Brandon Aubrey‘s NFL profession started inauspiciously when he hooked an additional level solely 6:57 into his first recreation. It was not precisely what Cowboys followers wished to see after the workforce’s former kicker set an NFL report with 4 missed additional factors in a playoff recreation in January.
Aubrey, although, has kicked and made up with Cowboys followers and is aiming for a unique sort of NFL report.
The rookie kicker hasn’t missed since his first PAT strive, along with his 18 area targets probably the most with out lacking to begin a profession. Browns kicker Travis Coons additionally made 18 consecutive area targets in his first season in 2015.
“Yeah, not one thing I’ve thought loads about, simply making an attempt to go on the market and do my job,” Aubrey mentioned, through Garrett Podell of CBS Sports activities. “I’ve done it so far, and I hope to maintain doing it sooner or later. I simply need to go on the market and make my kicks, so I am probably not involved with a lot apart from doing that.”
Aubrey is not the everyday NFL rookie.
He didn’t play school soccer, as an alternative spending his time as a defender on the soccer workforce at Notre Dame. He totaled 15 targets in 76 video games. Toronto FC chosen Aubrey within the first spherical in 2017.
In 2022, along with his soccer profession behind him, Aubrey started transitioning to soccer. He grew to become the USFL’s high kicker for the Birmingham Stallions, who received the league championship in 2023, by making 14 of 15 area targets and 35 PATs.
“I really feel like I did not are available in as a rookie,” Aubrey mentioned. “I really feel extra like a sophomore having performed within the USFL for a pair years, however I do know it isn’t precisely the identical [as the NFL]. As a kicker, it sort of is identical. You simply have your operation to take care of [the snap, hold and kick], however I did not actually really feel the identical method as after I was coming to my rookie yr within the MLS. I am extra mature. I knew what to anticipate. I am prepared for what it meant to be an expert athlete, which I am unable to say was true of my MLS rookie yr.”
Aubrey has steadied the place for the Cowboys, who went by way of Brett Maher, Kai Forbath and Greg Zuerlein since Professional Bowler Dan Bailey grew to become the all-time franchise chief in made area targets (186).