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University of Miami Athletics

Michael Badgley






180 lbs.




Summit, N.J.

Previous School

Fork Union Military (VA)

High School

Summit Senior

Michael Badgley - Football - University of Miami Athletics


2017 (Senior): Served as Miami’s starting kicker on kickoffs and field goals…Named Lou Groza Award semifinalist…Selected to All-ACC First Team, picking up third all-conference honor of career and first first-team recognition…Became Miami’s all-time field goal leader with two field goals against Notre Dame on Nov. 11, moving past Carlos Huerta’s prior school record of 73…Finished with 77 career made field goals…Moved past Huerta for the most points scored in Miami history with six points in final game of career against Wisconsin…Ended career with 403 points scored…Went 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and 5-for-5 on extra point attempts in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) in season opener…Averaged 64.2 yards with four touchbacks on kickoffs against Wildcats…Connected on 19-yard field goal and finished 7-for-7 on extra points in win over Toledo (Sept. 23)…Went 1-for-2 on field goals in win at Duke (Sept. 29) and averaged 64.2 yards on six kickoffs with two touchbacks…Made 31-yard field goal in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Finished 4-for-4, including game-winning field goal with four seconds remaining, in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Finished 2-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Connected on 2-of-3 field goals in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11), tying Huerta’s program record of 73 with his first make and moving into sole possession of first place with his 74th career field goal…Connected on lone attempt against Virginia (Nov. 18) from 44 yards, extending program record to 75 career field goals…Went 2-for-2 on extra point attempts at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2), missing from 46 yards but connecting from 22…Hit one field goal (1-for-3) and all three extra-point attempts in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

2016 (Junior): Served as team’s starting kickoff specialist and field goal kicker…Connected on 21 of 26 field goal attempts…Averaged 63.5 yards on 88 kickoffs with 52 touchbacks…21 field goals made tied for third-most in single season in program history…Moved into third place in program history in field goals made (60)…Finished 10-for-10 on extra point attempts  in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3)…Averaged 63.7 yards on kickoffs with two touchbacks against Rattlers…Went 1-for-2 in field goal attempts against FAU (Sept. 10), hitting from 27 yards out…Had 24-yard field goal blocked against Owls…Averaged 60.7 yards on seven kickoffs vs. FAU…Connected on only field goal attempt in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17), hitting from 44 yards…Averaged 63.9 yards on eight kickoffs against Mountaineers, including six touchbacks…Went 6-for-6 on extra point attempts vs. Appalachian State…Recorded touchbacks on all six kickoff attempts and finished perfect 5-for-5 on extra-point attempts in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Connected on both field goal attempts (37, 51) and finished 1-for-2 on extra points against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Hit two of three field goals against North Carolina (Oct. 15), successfully converting chances from 47 and 22 yards…Connected on only field goal attempt at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20), hitting from 29 yards…Hit both field goal attempts against Notre Dame (Oct. 29), connecting on kicks from 43 and 38 yards…Recorded three touchbacks on five kickoffs against Fighting Irish…Hit all three field goal attempts against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5), connecting on attempts from 46, 48 and 25 yards…Finished 2-for-3 on field goal attempts at Virginia (Nov. 12), connecting from 40 and 44 yards but missing from 50…Connected on field goals of 31 and 22 yards in win at NC State (Nov. 19), finishing 2-for-3…Hit all four field goal attempts in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 27), converting from 47, 25, 33 and 43 yards…Recorded 30-yard field goal in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28). 

2015 (Sophomore): Set school record with 25 made field goals (25-for-30), besting previous school record of 22 set in 2003 by Jon Peattie…Earned ACSMA All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition…Finished a perfect 40-for-40 on extra point attempts…Made season debut vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5), connecting on 25-yard field goal and finishing perfect 4-for-4 on PAT attempts…Made 3-of-4 field goal attempts against FAU (Sept. 11), including a then career long-tying 48 yarder…Set career mark and school record with five made field goals against Nebraska (Sept. 19), including 28-yarder in overtime to win game for Miami…Also hit from 41, 27, 23 and 28 yards vs. Cornhuskers…Went 3-for-3 on PAT attempts vs. Nebraska…Had three field goals (3-for-5) at Cincinnati (Oct. 1), including successful attempts from 41, 47 and 26 yards…Misses both came from over 50 yards (51, 53)…Successfully kicked only field goal attempt from 30 yards and went 3-for-3 on PATs at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Hit all three field goals against Virginia Tech, including career-long 49-yarder (Oct. 17)…Connected on lone attempt at Duke (Oct. 31), 37-yarder in fourth quarter…Drilled two successful attempts against Virginia (Nov. 7)…Tied school record with 57-yard field goal against Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Tied own school record with five made field goals at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27), connecting from 33, 48, 23, 45 and 29 yards…Accounted for 17 points against Panthers…Connected on a pair of extra points in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State.

2014 (True Freshman): Enrolled at Miami in May 2014…Made collegiate debut against Arkansas State, finished 5-for-6 on PAT attempts…Connected on first career field goal against Nebraska, hitting from 34 yards…Went 4-for-4 on PAT attempts against Cornhuskers, and also handled kickoff duties…Hit 29-yard field goal against Duke and averaged 58.0 yards on five kickoffs…Connected on lone field goal attempt against Georgia Tech, hitting from 27 yards in third quarter…Recorded 42-yard field goal against Cincinnati…Also hit from 25 yards against Bearcats, finishing game 2-for-2…Connected on 28-yard field goal against Virginia Tech and went 3-for-4 on PAT attempts…Nailed 37-yard field goal against North Carolina, his lone attempt…Totaled 385 yards on seven kickoffs against Tar Heels…Hit 45-yard field goal against Florida State, besting it later in game with 46-yarder…Had field goals against Pittsburgh, including then-career long 48-yard attempt…Went 2-for-3 in Duck Commander Independence Bowl against South Carolina, hitting from 27 and 26 yards.

Prior to Miami: No.1 ranked kicker in 247Sports Composite Rankings …Dean’s List at Fork Union Military Academy…Attended FUMA post-graduate program while playing for head coach Col. John Shuman…School also produced former Canes Vinny Testaverde, James Jackson and Stephen McGuire…Longest FG at FUMA was 58 yards.

Personal: Son of Chris and Leanne Badgley … Has older brother, Pete (21), who is Division I lacrosse goalie at Providence College, and younger sister, Jamie (14), who plays soccer and lacrosse at Summit.