NewEraScouting.com goes inside with Lou Groza award winning kicker, Randy Bullock.
Scott Porter: What do you feel are your great strengths?
Randy Bullock: I feel my consistency and my mental toughness are great strengths of mine. If you miss a big kick you have to rebound because you’re going to be expected to hit the next one. You can’t let things bother you with this position or you will never make it. Special teams can make or break a game so you have to move on fast.
Scott Porter: Looking at careers of current NFL kickers, who would you like to resemble your career after?
Randy Bullock: A lot of guys I really enjoy watching but two that come to mind are Neil Rackers of the Texans and Sebastian Janikowski of the Raiders. Both have played awhile and have been very successful.
Scott Porter: You won the Lou Groza award this season as the nations top kicker, what did that mean to you?
Randy Bullock: Winning that award meant a lot to me and my family as well as my coaches. My family, my coaches and my teammates all helped me get to where I am today so it meant a lot to share that award with them.
Scott Porter: Do you have a favorite moment in college football?
Randy Bullock: My favorite moment was my Junior year when we played Nebraska at home. Nebraska was a top 10 team and we played in front of the biggest crowd in team history. I hit the game winning field goal with 3 minutes left to go. The D really battled that game and our team pulled off a great win. My kick is on a lot of highlight films from that game.
Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about being a kicker?
Randy Bullock: I would say the toughest part about being a kicker is the pressure situations you kick in. You are either a goat or a hero. You have to be able to handle the pressure and have the mental aspect of being a kicker down to succeed. You have to go in there and kick a lot of game winning or tying field goal attempts, so you have to have it mentally. You’re expected to come through for the team, the fans and the coaches when needed for a clutch kick.
Scott Porter: What was your overall experience like at Texas A&M?
Randy Bullock: I left Texas A&M a better person and player. I enjoyed my time here. I wanted to play for Texas A&M growing up. I grew up an hour and 15 minutes from the campus so it was a dream come true. I enjoyed being coached under Mike Sherman and learned so much while here. I was lucky to get a scholarship and fulfill my dream and move on. I matured on and off the field while here.
Scott Porter: What are you looking forward to the most about your opportunity in the NFL?
Randy Bullock: I think the opportunity itself. The NFL is a cut throat league. Not everyone is given the opportunity so to have it is amazing. I will cherish the opportunity and not take it for granted. It makes me want to work even harder to stay in the league. It is every college players goal to get to the NFL but only so many get the chance. Now that I am this close I would be crazy to not put all of my time and effort into it to make it work.