Video: Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro simulates game situation in unique way

Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro. (UAA Communications)

Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro. (UAA Communications)

Kicking field goals is a high-stress job. And what better way to simulate that experience than to have someone yelling within feet of you as you practice?

That’s what Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro got at the IMG Academy College Camp.

Pineiro enters the season with high expectations, especially considering he was the No. 1 junior college prospect at his position, and because the Gators had such trouble with their kicking game a year ago.

Pineiro lived up to expectations in the spring game, kicking field goals of 56 and 52 yards. However, he also missed two kicks of 50-plus yards. He’s not automatic, but he has the leg, and he’s working hard at his craft. Good for the Gators.