Dustin Hopkins after making game-winning kick on Monday Night Football: 'Go Noles'
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Dustin Hopkins gave a shout-out to Florida State after his game-winning field goal against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Hopkins nailed a 39-yard field goal in overtime that gave the Chargers a victory. Immediately after the kick, he was interviewed by Monday Night Football sideline reporter Lisa Salters and he was asked about the kick. Before he was able to get finish his answer, he was greeted by a teammate and responded with a message to Florida State.
“Go Noles,” Hopkins said.
D-Hop always repping the ‘Noles. Even after kicking game-winners in overtime with one good leg. pic.twitter.com/M5dg1elmzx
— Ira Schoffel (@IraSchoffel) October 18, 2022
Hopkins represented his alma mater after one of the biggest kicks of his career. He played at Florida State from 2009 to 2012. Hopkins is 1 of 3 players on the team who attended Florida State. The other 2 are Derwin James and Asante Samuel Jr.
Before the winning kick, Hopkins was dealing with a hamstring injury. On another kick earlier in the game, Hopkins immediately fell down in discomfort. He was able to pull through and secure a win for the Chargers.
Hopkins was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2013 and he has developed into a solid NFL kicker. He became a prominent kicker when he played for the Washington Commanders from 2015 to 2021.
In Week 7, the Chargers will host the Seattle Seahawks.