Brandon Aubrey’s journey in the NFL started with a miss on his first extra point attempt, but since then, he has been making up for it in a big way. Now, the rookie kicker has his sights set on a different kind of NFL record.
Aubrey has not missed a field goal attempt since that first PAT try, making 18 consecutive field goals to start his career. The previous record was also 18 consecutive field goals, achieved by Browns kicker Travis Coons in his first season in 2015.
When asked about his potential record-breaking streak, Aubrey commented, “Yeah, not something I’ve thought a lot about, just trying to go out there and do my job. I’ve done it so far, and I hope to keep doing it in the future. I just want to go out there and make my kicks, so I’m not really concerned with much other than doing that.”
Aubrey’s journey to the NFL is atypical for a rookie. He did not play college football, as he was a soccer defender at Notre Dame, scoring 15 goals in 76 games. His transition to football began in 2022 when he joined the USFL as the Birmingham Stallions’ top kicker, helping the team win the league championship in 2023 by making 14 of 15 field goals and 35 PATs.
Reflecting on his unique path, Aubrey said, “I feel like I didn’t come in as a rookie. I feel more like a sophomore having played in the USFL for a couple of years, but I know it’s not exactly the same [as the NFL]. As a kicker, it kind of is the same. You just have your operation to deal with [the snap, hold, and kick], but I didn’t really feel the same way as when I was coming to my rookie year in the MLS. I’m more mature. I knew what to expect. I’m ready for what it meant to be a professional athlete, which I can’t say was true of my MLS rookie year.”
Aubrey has provided stability to the kicking position for the Cowboys, who have experienced turnover in their kicking game in recent years. Now, he aims to etch his name in the NFL record books with his impressive start to his career.