Roberto Aguayo Was College Football’s Best Kicker, But Where Is He Now?
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There’s no disputing Roberto Aguayo‘s college football kicking abilities. While playing for the Florida State Seminoles, he became the most accurate kicker in NCAA history (converting 267 of 276 field goal attempts and extra points), won the 2013 Lou Groza Award and earned three First-Team All-American honors.

The FSU legend ranks right next to Sebastian Janikowski in terms of special teams players and was drafted as such. Aguayo was taken in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of names like Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill, and his brother Ricky Aguayo took over in his place at FSU.

NFL fans know how the rest of his short-lived career followed. He posted a horrendous rookie campaign, finishing last in field goal percentage, and was waived by the Bucs in 2017.

Aguayo received chances from the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers, who chose Caleb Sturgis as their starter in 2018, but was never able to stick with a team after his first full season.

The 26-year-old last signed a contract two years ago, but what is he up to now?

Roberto Aguayo Now

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It may sound weird but the most accurate kicker in college football history pivoted to a completely different sport: golf.

In 2019, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Aguayo had accepted an internship position at PGA REACH, which is the charitable foundation for the PGA of America.

?I have a passion for golf,? Aguayo said in PGA REACH?s news release, per the TB Times. ?I?m interested to see what golf can bring to me and what I can bring to golf. I?m thrilled to use this internship to expand my knowledge of the golf industry. I want to take my sports background and interaction with teammates on the field, and then apply it to meeting and working with more diverse people in the workplace.?

As for a potential return to the NFL, the former second-round pick says he’s ready for another shot.

“I know I can get back,” Aguayo told Bleacher Report in 2019. “People are probably like: ‘Oh, he’s done. He can’t do it anymore.’ No. I did it at a high level in college.


“I never got a chance to show it again. I know I can. I’m hitting the ball well now. At the end of the day, it’s a matter of opportunity.”

Roberto Aguayo’s Wife

Aguayo briefly lived in Jupiter, Florida, before buying a house in Boca Raton in April 2020. He shares his time with his wife, Courtney Aguayo, and their two toy poodles, Groza and Stella.


Courtney and Roberto celebrated their three-year wedding anniversary on July 8 this year.

According to Courtney’s Instagram profile, she graduated from Florida State University and is in school at Wake Forest University. She also owns Pure Barre, a fitness gym in Boca Raton.

On Valentine’s Day this year, she shared a message about her husband.

“Happy Valentine?s Day to the best hubby out there! Your heart shines through each and every day to every person that crosses your path. You are so kind, caring, selfless, and EXTREMELY patient (bless your heart ?) Love you SO much!!” she wrote on social media.

Plenty of NFL teams will likely need a placekicker at some point. Whether the Las Vegas Raiders, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers or Miami Dolphins come calling, Aguayo will likely be ready.

Until then, it looks like he’s enjoying life in South Florida.

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Patrick covered the Florida Gators during the forgettable Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain eras before spending two seasons writing for Major League Baseball. He's a baseball junkie who spends his days defending Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins. He lives in South Florida but his heart belongs in Gainesville, Florida.
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