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#38 Josh Growden Season 2018

Clare, South Australia
High School
Clare HS

2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
2016 SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Pooch punter with pinpoint accuracy … Called on to punt in short field situation for the Tigers … Also capable of handling punts at any location on the field, which he did for LSU has a freshman in 2016 … Averaged 41.4 yards on 57 punts in 2016 … Punted 16 times in 2018 with 12 of those punts being downed inside the 20-yard line … At LSU, has punted 96 times with a 39.0 average … 47 of his 96 career punts have been downed inside the 20-yard line … Also serves as LSU’s holder on all PATs and field goals … Four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Played in all 13 games … Punted in eight games and served as LSU’s holder for placekicks in all 13 contests … Mainly called on to punt on a short field … Punted 16 times for an average of 34.9 yards … Had 12 of his 13 punts downed inside the 20-yard line … Had best outing against Alabama, punting three times for 33.7 yards, including a 42-yarder … Had two of his three punts against Alabama downed inside the 20-yard line, one at the 15 and the other at the 11 … Against Florida, punted three times with all three punts downed inside the 10-yard line … Punted once against Georgia for 40 yards which was downed at the 4-yard line … Had his 38 yard punt against Auburn downed at the 10-yard line in the third quarter … Punted twice against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl with one punt downed at the 5-yard line and the other at the 12-yard line with less than a minute to go in the contest.

Punted 23 times for 827 yards as one of two specialty punters … Effectively placed 13 punts inside the 20 and did not allow a touchback in his sophomore campaign … Averaged 36 yards per punt … Punted a career-high seven times against Mississippi State with an average of 40.9 yards per punt … Placed a crucial punt at the Auburn three-yard line in the fourth quarter to help preserve the team’s historic comeback victory … Pinned Notre Dame inside its own 20 twice in the Citrus Bowl … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for a third time.

Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after averaging 41.4 yards on 57 punts with 10 punts of 50 or more yards and 22 inside the 20-yard line … Played in all 12 games … Totaled an average of more than 50 yards in seven games … Earned Co-SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after launching two punts for more than 60 yards against Mississippi State, including a 65-yard punt and a crucial 61-yard punt that pinned MSU to its own 22-yard line as LSU was clinging to its 23-20 lead with 2:15 left in the contest … Placed three of his four punts inside the 20 at Texas A&M … Averaged 42.0 yards per punt against Alabama, placing five of his eight punts inside of the 20 … Booted a career-long 68-yard punt and averaged 58.0 yards, including one touchback and one punt inside of the 20 against Southern Miss … Broke the school record for punting average in a game with his 58-yard average versus the Golden Eagles … Placed two punts inside of the 20 in his LSU debut at Wisconsin … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for a second-straight season.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015 … Earned SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll recognition.

Former member of the Australian Football League (AFL) club Greater Western Sydney … Gave up sport due to injuries and began training with ProKick Australia in order to become a punter … Trained at ProKick Australia under former Green Bay Packers punter Nathan Chapman … Ranked the No. 5 punter nationally by 247Sports.

Born April 17, 1993 … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies.

Punts: 8 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punting yards: 336 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punting Average: 58.0 vs. Southern Miss, 2016 (3 punts)
Longest punt: 68 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Punts Downed Inside 20: 5 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punts of 50+ Yards: 3 vs. Southern Miss, 2016

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