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Ryan Fitzgerald

Ryan Fitzgerald - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Redshirt Sophomore
Coolidge, Ga.
high school
Colquitt County


Ranks 19th in program history with 184 points scored.


Served as FSU’s primary placekicker in all 13 games…scored 93 points courtesy of 12 field goals and 57 PATs…All-ACC Academic Team…Seminole Scholar…earned team’s Bill McGrotha Award…ranked eighth in ACC in total points scored…scored career-high-tying 11 points twice, first in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne and again in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…was 5-for-5 on PATs and 2-for-2 on field goals in both games…tied season-high with two made field goals, including game-winning 32-yarder with 55 seconds remaining, was 3-for-3 on PATs and registered six touchbacks on seven kickoffs in Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma…made season-long 47-yard field goal as time expired in first half at No. 14 NC State…also was 2-for-2 on PATs and recorded two touchbacks on three kickoffs at Wolfpack…was 6-of-6 on PATs and made 46-yard field goal, his second-longest of season, in 45-38 victory vs. Florida…also recorded solo tackle vs. Gators…was also 6-for-6 on PATs and made 41-yard field goal with five touchbacks on seven kickoffs in 45-3 victory at Miami…made five PATs and one field goal while registering touchbacks on all eight kickoffs in 44-14 win vs. Boston College…was 7-for-7 on PATs and had three touchbacks in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…made all five PAT attempts and 40-yard field goal while knocking five touchbacks on six kickoffs in 38-3 win at Syracuse…was 3-for-3 on PATs and made 25-yard field goal in 24-23 win vs. LSU…was 5-for-5 on PATs and registered four touchbacks on six kickoffs in 35-31 win at Louisville…made only PAT attempt and had three touchbacks on four kickoffs vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…was 4-for-4 on PATs and registered three touchbacks on four kickoffs vs. No. 4 Clemson.


Served as FSU’s primary placekicker in all 12 games…scored 67 points courtesy of 10 field goals and 37 PATs…All-ACC Academic Team…ACC Honor Roll…Seminole Scholar…scored career-high 11 points in 59-3 win vs. UMass and 31-28 victory vs. Miami…made career-high three field goals and two PATs vs. Hurricanes…connected on eight PATs and 36-yard field goal vs. Minutemen…made 34-yard walk-off field goal as part of two-field goal and three-PAT performance in 33-30 win vs. Syracuse…game-winning kick was FSU’s first walk-off field goal since 2010…made three PATs and 43-yard field goal in season opener vs. No. 9 Notre Dame…field goal completed 18-point fourth quarter and forced overtime with 40 seconds remaining in regulation…53-yard field goal vs. Jacksonville State tied for longest by FSU kicker since 2012…also made two PATs vs. Gamecocks…connected on both PAT attempts at Wake Forest…made 45-yard field goal and two PATs vs. Louisville…was 5-for-5 on PATs at North Carolina…connected on two PATs at Clemson and vs. North Carolina State…also had 62-yard kickoff vs. North Carolina State…made 36-yard field goal and three PATs at Boston College…also connected on three PAT attempts in season finale at Florida.


Appeared in five games…was 12-of-13 on PAT attempts and 4-of-7 on field goals for 24 points scored…ACC Honor Roll…Seminole Scholar…made season-long 42-yard field goal as part of 2-for-2 performance on field goals and 2-for-2 on PATs at No. 5 Notre Dame…eight points scored was single-game career high…made 26-yard field goal and only PAT attempt at No. 12 Miami…was 5-of-6 on PATs in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State…was 4-of-4 on PAT attempts and added 24-yard field goal in 31-28 victory vs. No. 5 North Carolina.


Worked with FSU’s specialists…ACC Honor Roll…redshirted.


One of the top kicking prospects in the country known for his explosive leg…rated five-star kicker and No. 14 prospect in the country by Kohl’s Kicking…holds two Georgia state high school career records with 51 made field goals and eight 50+-yard field goals…as a senior made single-season state-record 22 field goals while earning first-team All-American by MaxPreps, first team All-American by Kohl’s Kicking and 2018 Chris Sailer Award…as a junior, made school-record 60-yard field goal, the fifth-longest in Georgia history by a high schooler, on his way to breaking state’s single-season record with six 50+-yard field goals…extended school record for longest field goal seven times…chose Florida State over Baylor, FAU, Army and Air Force among other offers.