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Dustin Hopkins
K #5
Height:
6-2
Weight:
193
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
1

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Bio

PRO

Drafted in the sixth-round (177th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft…along with the team’s first-round (16th overall) draft selection of EJ Manuel, marks the second consecutive Draft Buffalo has chosen two Seminoles (2012 – LB Nigel Bradham and T Zebrie Sanders)… one of 11 Florida State draft selection in 2013 – a school record

PRO

Drafted in the sixth-round (177th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft…along with the team’s first-round (16th overall) draft selection of EJ Manuel, marks the second consecutive Draft Buffalo has chosen two Seminoles (2012 – LB Nigel Bradham and T Zebrie Sanders)… one of 11 Florida State draft selection in 2013 – a school record

 

2013

•    Inactive for each of the first five games before being placed on Injured Reserve on October 7

 

COLLEGE

Set a new NCAA scoring record for kickers with 466 points while establishing new NCAA, ACC and FSU records with 88 career field goals… became the Seminoles’ all-time leader with 290 career kicks made (202 PAT’s and 88 FG’s)… only one of four kickers in program history to have made 200 or more kicks and the only one who made 250 or more… holds the school record in career PAT’s (202)… kicked at least one field goal in 46 career games to set the all-time NCAA record (previous mark held by Blair Walsh of Georgia, 45, 2008-11)

 

•    2012: Lou Groza Award finalist, earning first-team All-American honors from ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, Pro Football Weekly and Athlon Sports… also an All-ACC first-team and Academic All-ACC selection… registered 140 points – a new ACC all-time single-season scoring record… single-handedly outscored five of the team’s opponents on the season… led all ACC kickers in scoring (10.0 points per game)… converted a career-long 56-yard field goal vs. Duke... was five-of-six on tries from 50-plus yards… set a career-high with 25 made field goals and attempts (30)… 88th career field goal came in the Orange Bowl win over Northern Illinois… named ACC Specialist of the Week when he converted all three final attempts in a 30-17 win at South Florida… connected on two 50-plus yard field tries vs. Maryland…

 

•    2011: Converted 22-of-27 field goal attempts to set a new personal-best 81.5 percent single-season rate… finished 44-of-44 on PAT conversions, extending his school record to 130… first-team All-ACC kicker and a finalist for the Lou Groza Award – presented to the nation’s top placekicker… led the ACC in scoring (110 points)… kicked a season-long 53-yard field goal. vs. No 1 Oklahoma… collected at least one field goal in 12 of 13 games, with a season-best of three at Boston College… scored 10 or more points in six contests… forced 29 touchbacks as FSU led the ACC in net kickoff (48.6 average)… chosen as a finalist for the Danny Wuerffel Trophy – presented to the Division I player who best exemplifies excellence in the community, classroom and on the field… earned one of two academic awards for the junior class for his work in the classroom and voted a Special Teams MVP at the team’s annual banquet… recognized with one of four community service awards given out at the end of spring practice

 

•    2009: A true freshman who won the starting job in preseason competition and handled all of the kicking responsibilities… led the team with 97 points (19-of-27 field goals) – the most prolific freshman campaign by a Florida State kicker… converted four-of-five field goal attempts to set a school bowl game record in the 33-21 Gator Bowl win over West Virginia… made his first career field goal attempt from 52 yards vs. Miami… finished the year with 33 consecutive successful PAT’s… ranked fourth in the nation with 24 touchbacks – tops in the ACC… one of three Seminoles tabbed to the ACC All-Academic Football team

 

 

PERSONAL

Graduated with a degree in media/communication… was the consensus top-rated kicker in the country out of Clear Lake High School… a two-time Texas 5A All-State selection and USA Today first-team All-American as a senior

 

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