Michael  Palardy

1Michael Palardy

Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185



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2013 - SENIOR
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  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Fourth-year specialist, spent most of 2012 as the starter at placekicker and punter
  • One of seven players in FBS handling all three kicking phases, and only left-footed specialist doing all three
  • Had 63 punts for 44.5 average in 2013 with 33 punts inside the 20-yard line and 18 punts inside the 10-yd line
  • Tied for first in FBS in punts that have landed inside the 20-yard line with 33
  • Led FBS in percentage of punts that have landed inside the 20-yard line with 52.4 (min. 40 punts)
  • 18 punts inside 10-yard line are second-most in FBS
  • 14th in NCAA and third in the SEC in punt average
  • Had 19 punts of 50 or more yards, the most since Dustin Colquitt in 2003, who also had 19
  • 74.0 percentage on 37-of-50 field goals ranks third in UT history
  • 42.9 career punting average is second all-time at UT; record 43.9 by Jerry Colquitt
  • 37 career made field goals ranks seventh all-time at UT
  • 10th in UT career points with 220, 7th among kickers
  • 14-of-17 on field goals, 34-of-35 on extra points in 2013
  • In college finale at Kentucky (11/30), boomed six punts for 49.5 average including five punts that landed inside the 20-yard line and three inside the 10-yard line with two at the 1-yard line; kicked career-long 69-yard punt and added 60-yard punt as he had four punts of 50 or more yards
  • Connected on a 32-yard field goal and punted five times for a 37.0 average with two punts inside the 10-yard line vs. Vanderbilt (11/23) on Senior Night
  • Equaled career-high with three made field goals (39,42,40) vs. #7 Auburn (11/9); also punted five times for 46.6 average with three punts inside the 20-yard line
  • Kicked a 51-yard field goal (second-longest of career) at #10 Missouri (11/2); also punted seven times for 42.7 average including four punts in the 20-yard line
  • Averaged 46.2 per punt with three punts inside the 20-yard line and two inside the 10 at #1 Alabama (10/26), along with a 37-yard field goal
  • Kicked first career game-winning field goal from 19 yards, as time expired to lift Vols to 23-21 upset win over #11 South Carolina (10/19); also made field goals of 37 and 33 yards in the win; punted eight balls for 40.4 average with career-best six inside 20-yard line
  • Best game of career with career-high 51.2 punt average on six punts; booted five of six kickoffs for touchbacks and added 26-yard field goal vs. #6 Georgia (10/5)
  • Made a 40-yard field goal, while missing a 52-yarder vs. South Alabama (9/28); also punted four times for 45.5-yard average with two punts inside the 20-yard line
  • Booted a 44-yard field goal; also had three punts for 41.7 average at #19 Florida (9/21)
  • Career-high nine punts for 43.6 average including long of 54 and two punts inside the 20 at #2 Oregon (9/14)
  • Boomed three punts for a 46.3 average including one downed at the 2-yd line vs. WKU (9/7); also added a 23-yard field goal
  • Opened 2013 with a 37-yard field goal and two punts for a 44.0 average with both landing inside the 20 vs. Austin Peay (8/31)

2012 - JUNIOR
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  • Games/Starts: 12/9
  • Third-year specialist, listed as co-starter at placekicker and punter
  • Primary kicker in nine of 12 games, making 9-of-12 on field goals, 37-of-40 on PATs
  • Served as primary punter in final six games
  • Punted 36 times for 43.1 average with 13 punts of 50-plus yards; 16 punts inside 20 and seven punts inside 10
  • Handling 76 kickoffs in 2012, with 61.6 average and 25 touchbacks
  • Punted five times for 42.6 including four punts inside 20-yard line vs. Kentucky (11/24); also made a 33-yard field goal
  • On career-high seven punts, hit three punts of 50-plus yards and had three punts inside the 20-yard line with two inside the 10-yard line at Vanderbilt (11/17); also made a 28-yard field goal
  • Booted 51 and 59-yard punts vs. Missouri (11/10) as part of 45.8 average
  • Connected on 21, 31-yard field goals and career-high seven PATs along with three punts for 37.0 average vs. Troy (11/3)
  • Booted career-long 66-yard punt as part of a 40.0 average at #17 South Carolina (10/27); made 5-of-5 PATs
  • Served as primary kicker and punter in a game for first time in 2012 vs. #1 Alabama (10/20) and made pair of field goals (32, 21 yards); punted five times for 48.2 average including career-long 56-yard punt with two inside 20
  • Made a 38-yad field goal and punted three times for 44.7 average at #19 Miss State (10/13), including career-long 54-yard punt
  • Retuned to placekick Vols' final PAT at #5 Georgia (9/29) after not kicking for two games
  • Posted career-high five touchbacks vs. Akron (9/22)
  • Punted three times for 44.3 average with two 50-yard punts vs. #18 Florida (9/15), three punts inside 20-yard line
  • Opened 2012 with two field goals (20, 34 yards) vs. NC State (8/31), also kicked off seven times with three touchbacks

  • Games/Starts: 11/11
  • Had 52 points on 25-of-26 PATs, made 9-of-14 field goals
  • Also punted 14 times for 36.8 avg
  • 43 kickoffs for 63.1 average including six touchbacks
  • Made five PATs in the final three games
  • Missed MTSU (11/5) game with an injury
  • Made a 22-yard field goal and missed at 47-yard kick vs. South Carolina (10/29), also punted three times for 35.3 average
  • Bested career-long field goal for second week in a row with a 52-yarder at #2 Alabama (10/22). Kick was longest by a Vol since Jeff Hall (53 yards) vs. Oklahoma State in 1995. Also made a 40-yard field goal. Punted five times for a 40.0 average along with a 5-yard completion on a fake punt play
  • Made a 43-yard field goal along with 28-yarder vs. Georgia (10/8). Also attempted 51-yarder which was wide right for third-longest attempt of career
  • Connected on pair of 28-yard field goals vs. Buffalo (10/1)
  • Kicked 20-yard field goal and punted for 39 yards at #16 Florida (9/17)
  • 37-yard field goal along with six PATs vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • Recovered his own onside kick vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • Kicked six PATs in opener vs. Montana (9/3)
  • Punted twice vs. Montana for 40.5 average, long of 44
  • Kicked seven times for 64.6 average with one touchback in opener vs. Montana

  • Games/Starts: 11/6
  • Started in six games and played in 11 overall, while serving in multiple capacities for the Tennessee special teams unit
  • Primary placekicker for kickoffs for UT for most of the season and started five games, in addition to two starts at punter
  • Also served as UT's field goal kicker while Daniel Lincoln was unable to play with a leg injury (LSU-Memphis)
  • Tied for third in UT annals for season field goal percentage (.714) with a minimum five made (5-of-7)
  • Started at both positions at LSU and punted for the first time, a season-long 51-yarder
  • Also missed first career field goal, a 45-yard attempt, but scored his first points as a Vol with two PATs

  • Converted first field goal at UT vs. Alabama, a 33-yarder that cut the Vols' deficit to three heading into halftime, and added a PAT
  • Connected on career highs of three field goals (a UT season best) and five PATs at Memphis
  • Nailed a season-long 39-yard FG to give the Vols a 3-0 lead at South Carolina
  • Filled in on punting duties vs. Kentucky for the injured Chad Cunningham and executed UT's second fake punt of 2010, rushing 16 yards for a first down
  • Also punted a season-high three times for an average of 39.2 yards per punt
  • First action came vs. Oregon with his first career kickoff

  • Rated as the No. 2 overall, No. 3 most versatile and No. 5 most accurate kicker by Rivals.com
  • Ranked as the No. 1 overall kicker by Scout.com
  • EA Sports All-America first team
  • Participated in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Game
  • Honored as FSWA first-team all-state as a senior in 2009 and FSWA third-team all-state as a junior in 2008
  • Earned 2009 All-State honors by SunStateFootball.com
  • Named All-County as a senior and junior
  • Added seven field goals in 2009
  • Left-footer averaged better than 47.0 yards per punt as senior and all but five of his 43 kickoffs went for touchbacks
  • As a junior, was 76-of-78 on extra points and 98-percent of kickoffs were touchbacks
  • Helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas to 5A state championship in 2008
  • Coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School: George Smith
  • Full Name: Michael Albert Palardy
  • Born: July 6, 1992 in Margate, Florida
  • Son of Craig and Bonnie Palardy
  • Majoring in Communication Studies
  • Field Goals Made - 3 three times, last vs. Auburn, 11/9/13
  • Field Goals Attempted - 4 vs. South Carolina, 10/19/13
  • Game-Winning Field Goal - 19 yds vs. South Carolina, 10/19/13
  • Longest Conversion - 52 at Alabama, 10/22/11
  • Longest Attempt - 52 three times, last vs. South Alabama, 9/28/13
  • PATs - 7-7 vs. Troy, 11/3/12
  • Punts - 9 at Oregon, 9/14/13
  • Punting Average - 51.2 vs. Georgia, 10/5/13
  • Long Punt - 69 at Kentucky, 11/30/13
  • Punts Inside 20 - 6 vs. South Carolina, 10/19/13 2
  • Kickoff Touchbacks - 5 vs. Akron, 9/22/12 & vs. Georgia, 10/5/13


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