Begins the season as the back-up kicker after a strong performance in his one game in 2012.
2012: Handled kicking duties in season finale vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 1)...Hit on both PAT attempts and connected on his only FGA attempt of the game and season - a 40-yarder...In the 2012 Blue vs. White Spring Game, hit on both his field goal attempts of 20 and 46-yards...Named to the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
High School: Was a finalist for the Palm Beach (Fla.) Placekicker of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission ... Had career mark of 22-27 in field goals with a long of 54, to break a school record ... Was 189 for 198 on PATs and had a KO touchback percentage of 82% ... First team all-conference 3A-4A as a senior and first team all-area by Orlando Sun Sentinel ... Third team all-state 7A ... Was 9 of 12 on field goals and 50 of 52 on extra points ... Also was the backup QB and passed for 475 career yards and six TDs ... Team won three playoff games in Class 7A tournament as team made it to state semifinals and was regional champion ... Team won 50 games over his four-year HS career ... First-team all-conference three times ... Team won state championship in sophomore year..Also played baseball for three seasons ... High school baseball coach was Frank Torre, Jr., son of former major leaguer Frank Torre and nephew of legendary Joe Torre.
Personal Profile: Robert Francisco Puyol ... Father Orlando played baseball at Florida ... Born August 17, 1993...An exploratory major.