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Matt Bosher
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Bosher with the Falcons in 2011
No. 5     Atlanta Falcons
Punter/Kickoff specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-10-18) October 18, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Greenacres, Florida
High School: Jupiter (FL)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 192
Debuted in 2011 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Falcons Man of the Year Award (2012)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • 2010 All-ACC First Team (punter)
  • 2009 All-ACC First Team (kicker)
  • 2009 All-ACC Second Team (punter)
  • 2008 Lou Groza Award Semifinalist
  • 2008 All-ACC Second Team (kicker)
  • 2008 All-ACC Second Team (punter)
  • 2008 Jack Harding Award recipient (Team MVP)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Punts     130
Punting yards     5,837
Punting average     44.9

Matt Bosher (born October 18, 1987) is an American football punter for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Bosher played high school football at Jupiter High School in Jupiter, Florida. He played college football at the University of Miami.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Bosher played college football at the University of Miami from 2007 to 2010.[3][4][5] He was the team's starting punter for four years, punting for nearly 10,000 yards for the Hurricanes. He averaged 44 yard per punt on 59 punts as a senior. He was also the team's starting placekicker from 2008 to 2010. In four years at Miami, Bosher scored 262 points.[6] He was a first-team All-ACC player and set a Miami record in September 2010 by kicking his fourteenth consecutive field goal.[7]

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Bosher was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round (192nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was signed by the team on July 28.[8]

On Sunday December 11, 2011, with averages of 47.8 yards (gross) and 46.0 (net) on six punts ESPN Stats & Information selected Bosher as the punter of the day in the NFL.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/79b7d99bb02e44d9ab8d180fd9839100/FBN--NFL-Draft-Falcons-Bosher/
  2. http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft/player?id=26186&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl%2fdraft%2fplayer%3fid%3d26186
  3. Craig Handel (October 26, 2008). "Bosher boots Wake Forest". Florida Today. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/floridatoday/access/1695634541.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Oct+26%2C+2008&author=CRAIG+HANDEL&pub=Florida+Today&desc=Bosher+boots+Wake+Forest&pqatl=google.
  4. "Miami Hurricanes' Matt Bosher earns ACC honor". The Miami Herald. October 20, 2009. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MH&s_site=miami&p_multi=MH&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=12B74DC6CF0D2E10&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM.
  5. "Matt Bosher misses the "family (with Warren Sapp sighting and uniform news)". The Miami Herald. August 12, 2011. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/08/matt-bosher-misses-the-family-with-warren-sapp-sighting-and-uniform-news-.html.
  6. "Matt Bosher profile". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/14073/type/college/matt-bosher.
  7. "Miami Hurricanes kicker Matt Bosher really packs a punch". The Miami Herald. September 16, 2010. http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/09/16/1826941/kicker-really-packs-a-punch.html.
  8. Yasinskas, Pat (July 28, 2011). "Falcons sign three draft picks". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post?id=22863. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  9. "Staying with Bosher paying off for Falcons". http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/28761/staying-with-bosher-paying-off-for-falcons.

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