Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#62 Chris Putton
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 284
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glendale, Ariz.
High School: Cactus HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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2012: Played in 11 games and started eight at left guard and two at right guard … Member of the offensive line that earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Arizona coaching staff for its performance in the Washington game … Played with an offensive line that allowed UA to lead the Pac-12 in total offense for four-straight weeks (weeks 6-9) and rank as high as fourth nationally in weeks 3, 7 and 9 … Arizona's offensive triple-threat attack featured a 3,000-yard passer (Matt Scott - 3,620 yards), a 1,500-yard rusher (Ka'Deem Carey - 1,929 yards) and a 1,000-yard receiver (Austin Hill - 1,364 yards).

2011: Played in 10 and started nine games … Member of the offensive line that allowed for quarterback Nick Foles to throw for 4,334 yards and 28 touchdowns, averaging 465.2 yards of offensive per game and 30.8 points per game.

2010: Appeared in five games, including the final three to close the year … Offense earned 340.8 yards per game while averaging 28.2 points per contest … Nick Foles threw for 3,191 yards and 20 touchdowns behind the offensive line.

2009: Redshirted his true freshman year.

High School: Arizona top-30 and national top-100 tackle prospect … PrepStar All-West … Arizona Football Coaches Association Class 4A All-State First-Team honors in 2008 … Arizona Republic Class 4A First-Team Offense citation for his 8-4 squad that went to second round of playoffs … 24-7Football All-4A-1 Offense … Played left tackle as a senior for the Cobras and head coach Gary Fetkenhier … Thrower for the Cactus track team with a best of 45-10 for seventh in the shot put at the 2008 4A I State Championships and 108-11 in discus in the 4A 1 West Valley Regionals.

Personal: Son of Manuela Baechler and Aurelio Putton … Majoring in regional development.