Kicker Sebastian Janikowski comes in at No. 30 as we continue our countdown of the Top-75 players in Florida State history. Janikowski’s leg was legendary at Florida State and he is the only kicker in college football history to win the Lou Groza award twice. He was named a consensus All-American in both 1998 and 1999 and left early for the NFL. He finished his career by making 126-130 extra points and converting on 55-83 field goals. He was just as big of a weapon on kickoffs as he was with field goals. In 1999 almost 70-percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.
Janikowski became the third kicker ever to be taken in the first round of an NFL draft. He was selected 17th overall by the Oakland Raiders in 2000. He is currently still a member of the Raiders and has had a very successful career. He has missed just three extra points in his 15-year career and has a field goal percentage of over 80. He has made 48 of the 87 kicks he has attempted over 50 yards. He tied the record for longest field goal made in 2011 when he hit a 63-yarder against the Denver Broncos.
He was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2013.
Photo courtesy of the Florida State athletic department.