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Kyle Petersen
15  Kyle Petersen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alta Loma, Calif.

High School:
South Hills

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
P

Experience:
2L

Kyle Petersen Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Conference USA ... punted 46 times for 1,978 yards, an average of 43.0 per attempt ... ranked fourth in C-USA and 19th in the country in punting ... four of his punts resulted in touchbacks, 12 were fair caught and 16 landed inside the 20-yard line ... had 11 punts travel 50 or more yards on the year, including his season-long 60-yard boot at Houston ... averaged a career-best 51.7 yards on three punts (all inside the 20) at Louisiana-Lafayette ... was consistent, averaging 40 yards per punt or better in eight of 12 games ... established his career-highs for punts (eight) and yards (361) at Tulsa, averaging 45.1 yards ... averaged 49.8 yards on five punts at Houston with two touchbacks ... averaged 48.3 yards on three punts at Buffalo.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Appointed to Conference USA's All-Freshman Team by the coaches and media ... served as UTEP's primary punter, booming 51 kicks for 2,075 yards (40.7 avg.) ... ranked seventh in C-USA and 63rd nationally in punting ... four of his punts resulted in touchbacks, nine were fair caught and 12 landed inside the 20 ... averaged a season-high 47.5 yards on four punts against Texas Southern ... punted five times for 227 yards (45.4 avg.) at New Mexico State ... had four punts travel 50 yards or more on the year, including his season-long 59-yarder at Texas Tech ... rushed for 22 yards and a first down off a fake punt in the third quarter at SMU.

2006: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: National Top-10 punter by SuperPrep ... third team All-State punter by calhisports.com as a senior ... other 2005 honors included first team All-CIF Southern Section punter, first team All-CIF Southern Section Division VII punter, first team All-San Antonio League kicking specialist, first team All-San Antonio League Academic Team and first team All-San Gabriel Valley punter (by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune) ... listed as a five-star punter by Chris Sailer Kicking, a top-10 kicker in the United States (second on the West Coast) by Scouts Inc./ESPN, and the second-best kicker in Southern California by The Los Angeles Times ... tabbed a top-125 player in California by calhisports.com, and a top-125 player in the U.S. by maxemfinger.com ... rated a top-100 player in the West by Street & Smith's ... also a calhisports.com 250 Hot List selection ... member of the United States Army All-American West Team, earning scholar-athlete of the game honors ... averaged 34.3 yards on 26 punts, and 57.9 yards on 87 kickoffs (54 touchbacks) as a senior ... junior honors included first team All-San Antonio League kicking specialist, first team All-San Antonio League academic team, second team All-CIF Division 7 kicker, second team All-San Gabriel Valley punter and second team All-State Underclassmen Team punter ... averaged 37.1 yards on 51 punts as a junior, as well as 52.2 yards on 62 kickoffs (22 touchbacks) ... high school coach was Steve Bogan ... earned All-League honors as a member of South Hill's basketball and swimming teams ... also competed in baseball ... chosen South Hill's Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior ... kicks with his right foot but writes with his left hand.

PERSONAL: Parents are Michael and Marlaine Petersen ... has two brothers and three sisters ... uncles Bob and Harry Bishop played major league baseball for the San Francisco Giants ... full name is Kyle Christopher Petersen ... born 7/8/88 (West Covina, Calif.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.