Aug. 1, 2013
By Layne Herdt (@LayneHerdt), Seminoles.com
We're coming down to the wire in our 13 for 13 series and today we talk special teams and new place kicker Roberto Aguayo. Perhaps no player on the roster has bigger shoes to fill than the redshirt freshman.
Aguayo replaces arguably the greatest kicker in NCAA history Dustin Hopkins who broke the NCAA scoring record for place kickers in 2012. The good news for Seminole fans is the fact that Aguayo has a powerful leg, evident by the 58 yard filed goal he hit in the Spring Game.
The big question is of course, how will he handle the pressure of kicking on game days. Head Coach Jimbo Fisher attempted to ease some of the worries by making the unorthodox decision to keep two kickers on scholarship last season. Fisher knew he couldn't find a better one on the recruiting trail and he wanted Aguayo to learn from Hopkins for a year.
The lessons certainly paid off in the spring game with Aguayo going 4-5 and if he can pick up where the golden booted Hopkins left off, the Seminoles could once again have one of the best place-kickers in the country.
Come back on Friday for our next installment of 13 for 13 with senior center, Bryan Stork.