FSU K Dustin Hopkins not thinking about NCAA record

Mike Ehrmann

Senior zeroes in on points record set by Boise State's Kyle Brotzman in 2010.

Senior Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins is in the midst of an assault on the NCAA record books, but he's not interested in knowing just how close he is to breaking records. Hopkins is two points away from the all-time NCAA mark for points from a kicker and 31 points away from the all-time scoring mark. Still, he refuses to let anyone tell him those statistics.

"I figure I don’t want to go out there for a kick knowing it," Hopkins told the Tallahassee Democrat. "And then think about that instead of thinking about the small cues I need to be successful. I wouldn’t be giving the team the best chance to be successful overall if I let outside things kind of hinder the process to put three points up or a point or whatever it is."

Hopkins knows that the news will break eventually.

"I’ll find out when it happens," he said. "Somebody will tell me. I’ll enjoy it for a couple of seconds. But I just want to keep things normal."

Florida State travels to Maryland this weekend, where Hopkins could very well become the highest-scoring kicker in NCAA history.

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