The Journey Of Roberto Aguayo

May 6th, 2016

Roberto Aguayo

Well Bucs fans, he is here.

Kicker Roberto Aguayo and the rest of the Bucs rookies are in town today and will arrive to One Buc Palace to begin their first practices as NFL players.

Aguayo’s history, whether you agree with the pick or not, is fascinating. In video below, Aguayo talks about his kicking philosophy and how he grew up in very humble beginnings to become a Lou Groza Award winner and a high draft pick.

13 Responses to “The Journey Of Roberto Aguayo”

  1. Mike Johnson Says:

    Personally, I like this kid. But he’s a Buc now. Which means he’d better Kick his A.. off. Or….these fans here will reserve a spot for him on the Tampa Bay fishing bridge with other alumni. Ball out kid. Don’t miss!

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Anyone ever try to actually kick a FG?

    I can’t even kick a 15 yarder and that’s when I was a teen.

  3. SB with Jameis Says:

    Next up………….World Champion!!

  4. Floridaboybill Says:

    I ain’t gone lie last year he froze up a couple times had my wondering but now he back with Winston I think he got his confidence back

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo is Roberto’s biggest fan. Roberto can’t help how how he was drafted. Pablo knows Roberto will miss but hopes fans “entender que es humano” understand that he is human”

  6. Stanglassman Says:


    I could have you kicking a 25 yarder in no time.

    I do agree totally with your premise. I think the golf analogy is best to relate the difficulty to a average fan who’s never tried it.

    To hit fg of any distance is like trying to hit the center of fairway with a driver @ 250+ yards.

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    America’s Kicker

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Stan….trying to hit the fairway is easier than kicking a FG. imo

  9. DB55 Says:

    Jameis’s naked Macarena dance.

    Jameis welcoming all the rooks into OBP.

    Alex, what is … what did you see on Twitter yesterday?

  10. Stanglassman Says:

    Within 18′ 5″ center of the fairway with 80 thousand fans, millions on TV, coaches & teamates watching. Oh and your job in on the line every time.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Stan..that’s what I’m talking about. It’s an extremely amazing thing what these guys do. The good ones simply amaze me.

  12. Dave Says:

    I was able to kick a 30 yards at one point in my 20’s. Had a football field with goal posts as part of the sports complex and clubhouse in a townhouse I lived at in Denver. That’s with altitude! Beyond that was tough

  13. godzilla13 Says:

    Robert Aguayo –

    2013-FGM 21 FGA 22 95.5% 20-2910-10 30-39 2-2 40-49 8-9 50+1-1 LNG 53
    2014-FGM 27 FGA 30 90.0% 20-29 9-9 30-39 9-9 40-49 6-8 50+ 3-4 LNG 53
    2015-FGM 21 FGA 26 83.3% 20-29 9-9 30-39 6-6 40-49 4-7 50+ 1-2 LNG 51

    Aguayo’s college FGM percentage was 87.3% (not including blocked FG) Of the two 50+ FG missed, one hit the cross bars and he slipped on the other. Aguayo can make the long FG, his range is 62 yards. Aguayo also had a hip injury that could have played a role in some of his misses. He is deadly acurrate when kicking from the middle of the field. Connor Barth’s was 82.1% last year, having hit only 6 of his 11 attempts from beyond 40 yards. Said Aguayo’s high school coach “I could tell the first time I saw him kick the ball,” Banks said. “The sound it made when his foot hit the ball was something I’d never heard, just the power he had.” “That’s why, when he goes up to make a kick, I don’t care what pressure situation it is: I know he’s going to make it, and in his mind he knows he’s going to make it.” Aguayo is the real deal and I believe we are lucky to have drafted him with the picks we used.