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FSU K Roberto Aguayo Drafted By Tampa Bay

Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo has been drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With the 59 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo. Aguayo is the first kicker taken in the draft after being the first kicker since Sebastian Janikowski, another Florida State kicker, to declare for the NFL draft as a junior. 

Aguayo won the Lou Groza award for the best kicker in college football as a redshirt freshman in 2013. He was named a finalist for the award in 2014, and a semifinalist in 2015. He was named a consensus first team All-American in 2014. He became just the second three time first team All-American in Florida State history along with Deion Sanders. 

For his career Aguayo was 69/78 on field goals and was also a perfect 198/198 on extra point attempts. He leaves Florida State as the most accurate kicker in college football history converting 96.73 of his field goal and extra point opportunities. He also set the ACC record for consecutive extra points made. He is the NCAA record holder for points in a season by a kicker with 157 in 2013. 

With the the new NFL extra point rules, a kicker that did not miss a single kick inside of 40 yards is at a premium. Aguayo was a perfect 49/49 inside of 40 yards during his career at Florida State. 

With Aguayo being drafted Florida State will now have four kickers on NFL rosters, the most in the NFL. 

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