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University of Miami Athletics
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Bubba Baxa

position

Kicker

Height

6-0

Weight

205 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Pasadena, Texas

High School

Pasadena Memorial

2018 (True Freshman): Delivered impressive season serving as Miami’s starting kicker, finishing 9-for-12 on field goals and 45-for-46 on extra-point attempts…Missed just one field goal inside 40 yards on season…Averaged 61.3 yards on kickoff attempts with 41 touchbacks on 69 kickoffs…Made career debut against LSU (Sept. 2), serving as Miami’s starting kicker…Connected on first field goal of career from 38 yards on first-ever attempt vs. Tigers…Finished 1-for-2 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra-point attempts…Averaged 59.0 yards on four kickoffs with one touchback vs. Tigers…Connected in all nine extra-point attempts (9-for-9) and had seven touchbacks out of 10 kickoff attempts in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Averaged 62.4 yards and had five touchbacks on eight kickoff attempts at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Connected on lone field goal attempt from 30 yards and had five touchbacks in six attempts in win over FIU (Sept. 22)…Connected on both field goal attempts in win over North Carolina (Sept. 27), hitting from 35 and 28 yards…Had four touchbacks on five kickoff attempts in win over Florida State (Oct. 6)…Went 2-for-2 on field goal attempts at Virginia (Oct 13), including career-long 47-yard effort…Hit lone field goal attempts at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17) and against Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Connected on only field goal attempt  in New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 27), converting from 33 yards.

High School: Listed as three-star prospect by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com…Rated as fourth-best kicker in nation by ESPN.com…Ranked as 126th-best prospect in the state of Texas by ESPN.com…Rated No. 14 kicker nationwide by 247Sports.com…Competed at 2017 Texas Showcase…Selected to 2018 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas…Listed as No. 2 rated kicker in country according to Kohl’s Kicking Rankings…Named first team all-district as punter in 2015…Chose Miami over offers from Baylor and Army, among others.