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Adam Podlesh biography

Date of birth : 1983-08-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rochester, New York
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, punter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Adam Podlesh is an American football punter for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fourth-year punter has played in 43 games since being selected in the fourth round of 2007 draft … Also serves as holder on placekicks … Possesses strong leg with solid directional kicking abilities …Returned in 2009 from a knee injury that sidelined him for final five games of the 2008 season … Has punted 172 times for 7,255 yards with 42.2-yard average (37.4 net) … Totaled 49 punts inside the 20 including a career-high 23 in 2009 … Totaled 38.3-net yard average in 2009, the fourth-highest in franchise history … Finished rookie season ranked seventh in the AFC with a 36.9-yard net average with 14 punts downed inside the 20 and only two TBs … Was first punter taken in the 2007 draft and highest drafted punter in Jaguars history … Four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer who finished with 43.1 career average … First Maryland player drafted by the Jaguars …

2009
Played in all 16 games for the second time in his career and produced career-high numbers … Totaled career-best 72 punts for a 41.9-gross average and a 38.3-yard net average with a career-high 23 inside the 20 and five TBs … Had a long punt of 64 yards … The 38.3-yard net average ranked fourth-highest in franchise history … 9/13 at IND: Had five punts for 37.8-yard average with a long of 57 and two punts downed inside the 20 … 9/20 vs. ARI: Punted four times for 45.3-yard average with a long of 61 … 10/11 at SEA: Recorded a season-high eight punts for 46.4-yard average (45.5 net) with a long of 54. Had two punts inside the 20 … 11/1 at TEN: Punted seven times for 309 yards (44.1 avg., 42.0 net) and two punts inside the 20. Had a 64-yard punt in the first quarter that was downed at the Titans five-yard line, the second-longest punt of his career … 11/22 vs. BUF: Had five punts for 44.8-yard average (40.8 net) with a long of 53. Had three punts inside the 20 … 12/6 vs. HOU: Finished with 49.3-yard average (45.0 net) on three punts with two inside the 20 … 12/13 vs. MIA: Recorded seven punts for 43.1-yard average with a long of 62 … 12/17 vs. IND: Punted three times for 44.7-yard average (42.0 net) … 1/3 at CLE: Finished season with 36.3-yard average on four punts with one inside the 20 …

2008
Played in 11 games before suffering a knee injury on 11/23 vs. MIN that forced him to miss final five games … Recorded 46 punts for a 43.2-yard gross average and a 36.6-yard net average … Had 12 punts downed inside the 20 and five TBs … Added four special teams tackles … 9/7 at TEN: Had six punts for 37.0-yard average (31.2 net) with a long of 50. Had a career-high four punts inside the 20 with one touchback … 9/14 vs. BUF: Punted four times for a 50.5-yard average (36.0 net) with a long of 52 … 9/21 at IND: Had one punt for 60 yards that was downed inside the 20 … 9/28 vs. HOU: Punted two times for 46.5-yard average (35.0 net) with a long of 56. Lined up at TE on a fake punt formation that resulted in a TD … 10/5 vs. PIT: Had five punts with a 46.6-yard average (39.6 net) with a long of 55 … 10/26 vs. CLE: Had three punts for a 46.7-yard average (38.3 net) with a long of 59 … 11/2 at CIN: Finished with six punts for a 45.0-yard average (41.3 net) with two punts inside the 20. Did not convert on an onsides kick attempt in the fourth quarter … 11/16 vs. TEN: Set a franchise-record with 10 punts for 409 yards with a 40.9-yard average (39.5 net) with a long of 51 … 11/23 vs. MIN: Suffered a knee injury but did not leave the game. Was placed on injured reserve two days later ...

2007
Played in all 16 games and both postseason games at Pittsburgh and at New England … Recorded 54 punts for a 41.6-yard gross average and a 36.9-yard net average with 14 punts inside the 20 and two TBs … Had a long punt of 76 yards and did not have a punt blocked … Had five punts for a 41.6-yard net average in the postseason … 9/9 vs. TEN: In first career game punted five times for a 42.2-yard average (36.8 net) with a long of 49. Filled in on kickoff duties after pre-game injury to Josh Scobee ... 10/7 at KC: Recorded solid game with four punts for a 45.0-yard average (45.0 net) and a long of 56. Had three punts inside the 20. Had punts downed at the 3, 8, and 5-yard line. All four punts came in the second half to help preserve the lead. … 10/28 at TB: Punted eight times for a 45.5-yard average (37.3 net) with a career-long 76 yarder, the second-longest in team history and the second-longest punt of the season in the NFL … 11/11 at TEN: Punted five times for a 43.0-yard average (34.2 net) with a long of 49. Had one inside the 20 and one TB. Rushed two times for minus-two yards. Ran a fake field goal in the third quarter for no gain … 12/16 at PIT: Punted five times for a 29.0-yard average (26.6 net) with a long of 44. Had three inside the 20 ... 12/23 vs. OAK: Punted four times for a 50.3-yard average (49.8 net) with a long of 57. Had two inside the 20. … 1/5 at PIT: In the AFC Wild Card Playoff game, punted four times for 200 yards with a 50.0-yard average (43.0 net) with a long of 54. Had one inside the 20 and one TB. 1/12 at NE: In AFC Divisional Playoff game, punted once for 50 yards with a 36.0-yard net average.

COLLEGE

Was only four-time All-ACC selection in school history … Ranked fourth in school history with 216 punts for 9,314 yards (43.1 avg.), the second-best average in school history and ninth-best in ACC history … Ranked second in school history for career punting yards … Had 83 career punts downed inside the 20 (38 pct.), including 35 inside the 10 … Recorded career net yard average of 38.4 … Did not have a punt blocked in his career … Recipient of the team's Terrapin Club Award, given to the player that gave the greatest career contribution to football … As a senior, punted 56 times for 2,400 yards (42.9 avg.) with 23 punts inside the 20, including nine inside the 10 … Second-team All-ACC selection and honorable mention All-America by Pro Football Weekly … Ranked 22nd in nation and second in ACC with 42.9 average … Semifinalist for Draddy Award, honoring the top student-athlete in the nation … Earned first-team Academic All-ACC honors … Graduated with a degree in marketing.

PERSONAL

Resides in Pittsford, N.Y. … Attended Pittsford (N.Y.) Sutherland High … Three-year letterman in football as a punter, FB and LB … Named first-team All-State as a scholar-athlete by the New York Coaches' Association and earned All-Region honors from Super Prep … Earned first-team All-State honors as a senior punter from the New York State Writers Association … Also competed in track, posting the fastest 200-meter (21.58) and 400-meter times (50.5) in the state as a junior … Ran the third leg of the state title-winning 4x100 relay team in 2000 … Participated in and won the Laterra Links Celebrity Shootout at King and Bear in May of 2008 to benefit the St. Johns County Council on Aging ... Supports and attends team-sponsored events including the Food Drive and Jaguars Taste of the NFL dinner ... Attended the 2008 Students Against Underage Drinking Program for high school students … Was inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2008 ... Participated in the 2009 American Red Cross Charity Golf Tournament ... Attended classes in 2010 at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as part of the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial program … Full name: Adam Podlesh.

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