School records of 11 field goals in a single-season and 25 career field goals … Converted 11-of-15 field goals attempts and 42-of-43 extra point attempts as a senior … Averaged 39.4 yards per punt as a senior, registering a long of 67 yards … Also threw a 20-yard touchdown pass on a botched field goal try …  Drilled a Helias High School record 50-yard field goal in a 27-20 win against Rock Bridge … Member of a Crusaders squad that finished 9-2 and reached the district semifinal … As a junior in 2018, totaled 42 touchbacks on 56 kickoffs, made 9-of-11 field goal attempts and drilled 42-of-43 extra point attempts … Reached the district semifinal as a junior … As a sophomore part of an 8-4 team that qualified for the district championship … Was also a member of the Helias High School golf team … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Mississippi State, Army, Iowa State, Memphis, Virginia Tech and others.

PERSONAL: Born March 11, 2002.