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Johnny Ayers
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakton, VA

High School:
James Madison

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186

Position:
P

Ranks first all-time with 259 career punts for 10,551 yards.

2007 Season
Punted 75 times for 3,061 yards, all career highs...punted 25 times inside the 20, a career-best as well...in his final collegiate football game, punted a total of nine times (tying his most number of punts on the season) for 375 yards (average of 41.7 yards-per-punt)...had a long punt of 55 yards and was able to put four punts inside the 20...had four punt attempts for 159 yards, averaging 39.8 yards-per-punt in the ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech with one falling inside the 20-yard line...in his final home outing against Miami, surpassed 10,000 yards punting with a six-punt performance for 181 yards (30.2 average yards-per-punt) with a long 48-yard punt and one falling inside the 20, helping BC to it's 10th win of the regular season...mirrored his performance against Maryland, punting three times for 121 yards (40.3 average yards-per-punt) in team's comeback victory at Clemson...had a long punt of 44 yards, helping the team earn its first-ever berth to the ACC Championship...had three punts for 121 yards, putting one inside the 20 and marking a long-punt of 49 yards in loss against Maryland...averaged 40.3 yards-per-punt...in the game against Florida State, punted four times for 178 yards with two falling inside the 20...averaged 44.5 yards-per-punt and had a long punt of 52-yards...in the come-from-behind win at Virginia Tech, boomed a season-high nine punts for 410 yards which included four clutch punts that fell inside the 20-yard line...averaged a season-high 45.6 yards-per-punt on the night, his longest at 53 yards...punted five times for 207 yards, averaging 41.4 yards-per-punt with a long punt of 50 yards in sound performance at Notre Dame...in the game against Bowling Green that only saw one punt situation, recorded a 31-yarder that landed inside the 20...had seven punts for 280 yards, including two inside the 20 against Massachusetts...averaged 40 yards-per-punt...averaged 37.8 yards-per-punt after punting four times, one falling inside the twenty, in game against Army...punted for a total of 151 yards with a long of 42 yards...Punted seven times for 294 yards (average of 42.0 ypg), including a long of 53 yards in win over Georgia Tech...tied career-long punt of 62 yards for the second week in a row vs. NC State; punted seven times for 295 yards (average of 42.1 ypg), with five punts inside the 20...outstanding game vs. Wake Forest in the season opener; punted six times for 258 yards (average of 43.0 ypg.), including the second-longest punt of his career, a 62-yarder.

2006 Season Has started 37 consecutive games as punter...finished the season with 59 punts for 2,483 yards (42.1 average); ranked fifth in the ACC...pinned 20 punts inside the 20-yard line...punted five times for 199 yards, 39.8 average, and one placed punt inside the 20 against Central Michigan...had five punts for 193 yards, 39.2 average, and had a high of 53-yards against Clemson...booted six punts for 243 yards, 40.5 average and had two punts inside the 20 in win over BYU...had seven punts for 339 yards, 48.5 average and a season-long of 60 yards at N.C. State...kicked two punts for 76 yards, 38.0 average including one inside the 20 against Maine...had six punts for 216 yards, including four inside the 20 in win over Virginia Tech...boomed four punts for 167 yards, including three inside the 20 for a 41.8 average at Florida State...had a punt blocked against Buffalo...punted four times for 154 yards, 38.5 average including one inside the 20 at Wake Forest...had two punts for 108 yards, 54.0 average against Duke...punted four times for 145 yards, 36.3 average (one inside the 20) in win over Maryland...boomed nine punts for 396 yards (44.0 average), including a long of 56 yards at Miami...had five punts for 244 yards (48.8 average), including a long kick of 54 yards against Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl...made headlines as a member of the BC baseball team when he smacked Boston Red Sox pitching phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka for a double on the first pitch Matsuzaka threw in a Red Sox uniform.

2005 Season

Finished the season with 62 punts for 2,559 yards (41.3 yard average) in 12 games; pinned 19 punts inside the 20-yard line...booted seven punts of 50 or more yards, including a season-long punt of 56 yards at Brigham Young...punted four times for 176 yards, 44.0 yard average, and placed one punt inside the 20 against the Cougars...punted five times for 201 yards against Army; pinned the Cadets inside the 20 with a 55-yard punt in the fourth quarter...punted six times for 231 yards against Florida State...punted six times for 252 yards at Clemson; placed two punts inside the 20 and recorded a long of 53 yards...punted three times for 120 yards against Ball State...punted three times for 120 yards (one inside the 20) against Virginia...punted three times for 132 yards against Wake Forest; placed two punts inside the 20 and recorded a long of 50 yards...punted seven times for 318 yards - a season-high average of 45.4 - at Virginia Tech; boomed a long of 55 yards...punted eight times for 306 yards at North Carolina; placed three punts inside the 20 and registered a long of 47 yards...punted seven times for 287 yards versus North Carolina State; pinned five punts inside the 20...punted twice for 78 yards at Maryland...punted a career-high eight times for 338 yards against Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl and recorded a long of 50 yards.

2004 Season

Finished his true freshman campaign with 63 punts for 2,479 yards; ranked third among Big East leaders with a 39.3 yard average...placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line; left three punts inside the 20 in each of three games... booted 12 punts of 50 or more yards, including a career-best 76-yard blast at West Virginia...punted six times for 251 yards, 41.8 yard average, at Ball State; booted a long of 57 yards and left two inside the 20...punted twice against Connecticut - one for 56 yards, the other for 54 yards, both inside the 20...punted five times for 216 yards, an average of 43.2 yards (long of 55), against Massachusetts ...placed three-of-six punts inside the 20 at Pittsburgh...averaged 42.6 yards on five punts, including a long of 63 yards and one inside the 20, at Notre Dame...punted seven times for 344 yards, 49.1 yard average, at West Virginia; had a 59-yard punt in the first half and a career-long (and third-best in school history) 76-yard punt in the second half; nailed three punts inside the 20...placed three of his five punts inside the 20 against Temple... tied his season high with seven punts against Syracuse; averaged 41.4 yards per punt, leaving three inside the 20...had four punts for 149 yards against North Carolina in the Continental Tire Bowl.

High School

Earned All-State honors as a senior punter at James Madison High School ... served as 2003 team captain, while starting at quarterback, free safety, punter and place-kicker ... captured All-Region punting honors in 2001, 2002 and 2003; gained All-Region kicking honors in 2002 ... was a three-time All-District punter ... averaged 42.0 yards per punt in 2003; placed 17 of 42 punts inside the 20-yard line ... an accomplished quarterback who earned All-District honors in 2003 and All-Metro honorable mention accolades in 2003 ... was named to George Michael's 2003 NBC Golden 11 All-Met Team ... played for head coach Gordon Leib ... was also a four-year letterman on the Warhawks' basketball and baseball teams; earned All-Met baseball honors in 2004.

Personal

John F. Ayers, born July 6, 1985...also a member of the BC baseball team during each of his first two seasons; plays second base...enrolled as a finance major in the Carroll School of Management ... Johnny and his younger sister Allison are the children of Sharon and John Ayers.

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