Rodrigo’s 14th field goal helps Georgia to Liberty Bowl win

Updated through May 13, 2017

The football leaves Rodrigo's foot as Jacob Eason holds. A couple of seconds later the 25-yarder beats Kentucky as time expires in Nov. 5 game.
The football leaves
Rodrigo’s foot as Jacob Eason holds. A couple of seconds later the 25-yarder beats Kentucky as time expires in Nov. 5 game.

Rodrigo concluded his redshirt freshman season with 14 field goals after making a 30-yarder on Dec. 30 to help Georgia win the Liberty Bowl over TCU 31-23. The fourth-quarter field goal gave the Bulldogs a 24-23 lead.

For the season, Rodrigo made 78 percent of his field goal attempts; he tried 18, including a 53-yarder against TCU that was blocked as time expired in the first half in the game in Memphis. It was his only 50-plus attempt of the season as the coaching staff gradually stretched out his limits.

He made 100 percent of his field goal tries from 20-29 (7 for 7), 75 percent from 30-39 (3 for 4) and 67 percent from 40-49 (4 for 6).

His season high for a game was 4 against Kentucky. He also made 3 against Vanderbilt, 2 against Auburn and Georgia Tech and one each against Tennessee, Florida and TCU.

He finished the season as the SEC’s leading freshman kick-scorer, justifying his selection to the All-SEC Freshman team as well as the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American team. Rodrigo finished the season with 68 points.

List of career made field goals, game and practice, yard by yard:

40 yards — 882 times through 5/13/17

41 yards – 115 times through 4/24/17

42 yards – 171 times through 5/13/17

43 yards – 89 times through 7/30/16

44 yards – 115 times through 4/15/17

45 yards – 551 times through 5/13/17

46 yards – 80 times through 4/15/17

47 yards – 92 times through 4/24/17

48 yards – 112 times through 5/31/16

49 yards – 43 times through 11/5/16

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50 yards – 510 times through 5/13/17

51 yards – 91 times, through 4/15/17

52 yards – 145 times, through 4/8/17

53 yards – 68 times, through 4/24/17

54 yards – 35 times, through 7/30/16

55 yards – 252 times, through 5/14/17

56 yards – 54 times, through 3/25/17

57 yards – 49 times, through 7/30/16

58 yards – 32 times, through 5/18/16

59 yards – 12 times, through 8/28/14

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60 yards – 99 times, through 7/30/16

61 yards – 25 times, through 12/15/15

62 yards – 18 times, through 3/12/16

63 yards – 7 times, through 5/22/14

64 yards – 5 times, through 5/22/14

65 yards – 5 times, through 10/23/13

66 yards – 2 times, through 5/15/13

67 yards – 1 time, 5/15/13

68 yards – 1 time, 5/15/13

Longest field goal, game, college — 49 vs. Kentucky, 11/5/16; 45 vs. Auburn, 11/12/16; 45 vs. Vanderbilt, 10/15/16; 42 vs. Kentucky, 11/5/16

Longest field goal, game, high school – 56 yards, Sprayberry vs. Kell, 10/31/14; 53 yards, 8/16/13; 51 yards, 10/10/14; 51 yards, 10/13/11; 47 yards, 11/2/12; 47 yards, 10/23/10; 46 yards, 9/7/12; 45 yards, 9/6/12

Snap-hold best – 60 yards, practice, 10/2/14; 58 yards, practice, 9/1/14; 57 yards, practice, 8/28/14; 57 yards, 7/16/13; 57 yards, practice, 9/15/11; 56 yards, 10/31/14; 55 yards, 8/2/12; 52 yards, 5/18/11; 52 yards, 9/23/10; 51 yards, game, 10/13/11; 50 yards, 10/5/10; 47 yards, 10/23/10, game; 46 yards, 10/7/10; 46 yards, 7/29/10; 45 yards, 6/15/10

1-inch block – 68-67-66-65-64-63-62-60, 5/15/13; 66-65-63, all 3/17/13; 65-64-63-62-61-60, 9/12/12; 62 yards, 9/18/12; 61 yards, 8/2/12; 61 yards, 5/11/12; 60 yards, 5/2/12

Off-ground – 64-63-62-61-60-60, 5/22/14; 62-61-56-52, 5/13/14; 62-60, 7/23/14; 61-61, 5/14/15; 61-60, 4/10/14; 60-58, 3/28/14; 60-57-55, 3/22/14; 60 yards twice-58-55, 5/29/13; 50 yards, 7/12/12

No-step best – 40 yds., 1-inch, 8/27/13; 39 yds., 1-inch, 7/11/13; 39 yds., 1-inch, 10/3/12; 38 yds., 1-inch, 5/29/12; 37 yds., 12/1/11; 36 yds., 8/16/11; 35 yds., 5/1/11; 33 yds., 3/12/11; 32 yds., 11/09/10

No-step best off ground — 42 yds., 5/18/16; 40 yds., 9/8/14

1-step best – 55 yds., 1-inch, 5/29/13; 54 yds., 1-inch, 10/3/12 and 5/29/12; 52 yds., 4/2/12; 51 yds., 2/26/12; 50 yds., 8/16/11; 49 yds., 5/1/11; 48 yds., 4/7/11; 47 yds., 3/12/11; 46 yds., 11/09/10

1-step best off ground — 57-55, 5/18/16; 55, 5/13/17; 56-53, 5/6/16; 52 yds., 8/27/14; 51-50, 12/22/15