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  Paul Hershey

Paul Hershey

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fremont, Ohio

High School:
Fremont Ross

Last College:
Toledo

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 198

Position:
P

03/01/2012

Ohio Football to Hold Annual Pro Day March 8

Nine Former Bobcats will showcase their talents for professional scouts

11/29/2011

Moore Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week

Sophomore linebacker receives first career weekly honor

11/21/2011

Weller Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week

Junior earns weekly honor for the fifth time this season

11/14/2011

Hershey Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week

Senior punter dropped four punts inside the 20-yard line

Paul Hershey Photo Gallery

2011: Finished his senior season with 54 punts for 2,198 yards for an average of 40.7 yards per punt ... Dropped 25 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Handled the Bobcats' punting duties for the second-straight season ... Punted five times in the season opener at New Mexico State (Sept. 3), averaging 51.0 yards per kick and setting an all-time Bobcat record with an 80-yard boot in the fourth quarter ... Averaged 40.2 yards per kick on four punts at Rutgers (Sept. 24) ... Pinned all five of his punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Kent State (Oct. 1) ... Averaged 46.3 yards on six punts vs. Ball State (Oct. 15) ... Booted three punts for a 53.3 yard average vs. Temple (Nov. 2) ... Averaged 41.0 yards on five punts at Central Michigan (Nov. 10) ... Closed out the year on a high note as he booted four punts for 139 yards, including a 46-yard punt in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 17).

2010: Phil Steele's 2010 Postseason All-MAC selection ... Played in all 13 games for the Bobcats ... Finished the season with 49 punts for 2,011 yards averaging 41.0 with 18 fair catches, 10 punts of 50 yards or more and 14 inside the 20 ... Also carried the ball four times in 2010 for 48 yards and one touchdown ... Had his season-high six punts in three games; against Toledo on Sept. 11 for 244 yards (including one over 50 yards, two inside the 20 and two fair catches), at Marshall on Sept. 25 for 232 yards and at Ohio State for 279 yards ... Had one punt over 50 yards and two inside the 20 against the Thundering Herd ... Also had three punts over 50 yards, two inside the 20 and one kickoff for 55 yards against the Buckeyes ... Posted five punts for 255 yards against BGSU on Oct. 9 where he also had his season-long 72 yard punt, one touchback, two punts over 50 yards and two inside the 20 ... Recorded five punts for 216 yards at Temple on Nov. 16 including one punt over 50 yards and his season-high four inside the 20 ... Had five punts for 211 yards, one inside the 20, against the Troy Trojans on Dec. 18 ... Posted five punts for 193 yards, one over 50 yards and one inside the 20 at Miami on Oct. 23 ... Punted the ball three times at Kent State on Nov. 26 for 140 yards, one punt over 50 yards ... Had three punts against Buffalo on Nov. 4 and against Wofford on Sept. 4 for 94 and 83 yards respectively ... Carried the ball once in four games; at Marshall for one touchdown, against Louisiana, at Kent State and against Akron with his season-long 27 yard run ... Posted two tackles for the season, one at Ohio State and one at Marshall.

2009: Handled some of the punting duties, kicking the ball 15 times for a 36.5 average with one touchback, one fair catch and one downed inside the 20.

2008: Served as a backup punter and wide receiver.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team All-Conference and honorable mention All- State honors, helping to lead Fremont Ross to a 10-0 season in 2006... Lettered in football three times, baseball twice and basketball twice.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Economics.