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#41 Will Monday
Position: Punter
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Flowery Branch, Ga.
High School: Flowery Branch
Will Monday Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/16/2014
2014: Returning starting punter ... returning two-time All-ACC punter ... named to the preseason Watch List for the Ray Guy Award, an honor presented annual by the Augusta Sports Council to the nation’s top punter ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (3rd team), Lindy’s Sports (1st team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (2nd team) ... charted as the No. 7 punter in the nation by Lindy’s Sports ... scheduled to handle the holding duties on placement kicks for the third consecutive season ... two-time All-ACC pick (1st team in 2012; 2nd team in 2013) ... in 27 career games (27 starts), has punted 136 times for 5,936 yards and a 43.65 yards per kick average with 40 kicks downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against just 12 touchbacks ... has completed all three pass attempts for 11 yards ... enters 2014 ranked ninth on the ACC’s all-time punting average chart ... ACC’s active leader in career punting average ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks first in punting average, ninth in punting yardage and 10th in total punts ... owns school bowl game record for longest punt with 79-yard effort against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl in 2012 ... the 79-yard punt versus the Bearcats also ranks as the third-longest in Duke history ... one of five active ACC players to have earned both first team All-ACC and Academic All-ACC honors, joining teammates Kelby Brown, Jamison Crowder and Laken Tomlinson as well as Florida State’s Jameis Winston ... on the field for 281 career plays ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection.

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.

Will Monday's Career Punting Stats
Year G/GS Punts Yds Avg Lg Blk TB FC I20
2012  13/13  67  2,991  44.64  79  0  6  11  19
2013 14/14 69 2,945 42.68 72 0 6 10 21
Total 27/27 136 5,936 43.65 79 0 12 21 40

2012 Game Log
Opponent Punts Yds Avg Lg Blk TB FC I20
FIU  5  226  45.20  60  0  2  2  2
Stanford  7  330  47.14  56  0  0  0  1
N.C. Central  4  174  43.50  51  0  1  1  1
Memphis  3  133  44.33  60  0  1  0  1
Wake Forest  5  225  45.00  57  0  0  0  2
Virginia  9  423  47.00  55  0  2  2  3
Virginia Tech  4  187  46.75  56  0  0  1  1
North Carolina  2  87  43.50  50  0  0  2  1
Florida State  12  486  40.50  51  0  0  2  4
Clemson  9  359  39.89  47  0  0  1  1
Georgia Tech  2  105  52.50  53  0  0  0  1
Miami  4  177  44.25  58  0  0  0  0
Cincinnati  1  79  79.00  79  0  0  0  1

2013 Game Log
Opponent Punts Yds Avg Lg Blk TB FC I20
N.C. Central  3  112  37.33  47  0  0  0  2
Memphis  5  248  49.60  66  0  1  1  1
Georgia Tech  9  412  45.78  72  0  0  3  3
Pitt  3  146  48.67  53  0  0  1  0
Troy  5  205  41.00  51  0  0  2  0
Navy  2  70  35.00  41  0  0  1  1
Virginia  6  240  40.00  52  0  1  1  1
Virginia Tech  6  226  37.67  46  0  0  0  3
NC State  8  369  46.13  58  0  2  0  2
Miami  4  174  43.50  50  0  0  0  3
Wake Forest  5  207  41.40  66  0  0  0  2
North Carolina  4  161  40.25  44  0  1  1  1
Florida State  9  375  41.67  49  0  1  0  2
Texas A&M  0  0  —  —  0  0  0  0
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