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  Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Antioch, CA

High School:
Antioch

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 187

Position:
P

Experience:
4V

At Stanford: Should hold the starting punting assignment for the third straight year ... Has been the team's starting punter the last 25 games, including all 23 games in 2001 and 2002 ... Has continued to see his numbers improve each season ... Career punting average of 38.1 ... Has 22 punts inside the 20 and a long of 64 ... Fifth-year senior ... Member of Stanford's golf team in 2003.

The 2002 Season: The Cardinal's starting punter for the second consecutive season ... Also the team's holder on field goals and PATs ... Had 58 punts for 2,306 yards, an average of 39.8 yards per punt ... Turned in a career day at Oregon on November 2 when he averaged 47.3 yards on six punts (284 yards), including a career-best 64-yards and two inside the 20 ... Had seven punts inside the 20 for the season ... Averaged 45.2 yards per punt (six punts, 271 yards), including a 60-yarder, in the season opener at Boston College ... Had eight punts of over 50 yards for the year ... Against Notre Dame, he had seven punts for 282 yards (40.3 average), including two over 50 yards ... He also completed a pass on an errant snap from center ... Recorded three tackles.

The 2001 Season: Starting punter ... Averaged 38.1 yards per punt ... Credited with 11 punts inside the 20 yard line ... Career-long 56 yard punt vs. Arizona ... Averaged 43.5 yards per punt vs. UCLA ... Had eight punts for 287 yards (35.9 avg.) and three inside the 20 against Arizona.

The 2000 Season: Appeared in four games as the Cardinal punter - vs. Washington State, vs. San Jose State, vs. Arizona State and at California ... Punted 25 times for an average of 34.0 yards (850 total yards) ... Also had four kicks inside the 20 and three touchbacks ... Had season-long kick of 49 yards in The Big Game at California.

The 1999 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.

In High School: Averaged 43.2 yards per punt as a senior while connecting on 6-of-10 field goal attempts ... He made field goals of 53-, 48-, 47- and 45-yards ... Twenty-one of his 35 kickoffs went for touchbacks ... Named All-West Region by SuperPrep ... Second-Team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports ... First-Team All Bay Valley Athletic League and First-Team All-Area by the Contra Costa Times and San Francisco Examiner ... First-Team All-BVAL as a junior ... Played soccer for three years and golf for four years in high school ... Four-time All-League selection in golf ... Involved in student government for three years ... Class Valedictorian ... Lifetime member of the California Scholastic Federation.

Personal Information: Economics major.

Year Punts Yards Avg I20 Long
2000 25 850 34.0 4 49
2001 51 1,943 38.1 11 56
2002 58 2,306 39.8 7 64
Totals 134 5,099 38.1 22 64

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