A second-team All-ACC selection as the punter … Paid his dues after three seasons as the top backup … Averages 44.1 yards per punt … Has had 15 punts of 50 yards or longer and 15 punts downed inside the 20-yard line and 10 punts fair caught.
2010: Had his first punt of the season blocked and charged to the team … Averaged 45 yards on his other three attempts against Boise … Punted four times for a 42.2-yard average against BC with two kicks inside the 20 … Averaged 42.4 yards with three inside the 20 at NC State … Punted seven times for a 49.3 average in the CMU game with a long of 55 yards … Punted twice for a 47.5 yard average against Wake Forest … Averaged 49.7 yards on three punts in the Duke game … Had a 65-yard punt on the way to a 44.6-yard average on five punts against UNC … Punted six times for a 47.2-yard average at Miami … Four of his six punts against Virginia were downed inside the 20 … Punted just twice in the ACC title game, placing both kicks inside the Florida State 20.
2009: Competed for the punting duties during the preseason … Dressed for every game but did not see game action … Improved in three of the four major lifts during off-season workouts … Earned 100% Effort Awards for five of the team’s six pre-spring 6 a.m. workouts … Punted seven times during spring scrimmages averaging 41.6 yards … Had a long punt of 56 yards … Punted five times in the Maroon-White game for an average of 42.4 yards.
2008: Dressed for all 14 games … Spent all his time with the kickers during the season after serving as a scout team QB in 2007 … Averaged 41.5 yards on two punts during one of the Hokies’ full scrimmages during the spring … Carried a 38-yard average on three punts in the Maroon-White game.
2007: Dressed and traveled as the backup punter … Did not see action … Also practiced at quarterback … Competed for the punting duties during spring practice … Punted three times for a 35-yard average during the Maroon-White game … Had another attempt blocked … His longest punt in the game was 44 yards.
2006: Worked at quarterback while redshirting in the fall … Put extra emphasis on punting during spring practice.
High School: Named first-team all-district, all-region and all-state in football for Coach Tim Crawford … Was first-team all-district and second-team all-state in baseball.
Personal: Brian Carroll Saunders … Born 2/23/88 … Son of Joyce and Massie Saunders … A 2010 graduate in horticulture (landscape contracting) … Will work on a second undergraduate major.