Carlton has signed decorated AFL and NFL star Saverio Rocca as a part-time goalkicking coach.
Rocca played 257 AFL games for Collingwood and North Melbourne from 1992-2006.
During his AFL career, Rocca booted 748 goals, putting him 13th overall in the all-time VFL/AFL leading goalkickers.
Following his AFL career, Rocca headed to the USA where he spent five seasons as a punter for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins.
Rocca will work with Carlton’s forward line for the duration of the 2015 season.
Saverio Rocca’s career highlights:
Career: 257 AFL games
Collingwood (156) 1992-2000
North Melbourne (101) 2001-2006
Career goals: 748 (514 at Collingwood, 234 at North Melbourne)
• AFL Rising Star nominee 1993
• Collingwood best and fairest 1995
• Collingwood leading goalkicker 1993-1999
• North Melbourne leading goalkicker: 2001-2002, 2004
• VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century
• ANZAC Day Medal 1995, 1998
• 13th overall in the all-time VFL/AFL leading goalkickers
Philadelphia Eagles (2007-2010)
Washington Redskins (2011-2013)
• NFL record for the oldest rookie (33 years old)
• Punts: 517
• Punt yards: 22,169
• Punting yard average: 42.9