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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Draft Preview: Randy Bullock

Among the kickers eligible for this year's NFL draft, or signing as an undrafted free agent thereafter, is Texas A&M's Randy Bullock. He ranks in the top five in the majority of the various draft rankings.

Excerpts from Bullock's profile page on the Aggies' website:

2011 Senior Season
  • winner of Lou Groza Award
  • named to Walter Camp All-America squad
  • named to the All-America team selected by the American Football Coaches Association
  • became the Aggies all-time leading scorer
2010 Junior Season
  • the only Aggie to put points on the board with a trio of field goals in a 9-6 upset of Nebraska
  • following the win over the Cornhuskers, named National Placekicker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Kickoff Specialist of the Week by CFPA
  • selected Academic All-Big 12
2009 Sophomore Season
  • two of seven misses on the year were blocked
  • averaged 63 yards on kickoffs, producing nine touchbacks
2008 Freshman Season
  • earned the starting place kicking job halfway through the season
  • booted five of his 35 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks
High School
  • Garnered first-team All-District honors after connecting on 11-of-14 field goal attempts and was a perfect 39-for-39 on PATs
  • also earned All-Greater Houston and All-Texas accolades
  • booted a 54-yard field goal, which is believed to be the eighth-longest field goal in Texas high school football history
  • ranked one of the top five kickers in the nation by Rivals.com.

2011: 29 of 33 (87.9%) FGs; 55 of 57 PATs; 142 points
2010: 16 of 21 (76.2%) FGs; 50 of 50 PATs; 98 points
2009: 12 of 19 (63.2%) FGs; 51 of 51 PATs; 87 points
2008: 6 of 7 (85.7%) FGs; 20 of 21 PATs; 38 points

In February, Bullock discussed his thoughts on potentially getting drafted in light of Dan Bailey's success last year:
"I think that helps a lot. I think the more that happens, the more teams are going to be willing to take a look at a rookie....
It's different. That's just one of the things with the kicking position: Nothing is guaranteed. Some of the guys you're competing against can be 15 years older than you. That's when the business side of everything takes place, whether they want a big-name guy for a lot of money or take a gamble on a younger guy for less."

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