Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Danny Baugher
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 02, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 3L ... Has a firm grip on the starting job at punter entering the 2005 season ... Competed in all 11 games during the 2004 season and was the only punter for the Wildcats ... Punted 74 times for a total of 3,046 yards ... Average punt was 41.2 yards ... Longest punt of 60 yards came against Oregon ... Had 15 punts downed inside the 20-yard line ... Did not have a punt blocked the entire season ... Ranked No. 8 in the Pac-10 in punting ... Punted a season-high 10 times during the Washington game for a 39.2-yard average ... Had six punts during the Arizona State game for 293 yards (48.8 average) ... Tallied eight punts against USC for an average of 38.4 yards ... Punted six times in the Oregon State game (38.0 average) ... Tallied nine punts against California for 363 yards (40.3 average) ... Punted four times for 150 yards (37.5 average) at UCLA ... Tallied nine punts against Washington State for a 42.7-yard average ... Seven punts against Wisconsin for 296 yards (42.3 average) ... Punted three times against Utah for 131 yards (43.7 average) ... Tallied five punts during the NAU victory for an average of 37.6 ... Played in all 12 games in 2003 and took over the position after a third of the year ... Punted 76 times for 3,238 yards and posted a 42.6 average to rate No. 30 in the nation ... His 2003 average is the No. 7 season figure in UA's top 10 ... Knocked 14 punts inside the 20 yard-line against only two touchbacks and had a career-long 62-yard punt against Purdue ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors ... Punted a career-high 11 times for 468 yards at Washington State ... Punted eight times for 341 yards (42.6 average) at Arizona State in the final game of the season ... Punted seven times for 308 yards (44.0 average) vs. USC ... Had eight punts for 331 yards (41.4 average) against Washington ... Punted six times for 268 yards (44.7 average) at Oregon State ... Punted six times for 252 yards (42.0 average) at California ... Had two punts for 78 yards (39.0 average) vs. UCLA ... Punted eight times for 381 yards (47.6 average) against TCU ... Punted eight times for 347 yards (43.4 average) at Purdue ... Had seven punts for 280 yards (40.0 average) vs. Oregon ... Had two punts for 79 yards (39.5 average) and three punts for 105 yards (35.0 average) in the LSU and UTEP games, respectively ... Arizona's starting punter for much of the 2002 season ... Punted in 11 games as a true freshman in 2002 and had a season-best 56-yard punt in the UCLA game ... Punted 38 times for 1,434 yards, an average of 37.7 yards per punt ... Downed five punts inside the 20-yard line, with only two touchbacks ... Had one punt blocked ... Had two punts for 73 yards (36.5 average) in the Arizona State game ... Punted three times for 97 yards (32.3 average) in the California game ... Punted five times for 212 yards for a 42.4-yard average versus UCLA ... Punted three times for 124 yards (41.3 average) at Oregon State ... Punted four times for 143 yards (35.8 average) against Washington State ... Had three punts for 114 yards (38.0 average) at Stanford ... Punted four times for 144 yards (36.0 average) at Washington ... Punted a season-high eight times for 288 yards, a 36.0-yard average, versus Oregon ... Punted four times for 150 yards (37.5 average) in the North Texas game ... Punted one time for 42 yards at Wisconsin ... Made his collegiate debut in the Utah game and punted one time for 47 yards.


High School: Mountain Pointe High School, Phoenix, 2002 ... Was a USA Today All-USA Football selection who averaged 44.9 yards per punt with a long kick of 68 yards on 28 punts ... Also kicked 23 PATs and five field goals, and led his team as a running back with 591 yards and six TDs (plus one defensive score as an OLB) ... PrepStar All-America selection as the No. 1 All-West punter/kicker ... SuperPrep All-Farwest as the No. 19 prospect in Arizona ... Best punter award at '99 Ben Agajanian kicking camp ... Two-star pick by ... Set school record with 96-yard touchdown run ... Had 102 tackles, three interceptions and 4.5 sacks over three years to score most defensive points on team ... Had a 96-yard run from scrimmage, plus earned all-region linebacker honors ... Reported 4-second hang time, plus directional and pooch skills ... All-city and region honors as punter, linebacker and RB ... Scholar-Athlete Award for a 4.0 grade point average ... Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Also lettered in track three years and basketball one year ... Football team captain senior year.


Personal: Academic major is marketing ... Recipient of the 2002 and 2003 Academic Champion awards ... Son of Erle and Pamela Baugher of Phoenix ... Father is a pilot, and mother is a flight attendant ...Dad graduated from Syracuse and played football in the 1970s ... Grandfather played at Temple in the 1940s ... Likes fishing, camping, video games, water sports and snow sports ... Date of birth: Jan. 24, 1984, Newton, N.J.

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