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Mike Scifres
P #5
Height:
6-2
Weight:
215
Age:
34
College:
Western Illinois
Hometown:
Destrehan, La.
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2014):

PUNTS
31
AVG
45.7
LNG
72
IN 20
14
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 660 29,791 25,806 72 45.1 39.1 8 52 109 271 59 168 272 2,805 2
2014 SD 7 0 31 1,416 1,214 72 45.7 39.2 0 5 4 14 6 7 9 82 0
2013 SD 16 0 56 2,417 2,239 61 43.2 40 0 6 11 30 1 19 19 158 0
2012 SD 16 0 81 3,914 3,412 66 48.3 40.6 3 5 14 30 7 15 40 362 0
2011 SD 16 0 47 2,234 1,865 71 47.5 39.7 0 5 3 17 2 12 25 329 0
2010 SD 16 0 52 2,430 1,722 67 46.7 30.8 4 5 3 13 9 7 28 528 1
2009 SD 16 0 52 2,342 2,037 65 45 39.2 0 4 7 23 2 16 23 265 1
2008 SD 16 0 51 2,332 2,086 67 45.7 40.9 0 3 8 19 5 12 23 146 0
2007 SD 16 0 81 3,735 3,244 70 46.1 39.6 1 9 15 36 9 19 29 311 0
2006 SD 16 0 69 2,893 2,637 71 41.9 38.2 0 4 17 35 2 19 27 216 0
2005 SD 16 0 71 3,104 2,700 71 43.7 38 0 2 16 25 8 19 26 244 0
2004 SD 16 0 69 2,974 2,650 60 43.1 38.4 0 4 11 29 8 23 23 164 0
2003 SD 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @ARI L 17-18 6 236 216 52 39.3 36 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
2 SEA W 30-21 3 124 104 53 41.3 34.7 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
3 @BUF W 22-10 6 298 238 72 49.7 39.7 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 0
4 JAC W 33-14 3 126 126 48 42 42 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
5 NYJ W 31-0 5 204 179 60 40.8 35.8 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 5 0
6 @OAK W 31-28 3 143 113 50 47.7 37.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 30 0
7 KC L 20-23 5 285 238 64 57 47.6 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 47 0

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Bio

Perhaps the greatest punter ever to put on a Chargers uniform and easily one of the most unsung league-wide, Mike Scifres (SIGH-fres) is the franchise’s all-time leader with a 45.1-yard career punting average. Heading into his 12th season in San Diego, he’s also tied with Antonio Gates as the longest-tenured players on the Chargers’ roster.

Scifres, who doubles as the team’s holder on placements, was on-point last season, landing 30 of his 56 punts inside the 20. He allowed but one punt to cross the goal line for a touchback and his percentage of punts landed inside the 20 (53.6) was the league’s best. Only Washington’s Sav Rocca went a full season without a touchback.

For his career, Scifres owns the NFL’s highest percentage (40.9 pct.) of punts landed inside the 20 (257 of 629).

A two-time Chargers Special Teams Player of the Year, Scifres won his most recent award in 2012 after averaging a team-record 48.3 yards per punt. It shattered the previous mark of 46.7 that he set in 2010. And with a nod to the team’s outstanding coverage units, Scifres posted a 40.6-yard net average in 2012, second-highest in the franchise’s 53-year history.

Scifres was drafted by the Chargers in 2003 at the recommendation of Kyle Smith, son of then-Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith. As a freshman at Youngstown State, Smith had returned punts against Scifres, who played for Missouri Valley Conference foe, Western Illinois. Scifres spent his first season learning behind Chargers Hall of Fame punter Darren Bennett and then took over full-time punting duties in 2004. Since then, he has become a member of the Chargers’ 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and a seven-time Pro Bowl alternate (2004-09, ’13). To put his career into historical context, Scifres has punted 629 times and among punters with at least that many attempts, his gross average (45.1) ranks fourth and his net average (38.6) ranks sixth. Complete punting statistics that include opponent returns and touchbacks only date to 1976, but since those statistics have been kept, Scifres’ 263 returns against are the fewest and his 53 touchbacks are the second-fewest.

Scifres enjoyed his breakout moment during the 2007 divisional playoffs in Indianapolis when he set a team playoff record by averaging 59.0 yards per punt on three punts in the final game ever played at the RCA Dome. It included a team-record 66-yard punt that came with the Bolts backed up at their own 14-yard line with only 1:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. Kicking from his own goal line, the Colts fielded Scifres’ punt all the way back at their own 20. His effort lit a fire on the Chargers’ sideline and San Diego’s defense promptly went out and ended the Colts’ season on downs four plays later, sending the Chargers on to the AFC title game.

Scifres’ upswing continued into 2008 as he set a team record and ranked third in the league with a 40.9-yard net average. He and the Chargers’ coverage teams allowed zero or negative punt return yards in seven of 16 games and he had only five touchbacks in 51 punts (9.8%) for the entire season. Among players with 40-or-more punts, only two allowed fewer than Scifres’ 146 return yards, and only five teams had more than 15 punt return yards against the Chargers all season.

Scifres’ outstanding season carried into the playoffs where he enjoyed a record-breaking night in another playoff game against the Colts, this time a wild card game decided in overtime in San Diego. Scifres landed all six of his punts inside the 20, the highest number and percentage of punts ever landed inside the 20 during a playoff game, and he averaged a playoff-record 51.7 net yards as the Colts managed just six punt return yards for the entire game. The Colts were forced to start drives at their own 10, 19, 3, 7, 9 and 1-yard lines following punts, and Scifres’ last may have been his best as it rolled out of bounds at the one-yard line and set the stage for the Chargers to make a late fourth-quarter comeback.

The 2011 season was another that turned out to be memorable for Scifres. Just days before the regular season began, the team signed him to a five-year contract extension that will run through 2016. When Scifres put pen to paper though, little did he realize that within a few days, his workload would also include kickoffs, field goals and point after tries. That happened in the ’11 season opener against Minnesota when Nate Kaeding suffered a season-ending knee injury on the opening kickoff of the season. Scifres, who on paper always had been the team’s backup kicker but had never actually been called upon to do so, coolly responded by hitting three extra points and a game-tying 40-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter en route to a 24-17 victory. It was his first made field goal in a live game since his sophomore year in college when he kicked a 56-yard game-winner in overtime against Northern Iowa for a conference title.

Beyond his heroics against the Vikings, Scifres posted some eye-popping numbers in 2011. He averaged 47.5 yards per punt and fell just three attempts shy of qualifying for the team’s single-season record (min. 50).

A native of Destrehan, La., one of Scifres’ prep teammates was New York Jets safety Ed Reed. When the two were high school teammates, Reed was actually the superior punter and as a result, Scifres was relegated to kickoffs, field goals and extra points. The two have remained good friends.

Scifres’ hobbies include golf, weightlifting and Pilates. He and his wife, Stacie, have twin daughters Berkeley and Bristyn, and a son, Brodyn.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fifth-round pick (149), April 27, 2003…signed, July 19…signed four-year contract extension through 2011, Nov. 3, 2005...signed new five-year contract extension through 2016, Sept. 7, 2011.

2013: Punted in 150th-consecutive game Oct. 6 at Oakland...Monday Morning Quarterback Special Teams Player of Week after forcing Washington to start their first two drives of game at one-yard line Nov. 3 at FedEx Field...first punt was downed at one and second was perfectly hit and rolled out of bounds at one...outstanding night punting football during 27-20 win at Denver Dec. 12...forced Broncos to start drives at their six and 11-yard lines on fair catches and at their three following punt that went out of bounds...Broncos’ average post-punt field position (their own seven yard line) was worst for any team in game against single punter in 2013 during which multiple punts were attempted...solid effort in Jan. 5 wild card playoffs in Cincinnati...on six punts, forced three fair catches and only allowed six total return yards on other three punts for 42.2 average with two inside 20.

2012: Chargers Special Teams Player of Year...500th punt of career Sept. 23 vs. Atlanta...Oct. 28 at Cleveland, raised career punt total to 522 and passed Dennis Partee (519) for second in team history...had punts blocked in consecutive weeks at Tampa Bay (Nov. 11) and at Denver (Nov. 18)...besides block, nine punts against Broncos for career-high 493 yards (54.8 avg.), second-most in team history...included season-long 68-yard punt...outstanding effort in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh on Dec. 9...landed five of seven punts inside 20 and didn’t allow any returns...only two punts outside 20 took place late in game when score was well beyond reach...first five punts forced Steelers to begin drives at their own eight, nine, seven, 11 and six-yard lines...first four ensuing drives resulted in three-and-outs, while fifth ended with interception on second play...punt blocked in 150th career game Dec. 30 vs. Oakland.

2011: Game Ball after taking over for injured Nate Kaeding and scoring first-career NFL points, including game-tying 40-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining in fourth quarter to tie game at 17-17...last made field goal in live game had been 56-yard game-winner with time expiring to give Western Illinois 44-41 win over Northern Iowa in 2000 for conference title...also made all three point-after tries vs. Vikings and had two touchbacks on kickoffs...first touchback of season Nov. 10 vs. Oakland, ending string of 23-straight punts to start season without one...punt that ended string was 71-yarder, tying career long...Dec. 11 vs. Buffalo, helped Chargers hold 16-0 lead at half by knocking consecutive punts out of bounds at Bills’ 12 and five-yard lines late in second quarter.

2010: Punt block in second quarter Sept. 19 vs. Jacksonville...two punts blocked Oct. 10 at Oakland, one for safety and another for touchdown...averaged season-best 59.5 on six punts and handled kickoffs for injured Nate Kaeding Oct. 17 at St. Louis...punt blocked for safety Oct. 31 vs. Tennessee... deflected punt in early first quarter led to touchdown Nov. 7 at Houston...completed 28-yard pass to Mike Tolbert on fake punt in first quarter Nov. 22 vs. Denver.

2009: Pro Bowl third-alternate…USA Today All-Joe…two touchbacks tied for fewest in NFL...Game Ball after best-ever game at Kansas City Oct. 25...49.0 average on four punts, forcing three fair catches and allowing only one return for 44.8-yard net...Game Ball after Dec. 13 win at Dallas... buried consecutive punts at four and one during pivotal third quarter.

2008: Pro Bowl first-alternate…USA Today All-Joe…(-1) punt return yards allowed Nov. 9 vs. Kansas City for higher net average (44.3) than gross (44.0)… SportsIllustrated.com Special Teams Player of Week after team postseason and NFL Playoff record six punts inside 20 in Jan. 5 Wild Card vs. Indy…52.7 average was third-highest in game in team playoff history and 51.7-net was NFL postseason record (min. 5 att.)… set stage for late fourth quarter comeback by having final punt (52 yards) roll out of bounds at one …had first NFL punt returned for touchdown in Jan. 11 AFC Divisional Playoffs at Pittsburgh.

2007: USA Today All-Joe... Pro Bowl first-alternate…first-career block by Denver’s Tony Scheffler Oct. 7…AFC Special Teams Player of Week after 50.2-yard net vs. Houston Oct. 28…5-of-5 inside 20 vs. Texans to run streak of consecutive punts inside 20 to nine…season-long 70-yarder vs. Baltimore Nov. 25… early fourth quarter Dec. 9 vs. Tennessee, 39-yarder downed at one...led to three-and-out by defense and touchdown by offense…then in overtime, had 51-yarder downed at two…it too was followed by three-and-out and game-winning touchdown drive in overtime…vs. Denver Dec. 24 on Monday Night Football, handled kickoffs for Kaeding…Jan. 13 Divisional Playoffs at Indy, new team postseason record 59.0-yard per punt average, including postseason team-record 66-yarder from own 14-with 1:42 left in fourth quarter…no punt return yards allowed in Championship Game at New England.

2006: Pro Bowl first-alternate…season-long 71-yarder, Oct. 1 at Baltimore… last punt in fourth quarter Dec. 3 at Buffalo went for touchback for only second of season (Oct. 1 at Baltimore)...ended streak of 38 consecutive punts without one…career-high 10 punts in rainy Dec. 24 game at Seattle…tied team playoff record with seven punts in Divisional Playoffs vs. New England...five punts inside 20 tied John Kidd’s team playoff record.

2005: Pro Bowl second-alternate…season-high 57.5 yards per punt vs. New York Jets Nov. 6…season-long 71-yarder in Dec. 4 ESPN Sunday Night game vs. Oakland.

2004: Pro Bowl first-alternate… first-team All-Pro by Sports Illustrated and SportsIllustrated.com…Chargers Special Teams Player of Year…one punt return for one yard and two fair caught by All-Pro returner Dante Hall Nov. 28 at Kansas City…Dec. 5 vs. Denver, first touchback since Sept. 26 at Denver, ending streak 36 consecutive punts without one…23 of 36 during stretch landed inside 20…Chargers Alumni Player of Week after Tampa Bay game Dec. 12…Jan. 2 vs. Kansas City, threw interception as holder on botched field goal attempt.

2003: Handled kickoffs Weeks 4, 7, 12-14 and 16.

COLLEGE: Division I-AA All-America as sophomore and senior…three-time first-team all-conference…only finalist from I-AA for ’02 Ray Guy Award after second in nation with 48.0 average…National Player of Week four times by Football Gazette...Gateway Conference Special Teams Player of Week twice as senior…conference and Sports Network Player of Week three times as soph…I-AA Special Teams Player of Week after school and conference-record 89-yard punt vs. Southwest Missouri State in ’00…school-record 56-yard field goal (first of career) vs. Northern Iowa as time expired in 44-41 win for ’00 conference title...All-Newcomer as redshirt frosh in ’99…played at Western Illinois from 1998-02…communications and broadcasting degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Metairie, La.…all-district selection at Destrehan (La.) High…lettered in football, soccer and baseball.

Perhaps the greatest punter ever to put on a Chargers uniform and easily one of the most unsung league-wide, Mike Scifres (SIGH-fres) is the franchise’s all-time leader with a 45.1-yard career punting average. Heading into his 12th season in San Diego, he’s also tied with Antonio Gates as the longest-tenured players on the Chargers’ roster.

Scifres, who doubles as the team’s holder on placements, was on-point last season, landing 30 of his 56 punts inside the 20. He allowed but one punt to cross the goal line for a touchback and his percentage of punts landed inside the 20 (53.6) was the league’s best. Only Washington’s Sav Rocca went a full season without a touchback.

For his career, Scifres owns the NFL’s highest percentage (40.9 pct.) of punts landed inside the 20 (257 of 629).

A two-time Chargers Special Teams Player of the Year, Scifres won his most recent award in 2012 after averaging a team-record 48.3 yards per punt. It shattered the previous mark of 46.7 that he set in 2010. And with a nod to the team’s outstanding coverage units, Scifres posted a 40.6-yard net average in 2012, second-highest in the franchise’s 53-year history.

Scifres was drafted by the Chargers in 2003 at the recommendation of Kyle Smith, son of then-Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith. As a freshman at Youngstown State, Smith had returned punts against Scifres, who played for Missouri Valley Conference foe, Western Illinois. Scifres spent his first season learning behind Chargers Hall of Fame punter Darren Bennett and then took over full-time punting duties in 2004. Since then, he has become a member of the Chargers’ 50th Anniversary All-Time Team and a seven-time Pro Bowl alternate (2004-09, ’13). To put his career into historical context, Scifres has punted 629 times and among punters with at least that many attempts, his gross average (45.1) ranks fourth and his net average (38.6) ranks sixth. Complete punting statistics that include opponent returns and touchbacks only date to 1976, but since those statistics have been kept, Scifres’ 263 returns against are the fewest and his 53 touchbacks are the second-fewest.

Scifres enjoyed his breakout moment during the 2007 divisional playoffs in Indianapolis when he set a team playoff record by averaging 59.0 yards per punt on three punts in the final game ever played at the RCA Dome. It included a team-record 66-yard punt that came with the Bolts backed up at their own 14-yard line with only 1:42 remaining in the fourth quarter. Kicking from his own goal line, the Colts fielded Scifres’ punt all the way back at their own 20. His effort lit a fire on the Chargers’ sideline and San Diego’s defense promptly went out and ended the Colts’ season on downs four plays later, sending the Chargers on to the AFC title game.

Scifres’ upswing continued into 2008 as he set a team record and ranked third in the league with a 40.9-yard net average. He and the Chargers’ coverage teams allowed zero or negative punt return yards in seven of 16 games and he had only five touchbacks in 51 punts (9.8%) for the entire season. Among players with 40-or-more punts, only two allowed fewer than Scifres’ 146 return yards, and only five teams had more than 15 punt return yards against the Chargers all season.

Scifres’ outstanding season carried into the playoffs where he enjoyed a record-breaking night in another playoff game against the Colts, this time a wild card game decided in overtime in San Diego. Scifres landed all six of his punts inside the 20, the highest number and percentage of punts ever landed inside the 20 during a playoff game, and he averaged a playoff-record 51.7 net yards as the Colts managed just six punt return yards for the entire game. The Colts were forced to start drives at their own 10, 19, 3, 7, 9 and 1-yard lines following punts, and Scifres’ last may have been his best as it rolled out of bounds at the one-yard line and set the stage for the Chargers to make a late fourth-quarter comeback.

The 2011 season was another that turned out to be memorable for Scifres. Just days before the regular season began, the team signed him to a five-year contract extension that will run through 2016. When Scifres put pen to paper though, little did he realize that within a few days, his workload would also include kickoffs, field goals and point after tries. That happened in the ’11 season opener against Minnesota when Nate Kaeding suffered a season-ending knee injury on the opening kickoff of the season. Scifres, who on paper always had been the team’s backup kicker but had never actually been called upon to do so, coolly responded by hitting three extra points and a game-tying 40-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter en route to a 24-17 victory. It was his first made field goal in a live game since his sophomore year in college when he kicked a 56-yard game-winner in overtime against Northern Iowa for a conference title.

Beyond his heroics against the Vikings, Scifres posted some eye-popping numbers in 2011. He averaged 47.5 yards per punt and fell just three attempts shy of qualifying for the team’s single-season record (min. 50).

A native of Destrehan, La., one of Scifres’ prep teammates was New York Jets safety Ed Reed. When the two were high school teammates, Reed was actually the superior punter and as a result, Scifres was relegated to kickoffs, field goals and extra points. The two have remained good friends.

Scifres’ hobbies include golf, weightlifting and Pilates. He and his wife, Stacie, have twin daughters Berkeley and Bristyn, and a son, Brodyn.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fifth-round pick (149), April 27, 2003…signed, July 19…signed four-year contract extension through 2011, Nov. 3, 2005...signed new five-year contract extension through 2016, Sept. 7, 2011.

2013: Punted in 150th-consecutive game Oct. 6 at Oakland...Monday Morning Quarterback Special Teams Player of Week after forcing Washington to start their first two drives of game at one-yard line Nov. 3 at FedEx Field...first punt was downed at one and second was perfectly hit and rolled out of bounds at one...outstanding night punting football during 27-20 win at Denver Dec. 12...forced Broncos to start drives at their six and 11-yard lines on fair catches and at their three following punt that went out of bounds...Broncos’ average post-punt field position (their own seven yard line) was worst for any team in game against single punter in 2013 during which multiple punts were attempted...solid effort in Jan. 5 wild card playoffs in Cincinnati...on six punts, forced three fair catches and only allowed six total return yards on other three punts for 42.2 average with two inside 20.

2012: Chargers Special Teams Player of Year...500th punt of career Sept. 23 vs. Atlanta...Oct. 28 at Cleveland, raised career punt total to 522 and passed Dennis Partee (519) for second in team history...had punts blocked in consecutive weeks at Tampa Bay (Nov. 11) and at Denver (Nov. 18)...besides block, nine punts against Broncos for career-high 493 yards (54.8 avg.), second-most in team history...included season-long 68-yard punt...outstanding effort in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh on Dec. 9...landed five of seven punts inside 20 and didn’t allow any returns...only two punts outside 20 took place late in game when score was well beyond reach...first five punts forced Steelers to begin drives at their own eight, nine, seven, 11 and six-yard lines...first four ensuing drives resulted in three-and-outs, while fifth ended with interception on second play...punt blocked in 150th career game Dec. 30 vs. Oakland.

2011: Game Ball after taking over for injured Nate Kaeding and scoring first-career NFL points, including game-tying 40-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining in fourth quarter to tie game at 17-17...last made field goal in live game had been 56-yard game-winner with time expiring to give Western Illinois 44-41 win over Northern Iowa in 2000 for conference title...also made all three point-after tries vs. Vikings and had two touchbacks on kickoffs...first touchback of season Nov. 10 vs. Oakland, ending string of 23-straight punts to start season without one...punt that ended string was 71-yarder, tying career long...Dec. 11 vs. Buffalo, helped Chargers hold 16-0 lead at half by knocking consecutive punts out of bounds at Bills’ 12 and five-yard lines late in second quarter.

2010: Punt block in second quarter Sept. 19 vs. Jacksonville...two punts blocked Oct. 10 at Oakland, one for safety and another for touchdown...averaged season-best 59.5 on six punts and handled kickoffs for injured Nate Kaeding Oct. 17 at St. Louis...punt blocked for safety Oct. 31 vs. Tennessee... deflected punt in early first quarter led to touchdown Nov. 7 at Houston...completed 28-yard pass to Mike Tolbert on fake punt in first quarter Nov. 22 vs. Denver.

2009: Pro Bowl third-alternate…USA Today All-Joe…two touchbacks tied for fewest in NFL...Game Ball after best-ever game at Kansas City Oct. 25...49.0 average on four punts, forcing three fair catches and allowing only one return for 44.8-yard net...Game Ball after Dec. 13 win at Dallas... buried consecutive punts at four and one during pivotal third quarter.

2008: Pro Bowl first-alternate…USA Today All-Joe…(-1) punt return yards allowed Nov. 9 vs. Kansas City for higher net average (44.3) than gross (44.0)… SportsIllustrated.com Special Teams Player of Week after team postseason and NFL Playoff record six punts inside 20 in Jan. 5 Wild Card vs. Indy…52.7 average was third-highest in game in team playoff history and 51.7-net was NFL postseason record (min. 5 att.)… set stage for late fourth quarter comeback by having final punt (52 yards) roll out of bounds at one …had first NFL punt returned for touchdown in Jan. 11 AFC Divisional Playoffs at Pittsburgh.

2007: USA Today All-Joe... Pro Bowl first-alternate…first-career block by Denver’s Tony Scheffler Oct. 7…AFC Special Teams Player of Week after 50.2-yard net vs. Houston Oct. 28…5-of-5 inside 20 vs. Texans to run streak of consecutive punts inside 20 to nine…season-long 70-yarder vs. Baltimore Nov. 25… early fourth quarter Dec. 9 vs. Tennessee, 39-yarder downed at one...led to three-and-out by defense and touchdown by offense…then in overtime, had 51-yarder downed at two…it too was followed by three-and-out and game-winning touchdown drive in overtime…vs. Denver Dec. 24 on Monday Night Football, handled kickoffs for Kaeding…Jan. 13 Divisional Playoffs at Indy, new team postseason record 59.0-yard per punt average, including postseason team-record 66-yarder from own 14-with 1:42 left in fourth quarter…no punt return yards allowed in Championship Game at New England.

2006: Pro Bowl first-alternate…season-long 71-yarder, Oct. 1 at Baltimore… last punt in fourth quarter Dec. 3 at Buffalo went for touchback for only second of season (Oct. 1 at Baltimore)...ended streak of 38 consecutive punts without one…career-high 10 punts in rainy Dec. 24 game at Seattle…tied team playoff record with seven punts in Divisional Playoffs vs. New England...five punts inside 20 tied John Kidd’s team playoff record.

2005: Pro Bowl second-alternate…season-high 57.5 yards per punt vs. New York Jets Nov. 6…season-long 71-yarder in Dec. 4 ESPN Sunday Night game vs. Oakland.

2004: Pro Bowl first-alternate… first-team All-Pro by Sports Illustrated and SportsIllustrated.com…Chargers Special Teams Player of Year…one punt return for one yard and two fair caught by All-Pro returner Dante Hall Nov. 28 at Kansas City…Dec. 5 vs. Denver, first touchback since Sept. 26 at Denver, ending streak 36 consecutive punts without one…23 of 36 during stretch landed inside 20…Chargers Alumni Player of Week after Tampa Bay game Dec. 12…Jan. 2 vs. Kansas City, threw interception as holder on botched field goal attempt.

2003: Handled kickoffs Weeks 4, 7, 12-14 and 16.

COLLEGE: Division I-AA All-America as sophomore and senior…three-time first-team all-conference…only finalist from I-AA for ’02 Ray Guy Award after second in nation with 48.0 average…National Player of Week four times by Football Gazette...Gateway Conference Special Teams Player of Week twice as senior…conference and Sports Network Player of Week three times as soph…I-AA Special Teams Player of Week after school and conference-record 89-yard punt vs. Southwest Missouri State in ’00…school-record 56-yard field goal (first of career) vs. Northern Iowa as time expired in 44-41 win for ’00 conference title...All-Newcomer as redshirt frosh in ’99…played at Western Illinois from 1998-02…communications and broadcasting degree.

PERSONAL: Born in Metairie, La.…all-district selection at Destrehan (La.) High…lettered in football, soccer and baseball.

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