|| David Green
Feature Stories: 10/7/11 on ESPN.com | 12/13/11 in Canadian Jewish Tribune |
AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior enters the season as the Cardinal's starting punter...held down the starting role in 2008 and '09 before giving away to Daniel Zychlinski for most of last season...however, regained the starting role for the final three games of the year...enters the season with a career average of 37.6 in 96 punt attempts (3,614) with a long of 70.
2010 (JUNIOR): Did not see action for the first 10 games of the season but came on late in the year to hold down the starting chores for the final three contests...punted eight times for 344 yards (43.0) with a long of 57 against Virginia Tech...was backing up Daniel Zychlinski before seeing his first action of the season at California...punted one time for 35 yards...held down the starting job for the final two games of the year against Oregon State and Virginia Tech...also punted four times for 171 yards against Oregon State...held down the starting role for the 2008 and '09 seasons before giving way to Zychlinski this year.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Averaged 41.2 yards in 33 punt attempts (1360 yards)...punting average ranked sixth in the Pac-10 Conference...landed 15 attempts inside the 20-yard line...had three punts of 49 yards at Wake Forest, vs. San Jose State and at Oregon State...punted a career-high six times for 264 yards vs. Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl...had two punts of over 50 yards, including a season-best 53-yard effort...landed three of his five punts inside the Sooners' 20-yard line.
2008 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Averaged 39.9 yards in 53 punt attempts (2,116 yards)...punting average ranked seventh in the Pac-10 Conference...helped Stanford lead the Pac-10 in net punting average at 37.7 yards...boomed five punts of 50 yards or more while landing 17 inside the opponent's 20-yard line...hammered a 70-yard punt against Arizona, which was tied for sixth-longest effort in school history and longest Stanford punt since Kevin Miller's 67-yarder at Arizona in 1997.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was rated as the top kicker in the country and named a first team All-American by Scout.com...was rated as the sixth-best kicking prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...connected on 8-of-10 field-goal tries with a long of 45 yards as a senior and put 85 percent of his kicks in the end zone...also averaged 41 yards per punt...U.S. Army All-American and Scholar Athlete...three-year starter at both kicker and punter...two-time first team all-league and all-CIF selection as a junior and senior...All-Orange County selection as a senior...had 42 touchbacks in 79 kickoffs as a junior...won top honors at the 2006 Chris Sailor National Kicking Combine...Wendy's High School Heisman candidate, California Scholastic Federation Gold Seal Bearer and National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete...majoring in science, technology and society.
Punts: 6 vs. Oklahoma (Sun Bowl), 2009
Punt Yards: 264 vs. Oklahoma (Sun Bowl), 2009
Long: 70 vs. Arizona, 2008