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94   Caleb Violette
Caleb Violette

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blacksburg, Va.

High School:
Blacksburg H.S.

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Height / Weight:
6-0 ½ / 205

Position:
K/P

Birthdate:
11/22/1989


Career Honors

  • 2010 CAA All-Conference First Team

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    On Violette: Comes to UMass after going to Virginia Tech last season ... Has a chance to earn the kickoff duties ... Also a strong punter ... Played in high school with linebacker Tyler Holmes ... Played for wide receivers coach Brian Crist's dad David Crist at Blacksburg.

    As a sophomore in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
    • Transfer from Virginia Tech begins second season as starting punter. Also kicking on PATs and field goals.
    • Made first six field goal attempts and is now 9-of-15 on the year. Has made 25-of-27 PAT tries this season for 52 points. Has punted 36 times for 37.7 average. Has 15 punts inside the 20-yard line.
    • Two punts for 81 yards against Rhode Island (11/20).
    • 57-yard punt vs. #2 Delaware (11/13), with a 45.0 average. Missed three field goals.
    • Four punts for 154 yards, with a long of 59 yards and two inside the 20-yard line against Maine (11/6). • Named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week on Nov. 2 after 53.0 punting average and a pair of field goals at James Madison (10/30).
    • In homecoming at #15 James Madison (10/30) had a super day with two punts of 50-plus yards (54, 52) and two field goals (33, 25).
    • Missed first field goal -- on a career-long attempts of 40-yard in a strong wind -- vs. Richmond (10/16), converted a 25-yarder in the fourth quarter. Punted a season-best 58-yard boot, second-longest of career. Four punts inside the 20-yard line.
    • Two field goals for second game in a row (33 and 23 yards) at Towson (10/2). Also punted six times for 38.2 average.
    • Kicked two field goals for first time (30 and 25 yards) at Stony Brook (9/25).
    • Booted a 29-yard field goal at Michigan (9/18), also punted three times for 36.7 average with two inside 20-yard line.
    • Made career-long 37-yard field goal in win over Holy Cross (9/11). Punted six times with long of 44 yards.
    • Had three punts for a 45.3 average vs. #4 William & Mary (9/4).
    • Punted 40 times last season for 1561 yards and a 39.0 average per punt. Has 12 punts inside the 20-yard line.
    • Fourth on the CAA in punting average (39.0) in 2009. Ranked in top two for first eight weeks of the season.
    • UMass ranked 19th in the NCAA in net punting and third in the CAA with a mark of 35.5 in 2009.
    • Career-long 63-yard punt vs. James Madison (11/14/09).
    • UMass ranked 19th in the NCAA in net punting and third in the CAA with a mark of 35.5 in 2009.
    • Career-long 63-yard punt vs. James Madison (11/14/09).
    As a true freshman in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
    Transfer from Virginia Tech in first season as starting punter ... Punted 40 times during the season for 1,561 yards and a 39.0 average per punt. Had 12 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Fourth on the CAA in punting average (39.0). Ranked in top two for first eight weeks of the season ... UMass ranked 19th in the NCAA in net punting and third in the CAA with a mark of 35.5 ... Career-long 63-yard punt vs. James Madison (11/14) ... In state homecoming at #1 Richmond (10/24), punted five times in adverse conditions for 32.6 average, which doesn't show his ability of avoiding pressure on several occasions ... Served as kicker in opener at Kansas State with a field goal ... Best placement as a punter with three of five punts inside the 10-yard line in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17) ... Punted three times for 41.0 average at Delaware (10/10) ... Did not punt in game against Stony Brook (9/26) ... Boomed a 59-yard punt vs. Rhode Island (9/19) for 51.0 average ... Hit a 54-yard punt vs. Albany (9/12), kicking three times ... In UMass debut punted eight times for a 43.5 average including career-long 61-yard punt. Had three punts inside the 20-yard line. Also placekicked with a 35-yard field goal and two PATs.

    Before UMass: Went to Virginia Tech in 2008, but did not play football ... Star kicker at Blacksburg High School ... Named to All-State Virginia ... Double A All-State Football Team First Team ... Associated Press All-Group AA selection ... River Ridge District First Team honoree ... Made 13-of-18 field goals as a senior ... Hit a VHSL record-tying five field goals in one game.

    Personal: Caleb E. Violette ... Born Nov. 22, 1989 to David and Kelly Violette ... Has two siblings, Rhiannon and Casper ... Currently majoring in Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences.

    CAREER STATISTICS (Punting)

    Year	GP/GS	No.	Yds.	Avg.	Long	TB	In20	Blk
    2009	11/11	40	1561	39.0	63	1	12	1
    2010	10/10	36	1356	37.7	59	1	15	2
    Totals	21/21	76	1917	37.8	63	2	27	3
    

    CAREER STATISTICS (Kicking)

    Year	GP/GS	FG-A	PAT	Pts	Long
    2009	11/1	1-2	2-2	5	35
    2010	10/10	9-15	25-27	52	37
    Totals	21/11	10-17	27-29	57	37
    

    Career Highs

    Punts: 8 at Kansas State (9/5/09)
    Punt Yards: 348 at Kansas State (9/5/09)
    Long Punt:61 at Kansas State (9/5/09)
    Punts Inside 20-Yard Line: 4 vs. Richmond (10/16/10)
    Field Goals: 2 many times, last at James Madison (10/30/10)
    Long Field Goal: 37 vs. Holy Cross (9/11/10)
    
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      Saturday, Sept 6
      vs Colorado 3:00 PM gametracker
      Saturday, Sept 13
      at Vanderbilt 12:00 PM gametracker
      Saturday, Sept 20
      at Penn State TBA
      Saturday, Sept 27
      vs Bowling Green 3:00 PM gametracker
      Saturday, Oct 4
      at Miami (Oh) TBA
      Saturday, Oct 11
      at Kent State TBA
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