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Punts: 9 - Notre Dame, 2010
Yards:400 - Minnesota, 2014
Average: 51.3 - twice (last: Northwestern, 2012)
50+: 2 - 3x(last: Michigan State, 2010)
I20: 4 - Michigan State, 2011
Long: 72 - Purdue, 2010
At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 37 contests as a punter, landing 28 inside the 20 with a career long of 72 yards.
Senior (2014) ... has appeared in sevengames ... PENN STATE (Oct. 11) ... punted five times for 219 yards, landing two inside the 20... RUTGERS (Oct. 4) ... punted four times for 190 yards, landing one in side the 20 ... MINNESOTA (Sept. 27) ... punted eight times for a career-high 400 yards, landing one inside the 20 ... UTAH (Sept. 20) ... punted five times for 194 yards, landing two inside the 20 ... MIAMI (OH) (Sept. 13) ... punted three times for 129 yards, landing one inside the 20 ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 6) ... punted four times for 170 yards, landing one inside the 20 ... APPALACHIAN STATE (Aug. 30) ... punted once for 46 yards, pinning it inside the 20.
Junior (2012) ... Big Ten Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (media) and honorable mention (coaches) ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-Big Ten second team ...appeared in 11 games at punter ... punted 33 times for 1,486 yards, averaging a conference-leading 45.0 yards per punt ... set a new U-M single-season record for average yards per punt (45.0 avg.) ... 13 punt attempts went for 50+ yards ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... suspended for violation of team rules ... appeared in 11 games at punter...OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... punted four times for 191 yards ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... punted one time for 43 yards ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... punted three times for 154 yards (51.3 avg.) ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... punted four times for 159 yards (39.8 avg.) ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... punted five times for 218 yards (43.6 avg.) ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... punted once for 43 yards ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... punted once for 57 yards ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... punted two times for 92 yards with a long of 60, pinning one inside 20 ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... punted two times for 90 yards, with a long of 53 ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... posted season-long punt of 62 yards ... recorded six punts for 308 yards (51.3 avg.).
Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in nine games at punter (Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia Tech) ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... season-best punt of 50 yards ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 15) ... set career high by dropping four of seven punts inside the Spartans' 20-yard line ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... made season debut after serving a four-game suspension, averaging 37.5 yards on two punts with a long of 47.
Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... started at punter in 10 contests ... posted 33 punts for 1,440 yards ... second in school history with a single season average of 43.64 yards per punt with a minimum of 30 punts ... kicked 11 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line and 10 punts 50-plus yards ... recorded two touchbacks in five appearances as kickoff specialist ... made career debut as starting punting vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... had a 51-yard punt against the Huskies ... punted nine times for a 38.3-yard average at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... knocked two punts inside the Irish's 20-yard line ... recorded one punt for 33 yards that landed inside the opponent's 20-yard line vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... did not see game action vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) since Michigan did not punt in the contest ... averaged 48 yards on four punts in start at Indiana (Oct. 2), booming two over 50 yards, including a 58-yarder, and dropping one inside the 20-yard line ... punted four times for an average of 47 yards in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 2), placing two inside the MSU 20-yard line ... kicked two punts 50-plus yards, including a 62-yarder, against the Spartans ... had three punts for an average of 50.3 yards in start vs. Iowa (Oct. 16), dropping two inside the 20-yard line ... reset his career long for the third consecutive week with a 63-yarder against the Hawkeyes ... punted two times for an average of 45 yards in start at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... took over as the kickoff specialist, recording five kickoffs for an average of 65 yards, with one touchback against the Nittany Lions ... averaged 41.5 yards on two punts, including one that dropped inside the 20-yard line, and had eight kickoffs in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... made first career tackle against the Fighting Illini ... punted four time for an average of 47.0 yards and recorded one touchback in start as punter and kickoff specialist at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... had a career-long 72-yard punt downed at the Boilermakers' three-yard line in the fourth quarter ... tallied a 39.7-yard average on three punts in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20), dropping one punt inside the Badgers' 20-yard line ... did not see game action at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... served as kickoff specialist and did not record a punt vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Prep ... attended Whitefish Bay High School (2010) coached by Jim Tietjen ... two-year starter at punter, kicker and tight end ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds ... Key Statistics ... averaged 42.9 yards on 22 punts and allowed just three yards per return as a senior ... had a hang time of 4.38 seconds senior year and pooched seven punts inside the opposition's 20-yard line ... converted all four field goals and 18 PATs as a senior ... made 15 catches for 187 yards and one TD senior year ... averaged 41 yards per punt and connected on four field goals as a junior ... had a 39-yard punting average and a 58-yard kickoff average during sophomore year ... Honors and Rankings ... Sporting News All-American ... PrepStar All-American Dream Team member ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American Game ... MaxPreps Small School All-American second team as a senior ... earned first-team all-state honors at punter as a senior ... gained all-region, all-area and all-suburban honors at punter senior year ... collected all-conference first-team accolades at punter and honorable mention at kicker and tight end as a senior ... second-team all-conference kicker junior year ... named to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Terrific 25 senior year ... selected to play in Wisconsin North-South All-Star game.
Personal ... William Hagerup was born Dec. 7, 1991 ... brother of Indiana punter Chris Hagerup ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.
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