Ricky Aguayo Bio: Brother, Career, Turtle, Draft & Controversies

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Ricky Aguayo is an American football placekicker. Although being a top prospect, he went undrafted in the 2020 NFL draft. Ricky Aguayo had a big shoe to fill at Florida State University. He was regarded as the successor to his brother Roberto. But by the end, Ricky created his own legacy in college football. 

Currently, he is a free agent and plays in the spring league for The Jousters. 

Ricky Aguayo
Ricky Aguayo (Source: Pinterest)

Ricky broke many records in his college career. Likewise, he also broke the internet with his controversies.

To find out more about Ricky Aguayo stay with us till the end. 

Quicks Facts

Name Ricky Aguayo
Born Date 24th November 1997
Age 26 Years Old
Birthplace Montverde, Florida
Nickname Ricky, Pretty Ricky
Gender Male
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Unknown
Horoscope Taurus
Body Measurement Unknown
Height 6 ft 1 inch (1.88 m)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Arm Length Unknown
Hands size Unknown
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Tattoo No
Father name Roberto Aguayo Sr.
Mother name Martina Aguayo
Siblings Roberto Aguayo
Relationship Single
Ex-Girlfriend No
Children No
Profession American Football Player
High School IMG Academy 
High School Ranking Three Star Recruit (247 sports)
College Florida State University
Qualification Major in business
NFL Draft  Undrafted
Salary Unknown
Net Worth Unknown
Social Media  Twitter
Jersey Number 23
Florida State University’s Merch Rookie Card, Autograph (Roberto Aguayo)
Last Update February, 2024

Ricky Aguayo | Early Life And Sibling

Ricky Aguayo was born on 24th November 1997 in Montverde, Florida. To date, he is  26 years old. Ricky is American by nationality, while his exact ethnicity is unknown. 

Likewise, Ricky is the youngest son of Roberto Aguayo Sr. and Martina Aguayo. His father used to wake his sons up by greeting Good morning, my champions of football.

Aguayo Sr used to play both soccer and football during his high school days. Ricky says he got his competitiveness from his father. 

Roberto Sr used to join their son’s practice after 10 hours of the work shift. Later he would keep them running extra laps.

Ricky Aguayo With His Siblings
Ricky Aguayo With His Siblings (Source: Instagram)

During his childhood, he grew up playing soccer. He played in a left-wing position. So, it’s no surprise to see him kicking the football accurately, and scoring more points. 

Ricky got his nickname Pretty Ricky from his high school football teammates because of his hair.

Similarly, they used to make fun of him by telling him he should have been on the G2 cover or L’Oreal commercial. 

Who Is Ricky Aguayo’s Brother?

The name Aguayo is quite well-known in Tallahassee for better reasons. All thanks to the Aguayo brothers.

Ricky has an older brother named Roberto Aguayo. His brother set the stairs and high standards for Ricky to play football. 

Roberto Aguayo
Roberto Aguayo (Source: Twitter)

Roberto first attended FSU and was drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2016 NFL draft. At college, Roberto was ACC’s most accurate kicker and 3rd in NCAA history

Likewise, Ricky always tells his brother is there during ups and downs to motivate him and suggest to him.

During their childhood, after the end of workouts, they would play the game of PIG. The game used to be tense and silent. Everybody used to watch the game.

Their teammates described the game between brothers as cool to watch and competitive.

In-game of PIG, Ricky says he has a 3-1 record to date against his brother. Even in their backyard, they used to kick the ball late at night as practice.

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Ricky Aguayo | Body Measurement 

The kicker needs to have a strong core and a fit body to kick the ball accurately and strongly. After attending FSU, Ricky spent more time in the weight room to lose certain pounds and strengthen his legs.

He stands 1.88m and weighs around 216 lb. His BMI is 28.5 after calculating his height and weight. 

Ricky Aguayo | High School And College Career

High School Career

Ricky first joined Monteverde Academy. After they closed the football program, he then joined IMG Academy. IMG, in recent years, has been a high school football powerhouse for college recruitment. 

During his senior year, Ricky finished with 41 PATs, 3 field goals, and made 35 touchbacks in 57 kicks off. Later he was named special teams MVP leading IMG to a 9-0 record in the regular season. 

Ricky, in his senior high school, was named the no. 4 high school kicker by ESPN. Florida State University offered him a football scholarship.

After enrolling at FSU in January, he instantly became a front-runner to replace his brother.

Likewise, in the Under Armour All-American game, he competed for Team Highlight. During the game, he completed 29 yards of field goals and three extra-point attempts. 

College Career And Stats

Ricky, in his freshman year, was named ESPN Freshman All-American honor. Likewise, he also earned Honorable Mention All-ACC.

Ricky finished with 19-26 field goals in the regular season. In his debut, only He made 6-6 6-6 on-field goals in Florida State’s season-opening against Rebels.

Later his 6 field goals in a single game set a national record for a college debut and the most field goals made in FSU history in one game. This just could not have happened without him. It was a record-breaking moment.

Aguayo also had a few bad moments with the team. To count in, he went 0-3 against Louisville in Saturday’s game against the Cardinals.

Aguayo completed 2016 with 73.1% and 63rd in the FBS among 100 kickers with enough attempts to qualify.

In his sophomore year, he completed 18-21 field goals with an 85.7% success rate, which tied him for 10th in the FBS. He also made season-long 51 yards against Wake Forest.

Team Captain And Yet Being Benched

In the 2018 season, Ricky was voted as one of the team’s captains. Ricky led FSU with 63 points connecting 11-17 field goals and 30-31 on extra points. 

In his senior year, Ricky played in all 12 games. He nailed 41-41 PATS, including seven field goals. In an in-game against Virginia, he tied for a career-long 53 yards field goal.

 Ricky is in college all-time 5th in points scoring 329 points. He has a PAT percentage of .982, ranking second behind brother Roberto

In between, Ricky was also benched in the NC State game after missing multiple field goals in the last two games. Senior punter Logan Tyler was there to fill in for the position as he entered the transfer portal.

Accurate Kicker

No doubt, Ricky came out of FSU as one of the finest Kickers. He just kicks it so perfectly and naturally at a distance.

He has made it in a manner that he took over his older brother Robert, after becoming a pro. It’s obvious to make comparisons between him and his brother for the general audience who have watched them often. 


National Football League is the main goal of high school and college football players. The recognition, money, and playing career offered by NFL are considerably better than other football leagues.

So, most of the players want to play in NFL. But is not fortunate for all, as in 2019, only 3.8 draft-eligible D I athlete was drafted in the 2019 NFL draft.

Similarly, Ricky Aguayo was unfortunate in the 2020 NFL draft. Although he earned a college degree, he couldn’t sadly earn a place in the draft class of 2020.

Moreover, it was an unfriendly draft for FSU as only one of their players was drafted. 

Ricky is one of the best kickers in college football history, and definitely, his time will come soon.

But at present, being a free agent, he agreed to join special teams of The Jousters to play in a minor league known as the spring league

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Ricky Aguayo | Controversies

It’s not a surprise to hear about controversies in sports. Athletes are also humans, so there are some controversies or scandals events in their life.

FSU Fraternity Fight ( Ricky Aguayo vs Frat Bros)

On 2nd December 2016, Ricky got involved in a fight with FSU fraternity members. Ricky missed two field-goal attempts out of three against the Gators.

Although they won the game 33-31, his miss triggered some people.

Later, fraternity members rushed and punched Ricky. At that moment, he was on his way to his fraternity home.

Ricky told Tallahassee Police Department the incident happened after some fraternity members mocked his game performance. 

Although his face was swollen and had shirts were ripped, Ricky refused medical attention. He also didn’t charge any complaints against them. Police stated that he was also drinking before the incident took place.

TMZ Sports posted the fight between Ricky and the FSU fraternity members. To date, it has about 175k views. 

In 2017, TMZ Sports released a report about how Florida State Kicker Ricky Aguayo was linked up in a fight with a number of FSU fraternity members after a game against Florida last December (2016).

Ricky in his defense told police that a few frat bros harassed and then jumped him outside of the Pi Kappa Phi frat house while he strolled in the street around 3 a.m. on December 2, 2016.

But just 24 hours after his statement, TMZ sports discovered a three-minute video (that has 175k views) where it did not seem like Aguayo was jumped, the visuals were contrary to his statement.


 It was clearly seen that Ricky squared up against the frat bros just hours after missing a pair of kicks in a triumph against Florida. 

In the initial seconds of the clip, Ricky kept fighting with one guy and then the other one got in and hit a shot at him while someone in the background was also taunting him.

We can easily hear one of the Frat Bros yelling, “You wanna do shit on our campus when you’re a fucking kicker?”

Also, initially, his brother’s name also got mentioned there, “Your brother never did this shit, That’s why I respected your brother… Not you, you little bitch.”

Note: His brother, Robert Aguayo also played at FSU before arriving in NFL.

Turtle Killing

Later, Ricky and his teammate Ryan Izzo were charged with killing the turtle named Turtle and Burglary. Coincidently, the turtles belonged to members of a fraternity that got into a fight with him. 

As per police, the turtle’s body was ripped in half. One of the fraternity members said he saw one footballer holding the turtle after being awakened by celebratory chants.

The pet’s killing made so much noise that a protest on Twitter and PETA also got involved.

However, the pet owner didn’t charge any cases. Later, Ricky was also not charged because of a lack of evidence. 

Ricky Aguayo | Salary & Net Worth

Ricky was not allowed to benefit from his name, image, and likeness in his college days because of NCAA rules.

Although Ricky can now make financial benefits from his name, he has not tied any endorsements and sponsorship deals with any brands.

Likewise, after being undrafted in the 2020 NFL draft, he signed with The Jousters to play in the minor league.

The minor league doesn’t disclose players’ salaries; hence, Ricky’s contract details are not disclosed.   

The net worth of Ricky Aguayo is unknown. Ricky is a free agent and just graduated from college; his net worth is not calculated to date.

Social Media Presence

At present, Ricky has Instagram, and Twitter handles. He is active on his Instagram and has 10.4k followers.

On Twitter, the last time he tweeted or posted anything was back in 2018. 

His Instagram has mainly football-related stuff, only photos of matches and training.

Nowadays, he frequently posts videos of his kicking practice as he must be working hard to be called up by any NFL team. 

Frequently Asked Questions  

Where is Ricky Aguayo from?

Ricky is from a place called, Montverde, Florida. However, his parents are originally from Mexico.

Who drafted Ricky Aguayo’s 2020 NFL draft?

No, Ricky was not drafted in the 2020 NFL draft. So, currently, he is an undrafted free agent playing for The Jousters in the spring league

Who is Ricky Aguayo’s brother?

Ricky’s brother’s name is Roberto Aguayo. He currently plays for New England Patriots in NFL.

Similarly, his brother also attended the same college, ie. Florida State University.

Does Ricky Aguayo have Instagram handles?

Yes, Ricky has Instagram handles. Aguayo has already gained 10.4k followers. He also has twitter handles. 

Where did Ricky Aguayo attend college?

Ricky Aguayo attended the University of Florida. Over his 4 years at FSU, he scored 329 points being their fifth all-time scorer. 

Are Robert and Ricky Aguayo the same?

No, they are bloodline brothers. Roberto is the oldest, whereas Ricky is the youngest and rising to fame. 

Can we find Ricky Aguayo’s autograph on the internet?

Well, searching on that, we did not find any autographed or signed merch by Ricky so far on the internet.

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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