Rigoberto Sanchez

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Rigoberto Sanchez
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Sanchez in 2018
No. 8 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-08) September 8, 1994 (age 25)
Chico, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Hamilton Union
(Hamilton City, California)
College:Hawaii
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2019
Punts:181
Punt yards:8,192
Punt average:45.3
Inside 20:65
Longest punt:63
Player stats at NFL.com

Rigoberto Jovany Sanchez (born September 8, 1994) is an American football punter for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Hawaii and was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

College career[edit]

Sanchez contributed to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in 2015 and 2016.[1] in the 2015 season, he punted 74 times for 3,335 net yards for a 45.1 average. He handled placekicking duties and converted 23 of 24 extra point attempts and 8 of 11 field goal attempts.[2] In 2016, he punted 70 times for 3,122 net yards for a 44.6 average. He converted 49 of 50 extra point attempts and all 13 field goal attempts.[3]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year School Conf Class Pos G Punts Yds Avg XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts
2015 Hawaii MWC JR K 12 74 3,335 45.1 23 24 95.8 8 11 72.7 47
2016 Hawaii MWC SR PK 14 70 3,122 44.6 49 50 98.0 13 13 100.0 88
Career Hawaii 144 6,457 44.8 72 74 97.3 21 24 87.5 135

Professional career[edit]

Sanchez was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017.[4] He won the Colts' starting punter job as a rookie after beating out veteran Jeff Locke.[5]

On September 10, 2017, Sanchez made his NFL debut in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In the 46–9 loss, he punted six times for 302 total yards for a 50.3 average.[6] Overall, in his rookie season, he totaled 84 punts for 3,764 net yards for a 44.81 average.[7]

On June 4, 2019, Sanchez signed a four-year, $11.6 million contract extension with the Colts through the 2023 season.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Sanchez grew up playing soccer before joining his high school's football team.[9] He is of Mexican American descent. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rigoberto Sanchez College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Rigoberto Sanchez 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rigoberto Sanchez 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Bowen, Kevin (May 4, 2017). "Who Are The Colts 18 Undrafted Free Agents In 2017?". Colts.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Walker, Andrew (August 28, 2017). "Rookie Rigoberto Sanchez Wins Colts' Punter Competition". Indianapolis Colts.
  6. ^ "Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Rigoberto Sanchez 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Colts' Rigoberto Sanchez gets $11.6M in new extension". Colts Wire. USA Today. June 5, 2019.
  9. ^ Holder, Stephen. "Colts Q&A: Rigoberto Sanchez, the accidental punter". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Salgado, Gabe. "These Five Latino NFL Players Are Making Their Marks This Season". NBC News. Retrieved November 21, 2017.

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