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Kyle Christy
No. --     
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-27) September 27, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth: Brownsburg (IN)
Career information
College: Florida
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2016)*
Career highlights and awards

Kyle Christy is an American football punter who is currently a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Florida.

Early yearsEdit

Christy was born in Brownsburg, Indiana, and played football for Brownsburg High School. He was a placekicker until his junior year, when his coach asked him to try punting, as well. Christy made 5 of 8 field goals and 31 of 37 extra-point attempts as a junior. As a senior, he averaged 42 yards per punt and was named to the All-State team.[1][2][3][4]

College careerEdit

Christy attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football team. In 2011, he had 30 punts and averaged 40.9 yards per punt. He had a career-long 67-yard punt against Auburn.[1] In the 2012 Gator Bowl, he averaged 37.3 yards on three punts, and the Gators won.[5]

In 2012, Christy had 66 punts and averaged 45.8 yards per punt. His punting average topped the Southeastern Conference (SEC). He was named to the All-SEC first team and was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award.[1] In the 2013 Sugar Bowl, he averaged 41.3 yards on four punts in a loss.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

On April 25, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Christy to a four-year contract.[7] He was waived on June 2, 2016.

Fantasy Career

On September 5, 2017 Christy was signed to a one-year contract with The 5th Annual Howie Invitational.

On August 6, 2018 Christy ended a two week holdout and reportedly signed a two year extension, with a player option for a third year.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Kyle Christy". gatorzone.com. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  2. "Kyle Christy". cbssports.com. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  3. Morgan, Joe. "Punter Kyle Christy proves to be a key weapon for Gators". articles.orlandosentinel.com. October 11, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  4. Abolverdi, Zach. "Christy a weapon for UF". gatorsports.com. October 12, 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. "Kyle Christy 2011 Game Log". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  6. "Kyle Christy". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  7. Birkett, Dave (April 25, 2016). "Detroit Lions sign punter Kyle Christy". Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2016/04/25/detroit-lions-sign-kyle-christy/83501704/. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
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