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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Carson Palmer (Southern California)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Jim Tressel (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Miami (FL) ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio State

  • 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 Mark Mariscal* Colorado Big 12 67 3186 47.6
2 Matt Payne Brigham Young MWC 51 2427 47.6
3 Glenn Pakulak Kentucky SEC 66 3008 45.6
4 Andy Groom* Ohio State Big Ten 60 2697 45.0
5 Mat McBriar* Hawaii WAC 48 2148 44.8
6 Donnie Jones* Louisiana State SEC 64 2813 44.0
7 Greg Johnson Vanderbilt SEC 66 2891 43.8
8 Cody Scates Texas A&M Big 12 67 2931 43.7
9 Dustin Colquitt* Tennessee SEC 65 2833 43.6
10 Jarad Preston East Carolina CUSA 73 3170 43.4
11 Damon Duval* Auburn SEC 54 2344 43.4
12 Kyle Larson* Nebraska Big 12 73 3156 43.2
13 Andy Lee* Pittsburgh Big East 73 3147 43.1
14 Brooks Barnard* Maryland ACC 55 2373 43.1
15 Curtis Head* Marshall MAC 42 1809 43.1
16 Luke Donovan Wyoming MWC 58 2493 43.0
17 Seth Marler* Tulane CUSA 72 3090 42.9
18 Tim Parker* Arizona State Pac-10 79 3372 42.7
19 Robert Billings Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 61 2599 42.6
20 Brian Lewis Utah MWC 58 2471 42.6
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
21 Brock Harvey Missouri Big 12 54 2295 42.5
22 Cody Ridgeway* Mississippi SEC 67 2840 42.4
23 Tyeler Dean South Carolina SEC 45 1909 42.4
24 Brad Kadlubar* North Texas Sun Belt 78 3297 42.3
25 Jonathan Kilgo* Georgia SEC 64 2708 42.3
26 Tony Yelk* Iowa State Big 12 46 1945 42.3
27 Chris Morehouse* Georgia Tech ACC 33 1396 42.3
28 Curtis Ansel Kansas Big 12 82 3459 42.2
29 Jose Arroyo* Oregon Pac-10 77 3250 42.2
30 Adam Finley* Michigan Big Ten 69 2909 42.2
31 Jared Cook Mississippi State SEC 48 2024 42.2
32 Ross Stewart Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 75 3154 42.1
33 Tom Malone* Southern California Pac-10 62 2609 42.1
34 Brian Simnjanovski San Diego State MWC 60 2524 42.1
35 Nate Fikse* UCLA Pac-10 71 2975 41.9
36 Devin Sanderson South Florida Ind 66 2768 41.9
37 Mark Haulman* Southern Mississippi CUSA 80 3344 41.8
38 Ryan Downes Idaho Sun Belt 56 2338 41.8
39 Ryan Flinn Central Florida MAC 40 1673 41.8
40 Mike Wafzig Miami (OH) MAC 40 1666 41.7
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
41 Michael Wafzig Miami (OH) MAC 40 1666 41.7
42 David Rysko Eastern Michigan MAC 64 2660 41.6
43 Brian Huffman Northwestern Big Ten 66 2737 41.5
44 Lane Bearden Alabama SEC 50 2074 41.5
45 Cole Farden* Oklahoma State Big 12 57 2358 41.4
46 Freddie Capshaw* Miami (FL) Big East 54 2225 41.2
47 John Skaggs Navy Ind 46 1896 41.2
48 Kevin Kerr Ohio MAC 55 2258 41.1
49 David Royer* Penn State Big Ten 50 2053 41.1
50 Kyle Basler* Washington State Pac-10 50 2053 41.1
51 Travis Brown* Kansas State Big 12 49 2015 41.1
52 Derek Jones Nevada WAC 63 2579 40.9
53 Bryce Benekos Texas-El Paso WAC 70 2855 40.8
54 Jared Fritz Kent State MAC 59 2409 40.8
55 Tyler Gaus* New Mexico MWC 73 2971 40.7
56 Jason Simpson* Fresno State WAC 74 3007 40.6
57 Travis Hale Rice WAC 58 2352 40.6
58 Vinnie Burns* Virginia Tech Big East 64 2591 40.5
59 Jason Daily Michigan State Big Ten 66 2668 40.4
60 Mike Barr Rutgers Big East 92 3707 40.3
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
61 Carl Tobey* Oregon State Pac-10 74 2981 40.3
62 Reggie Hodges Ball State MAC 57 2299 40.3
63 Joey Huber* Colorado State MWC 53 2135 40.3
64 Andy Jerdon Akron MAC 46 1856 40.3
65 James Gaither Memphis CUSA 35 1411 40.3
66 Scott McMahan Buffalo MAC 81 3258 40.2
67 Cort Moffitt Tulsa WAC 75 3016 40.2
68 Cort Moffitt Tulsa WAC 75 3016 40.2
69 Brian Bradford* Texas Big 12 67 2685 40.1
70 Preston Gruening* Minnesota Big Ten 57 2282 40.0
71 Adam Coles Connecticut Ind 76 3030 39.9
72 Thomas Olmsted Troy Ind 72 2871 39.9
73 Grant Autrey Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 78 3108 39.8
74 Chance Gwaltney* Florida State ACC 72 2862 39.8
75 Eric Johnson Stanford Pac-10 58 2306 39.8
76 Joey Biasatti* Texas Christian CUSA 77 3060 39.7
77 Steve Mullins Utah State Ind 63 2500 39.7
78 Clinton Greathouse* Texas Tech Big 12 47 1867 39.7
79 Brian Brandt Central Michigan MAC 71 2815 39.6
80 Tyler Fredrickson California Pac-10 62 2450 39.5
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
81 David Bradley* Iowa Big Ten 53 2093 39.5
82 Brent Slaton* Purdue Big Ten 63 2485 39.4
83 Richie Butler* Arkansas SEC 69 2715 39.3
84 Dan Dyke* Georgia Tech ACC 39 1531 39.3
85 Mike Shafer Syracuse Big East 69 2707 39.2
86 Patrick Fleming Bowling Green State MAC 51 2000 39.2
87 Pat Fleming Bowling Green State MAC 51 2000 39.2
88 Trey McDonald Duke ACC 49 1923 39.2
89 Joey Hildbold* Notre Dame Ind 78 3038 38.9
90 Jimmy McClary Houston CUSA 62 2411 38.9
91 Garvin Ringwelski Temple Big East 47 1819 38.7
92 Mike Alexander Arkansas State Sun Belt 64 2469 38.6
93 Blake Ferguson* Oklahoma Big 12 74 2851 38.5
94 Blake Ferguson* Oklahoma Big 12 74 2849 38.5
95 Derek McLaughlin* Washington Pac-10 57 2194 38.5
96 Gary Cook Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 70 2680 38.3
97 Jimmy Erwin Northern Illinois MAC 63 2412 38.3
98 Ryan Mentzel Southern Methodist WAC 70 2673 38.2
99 Ryan Hamre Indiana Big Ten 58 2214 38.2
100 Michael Carr San Jose State WAC 57 2174 38.1
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
101 Chet Ervin* Cincinnati CUSA 66 2511 38.0
102 Matt Steffen Western Michigan MAC 41 1550 37.8
103 Brian Copple New Mexico State Sun Belt 42 1585 37.7
104 Danny Baugher Arizona Pac-10 38 1434 37.7
105 Matt Minnes Illinois Big Ten 33 1244 37.7
106 Dustin Upton Louisiana Tech WAC 64 2405 37.6
107 Nate Smith* Louisville CUSA 50 1875 37.5
108 R.J. Morse* Wisconsin Big Ten 74 2765 37.4
109 Kevin McMyler* Boston College Big East 57 2125 37.3
110 Austin Herbert* North Carolina State ACC 61 2268 37.2
111 Mark Fazzolari* West Virginia Big East 53 1969 37.2
112 Wynn Kopp* Clemson ACC 63 2340 37.1
113 Chris Castelli Army CUSA 65 2383 36.7
114 Tom Hagan* Virginia ACC 62 2273 36.7
115 John Lafferty North Carolina ACC 61 2235 36.6
116 Kjell Nesen Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 56 2048 36.6
117 Jeremy Parker Baylor Big 12 73 2599 35.6
118 Ingle Martin* Florida SEC 46 1619 35.2