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13   Christian Koegel
Christian Koegel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Deerfield Beach, Fla.

High School:
Deerfield Beach H.S.

Weight:
185

Position:
P

Birthdate:
11/12/1984


2006 Update:
• Name is pronounced: coe-GULL
• ATLANTIC 10 FIRST-TEAM PUNTER
• COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS ALL-STAR
• ECAC 1-AA ALL-STAR HONORABLE MENTION
• DON HANSEN ALL-NORTHEAST REGION SECOND TEAM
• All-American punter is an NFL prospect. Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him among the top 10 collegiate punters coming out for 2007 draft.
• 2006 Preseason All-American by Lindy's (first team) and Sports Nework (second team).

• UMass' all-time leading punter with a 40.94 average for his career. That ranked 11th among all active players in Division I-AA ending 2006.
• Started all 50 games of his career to tie all-time UMass career games started record, with current teammates Alex Miller and David Thompson, they all set record vs. UNH (48 at that time).
• One of several teammates to tie UMass' record for career games played with 50.
• Had at least one punt of 50 yards or more in 21 of the last 34 games.
• UMass ranked 10th in the nation and first in A-10 in net punting at 35.45 in 2006.
• In 2006, would be ranked first in A-10 (if he had 3.6 punts per game) 22nd nationally with 40.9 punt average on 53 punts (he has 3.5 per game).
• In 2006, had 16 punts inside 20-yard line, seven touchbacks.
• Booted four balls for 44.8 average in NCAA Final vs. Appalachian State (12/15) including 53-yarder.

  • NATIONAL WEEKLY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION ALL-STARS - COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS (Dec. 11,2006)
    • Was star in NCAA Semifinal at #2 Montana (12/8) with career-high tying four punts inside the 20-yard line including three inside the 10-yard line. Averaged 42.4 on five punts.
    • Boomed a 66-yard punt to change field position for #9 UNH (12/2) in NCAA Quarterfinal. Punt was second-longest of his career. Finished with three punts for 40.0 average.
    • Four punts for 39.8 average in NCAA First Round vs. Lafayette (11/25), had two punts inside 20-yard line, one to 7-yard line.
    • Booted six balls for 41.7 average vs. Hofstra (11/18) with two inside the 20 including one at the 2-yard line.
    • On four punts for 38.5, had two punts inside 20 vs. #19 Maine (11/11).
    • Season-high six punts at #9 New Hampshire (11/4) for 38.2 per punt. One punt landed at 3-yard line.
    • Punted four times for 39.8 average in rain and slop at Northeastern (10/28).
    • Had just nine punts over five games from Sept. 16-Oct. 21.
    • Booted two for 42.0 average including 54-yarder vs. Rhode Island (10/21).
    • Punted twice for 39.5 vs. Stony Brook (9/23), one to SB 5.
    • Pair of punts for 36.5 at Villanova (9/16), one landed at 12.
    • Punted four times for 44.2 average at Navy (9/9) including 54-yard long. Had one punt inside 20, landed at 10-yard line.
  • DON HANSEN NATIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Sept.3,2006)
    • Named first A-10 Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 3 after 46.8 average vs. Colgate (9/2) in season opener with four punts. Had a long of 55 and had one inside 20-yard line which landed at the 3-yard line.
    • Named 2005 Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Year in addition to three All-American honors.
    • Ranked first in the A-10 and third in the nation in punt average in 2005 with a 43.02 mark, which ranked as the second-best season at UMass. Had 18 punts inside the 20-yard line.
    • Led UMass to the nation's top net punting mark at 38.35 in 2005.
    • Set a UMass record and A-10 record for punt yardage in a game with 526 yards at Boston College (10/2/04). Also punted 12 times, one short of the school record in a game (43.8 average).
    • Set school record for punt average in a game with 53.0 mark vs. Delaware (9/25/04). Booted a career-best 76 yard punt against Delaware -- third longest in UMass history.
    COMPLETE BIO ON MEDIA GUIDE PAGE 62.

    Career Honors
    2006 Lindy's Preseason First Team All-American
    2006 Athlon's Preseason First Team All-American
    2006 Sports Network's Preseason Second Team All-American
    2005 Walter Camp All-American Team
    2005 Sports Network Third Team All-American
    2005 The Sporting News All-American Third Team
    2005 Collegesportsreport.com Division I-AA All-Star Second Team
    2005 Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Year
    2005 Atlantic 10 First Team
    2005 New England Football Writers Division 1-AA All-Star Team
    2005 ECAC All-Star Team
    2005 Don Hansen Gazette Northeast All-Region First Team
    2004, 2005 UMass Special Teams Player of the Year
    School's career record holder in punt average (40.95)
    Set school record for punt average in a game (53.0) vs. Delaware
    Set Atlantic 10 for punting yards in a game (526) vs. Boston College
    2004 Second Team Atlantic Region, Don Hansen Gazette
    2004 Atlantic 10 Second Team
    2004 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
    Don Hansen Gazette Team of Week (Sept. 28)
    A-10 Special Teams Player of Week (Sept. 27)
    2003 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Twice)

    On Koegel: Preseason First Team All-American ... All-American punter who is one the best in the nation in any division ... NFL prospect ... Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Year in addition to numerous honors ... A major weapon for the team on special teams aiding the offense and defense ... Great competitor and knows what it takes to succeed ... Continues to stay in great shape ... Great hangtime and strong leg ... Holds UMass all-time career punting average mark (40.95) ... Entering his senior season, has the fifth-highest punt average among all Division I-AA players ... Ranks fourth in most career punts among active players (176) ... Great personality and owner of the most lavish and eclectic wardrobe on the team.

    As A Junior In 2005: Consensus All-American punter and Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Year ... Named to Walter Camp All-American Team, Sports Network Third Team All-American, The Sporting News All-American Third Team ... Honored as a Collegesportsreport.com Division I-AA All-Star Second Team ... Atlantic 10 First Team ... New England Football Writers Division I-AA All-Star Team ... ECAC All-Star Team ... Don Hansen Gazette Northeast All-Region First Team ....Preseason First Team All-Atlantic 10 ... Finished season as first all-time in UMass career punting average (40.95), passing David Sanger (40.6) ... Ranked first in the A-10 and third in the nation in punt average at 43.02 ... Had 18 punts inside 20-yard line ... UMass' net punting average of 38.35 ranks first in the nation in 2005 ... 43.0 average per punt ranks as second-best season in UMass history to Andrew McClay (43.3 in 1998) ... Had at least one punt of more than 50 yards in 14 of last 19 games after 58-yarder at Army ... Three punts inside 20-yard line at Hofstra (11/19), had five punts for 41.2 average ... Booted five balls for 41.8 average including 58-yarder at Army (11/12) ... Four punts for 43.8 average including two inside 20, one to the 2-yard line on a 51-yard boomer at Delaware (11/5) ... Punted three times for 47.0 average at Maine (10/22) including a season-long 60-yarder. Also pinned Maine at the 1-yard line with a 36-yard punt ... Named Co-UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of Week (Oct. 17) ... In muddy and rainy conditions vs. No. 4 James Madison (10/15), punted eight times for 41.5 average including back-to-back 56 and 55-yard punts in fourth quarter to save UMass and help set up winning drive. Six of eight punts went for at least 40 yards ... Posted a 45.8 average including three punts inside the 20 vs. Northeastern (10/8), including the season-long 58 yarder ... Booted three punts for 52.0 average vs. Rhode Island (9/24) including season-long 54 yarder ... Took over A-10 punting lead with 43.0 average (5 for 215) yards vs. Albany (9/17), also had three punts inside 20-yard line, including one a 3-yard line ... Booted three punts for 40.0 average at Colgate (9/10) ... Punted five times for 42.8 average against Richmond (9/1) ... Made A-10 Commisioner's Honor roll ... Made Dean's List for Spring, 2006

    As A Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Atlantic-10 Second Team Honoree ... Named to the Atlantic-10 Academic All-Conference Team ... Honored as the UMass Special Team's Co-Player of the Year along with defensive back Brandon Smith ... Finished the season ranked 17th nationally in punt average and second in the Atlantic 10 ... ... Punted 59 times for 2436 yards (41.3 avg.) dropping 15 punts inside 20 and 10 touchbacks ... Had at least one punt of 47 yards or more in each game this season ... Set a UMass record and Atlantic 10 Conference record for punt yardage in a game with 526 yards at Boston College (10/2) ... Also punted 12 times, one short of the school record in a game (43.8 average) ... Named Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Week and named to Don Hansen Gazette Team of Week on Sept. 26 after setting the UMass record for punt average in a game with 53.0 mark vs. Delaware (9/25) ... Booted a career-best 76 yard punt against Delaware -- third longest in UMass history ... also had four punts inside 20-yard line vs. Blue Hens ... Had a huge game with a 45.2 average on four punts vs. Colgate (9/11) including a 49-yard punt ... Outpunted the A-10's top punter Mike Mellow, with a 42.2 average vs. Maine (10/30) on five punts ... Had a 39.7 average including 51 yard boot at New Hampshire (10/16), also had three punts inside 20 yard line ... Booted five balls for a 36.0 average at James Madison (10/9), had first career blocked punt in the game ... Kicked five punts, three inside the 20 yard line, along with a 53 yarder vs. Hofstra (11/20).

    As A Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
    The starting punter for the Minutemen ... Saw action in all 13 games ... Totaled 2,663 yards on 68 punts, for an average of 39.2 yards per kick ... Placed 19 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line, while totaling just five touchbacks ... His average of 39.2 yards per punt placed ninth on the UMass single season list ... Two-time Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week selection, following the Rhode Island and William & Mary games ... Had four punts for 190 yards in the win over Rhode Island, averaging 47.5 yards per attempt with two season-long punts of 57 yards ... Punted four times for 180 yards, to average 45.0 yards per attempt in the victory at William & Mary, with three punts inside the 20-yard line ... Averaged 43.5 yards per punt at Delaware (four punts for 174 yards), with one kick downed inside the 20-yard line ... Had six punts for 252 yards (42.0 yards per attempt) in the win over Hofstra, including a 53-yard blast and two punts inside the 20-yard line ... Punted three times for a 44.3 yard average against Central Connecticut State, with one kick inside the 20 ... Averaged 38.7 yards on seven punts in the victory at Maine, while placing four kicks inside the 20 ... Had seven punts for a 41.6 yard average in the win over James Madison ... Averaged 39.6 yards per punt in the victory over New Hampshire, with two of his five kicks downed inside the 20 ... Had five punts for 192 yards (38.4 average per kick) in the win over Northeastern, with two punts inside the 20.

    Before UMass: Played for coach Joe Redmond at Deerfield Beach High School ... Averaged 47.6 yard per punt during his senior year, while placing 10 of 35 punts inside the 20 yard line ... Had a 48.9 yard punting average as a junior, with 18 of 60 punts landing inside the 20 ... Hit nine of 13 field goal attempts in his senior season, after making seven of 10 attempts as a junior ... Earned All-America honors from Prep Star ... Named All-State and All-Broward County ... Played in the Dade County-Broward County All-Star Game, and the Broward County North-South All-Star Game ... Also played on the soccer and baseball teams at Deerfield Beach ... Member of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Christian O. Koegel, Jr. ... Born November 12, 1984, in Hollywood, Fla. ... Son of Susan and Christian Koegel, Sr. ... Has one sister, Kelli ... Majoring in Communications ... Named the Prom King his senior year of high school.

    CAREER STATISTICS (Punting)
    Year	GP	No.	Yds.	Avg.	In20	Lg.
    2003	13/13	68	2663	39.2	19	57
    2004	11/11	59	2436	41.3	15	76
    2005	11/11	49	2108	43.0	18	60
    2006	15/15	53	2168	40.9	16	66
    Totals	50/50	229	9375	40.94	68	76
    

    CAREER HIGHS Punts: 12 at Boston College (10/2/04) Second In History Punt Yards: 526 at Boston College (10/2/04) A-10/School Record Punt Average (min. 5): 53.0 vs.Delaware (9/25/04) School Record Long Punt: 76 vs. Delaware (9/25/04) Third In School History Inside 20: 4 three times (last at Montana, 12/8/06)

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