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Johnny Hekker
P #6
Height:
6-5
Weight:
241
Age:
27
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Bothell, WA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

PUNTS
23
AVG
46.9
LNG
67
IN 20
12
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 457 21,446 19,880 78 46.9 43.5 1 62 59 178 21 131 184 1,146 1
2017 LA 6 0 23 1,079 1,027 67 46.9 44.7 0 3 5 12 1 4 10 32 0
2016 LA 16 0 98 4,680 4,508 78 47.8 46 0 11 11 51 1 40 35 152 0
2015 STL 16 0 96 4,601 4,192 68 47.9 43.7 0 8 17 41 6 25 40 289 1
2014 STL 16 0 80 3,721 3,429 61 46.5 42.3 1 10 10 33 5 27 28 192 0
2013 STL 16 0 78 3,609 3,450 64 46.3 44.2 0 11 10 19 4 23 30 79 0
2012 STL 16 0 82 3,756 3,274 68 45.8 39.9 0 19 6 22 4 12 41 402 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 IND W 46-9 5 218 218 47 43.6 43.6 0 1 1 5 0 0 3 0 0
2 WAS L 20-27 4 182 169 55 45.5 42.3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 13 0
3 @SF W 41-39 2 113 104 64 56.5 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
4 @DAL W 35-30 2 108 108 62 54 54 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
5 SEA L 10-16 3 136 126 62 45.3 42 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 10 0
6 @JAX W 27-17 7 322 302 67 46 43.1 0 0 2 4 1 3 1 0 0

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Signed a two-year contract extension with the Rams (9/11/17)...re-signed with the Rams (12/5/14)...signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/30/12).

PRO: Sixth-year pro earned All-Pro honors following 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons...earned second Pro Bowl honor in 2015, followed by a third Pro Bowl honor in 2016...set an NFL record in 2016 with the most punts downed inside the 20-yard line (50)...in 2014, finished second in the league with 33 punts downed inside the 20...converted a two-point conversion and completed two passes on fake punts...making him 5-of-6 in his three NFL seasons... earned his first Pro Bowl appearance for his 2013 performance...became the first Rams punter since 1985 (Dale Hatcher) to be named to the Pro Bowl, also earned First-Team All-Pro honors... recorded the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history.

2016 SEASON: Set new career-highs in punt yardage (4,680), punts inside the 20-yard line (51), net yardage (4,508), and net punt average (46.0), all leading the NFL...booted a career-long 78-yard punt, which tied for the longest punt of the season... allowed only one touchback the entire year...voted team captain by peers...at San Francisco (9/13): Tallied 431 yards on 10 punts, while averaging 43.1 yards a punt...netted a punt total of 42.0 per kick, downing four of them inside the 20-yard line...vs. Seattle (9/18): Totaled 237 yards on six punts, all downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, for a 39.5-yard average and net average...at Tampa Bay (9/25): Punted five times for 256 yards, averaging 51.2 yards per punt...his longest was a 64-yard boot...at Arizona (10/2): Recorded six punts without any touchbacks, continuing his streak of zero touchbacks this season...Hekker leads the NFL in most punts inside the 20-yard line, with 15...vs. Buffalo (10/9): Punted two times for 109 yards, averaging 54.5 yards a punt, and had a net average of 55.5 yards...still has not allowed a touchback this season...vs. New York Giants (10/23): Booted seven punts (six inside the 20-yard line) for 320 yards, averaging 45.7 per kick...has 40 consecutive punts without a touchback, the longest current streak in the NFL...vs. Carolina (11/6): Recorded a then career-long punt of 75 yards which was the third longest punt in the NFL this season... punted five times for 243 yards for an average of 48.6-yards per kick... tallied his first touchback of the season and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...at New York Jets (11/13): Punted seven times for 362 yards, averaged 51.7 yards a kick...recorded the fourth longest punt in franchise history with a career-long 78-yard punt...the third longest punt in franchise history is 80 yards, which is shared by P Donnie Jones and Parker Hall...vs. Miami (11/20): Booted eight punts (five inside the 20-yard line) for 364 yards...averaged 45.5 yards a kick...only allowed one return for one yard...placed five punts inside the 20-yard line...at New England (12/4): Booted eight punts (five inside the 20-yard line), averaging 53.8 yards a kick... recorded a net average of 52.9 yards...his longest came on a 76 yard kick...vs. Atlanta (12/11): Booted seven punts for 340 yards, averaging 48.6 yards a kick...placed six punts inside the 20-yard line giving him 46 for the year, tying Dave Zastudil (2012) for the NFL record...at Seattle (12/15): Punted four times for 216 yards, with a 54-yard average and a 50-yard net average... registered a long 66-yard punt...vs. San Francisco (12/26): Punted eight times for 368 yards, averaging 46 yards a kick...set the NFL single-season record for most punts downed inside the 20-yard line (50)...vs. Arizona (1/1): Booted seven punts for 337 yards, giving him a new career-high in single season punts (98)....averaged 48.1 yards a kick and a net average of 44.4 yards... kicked his third punt of the season over 70 yards (73).

2015 SEASON: Punted 96 times for 4,601 yards a 47.9-yard average...tallied six touchbacks and placed a career-high 41 punts inside the 20-yard line...led the NFL rankings in net punting average (43.7) and punts downs inside the opponents’ 20-yard line... vs. Tampa Bay (12/17): Punted five times for 220 yards, a 44-yard average and 44-yard net average...placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...vs. Detroit (12/13): Punted six times for 284 yards for a 47.3-yard average and 45.5-yard net average...placed four punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 61 yards...vs. Arizona (12/6): Punted eight times for 436 yards, a 54.5-yard average and 48.3-yard net average...placed five punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 68 yards...also handled kickoff duties in addition to punting and tallied two kickoffs...vs. Chicago (11/15): Punted six times for 296 yards, a 49.3-yard average, 47.8-yard net and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...tallied a long punt of 60 yards...vs. San Francisco (11/1): Tallied a long punt of 60 yards, his longest of the season...finished with eight punts for 436 yards, a 54.5-yard average and 49.8-yard net, and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...vs. Cleveland (10/25): Punted five times for 244 yards for a 48.0-yard average and 48.0-yard net...place three punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 56 yards...at Green Bay (10/11): Completed a 20-yard pass to S Cody Davis on a fake punt conversion...marked his second-longest pass completion of his career...punted four times for 181 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 51 yards...4 at Arizona (10/4): Punted seven times for 348 yards, a 49.7-yard average and 45.1-yard net....had a long punt of 57 yards...at Washington (9/20): Punted eight times for 381 yards, a 47.6-yard average and 46.1-yard net...tallied a long of 53 yards and placed four punts inside the 20-yard line.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with a 46.5-yard gross average for eighth in the league and registered the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...vs. Seattle (10/19): Connected with RB Benny Cunningham on an 18-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-3 on the St. Louis 18-yard line with 2:55 left to play...marked his fifth career pass, first of the season...punted three times for 153 yards, a 44.7-yard average...at Kansas City (10/26): Punted six times for 324 yards, a 54.0- yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards... at Arizona (11/9): Punted seven times for 305 yards, a 43.6-yard average..at San Diego (11/23): Connected with WR Stedman Bailey on an 19-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-4...marked his sixth career pass, second of the season...punted four times for 178 yards, a 44.5-yard average...tallied a long of 57 yards...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Punted six times for 275 yards, a 45.8-yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards...at Washington (12/7/14): Connected with TE Cory Harkey for a two-point conversion... punted four times for 174 yards, a 43.5-yard average...tallied a long of 61 yards...

2013 SEASON: Earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors after recording the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history...finished with a 46.3-yard gross average for 10th in the league and was the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...opponents averaged just 2.6 yards per return, the best total in the NFL in 2013...also added two special teams tackles...vs. Arizona (9/8): Punted three times for 147 yards...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had one touchback...only one punt was returned and it went for a 1-yard gain...vs. San Francisco (9/26): Notched a career-high 11 punts for 490 yards... averaged 44.5 yards per punt and registerd a long of 60 yards...placed six punts inside the 20-yard line and one touchback... vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Punted seven times for 286 yards, a 40.9-yard average and 40.1-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 56 yards...at Houston (10/13): Punted three times for 135 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line...at Carolina (10/20): Punted four times for 159 yards...vs. Tennessee (11/3): Punted five times for 242 yards for a 48.4-yard average and 46.8-yard net average...he placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Indianapolis (11/10): Punted five times for 242 yards, including a long of 61 yards...averaged 48.4 yards per punt, a 43.4 net average...vs. Chicago (11/24): Punted two times for 97 yards...his 43.7 net average leads the NFL...at San Francisco (12/1): Punted five times for 244 yards, including a long of 54 yards...registered an average of 48.8 yards, a 47.8 yard net...continues to lead the NFL in net average (44.0)...at Arizona (12/8): Punted five times for 257 yards, a 51.4 yard average and 42.8-yard net average...tallied two touchbacks and a long of 64 yards...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Punted four times for 167 yards, a 41.8- yard average and 41.8-yard net average...registered a long of 52 yards and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...continues to lead the NFL in net punting average (43.8)...added one special teams tackle...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Punted two times for 88 yards for a 44-yard average and 44-yard net average...at Seattle (12/29): Punted seven times for 337 yards, a 48.1 average and 48.4 yard net average.

2012 SEASON: Finished his first NFL campaign with a 45.8-yard gross average and a net average of 39.9 yards per attempt... both of those numbers are the fourth best for a season in Rams history...at Detroit (9/9): Punted five times for 241 yards, a 48.2-yard average and 37.6-yard net...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and recorded a long of 57 yards...vs. Washington (9/16): Punted three times for 163 yards, a 54.3-yard average and 48.7-yard net, placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 66 yards...at Chicago (9/23): Punted six times for 279 yards, a 46.5-yard average and a long of 56 yards...ranked third in the NFC in punting average with a 48.8 average in three games...vs. Seattle (9/30): Threw a two-yard touchdown pass to WR Danny Amendola on a fake field goal play...no Rams punter has thrown a touchdown pass since the merger...punted four times for 156 yards, a 39-yard average and 38.8-yard net...placed one inside the 20...vs. Arizona (10/4): Punted a season-high seven times for 398 yards, including a season-long of 68 yards...averaged 56.9 yards per punt, setting a franchise single-game record...placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...also made one special teams tackle...at Miami (10/14): Punted three times for 135 yards with a long of 56 yards...averaged 45 yards per punt with a 38.3 net...placed two inside the 20-yard line...vs. Green Bay (10/21): Punted two times for 99 yards, a 49.5-yard average and 42-yard net...tallied a long of 55 yards..vs. New England (10/28): Punted four times for 195 yards, a 48.8-yard average and 44.8-yard net...placed one kick inside the 20 and tallied a long of 50 yards...at San Francisco (11/11): Threw a 21-yard completion to S Rodney McLeod on fourth-and-four from the St. Louis 10-yard line with :49 left in the half on a fake punt...marked his second pass completion this season and McCleod’s first career reception...on a second fake punt, completed a 19-yard pass to TE Lance Kendricks...the play pushed his passing totals to two- for-two for 40 yards on the day, and also marks his third completion this season...punted four times for 147 yards for a 36.8-yard average, 31-yard net and placed one inside the 20-yard line...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Punted five times for 251 yards, a 50.2-yard average, 44.4-yard net...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Arizona (11/25): Punted six times for 260 yards, a 43.3-yard average and 33.5-yard net...tallied a long of 48 yards and placed one inside the 20-yard line... vs. San Francisco (12/2): Punted a season-high nine times for 388 yards for a 43.1-yard average and 42.4-yard net...tallied a long of 63 yards and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...at Buffalo (12/9): Punted eight times for 302 yards, a 37.8- yard average and 32.3-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 50 yards...vs. Minnesota (12/16): Punted four times for 164 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 55 yards....at Tampa Bay (12/23): Punted seven times for 335 yards, a 47.9-yard average and 46.9-yard net. Hekker placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 57 yards...at Seattle (12/30): Punted five times for 243 yards and finished with a net average of 40.2 yards and a gross average of 48.6 yards.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter, finished his career as one of Oregon State’s most prolific punters in history...the third-best career punt yardage average at OSU at 41.3 yards per punt...set the single-game school record with a 52.5-yard average (6-315) at Utah in 2011...earned College Football Performance Award Punter of the Week...semi-finalist for the Ray Guy Award in 2009...52 career punts of 50+ yards, including 17 as a senior in 2011 when he had six different games with at least one punt of 60+ yards... earned Pac-12 Conference honorable mention...87 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line ...named the Sun Bowl Special Teams MVP in 2008 after averaging 45 yards on 10 punts...also the holder on placekicks for three years...two-time Pac-10 All- Academic selection.

PERSONAL: Has a degree in general science...serves as the Rams’ Ambassador for “Fuel Up To Play 60,” the joint NFL-National Dairy Council Health and Wellness program for sctudents...served as the state ambassador for Special Olympics in Illinois and Missouri...also on the board for Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK), a year-round instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs...serves as a Waterboys Ambassador, which supprts providing clean, accesible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed a two-year contract extension with the Rams (9/11/17)...re-signed with the Rams (12/5/14)...signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/30/12).

PRO: Sixth-year pro earned All-Pro honors following 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons...earned second Pro Bowl honor in 2015, followed by a third Pro Bowl honor in 2016...set an NFL record in 2016 with the most punts downed inside the 20-yard line (50)...in 2014, finished second in the league with 33 punts downed inside the 20...converted a two-point conversion and completed two passes on fake punts...making him 5-of-6 in his three NFL seasons... earned his first Pro Bowl appearance for his 2013 performance...became the first Rams punter since 1985 (Dale Hatcher) to be named to the Pro Bowl, also earned First-Team All-Pro honors... recorded the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history.

2016 SEASON: Set new career-highs in punt yardage (4,680), punts inside the 20-yard line (51), net yardage (4,508), and net punt average (46.0), all leading the NFL...booted a career-long 78-yard punt, which tied for the longest punt of the season... allowed only one touchback the entire year...voted team captain by peers...at San Francisco (9/13): Tallied 431 yards on 10 punts, while averaging 43.1 yards a punt...netted a punt total of 42.0 per kick, downing four of them inside the 20-yard line...vs. Seattle (9/18): Totaled 237 yards on six punts, all downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, for a 39.5-yard average and net average...at Tampa Bay (9/25): Punted five times for 256 yards, averaging 51.2 yards per punt...his longest was a 64-yard boot...at Arizona (10/2): Recorded six punts without any touchbacks, continuing his streak of zero touchbacks this season...Hekker leads the NFL in most punts inside the 20-yard line, with 15...vs. Buffalo (10/9): Punted two times for 109 yards, averaging 54.5 yards a punt, and had a net average of 55.5 yards...still has not allowed a touchback this season...vs. New York Giants (10/23): Booted seven punts (six inside the 20-yard line) for 320 yards, averaging 45.7 per kick...has 40 consecutive punts without a touchback, the longest current streak in the NFL...vs. Carolina (11/6): Recorded a then career-long punt of 75 yards which was the third longest punt in the NFL this season... punted five times for 243 yards for an average of 48.6-yards per kick... tallied his first touchback of the season and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...at New York Jets (11/13): Punted seven times for 362 yards, averaged 51.7 yards a kick...recorded the fourth longest punt in franchise history with a career-long 78-yard punt...the third longest punt in franchise history is 80 yards, which is shared by P Donnie Jones and Parker Hall...vs. Miami (11/20): Booted eight punts (five inside the 20-yard line) for 364 yards...averaged 45.5 yards a kick...only allowed one return for one yard...placed five punts inside the 20-yard line...at New England (12/4): Booted eight punts (five inside the 20-yard line), averaging 53.8 yards a kick... recorded a net average of 52.9 yards...his longest came on a 76 yard kick...vs. Atlanta (12/11): Booted seven punts for 340 yards, averaging 48.6 yards a kick...placed six punts inside the 20-yard line giving him 46 for the year, tying Dave Zastudil (2012) for the NFL record...at Seattle (12/15): Punted four times for 216 yards, with a 54-yard average and a 50-yard net average... registered a long 66-yard punt...vs. San Francisco (12/26): Punted eight times for 368 yards, averaging 46 yards a kick...set the NFL single-season record for most punts downed inside the 20-yard line (50)...vs. Arizona (1/1): Booted seven punts for 337 yards, giving him a new career-high in single season punts (98)....averaged 48.1 yards a kick and a net average of 44.4 yards... kicked his third punt of the season over 70 yards (73).

2015 SEASON: Punted 96 times for 4,601 yards a 47.9-yard average...tallied six touchbacks and placed a career-high 41 punts inside the 20-yard line...led the NFL rankings in net punting average (43.7) and punts downs inside the opponents’ 20-yard line... vs. Tampa Bay (12/17): Punted five times for 220 yards, a 44-yard average and 44-yard net average...placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...vs. Detroit (12/13): Punted six times for 284 yards for a 47.3-yard average and 45.5-yard net average...placed four punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 61 yards...vs. Arizona (12/6): Punted eight times for 436 yards, a 54.5-yard average and 48.3-yard net average...placed five punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 68 yards...also handled kickoff duties in addition to punting and tallied two kickoffs...vs. Chicago (11/15): Punted six times for 296 yards, a 49.3-yard average, 47.8-yard net and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...tallied a long punt of 60 yards...vs. San Francisco (11/1): Tallied a long punt of 60 yards, his longest of the season...finished with eight punts for 436 yards, a 54.5-yard average and 49.8-yard net, and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...vs. Cleveland (10/25): Punted five times for 244 yards for a 48.0-yard average and 48.0-yard net...place three punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 56 yards...at Green Bay (10/11): Completed a 20-yard pass to S Cody Davis on a fake punt conversion...marked his second-longest pass completion of his career...punted four times for 181 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 51 yards...4 at Arizona (10/4): Punted seven times for 348 yards, a 49.7-yard average and 45.1-yard net....had a long punt of 57 yards...at Washington (9/20): Punted eight times for 381 yards, a 47.6-yard average and 46.1-yard net...tallied a long of 53 yards and placed four punts inside the 20-yard line.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with a 46.5-yard gross average for eighth in the league and registered the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...vs. Seattle (10/19): Connected with RB Benny Cunningham on an 18-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-3 on the St. Louis 18-yard line with 2:55 left to play...marked his fifth career pass, first of the season...punted three times for 153 yards, a 44.7-yard average...at Kansas City (10/26): Punted six times for 324 yards, a 54.0- yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards... at Arizona (11/9): Punted seven times for 305 yards, a 43.6-yard average..at San Diego (11/23): Connected with WR Stedman Bailey on an 19-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-4...marked his sixth career pass, second of the season...punted four times for 178 yards, a 44.5-yard average...tallied a long of 57 yards...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Punted six times for 275 yards, a 45.8-yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards...at Washington (12/7/14): Connected with TE Cory Harkey for a two-point conversion... punted four times for 174 yards, a 43.5-yard average...tallied a long of 61 yards...

2013 SEASON: Earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors after recording the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history...finished with a 46.3-yard gross average for 10th in the league and was the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...opponents averaged just 2.6 yards per return, the best total in the NFL in 2013...also added two special teams tackles...vs. Arizona (9/8): Punted three times for 147 yards...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had one touchback...only one punt was returned and it went for a 1-yard gain...vs. San Francisco (9/26): Notched a career-high 11 punts for 490 yards... averaged 44.5 yards per punt and registerd a long of 60 yards...placed six punts inside the 20-yard line and one touchback... vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Punted seven times for 286 yards, a 40.9-yard average and 40.1-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 56 yards...at Houston (10/13): Punted three times for 135 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line...at Carolina (10/20): Punted four times for 159 yards...vs. Tennessee (11/3): Punted five times for 242 yards for a 48.4-yard average and 46.8-yard net average...he placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Indianapolis (11/10): Punted five times for 242 yards, including a long of 61 yards...averaged 48.4 yards per punt, a 43.4 net average...vs. Chicago (11/24): Punted two times for 97 yards...his 43.7 net average leads the NFL...at San Francisco (12/1): Punted five times for 244 yards, including a long of 54 yards...registered an average of 48.8 yards, a 47.8 yard net...continues to lead the NFL in net average (44.0)...at Arizona (12/8): Punted five times for 257 yards, a 51.4 yard average and 42.8-yard net average...tallied two touchbacks and a long of 64 yards...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Punted four times for 167 yards, a 41.8- yard average and 41.8-yard net average...registered a long of 52 yards and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...continues to lead the NFL in net punting average (43.8)...added one special teams tackle...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Punted two times for 88 yards for a 44-yard average and 44-yard net average...at Seattle (12/29): Punted seven times for 337 yards, a 48.1 average and 48.4 yard net average.

2012 SEASON: Finished his first NFL campaign with a 45.8-yard gross average and a net average of 39.9 yards per attempt... both of those numbers are the fourth best for a season in Rams history...at Detroit (9/9): Punted five times for 241 yards, a 48.2-yard average and 37.6-yard net...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and recorded a long of 57 yards...vs. Washington (9/16): Punted three times for 163 yards, a 54.3-yard average and 48.7-yard net, placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 66 yards...at Chicago (9/23): Punted six times for 279 yards, a 46.5-yard average and a long of 56 yards...ranked third in the NFC in punting average with a 48.8 average in three games...vs. Seattle (9/30): Threw a two-yard touchdown pass to WR Danny Amendola on a fake field goal play...no Rams punter has thrown a touchdown pass since the merger...punted four times for 156 yards, a 39-yard average and 38.8-yard net...placed one inside the 20...vs. Arizona (10/4): Punted a season-high seven times for 398 yards, including a season-long of 68 yards...averaged 56.9 yards per punt, setting a franchise single-game record...placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...also made one special teams tackle...at Miami (10/14): Punted three times for 135 yards with a long of 56 yards...averaged 45 yards per punt with a 38.3 net...placed two inside the 20-yard line...vs. Green Bay (10/21): Punted two times for 99 yards, a 49.5-yard average and 42-yard net...tallied a long of 55 yards..vs. New England (10/28): Punted four times for 195 yards, a 48.8-yard average and 44.8-yard net...placed one kick inside the 20 and tallied a long of 50 yards...at San Francisco (11/11): Threw a 21-yard completion to S Rodney McLeod on fourth-and-four from the St. Louis 10-yard line with :49 left in the half on a fake punt...marked his second pass completion this season and McCleod’s first career reception...on a second fake punt, completed a 19-yard pass to TE Lance Kendricks...the play pushed his passing totals to two- for-two for 40 yards on the day, and also marks his third completion this season...punted four times for 147 yards for a 36.8-yard average, 31-yard net and placed one inside the 20-yard line...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Punted five times for 251 yards, a 50.2-yard average, 44.4-yard net...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Arizona (11/25): Punted six times for 260 yards, a 43.3-yard average and 33.5-yard net...tallied a long of 48 yards and placed one inside the 20-yard line... vs. San Francisco (12/2): Punted a season-high nine times for 388 yards for a 43.1-yard average and 42.4-yard net...tallied a long of 63 yards and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...at Buffalo (12/9): Punted eight times for 302 yards, a 37.8- yard average and 32.3-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 50 yards...vs. Minnesota (12/16): Punted four times for 164 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 55 yards....at Tampa Bay (12/23): Punted seven times for 335 yards, a 47.9-yard average and 46.9-yard net. Hekker placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 57 yards...at Seattle (12/30): Punted five times for 243 yards and finished with a net average of 40.2 yards and a gross average of 48.6 yards.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter, finished his career as one of Oregon State’s most prolific punters in history...the third-best career punt yardage average at OSU at 41.3 yards per punt...set the single-game school record with a 52.5-yard average (6-315) at Utah in 2011...earned College Football Performance Award Punter of the Week...semi-finalist for the Ray Guy Award in 2009...52 career punts of 50+ yards, including 17 as a senior in 2011 when he had six different games with at least one punt of 60+ yards... earned Pac-12 Conference honorable mention...87 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line ...named the Sun Bowl Special Teams MVP in 2008 after averaging 45 yards on 10 punts...also the holder on placekicks for three years...two-time Pac-10 All- Academic selection.

PERSONAL: Has a degree in general science...serves as the Rams’ Ambassador for “Fuel Up To Play 60,” the joint NFL-National Dairy Council Health and Wellness program for sctudents...served as the state ambassador for Special Olympics in Illinois and Missouri...also on the board for Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK), a year-round instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs...serves as a Waterboys Ambassador, which supprts providing clean, accesible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa.

 

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