Vizcaino succeeds Cameron Van Winkle, who graduated as one of the steadiest kickers in school history.

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Washington senior kicker Tristan Vizcaino did a little bit of everything during his first three years with the Huskies.

As a true freshman, he took over as the Huskies’ kickoff specialist in 2014, a role he’s held each year since. In 2015, he scored a touchdown on a fake field goal against Utah State. He’s even been credited with seven career tackles on kickoff coverage.

In 2016, he became the team’s primary punter, doing an admirable job in that role while adapting to the “rugby-style.”

The one thing Vizcaino hasn’t yet done is the one thing he’s yearned most to do.

He now has his wish to be the Huskies’ starting place-kicker.

“I feel good,” he said. “It’s fantastic.”

Vizcaino succeeds Cameron Van Winkle, who graduated as one of the steadiest kickers in school history (with an .812 field-goal percentage that trails only Chuck Nelson’s .813).

“I’m definitely excited to take on that role. It’s a role I’ve been competing for my entire time here and something I’ve wanted to do,” said Vizcaino, a 6-foot-2, 202-pound senior from Chino Hill, Calif. “So to finally have the opportunity to do it, I’m ecstatic. I feel extremely prepared; I’ve put a lot of time in preparing for this moment, and I feel ready.”

Husky Stadium is a notoriously difficult place to kick, the swirly winds off Lake Washington often making alignment unpredictable.

“I definitely feel settled in and comfortable with where I’m at, which has been huge,” Vizcaino said. “Knowing everybody, knowing the coaches for as long as I have, knowing they trust me and that I trust their decisions as well, it makes it a great atmosphere for kicking — at a place where it’s pretty hard to kick it.”