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5th-year Senior
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
High School
Hillcrest HS
Previous School
Notre Dame

Second Team CSC Academic All-America

One of the nation’s top punters entering the 2023 seasons … Will play his fifth season of college football in 2023 … Transferred to LSU from Notre Dame for the 2022 season after serving as the punter for the Irish for 3 years … Enters final season of college football with a 42.2 career average on 213 punts … 67 of his punts have been downed inside the 20-yard line, including 18 last year at LSU … Has 43 career punts of 50 yards or longer with a long of 72 yards against Wisconsin in 2021 … His 44.51 average last year with the Tigers ranks No. 7 on LSU’s single-season Top 10 list … Earned second team Academic All-America honors in 2022 … Also serves as LSU’s holder on placekicks … At Notre Dame, averaged 41.6 yards on 164 punts in his 3 seasons with the Irish … Native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama … Punted and played quarterback at Hillcrest High School … Received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and is pursuing a Master’s degree at LSU in leadership and human resource development.

Starting punter for the Tigers, averaging 44.51 yards on 49 punts … Holder on placekicks as well … His 44.51 average ranks No. 7 on LSU’s single-season list … Ranked No. 4 in the SEC in punt average and among the Top 20 nationally … Of his 49 punts, 15 traveled 50-yards or more and 18 were downed inside the 20-yard line … Long punt of 66 yards vs. Tennessee … Averaged 54.0 yards on 4 punts vs. Tennessee … Punted 9 times for 400 yards in comeback win over Auburn … 4 of his 9 punts vs. Auburn were downed inside the 20, including one at the 1-yard line and another at the 13-yard line in the second quarter …Had punts downed at the 4 and 8-yard lines vs. Tennessee … In overtime win over Alabama, backed the Crimson Tide to the 10, 11, and 10-yard lines on consecutive punts in the first half … Punted twice for a 51.0 average in win over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl.

JUNIOR SEASON (2021 at Notre Dame)
Appeared in 13 games … Had best season at Notre Dame, averaging 43.1 yards on 58 punts … Also set career-highs for 50+ yard punts with 11 and longest punt (72 yards vs. Wisconsin) … Had 16 of his 51 punts downed inside the 20-yard line … Opened season with three of his six punts downed inside the 20 in win over Florida State … Averaged 49.3 yards on three punts in win over Toledo … Had a 48.3 average on six punts in win over Virginia Tech … Punted six times for 46.3-yard average against Cincinnati … His 72-yard punt vs. Wisconsin was the longest for a Notre Dame player since 1998 season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Notre Dame)
Played in 12 games… Averaged 42.8 yards on 43 punts … 10 punts of 50 yards or more and 12 of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line … Punted six times for 263 yards (43.8-yard avg., 53-yard long, also had punts of 52 and 45 yards), in the season-opening win vs. Duke (9/12)… His 43.8-yard punting average that week was just four yards behind the FBS-leading figure (47.8) … That week, Bramblett ranked fifth in the conference and seventh among FBS players in this category… Punted twice for 74 yards (40-yard long) with one punt inside the 20 in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19)… Punted three times for 119 yards (39.7 avg., 44-yard long) in the win vs. Florida State (10/10)… Punted twice for 83 yards (41.5 avg.) and rushed once for seven yards in the 12-7 win vs. Louisville (10/17)… Punted five times, averaging 42.4 yards (49-yard long), in the 45-3 win at Pitt (10/24)… Punted three times, averaging 39.7 yards (45-yard long), in the 31-13 win at Georgia Tech (10/31)… Marked three punts, averaging 41.0 yards, also making a special teams tackle to end the first half in the 47-40 2OT win over then-No. 1 Clemson (11/7)… Punted five times, averaging 43.0 yards and pinning two punts at the three-yard line, in the 31-17 win at No. 19 North Carolina (11/27)… Punted four times, averaging 38.2 yards (42-yard long), in the 41-25 regular season finale win over Syracuse (12/5)… Notched a 59-yard punt, his longest of the season, and totaled six punts for 48.2 avg. in the ACC Championship game (12/19)… Punted four times, averaging 47.2 yards (53-yard long) in the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game (1/1/21).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2019 at Notre Dame)
Played in 13 games… Became team’s starting punter during rookie season, punting 63 times for an average of 39.4 yards per punt… Placed 18 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line… Had five punts longer than 50 yards… Did not have a punt blocked on the year… Recorded a long punt of 61 yards against Michigan

Played at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama… No. 2 punter nationally by… No. 5 punter nationally by… No. 4 punter nationally by… Chosen to participate in the 2019 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas… Averaged 45.1 yards/punt, including a season-long punt of 59 yards, as a senior in 2018… Also played quarterback, completing 178-of-260 passes for 2,341 yards and 18 TDs.

Jay Bramblett’s Career Highs
Punts: 10 at Michigan, 2019 (at Notre Dame)
Punting Yards: 423 at Michigan, 2019 (at Notre Dame)
Average: 54.0 vs. Tennessee, 2022 (at LSU)
Longest Punt: 72 vs. Wisconsin, 2021 (at Notre Dame)
Punts Inside 20: 4, 3x (Last: vs Auburn, 2022) (at LSU)

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