Not a good start for Roberto Aguayo.
In April, the Buccaneers traded picks in the third and fourth rounds of the NFL draft to select a kicker in the second round. Months later, that kicker—22-year-old Roberto Aguayo, from Florida State—missed his first career kick.
In Tampa Bay‘s preseason opener against the Eagles, Augayo came on to try an extra point after Jameis Winston and Russell Shepard hooked up for a 26-year score in the first quarter. It didn’t go well.
Augayo hooked the kick, clanking it off the left upright.
“I had a little butterflies going out, but hey, that’s what preseason is for. Go out there, miss my first extra point. Stuff happens,” Aguayo said postgame. “I just went up a little bit on the ball, hooked it a little bit.”
He would go on to convert his next kick, a 38-yard field goal that brought made it a one-score game in the fourth.
Tampa Bay fell to Philadelphia, 17–9.
– Kenny Ducey