LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed kicker Dustin Hopkins. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hopkins (6-2, 203) was originally selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round (No. 177 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He joined the Redskins in Week 2 of the 2015 season and has kicked in 39 regular season games, converting 73-of-87 field goal attempts (83.9 percent) and 93-of-98 PATs (94.9 percent).
Hopkins ranks fifth in team history in field goals made (73), fifth in PATs made (93) and 13th in points (312, fifth-most among kickers). His 83.9 field goal percentage ranks second in franchise records among kickers with at least 50 field goal attempts, and his 34 made field goals during the 2016 campaign set a single-season team record.
Hopkins kicked collegiately at Florida State, setting the NCAA career scoring record for kickers (466 points) during a storied four-year career. During his time with the Seminoles, he established new NCAA, ACC and Florida State records with 88 career field goals.
Hopkins, 27, attended Clear Lake H.S. in Houston, where he was a two-time Texas 5A all-state selection and USA Today first-team All-American as a senior. He was born Oct. 1, 1990.