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  Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville North

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 204

Position:
P

Experience:
3L

Ended career at Ohio with a 40.2 average per punt, second only to Dave Zastudil.

2005: Played in all 11 games as the Bobcats' punter ... Took over the placekicking duties in Ohio's sixth game of the season ... Named honorable mention All-MAC ... Averaged 38.6 yards per punt with 23 inside the 20-yard line ... Was 3-for-4 on field goal tries and 14-for-15 on extra points ... Appeared on the Watch List for the Ray Guy Award given to the nation's top punter ... Was a semifinalist for the 2005 Draddy Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his combined academic success, football performance, and community leadership ... Recorded his best punting day against Toledo where he averaged 48.2 yards per kick, including two of more than 50 yards ... Effort against the Rockets ranked eighth on the Bobcats' single-game punting average list ... Had a string of 50 consecutive punts without a touchback snapped at Buffalo ... Named two-time MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts at Northwestern and Central Michigan.

2004: Played in all 11 games ... Punted 67 times for 2,840 yards ... His average of 42.4 yards ranks sixth on the single-season chart at Ohio ... Placed 20 of his kicks inside the opponent 20, while only hitting two for touchbacks ... Averaged 44.3 yards per punt on three kicks vs. VMI ... Landed four of his nine punts inside the 20 yard line vs. Pittsburgh ... Averaged 47.9 yards per punt vs. Miami ... Punted three times for an average of 41.3 yards per kick vs. Buffalo ... Earned MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors in week four ... Averaged 39 yards on four punts vs. Kentucky, including one effort that was downed inside the 20 ... Averaged 41.4 yards on nine punts vs. Marshall ... Had a long of 59 against the Thundering Herd ... Averaged 42.6 yards-with a long of 55 and three inside the 20-on seven punts vs. Toledo ... Put four of his seven punts inside the 20 vs. Bowling Green, averaging 43.7 yards per punt ... Averaged 40.2 yards with a long of 51 on four punts vs. Kent State ... Punted ten times For an average of 43.9 with three inside the 20 at Central Florida ... Punted three times with a long of 58 and landed one kick inside the 20.

2003: Played in all 12 games, handling punting and kickoff duties for the first 10 ... Suffered a dislocated shoulder against Akron and could not punt in the final two contests ... Kicked 52 times for 2,070 yards, an average of 39.8 ... Posted five games with an average of 40 yards or more ... Season best was 46.1 at Iowa State (323 yards on seven attempts) and included his season long of 63 ... Had 10 punts over 50 yards ... Only three of his punts went into the endzone, while 12 were inside the 20.

2002: Did not see any action.

2001: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first team all-state selection in both football and soccer as a senior ... Also named All-Ohio Prep, All-Metro, All-Central District and All-OOC ... Averaged 42.4 yards per kick in his only season as a punter ... Hit for a 51.7 average over the second half of the season ... Stands second all-time in the school's punting average records ... Booted over 50 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone ... Voted captain and most valuable player by his soccer teammates his senior season ... Earned four letters in the sport ... A regional finalist in the 4x100-meter relay ... Volunteers with the Meals on Wheels program.

PERSONAL: A marketing major ... Son of Greg and Mary Miller ... Born on September 13, 1982.