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Third-round draft pick Jake Moody is off to a perfect start to the year. The San Francisco 49ers kicker has not missed a field goal or extra point attempt through five weeks, going 9-for-9 in field goals made and 20-for-20 in extra point attempts.

"He's been great," head coach Kyle Shanahan said. "We know we got the right guy, we really like his mentality and mindset. We're excited to go to battle with him. He's going to be our dude this year, and I think he's going to be our dude for a long time."

Keep reading to learn more about San Francisco's kicker.

Started with Soccer

Football wasn't the first sport Moody picked up as a child.

He played soccer until he was 11 years old and began kicking footballs in the sixth grade.

"Money Moody"

In college, the kicker was given the nickname "Money Moody" for his reliability on getting the ball through the uprights.

He was 65-of-74 (87.8 percent) in his college career from inside 50 yards and has posted a perfect 148-of-148 mark on extra point attempts. Moody has been named a "Michigan legend" for owning the title of the Wolverines all-time leading scorer (355 points).

The kicker is also a 2021 Lou Groza award winner, a two-time Big Ten kicker of the year honoree and owns program records for single-game kick scoring (19 points) and most field goals in a game (six).

"Legend," Michigan head coach and former 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "I've been watching Michigan football since I was a kid — pretty decent historian of Michigan football, and I am nominating him for legendary status."

Gridiron to Golf Course

Golf is one of Moody's favorite sports, second to football.

"My grandpa actually lived on a golf course and he's a big golfer," Moody said. "He taught me how to golf. I think I was three years old the first time I played... A couple years ago, after the COVID pandemic when it started becoming more popular, I started to actually practice and try and get good at it."

Pregame Superstitions

The young kicker takes his pregame routines very seriously. Moody has carried over some superstitions he had during his "money" career in college to the pros.

"I have way too many, honestly," Moody said. "And it's not just on gameday. It's like a weekly routine thing.

"Just to name a few: I eat the exact meal for breakfast every single gameday. It's scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, some berries and some hashbrowns. I also like to shave my beard so it's nice and clean for gamedays. I do that every morning. When I get to the stadium, I go through the same pregame routine at the exact same times, down to the minute. It's kind of creepy, but it's good to stay in a nice routine."

Super Burrito Specialists

Since moving to The Bay, Moody has gotten to know his new home and bonded with fellow specialist Taybor Pepper through a Bay Area Mexican food tour. His favorite spot so far is La Superior Taqueria in San Jose.

"They have a super burrito that's my favorite thing in the world," Moody said. "I get carne asada with everything that comes on it, and a mix of their red and green salsas."

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