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2000 Punting Stats

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Chris Weinke (Florida State)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Bob Stoops (Oklahoma)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

  • Players sorted by Yds/Punt (minimum 2.5 Punts/G).
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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118 Players

Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
1 Brian Morton Duke ACC 77 3478 45.2
2 Preston Gruening* Minnesota Big Ten 46 2080 45.2
3 Brooks Barnard Maryland ACC 49 2191 44.7
4 Kevin Stemke* Wisconsin Big Ten 69 3070 44.5
5 Dave Zastudil Ohio MAC 47 2084 44.3
6 Casey Roussel Tulane CUSA 59 2609 44.2
7 Dan Hadenfeldt* Nebraska Big 12 39 1708 43.8
8 Jeff Ferguson* Oklahoma Big 12 56 2437 43.5
9 Aaron Edmonds Brigham Young MWC 67 2898 43.3
10 Alan Rhine* Florida SEC 47 2035 43.3
11 Nate Fikse* UCLA Pac-10 72 3109 43.2
12 Damon Duval* Auburn SEC 65 2811 43.2
13 Freddie Capshaw* Miami (FL) Big East 49 2119 43.2
14 Richie Butler* Arkansas SEC 65 2784 42.8
15 Brian Simnjanovski San Diego State MWC 55 2356 42.8
16 Brian Simnjamovski San Diego State MWC 55 2356 42.8
17 Mike Abrams* Virginia ACC 65 2768 42.6
18 Jason Baker Iowa Big Ten 74 3145 42.5
19 Tom Waring Wyoming MWC 59 2502 42.4
20 Jonathan Kilgo* Georgia SEC 58 2450 42.2
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
21 Matt Brennie Wake Forest ACC 63 2648 42.0
22 Jeff Edwards* Boise State Big West 47 1975 42.0
23 Kent McCullough Miami (OH) MAC 56 2344 41.9
24 B.J. Sander* Ohio State Big Ten 37 1549 41.9
25 Travis Hale Rice WAC 54 2256 41.8
26 Dan Dyke* Georgia Tech ACC 34 1420 41.8
27 Nick Avondet Eastern Michigan MAC 71 2954 41.6
28 Nick Harris California Pac-10 73 3030 41.5
29 Steve Mullins Utah State Big West 64 2647 41.4
30 Mike Masucci Buffalo MAC 38 1575 41.4
31 Nick Murphy* Arizona State Pac-10 86 3551 41.3
32 Mark Haulman* Southern Mississippi CUSA 76 3140 41.3
33 Ray Cheetany* Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 64 2646 41.3
34 Prentiss Cole* Mississippi State SEC 63 2601 41.3
35 Mark Fazzolari* West Virginia Big East 60 2479 41.3
36 Glen Beard* Texas-El Paso WAC 54 2229 41.3
37 Keith Cottrell* Florida State ACC 48 1983 41.3
38 Devin Sanderson South Florida Ind 47 1933 41.1
39 J.J. Standring* Northwestern Big Ten 74 3024 40.9
40 Adam Wulfeck* Cincinnati CUSA 61 2492 40.9
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
41 Joey Hildbold* Notre Dame Ind 60 2456 40.9
42 David Leaverton* Tennessee SEC 59 2415 40.9
43 Steve Fitts Illinois Big Ten 52 2128 40.9
44 Mike Shafer Syracuse Big East 51 2086 40.9
45 Craig Jarrett Michigan State Big Ten 62 2528 40.8
46 Dallas Thompson* Air Force MWC 50 2040 40.8
47 Kurtis Doerr* Oregon Pac-10 68 2768 40.7
48 Curtis Head* Marshall MAC 60 2444 40.7
49 Lane Bearden Alabama SEC 60 2443 40.7
50 Colin Vadheim Southern Methodist WAC 67 2717 40.6
51 Adam Coles Connecticut Ind 56 2267 40.5
52 Jared Fritz Kent State MAC 72 2908 40.4
53 Kevin Miller* East Carolina CUSA 30 1212 40.4
54 Pat Fleming Bowling Green State MAC 58 2340 40.3
55 Andy Kohl New Mexico State Big West 50 2017 40.3
56 Cody Scates* Texas A&M Big 12 52 2089 40.2
57 Hayden Epstein* Michigan Big Ten 51 2050 40.2
58 Adam Stiles Baylor Big 12 81 3248 40.1
59 Ben Graves Memphis CUSA 78 3125 40.1
60 Mike Fessler* Oregon State Pac-10 68 2726 40.1
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
61 Ross Stewart Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 58 2326 40.1
62 Reagan King* Mississippi SEC 56 2247 40.1
63 Chris Sivori* Louisville CUSA 55 2204 40.1
64 Patrick Fleming Bowling Green State MAC 59 2360 40.0
65 Javier Beorlegui Central Florida Ind 45 1802 40.0
66 Jared Gilpin Missouri Big 12 65 2587 39.8
67 Cort Moffitt New Mexico MWC 86 3411 39.7
68 Kevin McMyler* Boston College Big East 63 2503 39.7
69 Andy Jerdon Akron MAC 51 2021 39.6
70 Brian Brandt Central Michigan MAC 87 3440 39.5
71 Derek Jones Nevada WAC 79 3119 39.5
72 Clinton Greathouse* Texas Tech Big 12 36 1422 39.5
73 Tyeler Dean* South Carolina SEC 53 2087 39.4
74 Casey Lipscomb Tulsa WAC 64 2515 39.3
75 Jamie Somaini* Clemson ACC 60 2360 39.3
76 Brian Williams Navy Ind 58 2275 39.2
77 Andy Lee* Pittsburgh Big East 30 1177 39.2
78 Mike Clark Houston CUSA 76 2972 39.1
79 Mike Macgillivray Southern California Pac-10 58 2267 39.1
80 Joey Huber* Colorado State MWC 52 2035 39.1
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
81 David Royer Penn State Big Ten 62 2411 38.9
82 Kris Stockton* Texas Big 12 54 2100 38.9
83 Joe Webb Vanderbilt SEC 64 2473 38.6
84 Golden Whetman Utah MWC 63 2432 38.6
85 Carl Gomez* Iowa State Big 12 56 2163 38.6
86 Joey Pelfanio Kansas Big 12 65 2505 38.5
87 Travis Brown* Kansas State Big 12 51 1966 38.5
88 Matt Steffen Western Michigan MAC 45 1731 38.5
89 Alan Cox Washington State Pac-10 71 2726 38.4
90 Mat McBriar Hawaii WAC 43 1647 38.3
91 Jason Ball North Texas Big West 75 2865 38.2
92 Dan Macelroy Army CUSA 59 2254 38.2
93 Jeremy Flores Colorado Big 12 59 2247 38.1
94 Donnie Jones* Louisiana State SEC 57 2174 38.1
95 Ryan Fleming* Washington Pac-10 55 2094 38.1
96 Jimmy Erwin Northern Illinois MAC 44 1675 38.1
97 Michael Carr San Jose State WAC 61 2313 37.9
98 Brandon Hannum Toledo MAC 55 2083 37.9
99 Andy Shatley Arkansas State Big West 65 2455 37.8
100 Jason Simpson* Fresno State WAC 62 2343 37.8
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
101 Mike Barr Rutgers Big East 58 2192 37.8
102 Austin Herbert* North Carolina State ACC 59 2224 37.7
103 Scott Elder Oklahoma State Big 12 56 2107 37.6
104 Robert Billings Middle Tennessee State Ind 52 1951 37.5
105 Garvin Ringwelski Temple Big East 55 2053 37.3
106 Mike Biselli Stanford Pac-10 36 1340 37.2
107 Grant Autrey Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 81 3005 37.1
108 Chris Palic Arizona Pac-10 75 2779 37.1
109 Seth Hanson Kentucky SEC 33 1223 37.1
110 Blake Ferguson North Carolina ACC 40 1475 36.9
111 Scott Kurz* Purdue Big Ten 30 1091 36.4
112 Reggie Hodges Ball State MAC 64 2321 36.3
113 Ryan Downes Idaho Big West 58 2081 35.9
114 Dustin Upton Louisiana Tech Ind 47 1688 35.9
115 Dallas Pelz Buffalo MAC 28 992 35.4
116 Robert Peaslee* Virginia Tech Big East 43 1518 35.3
117 Steven Hunnicutt Louisiana-Monroe Ind 65 2273 35.0
118 S. Hunnicutt Louisiana-Monroe Ind 65 2273 35.0