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47   Xavier Beitia
Xavier Beitia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Jesuit High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 198

Position:
PK

Birthdate:
11/23/1982


At Florida State: A senior who returns for his fourth season as the starting kicker...ranks fourth in Florida State history with 298 career points and is on pace to become FSU's all-time leading scorer ... has totaled over 100 points in each of the last two seasons and has led the squad in scoring the past three seasons...his 108 points in 2002 ranks tied for fifth on FSU's all-time single-season scoring list while his 107 points in 2003 ranks seventh...holds FSU's bowl record for longest field goal made with a 50-yard field goal in the 2002 Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech...kicked a career-long 48- yard field goal last season against Wake Forest...has made 76 percent of his field goals and 97 percent of his point after attempts in his career...earned third team Freshman All-America honors in 2001...a two-time All-ACC selection, including second team honors as a true freshman in 2001 and honorable mention as a soph-omore in 2002.

Junior Year (2003): Led the team in scoring for the third straight season with 107 points a mark that ranks seventh on FSU's all-time single-season scoring list...was again a Lou Groza Award candidate...ranked third in the ACC and 26 th in the nation in scoring at 8.2 points per game...also ranked third in the ACC and 18 th nationally in field goals per game at 1.46... kicked a career long 48- yard field goal against Wake Forest...hit six field goals of 40 or more yards...scored 12 or more points in five games...made four field goals in two different games and tied his career high when he attempted five field goals at Virginia...attempted at least one field goal in 10 games and made at least one field goal in eight contests...hit multiple field goals in five games...made 18 of his last 22 field goal attempts...totaled a career-high 17 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 on field goals, in the win over Colorado...was 98 percent on extra point attempts (50-of-51) and 76 percent on field goals (19-of-25) ...his sole blocked PAT attempt of the year occurred in the season-opener at North Carolina, snapping a streak of 80 consecutive PAT attempts made...made five or more extra points in six games, including a career-high eight at Duke...was named ACC Specialist of the Week on October 18th .

Sophomore Year (2002): Earned honorable mention All-ACC honors...was a candidate for the Lou Groza Award as the nation's top kicker for the second consecutive season...led the team in scoring for the second straight year with 108 points which ranks tied for fifth on FSU's all-time single season scoring list...was perfect on extra point attempts with a 51-of-51 mark...ranked third in the ACC and 43 rd in the nation in scoring with a 7.7 points per game average...ranked fourth in the ACC and 22nd in the nation with a 1.36 field goals per game average...made at least one field goalin11gameswithmultiplefieldgoalsinsevengames...attempted a career-high five field goals at Wake Forest...made a season-high six extra points in the victories over Duke and Clemson...had a season-high 13 points in the win at Maryland on three-of-three in field goals and four-of-four on extra points.

Freshman Year (2001): Earned Sporting News third team Freshmen All-America honors...was an All-ACC second team selection...was one of only four freshmen and the only true freshman to earn either All-ACC first, second or honorable mention honors...was 11-of-11 on field goals under 40 yards and two-of-three on field goals between 40 and 49 yards...only the sixth freshman in FSU history to lead the team in scoring with 83 total points...started all 12 games...had a season-long 42 yard field goal but hit a 50-yarder in the 2002 Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech, setting FSU's bowl record for longest field goal made...ranked third in the nation with a .929 field goal percentage (13-of-14)... ranked fourth in the ACC and 40 th in the nation with a 7.55 points per game average...ranked fourth in the ACC and 31 st in the nation with a 1.18 field goals per game average...made 46-of-50 extra point attempts during the regular season and was a perfect three-of-three against Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl...hit a season-high three field goals vs. Alabama Birmingham and at Virginia...season-high of four field goal attempts came at Virginia...scored a season-high 13 points (two field goals and seven extra points) against Duke in his first career game...made his last eight field goals of the regular season and his last 11 straight including three in the Gator Bowl.

High School: Graduated from Jesuit High School in 2001...considered to be the top kicker in the state of Florida as a high school junior and senior...listed by Max Emfinger as one of the nation's top 100 recruits as a kicker...also listed as a member of the Super Southern 100 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...a perfect nine-of-nine on field goal attempts inside of 50 yards his senior season...nearly perfect, 31-of-32, on extra point attempts as a senior...Tampa Jesuit also lists current Atlanta Falcon kicker Jay Feely as an alumnus.

Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1982...majoring in sport management...his father spent 14 years as a professional jai alai player before moving to the United States in 1974...has lived in Tampa his entire life ...played soccer until the eighth grade when he traded futbol for football.

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