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Los Angeles Chargers sign former FSU kicker

The Chargers now have five former Seminoles on their roster.

It took less than a week on the open market but former Florida State star kicker Dustin Hopkins has already found a new home. On Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Chargers announced that they were bringing Hopkins in to replace Tristan Vizcaino.

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The Texas native got surprising news last week when the Washington Football Team elected to release him after six plus seasons with the organization. Hopkins made 163 of 194 field-goal attempts (84%) and 179 of 190 extra points (94.2%) during his time with the Football Team. In Washington's first game without Hopkins, Chris Blewitt went 1/2 on kicks. That's one less miss than Hopkins has all season.

Hopkins originally began his career with Buffalo after the Bills selected him in the Sixth-Round of the 2013 draft. He never appeared in a game with the Bills after being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury during his rookie season.

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The former Seminole ended his career in Tallahassee as one of the best place-kickers to ever wear garnet and gold. He still ranks as the No. 8 in scoring in the history of college football. Hopkins is also the ACC leader in field goals made in a career.

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The Los Angeles Chargers are building a stable of Florida State stars on the west coast. With the signing of Hopkins, the Chargers now boast five former Seminoles on their 53-man roster; defensive back Derwin James, defensive back Asante Samuel Jr, defensive back Trey Marshall, fullback Gabe Nabers, and Hopkins.

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