TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo will return to school for his redshirt junior season, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher announced on Thursday.
“I’m very excited that Roberto has elected to come back to school,” Fisher said. “He’s a big part of our Florida State family’s success. I believe he has a chance to become arguably the best kicker in NCAA history and we’re very fortunate to have him. But more importantly, what he brings to our team from a leadership and character standpoint means more to us as an organization and we’re truly blessed to have him back.”
Aguayo is a two-time All-American and a two-time finalist for the Lou Groza Award given to the nation’s top kicker, winning the award in 2013 when he set an FBS record with 157 points.
“After praying about it and talking with my parents, coaches and others I trust, I know that the best decision for me is to return to Florida State for another year,” Aguayo said. “I am more than excited to continue to build on the success we have had here at Florida State and I’m looking forward to continuing to improve next fall, to obtain my degree and to grow as a person.”
In 2014, Aguayo made 27 of 30 field goals and was perfect on 55 extra point attempts en route to scoring 136 points – which ranked second among kickers nationally and eighth overall. The Mascotte, Fla., native collected consensus All-America honors by capturing First Team accolades from the Associated Press, Sporting News, AFCA and Walter Camp. His 27 field goals tied the FSU single-season record.
In 2013, Aguayo drilled 21-of-22 field goal attempts and all 94 of his extra point attempts while leading the ACC in scoring (157).
Aguayo made 23 consecutive field goals at one point during the 2013 and 2014 seasons and he has made 4-of-5 of his field goal attempts of 50 yards or more in his career.
For his career, Aguayo has made 48 of 52 field goals at an FSU record 92.3 percent and all 149 of his extra points. His 293 points already rank him eighth in school history in scoring among all players.