THE PRO COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER PROSPECT SCOUTING DATABASE
Dato, Ben, Fordham
position: punter/ kickoff specialist
hometown: Wyomissing, PA
College: Fordham University
NFL Experience: Baltimore Ravens
Scouting Comments by Coach Paul Assad:
Tons of ability. With some fine tuning of footwork and position could be a breakthru punter. Impressive by kick offs. Could be a camp guy easily.
VIDEO FROM FREE AGENT CAMP:
HIGHSCHOOL: first-team all state punter, pennsylvania class-AA
COLLEGE: third team all-american punter in 2006. first team all-american punter and consensus all-american in 2007. lead entire NCAA in net punt average, finishing with a 40.52 net. career punt average of 44.6 yards a punt. in 2007 season, downed 26 of 67 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line. recorded 14 touchbacks in 2007 season. first team all-patriot league in both 2006 and 2007 seasons. finished with the third best punt average in the nation in both 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Had 14 Kick Offs for Touchbacks and was Coached in College by former NFL Special Teams Coach Mark Michaels.
NFL: Signed an UDFA contract with the Baltimore Ravens during the 2008 NFL Draft.