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27 A.J. Hughes
  • Position
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  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
  • Punter
  • Junior
  • 6' 1"
  • 212 lbs.
  • Terre Haute North Vigo
  • Terre Haute, Ind.
STATS
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Rushing
SeasonGPGSAttYdsAvgLongTD
2012130000.000
201313011212.000
Career26011212.000

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TacklesSacksPass DefenseFumblesBlocked
SeasonGPGSSoloAstTotalTFL-YdsNo-YdsIntBUPDQBHRcvFFKick
20121304040.0-00.0-00000000
20131301010.0-00.0-00000010
Career2605050.0-00.0-00000010

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PuntingGamesNo.YdsAvgLngTBFCI2050+
201213793,20440.6573182215
201313783,44244.1648162422
Career261576,64642.36411344637

Updated: January 10, 2014

2013 Second-Team All-ACC (ACSMA and Coaches)
2012 USA Today All-Bowl … 2012 ESPN.com All-Bowl

2013: A second-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA and the coaches … An honorable mention Sophomore All-American by College Football News … Played in all 13 games, logging 80 plays … Punted 78 times for an average of 44.1, placing 24 inside the 20 with 24 punts of 50 yards or longer … Landed three of 13 punts inside the 20, averaging 45.1 yards against Alabama … Punted twice and averaged 43.0 yards against Western Carolina … Punted five times, landing two inside the 20, averaging 44.0 yards at East Carolina … Averaged 44.2 yards on five punts against Marshall … Placed three of six punts inside the 20, averaging 42.7 yards at Georgia Tech … Averaged 46.1 yards on eight punts in the win over North Carolina … Set a new career high, averaging 52.8 yards on four punts in the win over Pittsburgh … Punted three times for a 36.7 average against Duke … Averaged 46.7 yards on three punts at Boston College … Made a tackle and landed two of his five punts inside the 20 at Miami … Punted 10 times, setting a new career long of 64 yards against Maryland … Punted five times for a 44-yard average …Punted nine times in the Sun Bowl for a 41.2-yard average … Had a long of 53 yards and a career-best five punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

2012: Played in all 13 games, serving as Tech’s punter for the entire year … Earned USA Today and ESPN.com all-bowl team honors … Averaged 40.6 yards on 76 punts for the year … Had a long of 53 yards with 22 inside the 20-yard line and 15 punts of 50 yards or longer … Punted six times for a 36.2-yard average and one touchback in the opener against Georgia Tech … Averaged 44.0 yards on five punts against Austin Peay … Punted four times for a 40.8-yard average, placing two inside the 20 against Pittsburgh … Punted six times for a 39.2-yard average against Bowling Green … Had a 45.9-yard average with a touchback on seven punts against Cincinnati … Landed one punt inside the 20, averaging 40.5 yards on four punts against Duke … Punted five times, landing two inside the 20 at Miami … Averaged 44.5 yards on six punts, landing three inside the 20 against Florida State … Punted seven times, placing two inside the 20 at Boston College, also making a tackle … Averaged 39.9 yards on nine punts, landing three inside the 20 against Virginia, adding one tackle. … Made a tackle and put four punts inside the 20, averaging 42.2 yards on 11 punts in the win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Averaged 42.8 yards on nine punts with a long of 53 yards during spring scrimmages … Punted six times for a 41.0 average in the spring game with a long of 50 yards.

High School: Lettered three times for Coach Chris Barrett at Terre Haute North Vigo High … An AP all-state selection his senior year … A Wabash Valley Coaches Association All-Star team member … Ranked the No. 11 punter in the nation by Kohls Kicking … Had a 74-yard pun his senior season and placed 50 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line … Played at the same high school as starting New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford, who was part of the Super Bowl Championship squad … A multiple-time state qualifier in the pole vault on the indoor and outdoor track & field squad.

Personal: Joseph Andrew Hughes … Goes by "A.J." … Born 12/7/93 in Jasper, IN … Son of Reed and Lynn Hughes … Majoring in business.

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