Drew Kaser

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Drew Kaser
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Kaser with the Chargers in 2016
Free agent
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-11) February 11, 1993 (age 26)
Strongsville, Ohio
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Walsh Jesuit
(Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 179
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Punts:146
Punting yards:6,918
Average punt:47.4
Inside 20:50
Player stats at NFL.com

Andrew James Kaser (born February 11, 1993) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Texas A&M.[1]

College career[edit]

In Kaser's first season with the Texas A&M Aggies, he played in only one game, punting twice. Kaser was then redshirted the next year and returned to the field the following year.[citation needed]

As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, Kaser was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the best collegiate punter.[2] Kaser was also named 2013 Sporting News All-American and first-team All-SEC punter. He led the SEC with an average punt at 47.4 yards, breaking the old school record of 47.0 yards held by Shane Lechler. Kaser kicked his longest punt of the season for 76 yards against Rice University.[citation needed] Kaser would later be named special teams MVP at the Aggies annual banquet.[citation needed]

In 2014, his junior year, Kaser was ranked No. 11 in the nation and No. 3 in the SEC, averaging 44.5 yards a punt on 56 punts, with 15 punts over 50 yards.[citation needed] Kaser also earned National Punter of the Week after averaging 54.7 yards on three punts in A&M’s victory over Auburn.[citation needed] Kaser had a career-high four punts downed inside the opponent 20-yard line against Mississippi State and Louisiana-Monroe.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

The San Diego Chargers selected Kaser in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[3][4]

On October 2, 2018, Kaser was waived by the Chargers after the team signed Donnie Jones.[5]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On November 3, 2018, Kaser was signed by the Green Bay Packers[6] as an emergency option in case JK Scott needed to leave for the birth of his first child.[7] The Packers then released Kaser on November 5 to make room on the roster for Ibraheim Campbell.[8]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On January 1, 2019, Kaser signed a reserve/future contract with the Oakland Raiders.[9] He was released on May 6, 2019.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DREW KASER". Texas A&M. Texas A&M University. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Memphis punter Tom Hornsey wins Ray Guy Award". Boston Herald. December 13, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  3. ^ Henne, Ricky (April 30, 2016). "Chargers Select Texas A&M Punter Drew Kaser". Chargers.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Gehlken, Michael (April 30, 2016). "Chargers release Mike Scifres, draft Drew Kaser". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Henne, Ricky (October 2, 2018). "Chargers Make Punter Switch; Sign Donnie Jones". Chargers.com.
  6. ^ "Packers sign P Drew Kaser". Packers.com. November 3, 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/11/05/packers-punter-jk-scott-wife-baby-plane
  8. ^ "Drew Kaser: Let go by Green Bay". CBSSports.com. CBS Sports. November 5, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Raiders announce reserve/future signings - 1.1.19". Raiders.com. January 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 5.6.19". Raiders.com. May 6, 2019.

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