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

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. 

Ricky Aguayo is an American football placekicker. Although being a top prospect, he went undrafted in the 2020 NFL draft.

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

Ricky Aguayo during Under Armour All-American Game
Ricky Aguayo during Under Armour All-American Game

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

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

Quicks Facts

NameRicky Aguayo
Born Date24th November 1997
Age24 Years Old
BirthplaceMontverde, Florida
NicknameRicky, Pretty Ricky
GenderMale
ReligionChristian
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityUnknown
HoroscopeTaurus
Body MeasurementUnknown
Height6 ft 1 inch (1.88m)
Weight98 kg (216 lb)
Arm LengthUnknown
Hands sizeUnknown
Shoe SizeUnknown
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
TattooNo
Father nameRoberto Aguayo Sr.
Mother nameMartina Aguayo
SiblingsRoberto Aguayo
RelationshipSingle
Ex-GirlfriendNo
ChildrenNo
ProfessionAmerican Football Player
High SchoolIMG Academy 
High School RankingThree Star Recruit (247 sports)
CollegeFlorida State University
QualificationMajor in business
NFL Draft Undrafted
SalaryUnknown
Net WorthUnknown
Social Media Instagram / Twitter
Jersey Number23
Florida State University’s MerchT-shirts, Sweatshirt,2016 Topps Under Armour All America FSU card
Last UpdateJune, 2022

Ricky Aguayo | Early Life and Sibling

Ricky Aguayo was born on 24th November 1997 in Montverde, Florida. To date, he is  24   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

During his childhood, he grew up playing soccer. He played in a left-wing position. So, it’s no surprise to see him kicking football accurately, 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 in 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. Roberto set the stairs and high standards for Ricky to play football. 

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 and suggest 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 6 ft 1 inch (1.88m) and weighs around 98kg (216 lb). His BMI is 28.5 after calculating his height and weight. 

Ricky Aguayo | High School and College Career

High School Career

Ricky firstly 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 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 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 in college debut and 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 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-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 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. 

Undrafted

National Football League is the main goal of high school and college football players. The recognition, money, and playing career offered by NFL is 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 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 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 swelled and had shirts 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.

Brawl between Ricky and fraternity members
The brawl between Ricky and fraternity members

The fight video

TMZ Sports posted the fight of 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 the contrary to his statement.

Log into TMZ Sports, to watch the fight
Log into TMZ Sports, to watch the fight

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.

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Social Media Presence

At present, Ricky has Instagram, and Twitter handles. He is active on his Instagram and has 10.9k followers.

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

His Instagram has mainly football-related stuff, only like 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 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 10.9k 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, there are brothers. Roberto is the oldest, whereas Ricky is the youngest. 

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

Well, searching on that, we did not find any autographed or signed merch by him.

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