It is not often that a kicker makes news for his NFL Draft decision, but Florida State Seminoles star Robert Aguayo is not your average kicker. And, on Wednesday, the junior officially declared for the 2016 NFL Draft.
Aguayo earned his degree in criminology this past semester, so has decided to give up his final year of eligibility on the gridiron.
Now, he will look to take his collegiate success to the next level.
“After giving this decision careful thought and meeting with my family and Coach Fisher, I have decided to enter the NFL Draft,” Aguayo said in a statement. “These last four years have been nothing short of incredible on and off the field. I have made memories that I will always treasure. One goal when I got here was to graduate, and I’m thankful I was able to earn my degree in Criminology this fall.
“Ever since I was a kid, I have bled Garnet and Gold. When I received a scholarship to play football at FSU from Coach Fisher it was a dream come true and a blessing.”
Aguayo is widely regarded as one of the best kickers college football has ever seen, so it will be interesting to see just how high he will be drafted. After all, with the NFL’s new extra point rule, kicking is more important than ever.
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