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Steve Weatherford biography

Date of birth : 1982-12-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Crown Point, Indiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, punter for the New York Jets, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Steve Weatherford is an American football punter for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Illinois.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ A fourth-year punter who has played in 46 games in three seasons with the JAC, KC, and NO.
◊ Career totals include 199 punts for 8,647 yards with 43.5-yard average (36.4 net) with 47 inside-the-20 and 24 touchbacks

SEASON BY SEASON REVIEW

2008 (NO/KC/JAC): Handled punting duties for three different teams with action in seven games for NO, two games for KC and the final five games with JAC … Finished season with 59 punts for 2,521 yards with a 42.7-yard average (34.1 net) … Booted 26 punts for 1,094 yards with 42.1-yard average (34.2 net) with five inside the 20 and three touchbacks for NO with two special teams stops before he was waived by NO, 10/20 … Punted 12 times for 512 yards with 42.7-yard average (27.8 net) with one inside the 20 and four touchbacks with KC before he was waived 11/4 …Joined JAC, 11/25, and played in five games, punting 21 times for 915 yards with 43.6-yard average (37.7 net). SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/28 at BAL)…Finished the season with four punts for a 46.5-yard average (41.5 net) with a long of 57. (12/14 vs. GB)…Recorded 49.5-yard average (38.3 net) on four punts. (12/1 at HOU)…Saw first action for JAC and punted three times for a 40.3-yard average (31.0 net). Had two onsides kickoff attempts. (12/7 at CHI)…Had seven punts for a 40.1-yard average (37.0 net) with a long of 47.

2007 (NO): Punted 63 times for 2,757 yards with 43.8-yard average (37.2 net) with 20 inside-the-20…Also had one rush for five yards and one special teams tackle.

2006 (NO): Handled the punting duties in all 16 games, tallying 77 punts for 3,369 yards with 43.8-yard average (37.5 net) with 19 inside-the-20… Also had one special teams tackle. POSTSEASON: (1/21 at CHI)…Punted five times for 194 yards with 38.8-yard average (30.0 net) with one inside the 20 in the NFC Championship Game. (1/13 vs. PHI)Tallied three punts for a 40.3-yard average (36.0 net) with one inside the 20 in NFC Divisional Playoff Game on.

BEFORE THE NFL

◊ Punted 193 times for 8,402 yards with a career average of 43.5, which was the highest mark in Illinois history.

◊ Earned All-Big 10 honors as a junior in 2004 after tallying 57 punts for a 45.4 gross average with 23 inside the 20.

◊ Was a prep standout at Terre Haute HS.

OFF THE FIELD

◊ Majored in kinesiology at Illinois.
◊ Married to Laura and has one son, Ace.
◊ Competed in the heptathlon in track in high school.
◊ Full name is Steven Thomas Weatherford

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