Blake Clingan

Blake Clingan


Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
Coral Springs

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229


-Appeared in 12 games and ended the season with 39 punts for an average of 41.8 yards an attempt including seven touchbacks, 15 fair catches and 16 punts landing inside the 20 yard line
-NC State 9/11: Punted six times for an average 42.7 yards
-At Marshall 10/13: Punted three times for 117 yards, including a 43 yard punt
-Rice 10/23: Punted twice, including a 51 yard punt which resulted in a touchback
-Southern Miss 11/13: Punted five times for an average of 42.8 yards a punt, which included two that landed inside the 20 yard line
-At Tulane 11/20: Punted three times for 105 yards and an average of 35 yards a punt
-SMU 12/4: Punted four times for 201 yards which included a game-high 61 yard punt
-Georgia 12/31: Punted six times for 250 yards (41.7 average), including three punts that landed inside the 20 yard line

JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Punted in all 13 games, averaging 37.3 yards a punt...Punted five times for a 39.2 average in season-opener vs. Samford (Sept. 5), including two inside the 20-yard line...Averaged 37.0 yards on seven punts at Southern Miss (Sept. 12)...Landed four of his five punts inside the 20-yard line and had a 35.0 average at Rice (Oct. 24)...Boomed three 50-plus-yard punts including a career-high 70 yarder, and landed four punts inside the 20-yard line at Texas (Nov. 7)...Punted eight times for a 39.2 average in the St. Petersburg Bowl game vs. Rutgers (Dec. 19).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Named Preseason All-Conference USA Third Team ... Punted in all 12 games, averaging a shade over 40 yards a punt ... Punted three times with an average of 38.3 vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) with two landing inside the 20-yard line ... Booted it nine times vs. USF (Sept. 6) averaging 41 yards per punt and placing four nicely within the 20-yard line ... Had six punts vs. Boston College (Sept. 20) landing more than 60 percent of them within the 20 ... Averaged nearly 43 yards a punt vs. UTEP (Sept. 27), including a career-long 59-yard bomb ... Punted seven times for a 42.3 yard average vs. SMU (Oct. 4) ... Boomed two 50-plus-yard punts vs. Miami (Oct. 11) ... Averaged 40.1 yards on nine punts vs. East Carolina ... Landed four punts within the 20 and a posted a season-high average of 43.8 yards a punt vs. Southern Miss ... Punted seven times for 293 yards (41.9 ypp) vs. Marshall (Nov. 15) ... Posted an impressive 43.2 ypp vs. Memphis (Nov. 22) ... Punted six times including a 54-yarder vs. UAB (Nov. 29).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Became the first true freshman to punt in a game for the Knights since the 1998 season, racking up seven punts for 305 yards (43.6 average) at NC State (Sept. 1) ... First punt vs. the Wolfpack went for 48 yards in the opening quarter, then added a 52-yarder later in the game ... Racked up seven punts for 325 yards, an average of 46.4 yards per attempt, against No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) ... Of his seven punts vs. the Longhorns, two ventured inside the 20 while the longest attempt went for 53 yards ... Had just one punt vs. Memphis (Sept. 22), booting his lone kick for 52 yards and inside the 20 ... Notched a 40.0 yard average on three kicks at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Punted 11 times for 463 yards and a 42.1 average at USF (Oct. 13), including belting three punts inside the 20 ... Placed three of five punts vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) inside the 20, and finished with a 34.4 yard average per punt ... Had a 40.0 yard average on three punts at Southern Miss (Oct. 28) ... Posted a 37.0 average on four punts vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Punted four times for a 33.2 average at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Recorded a 33.7 average on three punts, with one inside the 20 at SMU (Nov. 17) ... Averaged 41.0 yards on two punts, highlighted by one inside the 20, vs. UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Punted three times for 126 yards (42.0 ypp) in the C-USA Championship Game vs. Tulsa (Dec.1) ... Boomed a season-long 55-yard punt in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29) ... Finished the contest vs. the Bulldogs with six punts for an average of 42.8 yards and landed two punts inside the 20.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in two seasons for coach Ray Gould at Coral Springs High School ... Signed to punt in college, Clingan also saw time at quarterback, wide receiver and tight end on the prep level ... Averaged 41.0 yards a punt as a junior and 47.0 yards as a senior ... Had three punts of 70 yards in his last season and also pinned eight punts inside the 20 ... Ranked as the No. 3 punting prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Named second team All-Broward County as a punter by the South Florida Sun Sentinel and honorable mention All-Broward County as a punter by the Miami Herald.

PERSONAL: Clingan is the son of Rick and Jamie Clingan ... Majoring in Hospitality Management.

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