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Dalton Botts

position

Punter

Height

6-3

Weight

207 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Taft, Calif.

Dalton Botts - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2012 HURRICANE MEDIA “GOOD GUY” AWARD

2012 (Senior): Played in all 12 games, serving as team’s punter and placekick holder … Averaged 40.5 yards on 54 punts, downing 23 kicks inside opponents’ 20-yard line … Booted four kicks of 50+ yards … Earned second letter … Had 51-yard punt in win over Bethune-Cookman … Booted 50-yard kick at Notre Dame … Season-high seven punts against NC State and Virginia Tech … Hit season-long 56-yarder against Florida State … Compiled season-best 44.2 average against FSU … Finished sixth among ACC punters in punt average … Named Hurricane Media “Good Guy” Award winner at team’s end-of-season banquet … Preseason All-ACC selection … Ray Guy Award watch list member in July 2012.

2011 (Redshirt Junior): Served as team’s punter in all 12 games … Finished season second-best in ACC in punt average at 42.7 yards per punt … Longest punt of season came against Boston College on 62-yarder… Had one of best games against then-No. 17 Ohio State with season-high average of 47.8 yards on four punts … Earned a letter.

Junior College: Transferred from Bakersfield College after freshman season … Averaged 37.5 per punt with long of 59 yards as sophomore … Coached by Jim L. Bitter at Moorpark … Logged best hang time and longest punt at Top 12 Elite Camp in Sherman Oaks, Calif. … Enrolled at Bakersfield College freshman year as quarterback and punter … Averaged 34 yards per kick.

High School: Three-star prospect by Kohl’s Kicking … Went to Bakersfield (Calif.) Taft Union HS … Played quarterback as senior, throwing for 986 yards on 59-of-137 passing with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions … Rushed for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in 109 carries as quarterback … All-state punter averaging 39.7 yards per punt with 26 attempts inside 20 … Originally committed to LSU.

SEASON G-GS NO YDS AVG LG I20 50+
2011 12-0 48 2,051 42.7 62 11 11
2012 12-0 54 2,187 40.5 56 23 4
CAREER 24-0 102 4,238 41.5 62 34 15