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Student Wins Santander Field Goal Challenge

Eagles fans gathered in the NovaCare Complex Field House and tried their luck at kicking field goals, in the hope of earning a chance to kick a field goal during halftime of Titans-Eagles in Week 12 ...

Kyle Werts, a 22-year-old student at Saint Joseph's University, won the Santander Field Goal Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the NovaCare Complex Field House.

Werts converted a 40-yard field goal, the only one of 40-plus participants to connect from such a distance.

As the winner, Werts won four tickets to the Eagles' Week 12 home matchup with the Tennessee Titans, where he will attempt a 40-yard field goal at halftime for a chance to win $20,000.

Werts said he trained for two weeks leading up to Saturday's competition, and that he wasn't ready for how good his fellow competitors turned out to be.

"The competition was a lot stiffer than I thought it would be," Werts said. "I didn't know what was going to happen coming in, I didn't know how many people there were going to be, and it came down to the last three people."

Werts said he's sure the halftime kick will be even more nerve-wracking than kicking in the Field House was. But if he converts the kick, the college senior says he knows exactly what he's doing with the $20,000.

"I'm in my senior year at St. Joseph's," Werts explained, "and if I win, it's going to go into my last semester of tuition so I don't have any debt coming out."

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