2017 (Senior): One of the top punters in the nation ... also assumes the kickoff duties for the Crimson Tide this season ... holds the all-time UA record for career punting yards at UA with 10,576 and ranks second on the Alabama career punting attempts list with 231 ... has only had three punts returned this season (2 yards) to rank second nationally in that category with two of the three returns going for no gain ... dropped 22 of his 42 boots inside the 20-yard line, with only three touchbacks ... forced 23 fair catches on his punts for a 54.7 fair-catch percentage that is second in the nation ... ranks seventh in the SEC this season in punting average (43.4) ... also added the first made field goal of his career, a 48 yarder ... converted on 8-of-8 PATs as well ... earned Second Team All-America honors from the AFCA ... selected as a First Team All-SEC honoree from the coaches while being named to the conference’s second team by the Associated Press ... finalist for the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top punter ... tabbed as a First Team Preseason All-American by Sports Illustrated while earning Second Team from five separate outlets ... named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against LSU ... selected as one of the special teams players of the week by the UA coaches for his play against Colorado State, Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU and Mercer. Florida State: Punted six times for 211 yards with a long of 53 ... was accurate with his boots, dropping three inside the 20-yard line while avoiding any touchbacks through the back of the end zone ... did not allow a return on any of his punts for the evening ... kicked off six times for 389 yards to average 64.8 yards per kick while forcing touchbacks on four of the kicks. Fresno State: Kicked off eight times for 505 yards for an average of 63.1 yards per kick with three touchbacks ... added three punts for 125 yards with a long of 49 yards ... all three of his punts landed inside the 20. Colorado State: Called on to punt only two times, totaling 100 yards with both boots resulting in a fair catch inside the 20 ... notched a season-long punt of 59 yards ... matched his season-high mark with eight kickoffs totaling 517 yards to average 64.6 yards per kick ... five of the eight kickoffs went for a touchback ... tabbed a special teams player of the week by the Tide coaches for his play against the Rams. Vanderbilt: Tallied a career-high 10 kickoffs for 645 total yards to average 64.5 ypk ... five of his 10 boots went for a touchback ... called on to punt only twice in the game for 64 yards ... dropped one of his two punts inside the 20. Ole Miss: Kicked off a career-high 11 times for 693 yards to average 63.0 yards per kick with five touchbacks ... made his first career field goal, connecting from 48 yards out ... forced to punt just twice, totaled 85 yards on the boots with a long of 55 yards ... selected as a special teams player of the week by the UA coaches. Texas A&M: Punted four times for 146 yards to average 36.5 yards per kick with a long of 46 ... forced one fair catch and dropped one punt inside the 20-yard line ... added seven kickoffs for 436 yards, an average of 62.3 ypk, with three touchbacks ... attempted a 50-yard field goal that went just wide. Arkansas: Called on to punt three times, totaling 131 yards for an average of 43.7 yards per punt ... forced a fair catch on all three punts while dropping two of them inside the 20-yard marker ... booted a long punt of 55 yards ... totaled eight kickoffs for 511 yards, an average of 63.9 yards per kick ... half of his kickoffs went for a fair catch. Tennessee: Kicked off eight times for 511 yards to average 63.9 yards per boot with four touchbacks ... asked to punt only two times, totaling 84 yards with a long of 50 ... forced a fair catch on each punt with one landing inside the Volunteer 20-yard line. LSU: Selected as the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week and the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his play against the Tigers ... also earned special teams player of the week recognition from the UA coaches ... punted eight times for 413 yards to average 51.6 yards per boot ... had a career-high tying five punts of 50-plus yards with a game-high 58-yard boot to highlight his night ... six of his eight kicks landed the Tigers inside the 20 and forced five fair catches in addition to two downed punts by the Tide special teams ... only one punt was returned by LSU for a gain of two yards ... added five kickoffs for 316 yards (63.2 ypk) with three touchbacks. Mississippi State: Punted four times for 174 yards to average 43.5 yards per kick ... had a long boot of 52 yards and forced one fair catch ... State attempted to return two of his punts but was held to zero combined return yards ... also kicked off six times for 349 yards with one touchback. Mercer: Assumed all kicking duties for the Crimson Tide ... punted twice for 105 yards with a long of 54 yards ... forced one fair catch and dropped one punt inside the 20 ... kicked off nine times for 560 yards to average 62.2 yards per kick with four touchbacks ... added his first made PATs since 2015, going a perfect 8-of-8 on the day ... his efforts in the kicking game earned him special teams player of the week recognition from the Crimson Tide coaches. Auburn: Punted four times for 184 yards to average 46.0 yards per punt ... registered a season-long boot of 64 yards ... forced a pair of fair catches by the Tigers and dropped one punt inside the AU 20 ... kicked off three times for 182 yards for a 60.7 yards per kick average with one touchback.
2016 (Junior): A vital part of Alabama’s success in 2016 helping the Crimson Tide consistently win the field position battle by flipping the field time after time ... selected as a second team All-American by Walter Camp, the American Football Coaches Association and Sports Illustrated ... earned first team All-SEC honors from the conference coaches and the Associated Press ... averaged 47.2 yards per punt to rank third in the nation and second in the Southeastern Conference ... registered 25 punts of 50-plus yards ... 39.0 percent of his punts went beyond 50 yards while he finished second nationally in 60-yard punts with seven ... chosen as the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his games at Arkansas and LSU ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his performances against USC, Western Kentucky, Kent State, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Washington. USC: Helped flip the field for the Tide, punting five times for 235 yards for an average of 47.0 yards per punt ... had three punts of 50 yards or more with a long of 54 ... placed three punts inside the Trojans’ 20-yard line, including his game-long 54-yard boot that landed out of bounds at the SC 2-yard line ... also had a pair of tackles in the game. Western Kentucky: Punted five times for 232 yards for an average of 46.6 yards per punt ... pinned three kicks inside the WKU 20-yard line with two boots inside the 8-yard marker ... had two punts of over 50 yards, including a game-high 58 yarder. Ole Miss: Tallied five punts for 194 yards to average 38.8 ypp ... nailed a boot of 63 yards against the Rebels ... had a pair of 50-plus yarders and forced two fair catches ... dropped two of his punts inside the Rebel 20-yard line. Kent State: Punted twice for 98 yards to average 49.0 yards per kick ... had a long of 53 yards and forced one fair catch ... also kicked off twice for 130 yards to average 65.0 yards per kick ... forced one touchback on his kickoffs. Kentucky: Forced to punt just once against the Wildcats, recording a 58-yard boot that went for a touchback. Arkansas: Earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance in Fayetteville ... punted four times for 206 yards to average 51.5 yards per punt with a season-high tying 63-yard punt ... two of his boots were 50-plus yards (also, 52) ... dropped two kicks inside the 20-yard marker. Tennessee: Punted four times for 200 yards to average 50.0 yards per boot ... sent two of his kicks 50-plus yards with a long of 62. Texas A&M: Averaged 53.5 yards per punt on two punts with a long of 60. LSU: His 51.6 yards per punt in Death Valley was the sixth-best punting performance in school history (minimum five punts) ... four of his five punts were for more than 50 yards with a long of 66 (season long) ... placed two punts inside the 20, including one at the Tigers’ 3-yard line ... named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and was picked as one of the Alabama coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for the seventh time in nine games. Mississippi State: Was one of the special teams players of the week by the Alabama coaches after punting two times and averaging 51.3 yards per attempt ... pinned one kick inside the 20-yard line ... booted his sixth 60-yard punt of the season with a 62 yarder in the first half. Chattanooga: Pinned four of his six punts inside the Mocs’ 20-yard line ... half of his six punts went more than 50 yards, including a long of 56 ... averaged 48.8 yards on six punts ... also kicked off four times, averaging 59.5 with one touchback. Auburn: Punted twice for an average of 39.5 yards ... also made one tackle. Florida: Averaged 40.5 yards on two punts with a long of 41 yards. Washington: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff for his standout effort against the Huskies ... helped keep UW out of good field position, punting a season-high eight times for 367 yards to average 45.9 yards per boot ... had a long kick of 55 yards while forcing two fair catches and dropping three of his kicks inside the 20-yard line. Clemson: Set career-high marks with 10 punts for 458 total yards against the Tigers ... matched his career high with five punts of 50-plus yards ... five of his 10 boots landed inside the 20-yard line while another five went 50-plus yards with a long of 57.
2015 (Sophomore): Continued his consistent ways as the Tide punter ... averaged 44.2 yards per punt, a total he improved upon each week of the season in 2015, with a long of 59 yards ... forced 18 fair catches and pinned 25 of his punts inside the 20-yard line ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s special teams players of the week for his efforts against Arkansas and Tennessee. Wisconsin: Booted four punts for 147 total yards for a 36.8 ypk average ... hit a long of 46 yards. Middle Tennessee: Accumulated 201 yards on five punts for a 40.2 yards per kick average ... placed one punt inside the 20. Ole Miss: Called on for just two punts totaling 84 yards, including a long of 49 ... placed one of his punts inside the 20 to place the Rebels deep in their own territory. ULM: Put together 227 total yards on a season-high six punts with four of the boots landing inside the 20-yard line ... added a 52 yarder. Georgia: Kicked a season-high seven punts for 287 yards, an average of 41.0 yards per punt ... placed one punt inside the 20 ... added a 54-yard punt, his longest of the season to date. Arkansas: Booted four punts for 200 yards, including a then season-long 58-yard kick ... two of his four strikes were for 50-plus yards while two pinned the Razorbacks inside their own 20. Texas A&M: Punted a season-high eight times for a 386 yards, also a high in 2015 ... four of his boots were 50-plus yards, a season-high mark ... surrendered the first blocked punt of his career. Tennessee: Only punted four times, collecting 199 yards on the kicks ... forced two fair catches and boomed two of the punts 50-plus yards with a game-high of 56 ... landed two of his kicks inside the 20. LSU: Forced to punt only three times, collecting 135 yards on the boots for an average of 45.0 yards per kick ... had a long kick of 50 yards and pinned the Tigers inside the 20 on one occasion. Mississippi State: Punted five times for 200 total yards with a long of 47 ... had two fair catches and one punt that fell inside the 20-yard line. Charleston Southern: Was not forced to punt against the Buccaneers ... attempted and made one extra point while missing on his 33-yard field goal attempt ... also notched one kickoff, going for 57 yards before traveling out of bounds. Auburn: Punted three times for 145 yards for an average of 48.3 yards per punt ... had a long of 50 yards and had two touchbacks. Florida: Put together his best game of the season, punting six times for 307 yards to average 51.2 yards per punt, a season-high mark ... added his longest boot of the season, a 59-yard punt ... four of his punts went 50-plus yards. Michigan State: Punted six times for 279 yards to average 46.5 ypk with a long of 56 ... three of his boots were 50-plus yards while four landed inside the Spartan 20. Clemson: Entered for seven punts that totaled 297 yards for a 42.4 ypk average ... landed three punts inside the 20 while forcing five fair catches by the Tigers.
2014 (Freshman): A true freshman who easily won the starting duties at punter and proved to be one of the nation’s best punters ... first team All-American by Sporting News, ESPN and USA Today ... also a Freshman All-American by Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America ... dropped 31-of-55 (56.4 percent) punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, which was the best in the nation ... led the nation in punting with a 48.0 yards per punt average ... first team All-SEC (Associated Press and league coaches) ... finalist for the Ray Guy Award, which is given to the nation’s best punter ... named the Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week following the Arkansas game and was again the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week against No. 1 Mississippi State ... started 12 games on the season (Alabama did not punt against FAU or Western Carolina) ... boomed his first collegiate kick 62 yards, sending the West Virginia returner racing toward his end zone to field the punt and lose one yard on the return ... punted 55 times for 2,640 yards, which also led the SEC ... averaged 44.67 net yards per punt to also lead the nation ... his yards per punt (48.0), net yards per punt (44.67) and percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line (56.4) were better than any punter in the NFL in 2014 ... allowed just 12 punt returns all season for 83 yards (6.9 yards per return) ... had 23 punts of more than 50 yards, seven of which were over 60 yards with a long of 73 ... forced 19 fair catches with five touchbacks ... kicked off 24 times for a 62.5-yard average with eight touchbacks ... named one of the Alabama special teams players of the week against West Virginia, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU, Mississippi State, Western Carolina and Auburn. West Virginia: Averaged 50.5 yards on two punts with a 62-yarder on his first career punt ... left the 62-yard punt on the Mountaineers’ seven-yard line ... forced a fair catch on his second punt of the game. FAU: Penciled in as the starter but did not need to punt against FAU. Southern Miss: Landed his only punt of the game on the Golden Eagles’ nine-yard line, forcing a fair catch ... punt was 34 yards ... kicked off two times for a 65.0-yard average with one touchback. Florida: Punted two times for an average of 43.5 yards ... had a long of 57 yards. Ole Miss: Turned in the best game to date of his young career with a 51.8-yard average, three kicks inside the 20-yard line, and three over 50 yards, including a career-long of 64 yards ... had two touchbacks. Arkansas: Named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Razorbacks ... punted a career-high eight times, with seven pinned inside the opponent’s 20-yard line ... had three punts over 50 yards ... averaged 44.2 yards per kick while also netting 44.2 yards per punt. Texas A&M: Averaged 50.0 yards on four punts with a long of 56 yards ... placed one punt inside the Aggies’ 20-yard line ... two punts were over 50 yards. Tennessee: Earned special teams player of the week honors from the coaching staff for the fourth time this season for his performance in Knoxville ... averaged 42.8 yards on four punts with three landing inside the Vols’ 20-yard line ... booted his third 60-plus yard punt while forcing three fair catches ... the only punt returned lost four yards. LSU: Once again proved to be one of the keys to an Alabama victory, punting nine times at No. 14 LSU ... averaged 48.6 yards per punt ... left two punts inside the Tigers’ 20-yard line and boomed a 66-yard punt that was downed at the LSU eight-yard line ... had three punts over 50 yards. Mississippi State: Turned in another performance that was a key to victory for the Crimson Tide, this time against top-ranked Mississippi State, consistently flipping the field in Alabama’s 25-20 win ... punted seven times for an average of 45.6 yards with five inside the 20-yard line and three inside the 10 ... booted two beyond 50 yards with a long of 56 and forced three fair catches ... his first five punts against the Bulldogs were downed inside the 20-yard line. Western Carolina: Did not punt (Alabama’s was not forced to punt for the second time in 2014) but kicked off for the Tide nine times, averaging 63.6 yards per kick with four touchbacks ... garnered special teams player of the week honors from the Tide coaches. Auburn: Boomed his first kick against the Tigers a then career-long 70 yards ... dropped his second punt down at the 10-yard line for a 41-yard punt ... averaged 55.5 yards per punt ... also kicked off eight times for an average of 61.9 yards with three touchbacks. Missouri: Punted three times for an average of 43.3 yards ... hit his first punt 52 yards, forcing a fair catch at the Tigers’ 11-yard line ... second punt was 47 yards and fair caught at the MU 13-yard line ... scrambled to get off a low punt on his final kick that lowered his average ... did not have a punt returned and netted 43.3 yards per punt. Ohio State: Turned in one of the best games for a punter in Alabama history ... averaged a single-game school record 55.0 yards per punt with a net of 53.6 ypp ... dropped five of his seven punts inside the opponents 20-yard line ... boomed five punts over 50 yards, including a career-long 73 and a 65-yarder.
High School: One of the nation’s top-rated punting prospects who was also an excellent placekicker … rated as the No. 1 punter in the nation by Chris Sailer, who is regarded as one of the top private kicking coaches in the nation, and a top-10 placekicker … named to Sailer’s Top 12 … ranked as the No. 3 punter nationally and No. 8 placekicker by KohlsKicking.com ... participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl … ranked fourth nationally among all punters and placekickers by Rivals.com and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Colorado per Rivals … was rated No. 5 nationally among kickers by ESPN and No. 8 in Colorado … the No. 6 kicker by 247Sports while ranking as the No. 3 kicker in the 247Composite and the No. 7 prospect in Colorado … earned All-Colorado honors form the Denver Post … a 2014 PrepStar All-Midlands Region selection … named to the 2013 Colorado High School Coaches Association Elite Team at kicker … averaged 43.8 yards per punt as a senior at Mullen High School in 2013 … kicked off 44 times as a senior, with 43 resulting in touchbacks … connected on 8-of-15 field goals and 23-of-24 extra points in 2013 … as a junior in 2012, averaged 37.7 yards per punt with 23 touchbacks on 34 kickoffs while connecting on 6-of-10 field goals … coached by Tom Thenell at Mullen … chose Alabama over Notre Dame, Colorado and Arizona.