Updated: June 11, 2013
2012 USA Today All-Bowl … 2012 ESPN.com All-Bowl
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.