Raiders sign former K-State kicker Matthew McCrane

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Kansas State place kicker Matthew McCrane watches his kick during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Arkansas, in Manhattan, Kan.McCrane was selected to the AP All-Conference Big 12 team announced Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

(WIBW) - Kansas State's all-time leader in made field goals is getting a shot in the NFL.

On Tuesday, Matthew McCrane confirmed on Twitter that he is signing with the Oakland Raiders. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported the news. Oakland is expecting to be without kicker Mike Nugent, who is dealing with a hip injury.

McCrane spent some time with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent during training camp this past offseason. The rookie left K-State as one of the program's most prolific kickers.

The Texas native finished his career in Manhattan as the program's career leader in field goals made (57), field goal percentage (86.4) and extra point percentage (99.3). He was also the first kicker in school history to be named an all-conference performer three times.