K Ryan Fitzgerald
Yes, you read that correctly… I listed kicker Ryan Fitzgerald in my three impact players article. Fans consistently bashed the Coolidge (Ga.) native for his previous past struggles during his time in Tallahassee.
Fitzgerald began the 2022 season where he only made four of his nine field attempts. Fortunately, he went back to the drawing board and reverted back to his older kicking technique, which he converted on eight of his last eleven attempts to finish the campaign on a high note.
Turning the attention to his performance during the 2023 season, he has been phenomenal. While I won’t convey his statistics in article form (don’t want to jinx him), just know that even former Florida State kicker Graham Gano would be proud of his performance.
At the start of the second quarter of the Syracuse game, Fitzgerald was tasked with kicking a 48-yard field goal. Spoil alert: HE DRILLED IT!
Head football coach Mike Norvell and his entire football team has displayed confidence in Fitzgerald’s abilities even through the trials and tribulations. He has definitely been the definition of being able to respond to adverse situations.