Bullock in the 2014 NFL preseason
|No. 4 Houston Texans|
|Date of birth:||December 16, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Klein, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Klein (TX)|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 161|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
|Field goals made:||55|
|Field goals attempts:||70|
|Field goals %:||80.0|
|Career long FG:||55|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Randy Bullock (born December 16, 1989) is an American football placekicker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Texas A&M University, and was recognized as the nation's top college football kicker and a consensus All-American. He was selected by the Houston Texans in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Bullock was born in Klein, Texas. He attended Klein High School, where he played high school football for the Klein Bearkats. He attended Texas A&M University, where he played for the Texas A&M Aggies football team from 2008 to 2011. After completing 29 of his 33 field goal attempts during his 2011 senior season, he received the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the best college football placekicker. He was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American in 2011.
Bullock returned to A&M to finish his petroleum engineering degree while he was on injured reserve during his rookie season.
The Houston Texans selected Bullock in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, with the 161st overall pick, becoming the first kicker ever drafted by the team. Bullock was competing with veteran Shayne Graham for the placekicker position. He had made 3 of 4 field goal attempts in the preseason, with the majority of his attempts coming from longer than 50 yards. Bullock's rookie season abruptly ended on August 26, 2012, when he was placed on injured reserve with a groin tear.
During the 2013 preseason, Bullock hit 6 of 7 field goal attempts, including one from 55 yards. In the game against the Chargers during Week 1 of the 2013 regular season, Bullock hit the game-winning field goal to cap the biggest comeback in Houston Texans history. However, in week 2 against the Titans, he missed three field goals (from 50, 50, and 46 yards). In Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts, he missed three field goals, including a 55-yard attempt in the final seconds of the game; the Texans lost 27-24. After the game against the Colts, Bullock became the first NFL kicker since 1985 to have a field goal percentage less than 62 percent with at least 20 attempts.
- Ubben, David (December 8, 2011). "Randy Bullock wins the Groza Award". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
- "Former Texas A&M kicker Randy Bullock has the eyes of Texan fans upon him".
- Randy Bullock settling in after missing entire rookie season. Houston Chronicle. August 25, 2013.
- Schaub keyed Texans' biggest comeback in franchise history, Kubiak says. Houston Chronicle. September 10, 2013.
- "Sunday's final NFL results". Statesman Journal. Retrieved November 3, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Texas A&M Aggies bio
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