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Ricky Aguayo focusing on mental strength to find consistency

The sophomore kicker has made ten straight kicks.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

After missing a field goal vs. NC State, Ricky Aguayo has connected on ten straight field goals.

He chalks that up to a change in maturity.

“I just decided to grow up, stop making immature mistakes when I come in on the field,” the sophomore said. “Just staying true to the process, and saying a couple words in my head that remind me what to do. I have to trust that [Stephen] Gabbard is going to get it back there and [Jared] Jackson is going to hold it. All I have to do is kick it and make sure it goes through the upright.”

When asked about making changes to his approach, Aguayo talked about adjusting his mindset, citing Jimbo Fisher’s advice to “never get bored.”

“I would think, ‘maybe it’s this’ or ‘maybe it’s my plant foot,’ and I would always kid of miss with it, but now that I’ve found my happy medium and the balls are going in, I try to keep it that way,” he said.

View the whole interview here:

Ricky Aguayo after loss to Miami.

Ricky Aguayo talks about his recent success that has seen him make his last 10 attempts for Florida State Seminoles Football.

Posted by on Saturday, October 7, 2017