Dustin Hopkins Pinned as a Top Late Round Pick Up in Last Weeks NFL Draft!

Well, the 2013 NFL Draft has come to a close and there were certainly some surprises. It was reasonably evident NFL teams were not in the mood to over-pay for some position players, and many high picks dropped deeply.

Former Chris Sailer Kicking Alum Dustin Hopkins was one of the steals in the draft. That is not just our opinion but that of Elliot Harrison, analyst for NFL .com and the NFL network. Harrison says Hopkins was his favorite lateounder pick. Hopkins was selected at the 177th overall in the draft, in the sixth round by the Buffalo Bills.

It is with good reason too. Dustin hit on a Florida State record 145 straight PATs placing him 6th on the all-time NCAA PAT streak list. Dustin was an All-American for 2012 and earned All-ACC recognition in 2011.

In his senior year Hopkins set the NCAA Division I record for points ever scored by a kicker. His record stands at an astounding 448 points.

Prior to the draft, Bleacher Report said that Dustin could become a ten-year kicker in the league. At Chris Sailer Kicking, we couldn’t be prouder to see him get his chance. Congrats to alumni Dustin Hopkins.

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Dustin Hopkins Selected 177th Overall by Buffalo Bills…

Chris Sailer Kicking and Florida State alum Dustin Hopkins has been selected today by the Buffalo Bills  in the 6th round of  the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6’2″ Hopkins was considered the top rated Kicker in the Draft and will be a stable and reliable addition to the Buffalo Bills.


Congratulations Dustin from your CSK Family we wish you a long and successful career in the NFL!


Dustin Hopkins

Dustin Hopkins in action at FSU