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Miami Hurricanes 2020 Player Profile: K Jose Borregales

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Jose Borregales is one of the premier kickers in the nation. Miami has experienced his talent first hand. Borregales transferred to Miami from FIU not too long after the season ended.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Miami at FIU Photo by Samuel Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jose’s younger brother, 2021 #2 K Andres Borregales, has been committed to Miami for over a year. Jose moving from Sweetwater to Coral Gables for one year before his brother joins the squad seems a like win-win move for everyone (except for Butch Davis).

Borregales is FIU’s all time points leader with 281 in 3 seasons with the Panthers. His career long is 53 yards versus Middle Tennessee in 2018.

Last season, he finished 21 of 29 on field goals and converted all 40 extra point attempts. Borregales made three of four attempts from 50+ yards and went 10 for 11 on attempts from 40+ yards in 2019.

He was one of the most productive kickers in the nation during his three seasons playing under Coach Butch Davis. Jose made 75.8% of his field goal attempts and 97.8% of his extra point attempts. In 2018, Borregales was named a Lou Groza Award finalist for the nations top kicker.

Getting a kicker like Jose Borregales could prove to be a game changer for the Canes. We all just saw what could happen to your season due to incompetence from your kicker (no need to name names). Last year, Miami’s kickers only made 60% of their field goals. Borregales is an experienced kicker who is a welcome addition to a Canes roster looking to contend this upcoming season.