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#38 Zach Von Rosenberg Season 2019

Zachary, La.
High School
Zachary HS

2020 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll 
2020 Ray Guy National Punter of the Week (vs. Mississippi State, vs. Florida)
2019 LSU Graduate (B.A. interdisciplinary Studies)
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll 
2018 Second Team All-SEC (AP)
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 Ray Guy Award Ray’s 8 (vs. Mississippi State)
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Freshman All-SEC
2017 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Tennessee)

One of the top punters in LSU history … Four-year starting punter for the Tigers from 2017-20 … Twice named second team All-SEC and a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient … Also served as the holder on placekicks for the Tigers … Left-footed punter with tremendous leg strength and hang time … Career average of 44.0 yards on 193 punts in 48 games … Finished career ranked No. 3 in LSU history in punting average and No. 2 in both career punting yards (8,484) and numbers of punts (193) … Originally committed to play baseball at LSU before being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates … … Twice named Mr. Baseball in Louisiana (2008 and 2009) as a junior and senior at Zachary High School … Spent six years in the Minor Leagues as a pitcher, compiling a 15-25 record in all levels of minor league baseball … Retired from baseball following the 2014 season … Walked on to the LSU team in 2016 as a tight end, eventually becoming an All-SEC punter for the Tigers … The oldest player on the team and one of the oldest in the college football at 30 years of age as a senior … Graduated from LSU in December of 2019 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.  

Punted in nine games, averaging 43.9 yards on 59 punts … Twice named Ray Guy National Punter of the Week (vs. Mississippi State, vs. Florida) … Semifinalist for Ray Guy Award … Holder for placekicks in all 10 contests … Did not have to punt in win over South Carolina … Punted a career-high 11 times for 442 yards (40.2 average) at Texas A&M … Opened season with a 49.4 average on 7 punts vs. Mississippi State with five of his punts being downed inside the 20-yard line … Named Ray Guy National Punter of the Week for his play against the Bulldogs … Had five punts downed inside the 20-yard line against Florida in helping the Tigers to upset win over the seventh-ranked Gators on Dec. 12 … Named Ray Guy National Punter of the Week against Florida after averaging 44.6 yards on 8 punts … Three of his punts vs. Florida traveled at least 50 yards … Was also the holder on the school-record 57-yard game-winning field goal with 23 seconds left that beat Florida … Had five punts downed inside the 20-yard line on seven punts in road win over Arkansas … Earned second team All-SEC honors.  

Capped third season as LSU’s punter by averaging 42.8 yards on 47 punts … Appeared in 14 games … Tied career-high with 12 punts of 50-yards or more and set career-best with 21 punts downed inside the 20-yard line … … Punted only 47 times for a 42.8 average … Had big game against Clemson, helping LSU win the field position battle … Tied a career-high with seven punts in the national championship game, pinning Clemson inside its 20-yard line three times … Three of his punts against Clemson had the Tigers start drives at their 4, 18, and 15 yard lines … Punted only once for 34 yards in win over Oklahoma in the national semifinals … Averaged 45.0 yards on two punts in SEC Championship Game … Had 12 punts over 50 yards or better … Punted three times against Arkansas, pinning the Hogs inside the 10-yard line one time … Did not punt against Ole Miss … Pinned Alabama inside its 10 twice … Had season-long 57-yard punt against Mississippi State … Opened season with 51.7 average on three punts against Georgia Southern.  

LSU’s starting punter for all 13 games in 2018 … Had his best year as a Tiger, ranking second in the SEC with a 45.7 punting average … As a unit, LSU finished No. 3 in the league in net punting with a 41.0 average … His 45.7 average ranks as the third-best single-season average in LSU history, bettered only by Chad Kessler (50.28 in 1997) and Derek Hilton (45.73 in 2010) … In all, punted 51 times for 2,330 yards … Longest punt traveled 65 yards against Louisiana Tech … He averaged 49.8 yards on four punts in win over Tech … Had 12 punts travel at least 50 yards with 18 of his punts downed inside the 20-yard line … Only had one punt go through the endzone for a touchback … … Played big role in LSU’s win over Auburn, averaging 52.8 yards on four punts … Punted seven times for a 43.7 average in win over Mississippi State, which included three punts being downed inside the 20-yard line … Averaged 45.8 yards on five punts vs. Florida … Averaged 45.4 yards on five punts, including two inside the 20, against Texas A&M … Punted once for 48 yards in LSU’s Fiesta Bowl win over UCF.  

The Tigers’ punter in 11 games with 36 punts for 1,548 and an average of 43 yards per punt … Named to the Freshman All-SEC team … Boomed four punts for 50 or more yards, including one for 60 yards against Tennessee … Was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the week after booting five punts for 246 yards and an average of 49.2 yards in the driving rain … Also forced the Volunteers to muff two punts in the game … Averaged 43 yards on seven punts and pinned Alabama inside its 10 with a then career-long 52-yard punt.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016.

Moved from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Zachary in 2009 due to Hurricane Rita … Punted for Zachary High School … Graduated in December of 2019 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Punts: 11 at Texas A&M, 2020  
Punting yards: 442 at Texas A&M, 2020  
Punting Average: 52.8 vs. Auburn, 2018 (4 punts)
Longest punt: 65 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2018 
Punts Downed Inside 20: 5, 3x (Last: at Florida, 2020; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2020)
Punts of 50+ Yards: 4, 2x (Last: at Arkansas, 2020; First: at Auburn, 2020) 

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