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University of Miami Athletics

Lou Hedley






220 lbs.


Sixth-Year Redshirt Senior


Mandurah, Australia

Previous School

City College of San Francisco



Lou Hedley - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 All-ACC, Second Team
2020 Ray Guy Award finalist
2020 All-ACC, Second Team
2020 All-America, Second Team
(Associated Press)

2021 (Redshirt Junior*): Served as one of top punters nationally for second straight year…Earned All-ACC second-team honors…Selected semifinalist for Ray Guy Award honoring nation’s top punter…Averaged 44.9 yards per punt on 47 punts…Had long punt of 62 yards…Totaled 11 punts of 50 yards or more…Dropped 19 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line…Saw action in first 11 games of season, missing regular season finale due to injury…Dropped six punts inside 20-yard line against Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Averaged season-best 50 yards per punt against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Had season-long punt of 62 yards against Virginia (Sept. 30)..

2020 (Redshirt Junior): Delivered one of best seasons ever by Miami punter…Named finalist for Ray Guy Award, honoring nation’s top punter…Recognized with Associated Press second-team All-America honors…Earned second-team All-ACC recognition…Named ACC Specialist of the Week twice…Ranked No. 2 in FBS in regular season in punting (47.3 yards per punt)…Helped lead Miami to FBS-leading net punting average during regular season…Saw action in all 10 games…Averaged 47.3 yards per punt…Had long punt of 60 yards…Had 19 punts of 50-or-more yards…Had only two touchbacks and landed 13 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line…Had 24 of his 46 punts fair caught…Connected on season-long 60-yard punt in home win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Named ACC Specialist of the Week after performance against Panthers…Punted seven times at Clemson (Oct. 10) and at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Had best single-game punting average of season in win over Hokies (52.4), earning ACC Specialist of the Week honors…Landed three punts inside Hokies’ 20-yard line…Named finalist for Ray Guy Award honoring nation’s top punter on Dec. 22…Selected to All-ACC Second Team.

2019 (Redshirt Sophomore): Delivered standout first season, averaging 43.9 yards per punt on 64 punts…Ranked No. 26 in FBS in punting…Posted sixth-highest punting average Made career debut in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24), averaging 42.5 yards on four punts…Had long punt of 49 yards…Averaged 45.0 yards on three punts with long punt of 49 yards at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Had long punt of 51 yards in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Posted career-long 59-yard punt and averaged 48.0 yards on four punts in win over Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Punted three times for an average of 48.7 yards in game against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Had 57-yard punt against Hokies…Punted six times in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Had career-long 67-yard punt against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Punted seven times, including 67-yard punt, in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Punted five times for average of 45.8 in win at Florida State (Nov. 2), including 65-yard punt…Punted four times in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Boomed 61-yard punt in game versus FIU (Nov. 23)…Totaled career-high 11 punts in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Averaged 41.2 yards on nine punts in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

Before Miami: Rated two-star prospect by 247Sports … Redshirted in 2018 to preserve eligibility…Averaged 38.6 yards per punt on the season with long punt of 59 yards in 2017…Had eight punts downed inside 20-yard line and seven punts fair caught over 10 games in 2017…Ran three times on fake punts for 75 yards, including long run of 56 yards…Former Australian Rules Football player.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic