Duke Football BIO
41 Will Monday
2013: Second team All-ACC pick by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... third team All-ACC choice by the league’s head coaches ... Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 14 games ... punted 69 times for 2,945 yards and a 42.68 yards per kick average with 21 boots downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against just six touchbacks ... ranked fifth in the ACC and 36th nationally in punting average ... ranked tied for second in the ACC for punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line to touchback ratio (3.50:1) ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals ranked seventh for punting yardage, eighth for punts and ninth for punting average ... season-high 49.60 (5-248) average came in the win at Memphis ... had three punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line versus zero touchbacks three times versus Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Miami ... punted a season-high nine times against both Georgia Tech and Florida State ... season-long boot of 72 yards came versus Georgia Tech ... helped Duke rank fourth in the ACC and 41st nationally in net punting (37.77) ... also served as the holder for placement kicks as Ross Martin set school single-season record for PATs (58) without a miss ... completed both pass attempts for two total yards ... on the field for 149 total snaps.
2012: First team Freshman All-America pick by Phil Steele ... honorable mention Freshman All-America selection by College Football News ... first team All-ACC choice by both the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and league’s head coaches ... Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games ... punted 67 times for 2,991 yards and a 44.64 yards per kick average with 19 kicks downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against just six touchbacks ... led the ACC and ranked 13th nationally in punting average ... became the fourth Duke player to lead the conference in punting, joining Rodney Stewart (1965; 42.51), John Krueger (1996; 45.16) and Brian Morton (2000; 45.17) ... became just the second freshman to pace the ACC in punting average, joining Clemson’s Dale Hatcher in 1981 (43.13) ... also led the ACC in punts of 50+ yards with 20 ... punting average led all freshmen nationally and marked Duke’s best in a season since Morton’s 45.17 mark in 2000 ... set school single-season records for freshmen for both punting yards and average ... season-best 47.14 (7-330) average at Stanford marked the second-highest single-game mark among Duke rookies (minimum 3 punts), trailing only Morton’s 50.00 (3-150) performance against Navy in 1997 ... carded season-bests of 12 punts and 486 punting yards at Florida State ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals rank fourth for punting average, fifth for punting yardage and tied for ninth for total punts ... season-long boot of 79 yards against Cincinnati set Belk Bowl record and school bowl game standard while marking the third-longest punt in Duke history behind only Billy Cox (81 yards vs. Navy, 1949) and Morton (80 yards vs. Clemson, 1999) ... over the final seven games of the year, had nine punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against zero touchbacks ... helped Duke rank second in the ACC and 39th nationally in net punting (38.03) ... served as the holder for placement kicks as Ross Martin set school single-season record for total points with 106 on 20 field goals and 46 PATs ... completed lone pass attempt ... on the field for 132 total snaps.
2011: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Flowery Branch under coach Lee Shaw ... tabbed as the No. 1 punter in the nation by Scout.com ... selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team in the Team USA vs. The World game on February 2, 2011 in Austin, Texas ... helped squad to three-year record of 32-9 with three state playoff berths ... as a senior, averaged 41.2 yards per punt while making 43-of-47 PATs and four-of-seven field goals ... two-time first team all-state pick by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in both 2009 and 2010 ... Region 8-AAAA Special Teams Player of the Year in 2010 ... team captain and MVP as a senior ... career totals include 99-of-105 PATs and 13-of-21 field goals ... also participated in soccer ... made a 32-yard field goal to help the North team to a 22-0 win in the Georgia Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic on December 29, 2010 in Columbus, Ga.
PERSONAL: Son of Bedford and Judy Monday ... born July 25, 1992 ... majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management.