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      Matt Darr
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Frontier

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
P

Experience:
2L

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2014 - R-SENIOR
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 7/7
  • Returns as one of 15 seniors, will be Vols starting punter
  • In seven games in 2014, punted 51 times for 41.8 average with 18 punts inside the 20-yard line and 13 punts of 50 or more yards
  • Has 11 punts of 50-plus yards in last four games
  • Career-high nine punts for 45.6 average with four punts of 50-plus yards, three punts inside the 20-yard line
  • Averaged 50.0 with three punts of 50-plus yards on four punts vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
  • Career-long 61-yard punt vs. Florida (10/4), as part of eight punts for 43.0 average
  • Single-game best 44.6 average at #12/13 Georgia (9/27), including three punts of 50-plus yards and four punts inside the 20-yard line
  • Boomed six balls for 40.5 average with long of 51 vs. Arkansas State (9/6), two punts inside 20
  • Punted career-high eight times for 37.3 average vs. Utah State (8/31) in return to starting punting duties; equaled career-long with 53-yard punt on first punt of season
2013 - R-JUNIOR
  • Photo Gallery
  • Did not play in a game in 2013; served as backup punter
2012 - R-SOPHOMORE
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Began 2012 as starting punter
  • Did not punt in final six games, last punt came at Mississippi State (10/13)
  • Punted 16 times 39.0 average with six punts inside 20
  • Equalled career-long with 53-yard punt at #5 Georgia (9/29), also pinnd a punt at 1-yard line
  • Four punts for career-best 44.5 average vs. #18 Florida (9/15) including 50-yarder
  • Booted five punts for 38.6 yards including 51-yarder vs. NC State (8/31)

2011 - R-FRESHMAN
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 11/9
  • Punted in 11 games with nine starts
  • Had 40 punts for 38.1 average with 10 inside 20-yard line, three punts of 50 yards
  • Punted six times for third week in a row at Kentucky (11/26), posted a 38.3 average
  • Punted six times for second week in a row vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) for 37.7 average, landing two inside the 20 with long of 52
  • Career-high six punts for a 37.5 avg. at #8 Arkansas (11/12) including career-long 53-yard punt
  • Five punts for 38.0 average vs. MTSU (11/5)
  • Punted twice vs. #14 South Carolina for 37.0 average with both kicks inside the 20-yard line
  • Did not punt at Alabama
  • Punted four balls for 36.8 average including two inside the 20 vs. #1 LSU (10/15), including at the 1-yard line
  • Landed two balls inside 10-yard line vs. Georgia (10/8) as part of three punts for 42.2 average
  • After a 29-yard punt vs. Buffalo (10/1), had a punt blocked, but recovered the ball and rushed 30 yards
  • At #16 Florida (9/17) punted three times for 44.0 average
  • In debut, punted twice for 34.0 average, long of 37 vs. Montana (9/3)
2010 - FRESHMAN
  • Redshirted
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Named to MaxPreps All-America first team
  • Rated as nation's No. 1 punting prospect by punting expert Chris Sailer.
  • Averaged 42.9 yards per punt as senior with career long of 71
  • Added 96 tackles from linebacker position, including team-high 79 solo
  • Handled placekicking duties, with 35 of 60 kickoffs resulting in touchbacks
  • Made 34 PATs and 11 field goals in senior season
  • As junior, averaged 46.3 yards per punt with 93 tackles
  • Helped team to 11-2 record as senior
  • Also excelled in shot put and discus, and led Frontier High to team state championship in 2009
  • Two-time defending state champion in shot put, with career-best throw of 63-9.75 in 2010 state event
  • Also won state discus title as junior with toss of 192-0
  • For combined efforts in football and track, named finalist for MaxPreps National Athlete of the Year
  • Coach at Frontier High School: Rich Cornford
PERSONAL
  • Full name: Matthew Paul Darr
  • Born: July 2, 1992 in Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Son of Don and Paula Darr
  • Majoring in Business
  • Recipient of the First Family Men's Athletic Endowment
  • Recipient of the Jerome G. Taylor Memorial Athletic Scholarship
CAREER HIGHS
  • Punts - 9 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14
  • Punting Average - 50.0 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14
  • Longest Punt - 61 vs. Florida, 10/4/14
  • Most 50-Yard Punts - 4 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14
  • Long - 54 at Georgia, 9/27/14
  • Long Rush - 30 vs. Buffalo, 10/1/11
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