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#49 Matt Hubbard
Position: Punter
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga.
High School: Starr's Mill
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AT GEORGIA STATE: All-conference punter with a career average of 42.3 yards per punt in three seasons as the starter ... Has 38 kicks of 50 yards or more, including the school record of 80 yards, which he has achieved twice ... Has a very strong leg and gets tremendous height on his kicks ... Joined the program as a walk-on in the summer of 2011 and then earned a scholarship for 2012.

 2013: Named to the All-Sun Belt Conference third team selected by College Sports Madness ... Averaged 42.0 yards on 78 punts … Had 30 kicks that were fair caught … Over the last seven games of the season, had only two punts returned for a total of minus-4 yards … Equalled his own school record with an 80-yard punt vs. Jacksonville State, then added a 65-yard boot at Alabama, when he averaged 46.6 yards on five punts … Successfully executed two fake punts on the season, including a 12-yard run on 4th-and-10 against UL-Lafayette … Also handled kickoffs and booted two PATs against Chattanooga.
 
Named to the preseason All-Sun Belt second team by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness and third team by Phil Steele’s 2013 College Football Preview ... Tabbed to College Football Performance Awards Punter Trophy preseason watch list.
 
2012: Earned second-team All-CAA honors as voted upon by the league head coaches ... Ranked second in the CAA in punting average at 43.1 ... Had 21 punts of 50 yards or longer.
 
Opened the season by averaging 62.2 yards on five punts against South Carolina State. That surpasses the NCAA FCS and FBS records but will not count as an NCAA record due to GSU's reclassification. Named CAA Specialist of the Week and FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 3 for that performance ... His third punt against SCSU was a school-record 80-yarder. Also had boots of 58, 59, 55 and 59 yards in the game ... Averaged 44.8 yards on eight punts at Tennessee and 48.1 yards for seven punts against New Hampshire.
 
2011: Took over the punting duties as a true freshman and averaged 41.9 yards per punt (15th in NCAA) ... Made his debut against Old Dominion (9-11-11) and averaged 40.6 yards on 10 punts but had two kicks blocked ... Booted a 64-yard punt against UTSA for the longest punt in GSU history. Averaged 47.0 yards on five punts and was an honorable mention selection for CFPA National Punter Performer of the Week ... Averaged 45.8 yards on six punts against South Carolina State ... Had five punts of 50 yards or longer and seven punts inside the 20-yard line.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-county and all-region selection at Starr's Mill High ... First-team all-county punter by the Fayette News in 2010, when he averaged 42 yards per punt ... Also played tight end and had nearly 400 yards receiving as a senior ... Coached by Chad Phillips ... All-state goalie for a soccer team that won the state title as a junior and was runnerup his senior year.

PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Brandon Hubbard ... Born May 4, 1993 ... Parents are Marilyn and Mike Hubbard.

 

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