Contact Us

Lindale Kicker Luc Swimberghe Signs With FCS Power Sam Houston State

Lindale Signing Day
Lindale kicker Luc Swimberghe, who signed with Sam Houston State, sits with his parents during a National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday. (© Christopher R. Vinn/www.etsn.fm)

LINDALE — Kickers rarely get a chance to stand in the spotlight, but Lindale senior Luc Swimberghe had the stage all to himself on Wednesday.

Swimberghe signed a national letter of intent with Sam Houston State during a National Singing Day ceremony at the Lindale High School cafeteria.

The 6-0, 185-pounder said the program’s recent success, which includes back-to-back trips to the FCS national championship game, played a major role in his decision.

“(Head coach Willie Fritz) is a great coach,” Swimberghe said. “He knows how to win, he’s been in the national championship game two years in a row now. That says a lot about what kind of coach he is and the caliber of guys that he’s bringing in.”

Swimberghe said he also had a scholarship offer from Northwestern State, and a preferred walk-on offer from Louisville. But he decided Huntsville was the place for him back in June.

“It’s awesome, it’s a weight off my back,” he said. “You always worry about whether or not you’re gonna have the opportunity to play at the next level or where you’re gonna play at the next level. It’s just good to know that I have a home.”

Lindale head coach Mike Meador praised Swimberghe’s accomplishments.

“He was a huge factor because he kicked a lot of touchbacks,” he said. “Of course, being able to make a field goal was a big deal. Not only was he our kicker, but he was our punter too and averaged over 40 yards per punt. He was a huge asset to our football program. Special teams is very important and Luc made ours very special.”

Lindale Signing Day
The mother of Lindale kicker Luc Swimberghe kisses her son during a National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday. (© Christopher R. Vinn/www.etsn.fm)

More From ETSN.fm

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://etsn.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ETSN.fm - East Texas Sports Network quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ETSN.fm - East Texas Sports Network quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!