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Roberto Aguayo

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Roberto Aguayo
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Aguayo in 2014 while at Florida State
No. 1 Chicago Bears
Position: Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-05-17) May 17, 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth: Mascotte, Florida
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Groveland (FL) South Lake
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Field goals: 22
Field goal attempts: 31
Field goal %: 71.0
Longest FG: 43
Player stats at NFL.com

Roberto Aguayo (born May 17, 1994) is an American football kicker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Aguayo played college football at Florida State University, where he was the most accurate kicker in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history and third in NCAA history.[1] He was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[2]

College career

Roberto Aguayo attempting a field goal

Aguayo redshirted for the 2012 football season, his freshman season at Florida State. Aguayo led the ACC in points with 157 and field goals made with 21 in the 2013 season.[1] On December 12, 2013, Aguayo won the 2013 Lou Groza Award.[3] Aguayo led the ACC in field goals made with 27 in the 2014 season.[1] Aguayo announced his intention to forgo his senior season on January 6, 2016, to enter the 2016 NFL draft. In his three years with Florida State, he successfully connected with 69 of 78 field goal attempts. He also successfully connected on all 198 of his extra point attempts.[1]

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Aguayo with the 59th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. They acquired the pick in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs, sending their third and fourth-round selections. Aguayo was the first kicker selected in the second round since Mike Nugent, who was drafted 47th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.[2] On June 7, 2016, Aguayo signed his rookie contract, which included a $1.15 million signing bonus.[4][5] In Week 11, Aguayo went 4-for-4 on field goals and was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[6] However, Aguayo finished the 2016 campaign with the worst field goal percentage in the NFL amongst kickers making more than five attempts.[7]

In the 2017 off-season, the Buccaneers signed Nick Folk to compete with Aguayo; his $750,000 guarantee was more than Aguayo's 2017 salary.[8] After missing a 47 yard field goal and an extra point in the Buccaneers' first preseason game, Aguayo was released by the Buccaneers on August 12, 2017.[9]

Chicago Bears

On August 13, 2017, Aguayo was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[10]

Personal life

Aguayo's younger brother, Ricky Aguayo, took over place kicking duties for Florida State in 2016.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Roberto Aguayo". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Patra, Kevin (2016-04-29). "Buccaneers trade up to take kicker Roberto Aguayo". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ McGuire, Kevin (2013-12-12). "Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo wins Lou Groza Award". nbcsports.com. 
  4. ^ "Buccaneers Sign K Roberto Aguayo". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2016-06-07. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ Spotrac.com. "Roberto Aguayo". Spotrac.com. Retrieved 2017-08-12. 
  6. ^ Lam, Quang (2016-11-23). "Tom Brady, Kirk Cousins among Players of Week". NFL.com. 
  7. ^ "Field Goal % Made: 2016 NFL Season". SportingCharts.com. Retrieved August 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ Stroud, Rick (2017-08-12). "Bucs cut beleaguered kicker Roberto Aguayo". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2017-08-12. 
  9. ^ Patra, Kevin (2017-08-12). "Kicker Roberto Aguayo waived by Buccaneers". NFL.com. 
  10. ^ Shook, Nick (2017-08-13). "Chicago Bears claim Roberto Aguayo via waivers". NFL.com. 
  11. ^ Weiler, Curt (2016-01-07). "Ricky Aguayo has opportunity his brother did not". Tomahawk Nation. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 

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