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    Geoff Price

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hurst, TX

    High School:
    Colleyville Heritage

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 208

    Position:
    Punter

    Birthdate:
    08/29/1984


    CAREER: One of the top returning punters in the nation and a serious contender for All-America accolades and the Ray Guy Award (nation's top punter) ... named to the third team preseason All-America team by Phil Steele ... tabbed the No. 3 punter in the nation by Phil Steele, the eighth-best punter by Lindy's and the No. 9 punter by The Sporting News ... earned honorable mention All-American accolades by Street & Smith's ... approved for a fifth year of eligibility by Notre Dame's Faculty Board on Athletics ... consistently strong leg was a pleasant surprise last year and made him a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award ... owner of Notre Dame single-season and career record for average yards per punt (breaking Craig Hentrich's previous marks) ... averaged 45.4 yards on 52 career punts with a long of 62 yards ... has landed 14 punts inside the 20 and boomed 14 kicks over 50 yards ... enters 2007 without having a punt blocked at Notre Dame and his career net punt average is 40.8 yards ... member of the team's leadership committee.

    2006 (SENIOR): Served as the Irish punter ... punted a career-high 50 times for 2,272 yards (45.4 average) ... ranked sixth in the NCAA with a per punt average of 45.4 ... broke Notre Dame's previous school record for average yards per punt (44.9) previously set by Craig Hentrich in 1990 ... not only dropped 12 punts inside the 20-yard line, but also had 13 punts of 50 or more yards ... averaged 50+ yards in punts in three separate games ... opened the season with a terrific effort against Georgia Tech (five punts for an average of 50.4), including a 61-yard bomb ... blasted a season-long 62-yard punt against Penn State (twice pinned the Nittany Lions inside the 20-yard line) ... set a single-game school record with his performance against Michigan ... punted seven times for 363 yards -- good for a 51.9 per punt average (five of his seven punts exceeded 50 yards) ... punted seven more times in the wind and rain at Michigan State ... still managed to average 43.3 yards per punt (seven punts for 303 yards) ... dropped a season-high three punts inside the 20-yard line against Purdue (all three of his punts that afternoon) ... averaged 45.7 yards per punt versus the Boilermakers ... punted five times for 229 yards and a 45.8 per punt average against North Carolina ... twice pinned the Tar Heels inside the 20-yard line ... averaged 47.0 yards per punt (two for 94 yards) at Air Force ... punted just once on Senior Day against Army, but it was a 55-yard kick ... had three tackles on special teams ... recorded five punts, three of more than 50 yards, in the Sugar Bowl against LSU ... logged 27:00 of playing time.

    2005 (JUNIOR): Did not see action as a reserve punter.

    2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in two games (Washington, Oregon State) ... averaged 44.5 yards per punt on two attempts (89 yards), downing both inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... against Washington, he had one punt for 38 yards, pinning it at the seven-yard line ... posted a career-best 51-yard punt vs. Oregon State in the Insight Bowl, pinning the ball inside the Beavers' 20-yard line.

    2003 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action as a reserve punter.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas ... named to the Big XII All-Region Super Team at punter ... a three-year all-district honoree ... 2002 all-Dallas area selection ... first-team academic all-state honoree ... averaged 45.6 yards per punt as a junior in 2001 ... averaged 39.5 yards as a senior despite suffering an ankle injury ... had a career-long punt of 74 yards, setting a school record ... played free safety on defense, ranking second on the team in tackles as a senior with 101 stops and two interceptions ... recorded two games with 17 tackles ... invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but chose not to participate ... also played baseball and competed in track and field ... a member of National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a Texas Boys State Delegate ... one of two children ... full name is Geoffrey Scott Price ... born August 29, 1984, in Chicago ... graduated in May 2007 from Mendoza College of Business, with a degree in finance ... earned 3.444 grade-point average in `06 fall semester and finished with a 3.111 cumulative average ... enrolled in graduate studies.

    YearG-GSPuntsYds.Avg.LP
    2003DNP
    20042-028944.551
    2005DNP
    200612-050227245.462
    TOTAL14-052236145.462
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