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80 John Carpenter

Career Stats

Finished his career ranked sixth all-time at W&M in made field goals (36) …

Honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Year … Selected to the All-CAA first team … Chosen as the Touchdown Club of Virginia Specialist of the Year …  Garnered Fred Mitchell Award Recognition in September and October … Named the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week twice … Led the CAA and ranked third nationally in made field goals per game (1.8) … Ranked second in the conference in scoring (7.8) and led the league among kickers … Led the CAA in field goal percentage (78.3) and extra point percentage (100.0) … Converted 18-of-23 field goal attempts and all 24 extra point opportunities … His 18 made field goals ranked tied for fourth on W&M’s single-season list … Missed two games (Delaware and James Madison) after donating bone marrow … Connected on a career-long 49-yard field goal attempt in the win against Lafayette … Honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on three field goals (44, 36, 29) in the season opener at Virginia Tech … Garnered the CAA’s top special teams weekly honor again after making all three of his field goal attempts (44, 25, 24) in the win at Towson … Selected to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society ... Chosen to the CAA Academic All-Conference Team for the third consecutive year ... Earned W&M's Provost's Award for academic excellence ...

Earned third-team All-CAA honors as a place kicker after leading the team in scoring with 72 points … Ranked second in the CAA in field goals made per game (1.25), fifth in field goal percentage (71.4) and fourth in scoring among kickers (6.0) … His 15 made field goals ranks tied for sixth on W&M’s single-season list … Finished his junior season with 18 career made field goals, which ranks 10th on W&M’s all-time list … Averaged 39.5 yards per punt and totaled four punts longer than 50 yards … Pinned the opposition inside their own 20-yard line with 20 of his 64 punts … Record 20 touchbacks on his 55 kickoffs … Made a career-high three field goals against No. 20 Villanova and No. 10/7 Towson … Posted a career-long field goal (47 yards) and punt (53 yards) in the win at No. 15/21 Delaware … Averaged 41.2 yards per punt on his 11 punts versus the Blue Hens … Honored as the W&M QB Club Special Teams Player of the Year ... Chosen to the CAA Academic All-Conference Team for the second consecutive year ... Earned the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award ... Dean's List honoree ...

Handled kickoff duties for all 11 games and was the team's primary place kicker for the final four contests ... Recorded 16 touchbacks ... Converted all eight extra-point attempts and was successful on 3-of-6 field goal attempts ... Chosen to the CAA Academic All-Conference Team ... Earned the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award ...

Reserve who was a member of the travel squad for nine games ... Made his collegiate debut in the win at VMI when he kicked off in the fourth quarter ...

Scout team kicker/punter ... 

Three-year letterwinner for head coach Tom Preaskorn at Allegany H.S. ... Associated Press Consensus All-State First Team selection as a kicker in '09 ... Also earned first-team all-state honors from Rivals.com ... Chosen first-team all-area as a kicker and a punter as a senior ... Selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl and captained the Washington, D.C. team ... Connected on all eight of his field goal attempts with a long of 43 yards as a senior ... Also recorded 50 touchbacks, converted 60-of-64 extra-point attempts and averaged 40.3 yards per punt with a long of 57 ... Chosen first-team all-state (small schools) and first-team all-area as a junior ... Was 6-of-9 on field goal attempts with a long of 48 yards, while converting 42-of-43 extra point attempts ... Registered 26 touchbacks ... Played varsity baseball for three years as a first baseman and a pitcher ... Served as a Cumberland Rotary Club Student Representative as a senior ... Volunteered with Net-Aid (a service organization) as both a junior and a senior ...

Son of Robert and Judith Carpenter, both of whom graduated from W&M in 1983 ... Double majoring in philosophy and religious studies ... Member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Apple Team and HOPE (Health Outreach Peer Education) ... Sports editor for the Colonial Echo (W&M Yearbook).
Position: Kicker/Punter
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cumberland, Md.
High School: Allegany
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