22 year-old Gabe Brkić was one of the best Division 1 kickers at the University of Oklahoma the past three seasons. During the 2021 season, Brkić was tied for the fourth longest field goal in the nation (57 yards) and managed to rack up 117 points (tied for 10th best in the nation). Brkić is now declaring for the NFL Draft which takes place April 28th-30th. He is expected to go late in the draft (Rounds 5-7) as kickers are normally not taken at all, historically.
Brkić was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and his family/grandparents come from Škabrnja and Metković in Croatia.
Brkić is full of confidence and said that he is fearless when he kicks high pressure field goals. When asked how it feels to hit a game winner, Brkić supplied one of the best quotes in CroatianSports.com history: “When you win the game, everybody wants to talk to you.”
Here’s the full interview: