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2007 Football Roster


David DeFatta

Class: So.
Position: P/K
Height: 5-9
Weight: 195 pounds
Previous School: Franklin
Hometown: Franklin, TN

2007: Named All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele Magazine ... Started all 12 games as the punter and the last four games as the team's placekicker ... Averaged 40.9 yards per punt and led the Sun Belt Conference with 28 punts placed inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... Connected on 4 of 6 field goals, including his last three in a row ... Earned the starting job at punter and had eight attempts for an average of 36.0 per kick and put two inside the 20-yard line ... Punted just twice at Louisville for a 39.0 average and one went inside the 20-yard line ... Recorded a 52-yard punt at LSU ... Hit a 56-yard punt in win over FIU ... Enjoyed a great game against Virginia by placing five of his eight punts inside the UVA 20-yard line to go along with a 40.0-yard average ... Put two of his four punts inside the 15-yard line against Memphis ... Placed three of his four punts inside the 15-yard line against Arkansas State ... Averaged a career-best 47.2 yards on eight punts and placed four inside the 15-yard line including three at the 1-yard line against North Texas to set up two safeties ... Also hit a 39-yard field goal versus the Mean Green ... Had a 41.5-yard average on four punts against ULM while also adding a career long 47-yard field goal ... Registered the third-best single-game punting average when he boomed seven attempts for a 53.0-yard average against ULL ... He also had three of his seven attempts downed inside the 20-yard line ... Connected with a career-best 70-yard punt at Troy.

2006: Transferred to Middle Tennessee.

2005: Made 1 of 3 field goal attempts as a freshman at Marshall University while connecting on 2 of 3 extra points ... Attempted one kickoff.

High School: Averaged 42.3 yards per punt during his prep career at Franklin High School under head coach Kurt Jones ... Was all-Midstate in 2003 and 2004 ... Helped Franklin to its first ever state championship his senior year ... A four-year letterwinner in football and soccer.

Personal: Parents: Joe and Jodi DeFatta ... Born: 2/8/87 ... Major: Concrete Industry Management.

Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long TB FC In-20
2007 73 2987 40.9 70 7 20 28
FG FGM-A 1-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG Blk
2007 4-6 1-1 2-3 1-2 0-0 47 0
Kickoffs No. Yds. Avg. TB OB
2007 12 701 58.4 0 0


2007 Game-by-Game Stats
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