Buccaneers Select Matt Gay in the Fifth Round of the 2019 NFL Draft


The Buccaneers selected kicker Matt Gay out of the University of Utah with the 145th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-0, 230-pound kicker won the Lou Groza Award given to the nation's best kicker during his first season with the Utes in 2017. He is a two-time consensus All-American and two-time All-Pac-12 selection, as well.

In 2018, Gay made 26 field goals, good for third in the FBS, with a long of 55 yards. He went a perfect six-for-six against Oregon, setting a career single-game high. The former soccer star earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game invite and made the only field goal in the game itself from 47 yards.

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