Hopkins, however, has changed that legacy, setting the FBS record for kicker scoring with 466 points.
The highly regarded prep kicker proved worthy of praise almost immediately, hitting a 52-yarder against rival Miami on the first attempt of his career. He's improved his accuracy each of his four seasons in Tallahassee and has the leg strength to make long-distance field goals as well as kickoff.
He has steadily improved his accuracy throughout his career, making 70.3% of his kicks (19/27) as a freshman, 78.5% (22/28) as a sophomore, 81.5% (22/27) as a junior and 83.3% (25/30) as a senior and has a long of 56-yards.
WEAKNESSES: A bit slim for the position. For all of Hopkins' success, he did miss some potential game-winners, including one from 40-yards out in the closing seconds against North Carolina one week prior to his big game-winning kick to beat Clemson in 2010 and a 42-yarder against Virginia in 2011. Hasn't played in many cold-weather games...
Compares to: Stephen Gostkowski, K, New England Patriots