Andrew Franks Earns Job as Dolphins Kicker
I'm incredibly grateful to Miami for giving me this opportunity to realize my dream. I'm looking forward to doing great things here.#phinsup
— Andrew Franks (@A_K_F_3) September 5, 2015
News broke this weekend that kicker Andrew Franks has won the starting kicker job for the Miami Dolphins.
Franks was an undrafted free agent this season after a stellar collegiate career at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
He beat out Caleb Sturgis, who had the job for two seasons, kicking to a 77.4 percent rate on field goals.
Asked by the Sun-Sentinel if he was confident that he would win the job after a good performance against Tampa Bay this preseason, Franks replied: “I don’t think I was very certain at all, honestly. I think me and Caleb both worked extremely hard at what we do. We both had a really good camp. In my opinion, it could have gone either way.”
Franks went 3-3 on field goals during the preseason. He connected on two field goals against the Falcons, including hitting a 51-yarder. He also hit a field goal against the Bucs.