Ever since Matt Gay was a child he had been a part of a team. Soccer was his life and he had always been known for having a strong leg and was told many times that he should play football.
He started kicking footballs in the spring of 2017 at the University of Utah. Having not come from a football background this was something new to him and his family.
When he was drafted in the fifth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he knew fans emotions were running wild. Fans were on the fence about the Bucs drafting another kicker, considering the Roberto Aguayo debacle, but Matt Gay wants to be the best kicker this team has ever had, even the best in the NFL. A tall order for a rookie kicker.
Matt Gay has high expectations for himself, expects great things to come, and wants he and his teammates to be successful as well. He wants to help the Bucs, the city, and the fans find the success we all have been wanting so badly for so long.
I hope he can lift the kicking curse and fix our kicking woes.
Meet the Rookies | Matt Gay
"I want to be the best kicker you guys have had. I want to be the best kicker in the NFL. I have high expectations, and I want to achieve a lot of great things." pic.twitter.com/EpQaOei9ik
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) July 8, 2019