Another 50-plus conversion, another entry into the record book for Rodrigo

Updated through Feb. 23, 2018

Rodrigo has his eyes on the target for one of his successful field goal attempts on Dec. 2, 2017 in the SEC title victory over Auburn in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

On consecutive Mondays with nationwide audiences watching, Rodrigo booted himself into several sets of record books as a collegiate kicker as Georgia’s bid for a national title fell agonizingly short.

On Jan. 1, there was Rodrigo’s dramatic 55-yard field goal as time expired in the first half that helped energize the Dawgs’ second-half comeback that resulted in the 54-48 double overtime win over Oklahoma in the CFP semifinal game. That was an all-time record for the venerable Rose Bowl, which has been contested 104 times. It was also the longest field goal in Georgia bowl history.

On Jan. 8 in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Rodrigo made more kicking history. His 51-yard field goal in overtime was the longest in a CFP final — as was the 55-yarder for any CFP semifinal. He also scored the most kicking points in a CFP final (11) and made the most field goals (3) in a CFP title game. His 23 points in two playoff games is also tied for first all-time.

Rodrigo’s career field goal percentage of 82.9 currently stands first among all Georgia kickers; Brandon Coutu is second at 80.3. For the 2017 season, Rodrigo converted 20 of 23 attempts, or 87 percent.

30-yard FG provides winning points in Liberty Bowl

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 — 894 times through 2/23/18

41 yards – 126 times through 1/8/18

42 yards – 181 times through 12/24/17

43 yards – 96 times through 1/8/18

44 yards – 119 times through 11/4/17

45 yards – 560 times through 11/4/17

46 yards – 82 times through 11/26/17

47 yards – 101 times through 12/2/17

48 yards – 118 times through 1/1/18

49 yards – 46 times through 9/24/17

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50 yards – 520 times through 2/23/18

51 yards – 95 times, through 1/8/18

52 yards – 152 times, through 1/8/18

53 yards – 75 times, through 1/8/18

54 yards – 37 times, through 1/1/18

55 yards – 263 times, through 2/23/18

56 yards – 59 times, through 12/24/17

57 yards – 49 times, through 7/30/16

58 yards – 35 times, through 2/23/18

59 yards – 12 times, through 8/28/14

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60 yards – 102 times, through 7/19/17

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. Mississippi State, 9/23/17; 49 vs. Kentucky, 11/5/16; 47 vs. Auburn, 11/11/17; 45 vs. Auburn, 11/12/16; 45 vs. Vanderbilt, 10/15/16; 43 vs. Missouri, 10/14/17; 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; 56, 11/4/17

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