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  Matt Lasher

Matt Lasher

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Copley, Ohio

High School:
Copley

Last College:
Eastern Michigan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
K/P

Experience:
2L

2006: Was the Bobcats' punter and placekicker in all 14 games ... Was named the MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week a conference-record tying five times ... Made 13-of-18 field goals ... Ranked second on the Bobcat single-season ledger for field goals made, just one shy of tying the record ... Set a school-record streak of 10 straight made field goals ... Hit 29-of-32 extra points ... Punted 77 times for 3,055 yards for an average of 39.7 yards per kick ... Ranked sixth in the MAC in punting average ... Put 30 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Had 19 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Made the game-winning field goal from 32 yards out with five seconds left at Illinois ... Made two field goals in the win against Western Michigan, including a season-long 38-yarder ... Also had two field goals against UT Martin, Illinois and Miami ... Had a season-high 44.1 yard punting average in the MAC Championship Game ... Hit a career-long 59-yard punt against Bowling Green.

2005: Served primarily on the Bobcats' kickoff team ... Made his college debut in the opener against Northwestern ... Did not see action again until the final five weeks of the season where he took back the kickoff job ... In those final five weeks, he kicked off 20 times, notching nine touchbacks and averaging 63.2 yards a kick.

2004: Sat out season under NCAA transfer rules.

AT EASTERN MICHIGAN: Redshirted in his one season with the team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led team with 17 receptions and was 8-for-10 on field goals with a long of 46 yards as a senior ... Named first-team All-Suburban League, first-team All-Northeast Ohio and honorable mention all-state ... Won the Akron Touchdown Club Award and was first-team All-Akron Beacon Journal ... As a junior, was 9-for-11 on field goals with a long of 42 yards and was named first-team All-Suburban League and all-county ... Also lettered in soccer as a freshman and sophomore, earning all-league honors both years.

PERSONAL: A psychology major ... Son of John and Cathy Lasher.