Kaukauna punter and kicker Gavin Lahm during a UW-Madison specialist camp. Photo courtesy @gavin_lahm on Twitter.
Kaukauna punter and kicker Gavin Lahm during a UW-Madison specialist camp. Photo courtesy @gavin_lahm on Twitter.

UPDATE — Lahm is expected to make it official Dec. 15 with a signing ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Kaukauna Hgh School library.

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KAUKAUNA — Standout Kaukauna High School kicker Gavin Lahm isn’t going far from home to play football, announcing on Twitter that he has committed to the UW Badgers as a preferred walk on with the 2022 class.

Lahm went 9-of-13 on field goals last year for the Ghosts, according to his Hudl video, and also had 30 touchbacks on 73 kickoffs.

His season highlight was a personal best 50-year field goal in November during a win over Germantown.


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https://twitter.com/gavin_lahm/status/1324939697085362176

The Ghosts went 6-0 in a pandemic-shortened season, and forfeited their only playoff game because of COVID precautions.

Lahm excelled in two specialists camps put on by the Badgers, winning the punting competition both times.

“I couldn’t be more excited, proud and honored to be joining an amazing football program and team while gaining an excellent education,” Lahm wrote on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/gavin_lahm/status/1424099796693004289

As a preferred walk on, Lahm will have a guaranteed roster spot with a chance to earn a scholarship in later years.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.