Josh Syria, Oregon


P - K Syria, Josh, Oregon 09

Position: Punter
Height: 6-3
Weight: 249
Year: Senior 09
High School/Other College: Wofford College / Central Washington

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PERSONAL — Born Joshua Randall Syria on Sept. 16, 1985 in Wenatchee, Wash. Parents: Randall and Annette Syria. Family: No brothers or sisters. High School (Coach) Wenatchee (Doug Preston) 2004. Major: Economics. Redshirt: 2006. Expected to complete degree requirements by the end of fall term.

OREGON — Made tremendous strides a year ago since working to get back into the groove following a two-year hiatus from game competition. Moved into a tie for eighth on school’s single-season punting average ledger (41.7 avg.) despite the fact only four other kickers in school history have ever attempted more than Syria’s 71 punts in one year. Possesses a very strong leg and benefits from a two-step technique that allows him to get kicks off faster than any other punter that Coach Bellotti has worked with in 37 years of coaching. With continued improvement and consistency, boasts all of the physical tools that teams look for at the next level.

2007 — The Pac-10’s honorable mention all-conference choice finished third in the league with Oregon’s best average in five seasons. Averaged better than 44 yards per punt in each of the Ducks’ first three games before posting a season-best 46.0 average on three kicks at Washington State. Included was a 61-yard effort against the Cougars. Also was named team’s special teams player of the week after averaging 44.8 yards against Fresno State. Placed 26 punts inside the 20-yard line in addition to forcing 11 fair catches and booting five into the end zone in 71 tries. Set the school’s single-game record when he was forced to punt 12 times at UCLA.

2006 — The transfer redshirted the year while fulfilling his year of residency, working to improve his technique on the scout team following a one-year layoff.

BEFORE OREGON — Averaged 38.3 yards per punt on 12 attempts during the first three games of the 2004 season for NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formally Division I-AA) Wofford before returning closer to the West Coast. Included was a collegiate-long 49 yard punt at Georgia Southern as he allowed only four of his kicks to be returned. Enrolled at Central Washington for one year, despite electing not to play football, before entering Oregon in the fall of 2006. Earned honorable mention all-Big Nine Conference acclaim as a high school punter his senior year while establishing school’s single-season and career records for average. The 2002 second-team all-league place-kicker connected on a 46-yard field goal as well as a single-game best nine PATs.

Punting NO. YDS AVG Long TB FC I20 Blkd
2007 (Jr.) 71 2962 41.7 61 5 11 26 0