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Kevin Huber (born July 16, 1985) is an American football punter for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Cincinnati, where he was twice recognized as a consensus All-American.

Kevin Huber
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Huber with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011
No. 10 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1985-07-16) July 16, 1985 (age 34)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Cincinnati (OH) Archbishop McNicholas
College:Cincinnati
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Punts:768
Punting yards:34,618
Average punt:45.1
Longest punt:75
Inside 20:266
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Huber was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, and played for the McNicholas Rockets high school football team. He was a three-time all-conference selection and was named the Greater Catholic League's Punter of the Year following his junior and senior seasons.

College careerEdit

Huber attended the University of Cincinnati, where he played for the Cincinnati Bearcats football team from 2005 to 2008. As a junior in 2007, and again as a senior in 2008, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. Huber holds the record for longest punt in Bearcats' history at 69 yards, which was set on September 17, 2007 at Memphis.

Awards and honorsEdit

Professional careerEdit

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Huber in the fifth round (142nd overall pick) of the 2009 NFL Draft, and he has played for the Bengals since the 2009 season. In his ten-year career, Huber has played 158 games and averaged 45.1 yards on 768 punts.[9] He has also been the Bengals' placekicking holder for his entire career.[10]

In Week 15 of 2013 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Huber was "blocked" (read: took a shamefully aggressive and dirty hit) by Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin, which led to a fractured jaw.[11] Afterwards, it was reported that Huber had also suffered a vertebral fracture in his neck, and would miss the remainder of the season.[12]

Huber holds Bengals' franchise career marks for gross punting average (44.2 yards) and net average (39.1) through the 2013 season, as well as the season records in both categories (set in 2012).[10]

On March 14, 2018, Huber signed a three-year contract extension with the Bengals.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 P Player Rankings".
  2. ^ "Tebow, McFadden, Smith on AP All-America first team".
  3. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces 2007 All-America Team". Archived from the original on May 15, 2008.
  4. ^ "SN's 2007 college football All-Americans". Archived from the original on December 12, 2007.
  5. ^ "Rivals.com 2008 All-America Teams". Archived from the original on December 16, 2008.
  6. ^ "Texas Tech's Harrell Headlines 2008 AFCA Coaches' All-America Team". Archived from the original on December 7, 2008.
  7. ^ "FWAA NAMES 2008 ALL-AMERICA TEAM".
  8. ^ "SI.com's 2008 All-Americans". CNN. December 16, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
  9. ^ "Kevin Huber". NFL.com.
  10. ^ a b http://prod.static.bengals.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/mediaguide14.pdf
  11. ^ Bleier, Evan (December 16, 2013). "Bengals punter Kevin Huber suffers fractured jaw during 30-20 loss on Sunday Night Football". United Press International. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  12. ^ "Huber out for the season due to injury". WXIX-TV. December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  13. ^ Marcum, Jason (March 14, 2018). "Bengals re-sign punter Kevin Huber to 3-year deal". CincyJungle.com.

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