November 18, 2009

Insider Report: Hopkins living up to his ranking

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Hopkins living up to his ranking (By Ira Schoffel, Osceola)

It took a few weeks for Florida State's field goal unit - deep snapper Zack Aronson, holder Shawn Powell and place-kicker Dustin Hopkins - to iron out the kinks. But now that they have, the Seminoles' kicking game is beginning to look as solid as it was last season with Lou Groza Award winner Graham Gano.

Hopkins, considered by many to be the nation's top prep place-kicker last season, connected on both of his field goal attempts Saturday at Wake Forest. During the Seminoles' last four games, Hopkins has made 7-of-8 attempts - with his only miss being a 58-yarder against Clemson.

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