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Wil Lutz
Player Profile:
Wil Lutz 837476
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newnan, Ga.
High School: Northgate

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll, 2012-13, 2013-14
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

ATHLETIC HONORS
• 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference (second team)

AT GEORGIA STATE: Four-year starting place-kicker who added punting duties as a senior and earned all-conference honors ... Georgia State’s career leader in field goals (31), extra points (120) and points (213) ... Also owns the top career punting average in school history at 42.84 yards on 92 punts ... Handled kickoffs and placements ... 31-of-46 on career field goals, but eight of his misses are from 48 yards or longer; 23-of-27 from 40 yards and in ... Hit 120 of 122 extra points ... Nailed three field goals of 50 yards or longer ... Played in more games (47) than any player in Georgia State history ... Joined the program as a walk-on in 2012 but earned a scholarship in 2013.

2015: Second-team All-Sun Belt selection at punter ... Nominated for the Ray Guy Award as top collegiate punter ... Averaged 44.3 yards on 65 punts, the second-best season average in school history ... 12-for-19 on field goals and 42-43 on PAT for 78 points, just two points shy of the Georgia State season record.

Booted a 50-yard FG (second longest in GSU history), averaged 49 yards on six punts with a 60-yard boot, and had touchbacks on three of his four kickoffs vs. Charlotte ... Averaged 55 yards on four punts, booted two field goals and had touchbacks on all seven kickoffs in win at New Mexico State ... Nailed another 50-yard field goal on final play of first half in 31-19 win at Ball State ... Career-high 11 points with two 40+ field goals and five PAT in win at Texas State ... Averaged 47.5 yards with career highs of eight punts for 380 yards vs. San Jose State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl, including a career-best 70-yard punt that was downed at the 4-yard line ... Outstanding on kickoffs with 35 touchbacks ... Entered 2015 as a preseason all-conference kicker by the Sun Belt coaches/media as well as Phil Steele (second team) and Athlon (third team).

2014: Named to Midseason All-Sun Belt first team by Phil Steele ... Went 7-for-8 on field goals and 35-for-35 on PAT. Had 19 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Added punting duties midway through the 2014 season and averaged 39.2 yards on 27 punts ... Georgia State’s leading scorer with 56 points, the second-highest season total in school history.

Kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to lift Georgia State to a 38-37 victory over Abilene Christian in the 2014 opener ... Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against UL Lafayette ... Booted a 48-yard field goal at UL Lafayette that was the third-longest kick in school history and gave him the GSU record for career field goals with 16. Executed a fake punt vs. ULL on 4th-and-11 from the GSU 19; was about to attempt a rugby-style punt when he took off down the right sideline for a 26-yard gain ... Tabbed preseason All-Sun Belt Conference (fourth team) by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

2013:  Hit 8-of-12 field goals and 25-of-26 PAT for 49 points (second on the team) ... Booted a school-record 53-yard field goal at  No. 1 Alabama ... Hit the game-tying 26-yard field goal on the final play of regulation against Jacksonville State ... Two of his four misses were from 50 yards.
 
2012: Handled kickoffs all season and took over the placekicking duties after four games ... One of six true freshmen to see action on the season ... Made 4-of-7 field goals and was a perfect 18-for-18 on extra points ... Attempted his first field goal against William & Mary and hit a 37-yarder ... Booted field goals of 40 and 26 yards at Rhode Island and added a 34-yarder versus Villanova ... Only misses were from 54 yards (vs. JMU, hit crossbar) and 48 yards (vs. ODU and at Maine into a strong wind) ... 
 
HIGH SCHOOL:  Two-time all-county place-kicker by the Newnan Times-Herald at Northgate High School ... Hit 9-of-11 field goals as a junior with a long of 43 yards and one game-winner ... Made 5-of-8 field goals as a senior ... Helped Northgate to 11-1 record and region title as a senior in 2011 ... Four-year letterwinner as a place-kicker and punter for coach Tommy Walburn ... Also an all-county soccer player.
 
PERSONAL:  Full name is William Lutz ... Born July 7, 1994 ... Son of Julie and Robert Lutz ... Majoring in criminal justice.

CAREER FIELD GOALS (Parenthesis indicates FG made)

2012: (37 W&M); (40 URI); (26 URI); (34 Vill); 54 JMU; 48 ODU; 48 Maine

2013: (39 JSU); 50 JSU; (26 JSU); 42 JSU; (53 ALA); 26 Troy; (20 TxSt); (25 ULM); (40 AState); (35 AState); (33 USA); 50 USA

2014: (26 ACU); (38 NMSU); (33 AF); (48 ULL); (26 AST); (44 GS); 48 GS; (21 TxSt)

2015: (29 CHA); (50 CHA); 44 CHA; (19 NMSU); 40 NMSU; (22 NMSU); 50 ORE; (49 LIB), (32 LIB); (25 APP); (50 BSU); 38ASU; 25ULL, 36ULL; (42TxSt); (44TxSt); (26USA); 54Troy; (30Troy)