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2003 Punting Stats

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National Champions: Louisiana State (BCS, NFF, USA-ESPN), Southern California (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jason White (Oklahoma)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Nick Saban (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

  • 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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117 Players

Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
1 Tom Malone* Southern California Pac-10 42 2060 49.0
2 Matt Prater Central Florida MAC 58 2781 47.9
3 Brandon Fields* Michigan State Big Ten 62 2878 46.4
4 Joel Stelly Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt 67 3099 46.3
5 Jared Scruggs Rice WAC 51 2341 45.9
6 Ryan Plackemeier Wake Forest ACC 57 2600 45.6
7 Dustin Colquitt* Tennessee SEC 68 3081 45.3
8 Kyle Larson* Nebraska Big 12 66 2978 45.1
9 Eric Wilbur* Florida SEC 66 2954 44.8
10 Ryan Dougherty East Carolina CUSA 64 2846 44.5
11 Steve Weatherford Illinois Big Ten 46 2045 44.5
12 Cody Ridgeway* Mississippi SEC 58 2561 44.2
13 Andy Lee* Pittsburgh Big East 77 3399 44.1
14 Bryce Benekos Texas-El Paso WAC 70 3085 44.1
15 Matt Payne Brigham Young MWC 78 3433 44.0
16 Adam Anderson Western Michigan MAC 72 3162 43.9
17 Cort Moffitt* Tulsa WAC 44 1922 43.7
18 Cort Moffitt* Tulsa WAC 44 1922 43.7
19 Kyle Basler* Washington State Pac-10 77 3351 43.5
20 Chris Beckman Tulane CUSA 65 2829 43.5
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
21 Brandon Hannum Toledo MAC 44 1916 43.5
22 Gary Cook Nevada-Las Vegas MWC 83 3604 43.4
23 Tim Parker Arizona State Pac-10 75 3252 43.4
24 B.J. Sander* Ohio State Big Ten 82 3553 43.3
25 Robert Wallis Mississippi State SEC 30 1300 43.3
26 Cole Farden* Oklahoma State Big 12 52 2245 43.2
27 Andrew Martin Air Force MWC 43 1857 43.2
28 Daniel Sepulveda Baylor Big 12 87 3750 43.1
29 Brian Brandt Central Michigan MAC 71 3058 43.1
30 Brendan Carney Syracuse Big East 60 2581 43.0
31 Chris Kluwe* UCLA Pac-10 91 3908 42.9
32 Eric Johnson Stanford Pac-10 86 3687 42.9
33 Kody Bliss* Auburn SEC 64 2748 42.9
34 Austin Herbert* North Carolina State ACC 53 2265 42.7
35 Danny Baugher Arizona Pac-10 76 3238 42.6
36 John Torp Colorado Big 12 63 2679 42.5
37 Luke Donovan Wyoming MWC 63 2678 42.5
38 Thomas Olmsted Troy Ind 78 3304 42.4
39 Donnie Jones* Louisiana State SEC 65 2757 42.4
40 Brent Slaton* Purdue Big Ten 78 3303 42.3
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
41 Adam Podlesh* Maryland ACC 53 2241 42.3
42 Ryan Downes Idaho Sun Belt 64 2702 42.2
43 Billy Sullivan Akron MAC 41 1731 42.2
44 Luke Johnson* Southern Mississippi CUSA 79 3326 42.1
45 Robert Billings Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt 61 2568 42.1
46 Jesse Stein* Florida State ACC 57 2401 42.1
47 Jeff Babcock* Colorado State MWC 50 2107 42.1
48 Adam Coles Connecticut Ind 58 2435 42.0
49 Jeremy Kapinos Penn State Big Ten 68 2850 41.9
50 Blake Ferguson* Oklahoma Big 12 56 2346 41.9
51 Blake Ferguson* Oklahoma Big 12 56 2346 41.9
52 Garth Erickson Washington Pac-10 70 2925 41.8
53 Anthony Thornton Kentucky SEC 65 2715 41.8
54 Jimmy McClary* Houston CUSA 62 2584 41.7
55 Seth Santoro San Diego State MWC 70 2915 41.6
56 Jared Brite* Kansas State Big 12 68 2830 41.6
57 Jared Cook Mississippi State SEC 41 1701 41.5
58 Tony Yelk Iowa State Big 12 73 3022 41.4
59 John Skaggs* Navy Ind 36 1491 41.4
60 Todd James* West Virginia Big East 74 3056 41.3
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
61 Curtis Ansel* Kansas Big 12 47 1937 41.2
62 Parker Mullins Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 72 2962 41.1
63 Richmond McGee* Texas Big 12 46 1883 40.9
64 David Bradley* Iowa Big Ten 79 3223 40.8
65 Tyson Beattie Indiana Big Ten 68 2773 40.8
66 Brad Kadlubar* North Texas Sun Belt 65 2653 40.8
67 R.J. Morse* Wisconsin Big Ten 62 2521 40.7
68 Dustin Upton Louisiana Tech WAC 58 2363 40.7
69 Trey McDonald Duke ACC 55 2236 40.7
70 Brandon Baker South Florida CUSA 74 3002 40.6
71 Bo Freelend Alabama SEC 73 2967 40.6
72 Carl Tobey* Oregon State Pac-10 71 2885 40.6
73 Matt Kovacevich* Utah MWC 63 2558 40.6
74 Josh Brown South Carolina SEC 46 1863 40.5
75 Joshua Brazen Kent State MAC 66 2665 40.4
76 Ben Chaet Utah State Sun Belt 71 2860 40.3
77 Kyle Stringer* Boise State WAC 60 2415 40.3
78 David Rysko Eastern Michigan MAC 81 3260 40.2
79 Anthony Gallagher Northern Illinois MAC 63 2533 40.2
80 Nate Fry* Bowling Green State MAC 49 1971 40.2
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
81 Derek Jones Nevada WAC 71 2847 40.1
82 Tyler Fredrickson* California Pac-10 57 2281 40.0
83 Adam Finley* Michigan Big Ten 53 2120 40.0
84 Brian Huffman* Northwestern Big Ten 72 2872 39.9
85 Jacob Skinner* Arkansas SEC 52 2074 39.9
86 Mike McLaughlin Temple Big East 51 2035 39.9
87 Abtin Iranmanesh Vanderbilt SEC 69 2743 39.8
88 Jeff Gomulinski* Boston College Big East 66 2630 39.8
89 Vinnie Burns* Virginia Tech Big East 57 2267 39.8
90 Matthew Miller Ohio MAC 52 2070 39.8
91 Kurt Milne* Hawaii WAC 63 2501 39.7
92 Jarod Little Arkansas State Sun Belt 78 3085 39.6
93 Brent Moody* Louisville CUSA 51 2018 39.6
94 Brandon Roberson* Memphis CUSA 50 1975 39.5
95 Tyler Gaus* New Mexico MWC 71 2798 39.4
96 Joe Radigan Rutgers Big East 60 2360 39.3
97 Grant Autrey Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 77 3018 39.2
98 Rhys Lloyd* Minnesota Big Ten 40 1569 39.2
99 Steven Smith New Mexico State Sun Belt 38 1490 39.2
100 Gordon Ely-Kelso* Georgia SEC 66 2571 39.0
Rk Player School Conf Punts Yds Avg
101 John Braziel* Texas Christian CUSA 66 2568 38.9
102 Chet Ervin Cincinnati CUSA 63 2451 38.9
103 Cole Chason* Clemson ACC 58 2238 38.6
104 Bryce Partridge San Jose State WAC 57 2189 38.4
105 Mike Lingua* Fresno State WAC 84 3215 38.3
106 Ryan Mentzel Southern Methodist WAC 76 2912 38.3
107 Alex Bradford Army CUSA 76 2897 38.1
108 Dominic Milano Buffalo MAC 79 2977 37.7
109 Phillip Ems Ball State MAC 68 2545 37.4
110 Philip Ems Ball State MAC 64 2389 37.3
111 Paul Martinez* Oregon Pac-10 72 2664 37.0
112 Jacob Young Texas A&M Big 12 45 1663 37.0
113 Hal Higgins* Georgia Tech ACC 43 1587 36.9
114 Brock Harvey* Missouri Big 12 49 1802 36.8
115 D.J. Fitzpatrick Notre Dame Ind 44 1621 36.8
116 Brian Monroe* Miami (FL) Big East 49 1749 35.7
117 Tom Hagan* Virginia ACC 63 2193 34.8