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Drew Meyer
Drew  Meyer

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 189

Position:
P

Experience:
3L

Honors and Awards
2012: All-Big Ten honorable mention (consensus)

Career: Has played in all 41 games of first three seasons ... ranks No. 6 in school history for punting yards (7,388) and No. 8 in both punts (187) and punting average (39.5)

2014 Season: Earned third letter, playing in all 14 games ... utilized traditional and rugby-style punts ... punted 54 times for an average of 37.4 yards ... placed 17 punts inside the 20 yard line ... Badgers allowed just 1.3 punt returns per game ... averaged 41.1 yards on eight punts vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 ... also punted eight times (37.5 average) in season opener vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... averaged season-best 45.0 yards on two punts vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... placed two of three punts inside the 20 and averaged 39.3 yards per kick at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... placed all three punts inside the 20 at Purdue on Nov. 8 ... put three of four punts inside the 20 and successfully executed a fake punt with a 17-yard pass completion vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... avearged 41.4 yards on five punts vs. Minnesota on Nov. 22 as Badgers secured Big Ten West Division title ... averaged 40.5 yards on two punts vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 .. aveareged 38.4 yards on five punts, including two placed inside the 20, vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... punted four times for an average of 39.5 yards, including a long of 52, at Northwestern on Oct. 4

2013 Season: Earned second letter, playing in all 13 games ... of his 53 punts, only 13 (24.5 percent) were returned ... helped Badgers rank 19th in the country in punt returns allowed with just 13 in 13 games ... UW's 1.0 returns allowed per game ranked 17th nationally ... opponents had just 94 total punt return yards all season against the Badgers ... did not punt but was on field for fake punt attempt vs. South Carolina in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 ... punted five times, averaging 47.8 yards per punt, and placed five kicks inside the 20 vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... punted three times, averaging 42.3 yards per punt, at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... punted four times and put four kicks inside the 20 vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... punted five times, averaging 40.4 yards per punt, at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... punted three times, averaging 44.7 yards per kick, vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... punted seven times, placing three kicks inside the 20 and averaging 38.7 yards per punt, at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... punted three times, averaging 48.7 yards per punt, against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7

2012 Season: Earned first letter, punting in all 14 games ... set single-season school records with 80 punts for 3,233 yards ... seventh among freshmen punters in the country with an average of 41.5 yards per punt ... his 80 punts were the most among players ranked among the top 50 in the NCAA in punting average ... placed 36 punts inside the 20-yard line with only five touchbacks ... only 28 of his punts were returned (35 percent) ... punted seven times for an avaerage of 44.6 yards per punt, including three punts inside the 20 against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... punted three times for an average of 47.0 yards, including a career-long 61 yard punt, in the Big Ten Football Championship Game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... tallied eight punts, averaging 39.6 yards per punt, including three inside the 20, at Penn State on Nov. 24 ... punted seven times, averaging 41.3 yards against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... recorded five punts for 208 yards against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... punted seven times for an average of 46.7 yards at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... averaged 45.2 yards on four punts against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... punted a career-high nine times, averaging 41.4 yards per punt against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... made Badgers debut with four punts for 41.8-yard average against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1

2011 Season: Redshirt season

High School: Two-star recruit by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... ranked as No. 13 punter in the nation and No. 30 kicker by Kohl's, No. 33 kicker according to ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... No. 17 player in Wisconsin by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... went 16-of-28 on field goals in his career with a long of 50 yards and was 74-of-76 on extra points ... made 9-of-14 field goals as a senior with a long of 46 yards and was eight out of 10 from inside 45 yards, also made 39 out of 40 extra point tries ... recorded touchbacks on 30 of 47 kickoffs during the regular season and averaged 40.4 yards per punt ... as a senior, named first-team all-state by WFCA and first-team all-region, all-district, all-conference and all-area as a kicker ... first-team all-conference and all-area as a punter, also a first-team all-area and second-team all-conference selection as a defensive back ... winner of the Kevin Stemke Award as the state's top senior kicker or punter ... honorable mention all-county as a junior by Waukesha Freeman after making 7-of-14 field goals, including a long of 50 yards, and 35-of-36 extra points ... first-team all-area as a punter and honorable mention all-conference as a kicker ... lettered three times in football and twice in lacrosse ... member of National Honor Society ... head coach was Tom Traska

Personal: Parents are Carl and Amy Meyer ... coached youth lacrosse and volunteered at youth football camps ... majoring in agricultural business management

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Game-by-Game Punting (Att.-Yds., Avg.)
2012 SEASON:
Northern Iowa (4-167, 41.8); at Oregon State (7-279, 39.9); Utah State (9-373, 41.4); UTEP (4-181, 45.2); at #22 Nebraska (7-327, 46.7); Illinois (5-208); at Purdue (3-115, 38.3); Minnesota (5-179, 35.8); Michigan State (7-289, 41.3); at Indiana (3-118, 39.3); #6 Ohio State (8-317, 39.6); at Penn State (8-317, 39.6); vs. #14 Nebraska (3-141, 47.0); vs. #8 Stanford (7-312, 44.6)

2013 SEASON: UMass (1-28, 28.0); Tennessee Tech (3-146, 48.7); at Arizona State (7-271, 38.7); Purdue (3-134, 44.7); at #4 Ohio State (5-202, 40.4); #19 Northwestern (4-141, 35.2); at Illinois (3-127, 42.3); at Iowa (8-34, 38.8); BYU (6-204, 34.0); Indiana (3-117, 39.0); at Minnesota (5-165, 33.0); Penn State (5-239, 47.8)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (8-300, 37.5); Western Illinois (2-90, 45); Bowling Green (2-81, 40.5); South Florida (3-114, 38); Northwestern (4-158, 39.5); Illinois (5-192, 38.4); Maryland (4-132, 33.0); at Rutgers (2-65, 32.5); at Purdue (3-94, 31.3); #11 Nebraska (2-61, 30.5); at Iowa (3-118, 39.3); #22 Minnesota (5-207, 41.4); vs. #6 Ohio State (8-329, 41.1); vs. #19 Auburn (3-79, 26.3)

Career Highs
Punts 9 vs. Utah State, Sept. 15, 2012
Punting Yards 373 vs. Utah State, Sept. 15, 2012
Punting Average 48.7 (3 punts) vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013
Long Punt 61 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 3, 2012

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