“From Soccer Star to NFL Record-Breaker” – The Remarkable Journey of Cowboys’ Rising Placekicker…

Brandon Aubrey’s journey to becoming a standout placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys is a testament to his diverse sporting background. Prior to excelling in American football, Aubrey distinguished himself as a top-tier soccer player.

From 2013 to 2016, Aubrey played four years of Division-I college soccer at Notre Dame, earning accolades such as All-American and All-Conference level defenseman.

During his freshman season in 2013, Notre Dame clinched the national championship, and Aubrey consistently contributed to the team’s success throughout his college career.

In 2017, he entered the professional soccer arena after being selected with the 21st overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC. Aubrey spent time playing for Toronto’s United Soccer League affiliate, Toronto FC II. Despite facing release from both Toronto FC II and later Bethlehem Steel FC in 2018, Aubrey’s journey took an unexpected turn.

In 2019, Aubrey, influenced by his wife’s encouragement while watching an NFL game, decided to explore placekicking. Under the guidance of placekicking coach Brian Egan, he underwent intensive training, marking the beginning of his transition to American football.

The turning point came in 2022 when Aubrey was drafted by the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL Draft. During his stint with the Stallions, he showcased his skills, winning a USFL championship and earning a spot on the All-USFL team. His impressive record included a 32-for-37 success rate on field goal attempts and a flawless 35-for-35 on extra points.

This success caught the attention of the Dallas Cowboys, who recruited Aubrey in 2023. Despite a minor setback with his first missed extra point attempt, Aubrey rebounded remarkably, setting an NFL record by making the first 19 field goal attempts of his career.

His remarkable accuracy continued, boasting a perfect 21-for-21 going into the Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Commanders.

Aubrey’s impact extends beyond field goals, as he has excelled in extra point attempts, earning the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October.

Currently ranking fifth in total field goals made, sixth in extra points made, and holding the top spot in field goal percentage, Aubrey has seamlessly transitioned from a decorated soccer career to making his mark in the NFL.

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