Brandon Coutu
# 96
Place Kicker - PK
Height: 6-0  Weight: 188
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   Collins Hill
Previous Experience
  3L
Hometown
   Lawrenceville, Ga.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 10/15/2007
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Born: Sept. 29, 1984
Major: Sports Studies

Career Highs: 4 FG’s vs. S. Carolina in 2007; long FG of 58-yards vs. La-Monroe in 2005; 14 points vs. La.-Monroe in 2005

2007: Appeared in 12 games making 16-of-21 FG attempts, 44-of-44 PATs, 67 kickoffs for 59.0 yard average
*Has made 109 consecutive PATs in his career with no misses
*Maded 45-yard field goal, PAT, a two kickoffs for a 57.0 average before suffering an injury to his hamstring at Georgia Tech
*Connected on a 46-yard FG vs. Kentucky, while also making three PATs and kicking off five times for a 58.2 yard average
*Made 32-yard FG, converted on six PATs and kicked off eight times for a 52.5 yard average including a touchback vs. No. 18 Auburn
*Made three FGs (36, 46 and 26-yards) and made all five PATs vs. Troy and kicked off nine times for a 53.1 yard average
*Missed only FG attempt, a 56-yard try, but converted all six PATs vs. No. 9 Florida
*Named a Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicker Award Star of the Week (10/15) after he hit two-of-three FGs at Vanderbilt, both coming in the fouth quarter with the first made FG (31-yards) tying the game at 17-17, and the second made FG (37-yards) giving Georgia a 20-17 victory as time expired, his first game winning field goal
*Kicked off twice for a 65-yard average and converted two-of-two PATs at Tennessee
*Made his only FG attempt of 27 yards, kicked off six times for 60.2 yard average and converted six-of-six PAT vs. Ole Miss
*Named a Lou Groza Collegiate Place- Kicker Award Star of the Week (9/24) after booting two FGs in the Bulldogs’ 26-23 overtime win over No. 16 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His 45-yarder gave Georgia a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, and his 47-yarder gave the Bulldogs a 20-10 lead with 12:23 left in the fourth quarter.
*Scored nine points with 37-yard FG and six PATs vs. and kicked off eight times for a 65.1 yd. avg. vs. W. Carolina
*Hit four of five FG’s vs. S. Carolina (33-yds, 44-yds, 39-yds and 34 yds) and kicked off five times for a 65.2 yd. avg.
*Converted five PAT’s vs. Oklahoma St. and kicked off six times for 62.2 yd. avg. vs. Oklahoma St.
*All-America and Groza Award Candidate

2006: Starter for first five games until torn hamstring caused him to miss rest of the regular season
*Returned for Chick-fil-A Bowl and made three FGs including a 51-yarder as the Bulldogs defeated #14 Va. Tech
*Tallied 47 points on 10-11 field goals and perfect 17-17 on PATs
*Made a 55-yard field goal in the win against UAB, 10 points on the day
*Collected 10 points including making a pair of 46-yard field goals and one from 42 yards plus one PAT in 18-0 road win over South Carolina
*Current streak of 65 successful consecutive PATs including game-winner in 14-13 victory over Colorado wtih 46 seconds left
*Pre-season All-SEC first team by The Sporting News and Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook
* Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win.
* Recipient of Aldredge-Kimberly Football Scholarship

Georgia’s Brandon Coutu Named A Lou Groza Star Of The Week



2005: Kicked field goals of 42 and 23 yards in spring game
*Drilled a 58-yard field goal, which tied for third in school history and set the Georgia record for the longest field goal without a tee, versus La.-Monroe; scored career-high 14 points vs. La.-Monroe
*Named one of the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award Top Three Stars for the Week for his performance against ULM
*Connected on a 56-yard field goal versus Kentucky and hit a pair of field goals in the SEC Championship Game win over LSU, including a 51-yard kick which tied for the longest kick in championship game history
*At conclusion of regular season, led the SEC in scoring with 114 points (8th nationally among kickers) and field goals (7th, 1.77 per game)
*Named one of 20 national semifinalists for the Lou Groza Place Kicker Award, presented by the FedEx Orange Bow
*Named first team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches and All-America third team by the Associated Press.
*Best Games - 3 FG (including a 58-yarder), 5 PATs vs ULM
*Part of SEC Championship team that went 10-3

2004: Competed for number one placekicking job during spring and handled team’s kickoff duties most of season
*Connected on his first career field goal attempt, a 44-yarder in the final minutes of the Georgia Tech game to put the Bulldogs ahead 19-13
*Named recipient of the Special Teams Newcomer of the Year Award at the conclusion of the season
*Kicked 20-yard FG in 2005 Outback Bowl victory over Wisconsin
*Team went 10-2 capped by an Outback Bowl victory

2003: Redshirted
*Part of 10-3 SEC Eastern Division Championship team

High School: Collins Hill, coached by Larry Sherrill
*Kicking.com High School All-American First Team punter
*Gwinnett Daily Post All-County 1st Team kicker and Touchdown Club of Atlanta 5A All-State Team as a senior
*Named Who’s Who in Sports All-Star
*Averaged 40.6 yards/punt on 40 punts in senior season
*Set county record with 75-yard punt
*Connected on 19-of-19 extra points and nine-of-nine field goals, including a 47-yarder
*As a junior, averaged 38.9 yards/punt on 59 punts
*Connected on 30-of-32 extra points and 11-of-17 field goals
*As junior was named Class 5A All-State First Team punter by both Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association
*Four-year letterman on soccer team at forward, being named All-County in junior and senior seasons
*Holds most goals scored in school history with 48

Place Kicking
Year    PAT    FG    LG    TP
2004    3/3    2/3    44 GT    9
2005    45/45    23/29    58 ULM    114
2006    17/17    10/11    55 UAB    47
2007    44/44    16/21    47 UA    92
Total    109/109    51/64    58 ULM    262

Field Goal Breakdown
Year    1-19    20-29    30-39    40-49    50-99
2004    0-0    1-1    0-0    1-1    0-1
2005    1-1    9-9    3-5    7-9     3-5
2006    0-0    1-1    4-4    3-3    2-3
2007    0-0    2-2    8-8    6-9    0-2
Total    1-1    13-13    15-17    17-22    5-11

Kickoffs
Year    KO    Yards    Avg.    TB    OB   
2004    62    3,749    60.5    18    6
2005    77    4,747    61.6    22    1
2006    15    963    64.2    6    0
2007    67    3,952    59.0    1    3
Total    221    13,411    60.7    47    10