Florida State freshman kicker Ricky Aguayo holds the distinction of being the younger brother of legendary Seminole kicker Roberto Aguayo. But in his first night on the job, the younger Aguayo broke the school’s single-game field goal record, nailing six field goals on Monday night against Ole Miss.
Ricky Aguayo sets an FSU record for field goals in a game — six — in his first career game.
— Tim Linafelt / FSU (@Tim_Linafelt) September 6, 2016
Prior to the making of his sixth field goal, Aguayo already had the record of most makes in a FSU debut, but he would go on to claim the distinction of having the most makes of any kicker–including his brother–in a single game in Seminoles history.
#FSU's new kicker Ricky Aguayo has scored more points tonight (21) than 37 FBS teams did in Week 1.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 6, 2016
Older brother Roberto was the most accurate kicker in ACC history and third in NCAA history, but Ricky is off to quite the start. After seeing Roberto selected in the second round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the belief in the effectiveness of the right leg of the Aguayos is only just beginning.
Ricky attended the famed IMG Academy in Montverde, Florida, ultimately choosing to follow in his brother’s footsteps, despite scholarship offers from other powerhouse programs such as: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Georgia and UCLA.
Ranked by 247Sports as the fifth-best kicker in the 2016 class, the three-star kicker will have some enormous shoes to fill. Aside from a blocked kick returned for a touchdown last season against Georgia Tech, nearly every crowd-roaring moment involving Florida State kickers over the past four seasons has involved the tremendous right boot of Roberto, who helped lead the team to a 2013 BCS National Championship alongside quarterback Jameis Winston.