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.
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.
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
As A Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
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
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