LSU Gold
Lafayette, La.
High School
St. Thomas More HS
  • 2002 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
  • 2002 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Miami-Ohio)
  • 1999 Freshman All-SEC (Knoxville News Sentinel)
  • 1999 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

One of the top placekickers in LSU history … Ranked second in LSU history with 50 career field goals and fourth in school history with 279 points … The 279 career points ranked second among kickers in LSU history … Holds the LSU record for PATs with 129, breaking the previous mark of 109 held by David Browndyke … His 50 field goals ranks second to Browndyke’s 61.

Named Second Team All-SEC by the SEC Coaches after connected on 17 of 24 field goals and going a perfect 34 of 34 on PATs … Led team and ranked among the SEC leaders with 85 points … Kicked a pair of field goals vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl … Was 10 of 11 inside the 40-yard line in 2002 … Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after tying a school-record with four field goals in win over Miami (Ohio) … Seven of 17 field goals in 2002 came from 40-yards or out, including a 49-yarder as time expired in the first half vs. Arkansas … Kicked a 49-yard in win over Kentucky and had field goals of 42, 48, and 37 in win over South Carolina … Also handled kickoffs for the Tigers and his pinpoint accuracy was a key reason the Tigers ranked among the national leaders by allowing only 16.8 yards on kickoff returns … Served as LSU’s backup punter … Punted one time for 39 yards in win over Miami (Ohio).

Coming off best season as a Tigers as he connected on 14 field goals on 23 attempts … Also hit on 41 of 44 PAT’s … Finished the year second on the team with 83 points … Finished junior season on a high note by kicking three field goals of 45 yards or longer against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game … Had field goals of 45, 47 and 45 yards vs. the Vols … Is the first LSU placekicker since David Browndyke in 1989 vs. Mississippi State to kick three field goals of 45 yards or better in a single game … Kicked a pair of field goals vs. Tulane, Kentucky and Auburn … Had a 46-yard field goal in win over Kentucky … Finished year by making five of last seven field goal attempts … Did not attempt a field goal in the Sugar Bowl … For career, is five of six kicking on artificial turf with four of the five field goals being 45 yards or better … Kicked a career-long of 49 yards (tying an LSU bowl record) vs. Georgia Tech in the 2000 Peach Bowl.

LSU’s kicker for both place-kicks as well as kickoffs … Made 10-of-18 field goals and connected on 33-of-35 extra points during the regular season … Steady kicker inside the 40 as he nailed 8-of-11 from that range during the season … Was also 5-of-6 between the 30 and 39-yard lines … Was 2-of-2 on field goal attempts vs. Georgia Tech in Peach Bowl, which included a career-best 49-yard kick … The 49-yard field goal tied Juan Betanzos (vs. Nebraska in 1983 Orange Bowl) for the longest field goal in a bowl game in LSU history … Also hit a 32-yard field goal in win over Georgia Tech … Nailed then a career-best 47-yard field goal in overtime win over Tennessee … Had a 40-yard field goal at Florida … Scored LSU’s only points at Arkansas with a 27-yard field goal … Made two field goals in win over Kentucky – a 38-yarder and a 31-yarder … Consistently drives kickoffs into the endzone and one of the reasons LSU allowed just 18.4 yards per kickoff return.

Became the Tigers’ placekicker and proved to be a steady performer … After the San Jose State game he was named starter and didn’t disappoint … Corbello was named to the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team and Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Team … Finished the season 9 of 12 on field goal attempts and a perfect 21 of 21 on PAT’s … Second in scoring on the team with 48 total points … Enjoyed his best game at Georgia with a 3-of-3 performance (37, 31, 40) … Had a career-long at Kentucky with a 43-yard kick and tied it at Alabama … Was No. 6 in the SEC in field goal percentage at 75% … Did not attempt a kick the last two games of the year.

Three-time Class 4A All-State selection … Three-time All-District 5-4A selection … Helped lead St. Thomas More to second place finish in District 5-4A and quarterfinals of Class 4A playoffs …Rated No. 53 on the Sporting News Top 100, Member of The Advocate’s Super Second Dozen, Tiger Rag’s Dirty Dozen, Purple & Gold’s Great Eight Second Team, Louisiana Football Magazine’s All-Louisiana Team … Senior year was 8-of-17 field goals, with two coming from 50 or more yards … Placed 46 of 61 kickoffs for touchbacks … Also averaged 39.3 yards per punt for his career … Coached in high school by Jim Hightower.

Full name is John Patrick Corbello … Born Feb. 11, 1980, in Lafayette, La. … Parents are Bennie and Kathleen Corbello .. Has a sister, Anne … Majoring in construction management.

Corbello’s Career Kicking Totals

Year Class FG-FGM 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG XP-XPA
1999 Fr. 9-12 0-0 2-3 4-5 3-4 0-0 43 21-21
2000 So. 10-18 0-0 3-5 5-6 2-6 0-1 47 33-35
2001 Jr. 14-23 0-0 5-5 3-5 6-11 0-2 47 41-44
2002 Sr. 17-24 1-1 5-5 4-5 7-12 0-1 49 34-34
TOTALS 50-77 1-1 15-18 16-21 18-33 0-4 49 129-134
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