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Steve Weatherford
P #5
Height:
6-2
Weight:
210
Age:
32
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Terra Haute, IN
Experience:
10

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the New Orleans Saints on May 12, 2006…Waived by the Saints on Sept. 2, 2006…Re-signed by the Saints on Sept. 5, 2006…Waived by the Saints on Oct. 20, 2008…Awarded to the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 21, 2008…Waived by the Chiefs on Nov. 4, 2008…Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 25, 2008…Released by the Jaguars on Sept. 5, 2009…Signed by the Jets on Sept. 8, 2009…Signed by the Giants on July 30, 2011.

GIANTS NOTES:
-    Weatherford punted 12 times in the Giants’ 2011 NFC Championship Game victory in San Francisco, tying David Lee of the Baltimore Colts (in a 1977 AFC Divisional Playoff) for 2nd-highest total in NFL postseason history.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the New Orleans Saints on May 12, 2006…Waived by the Saints on Sept. 2, 2006…Re-signed by the Saints on Sept. 5, 2006…Waived by the Saints on Oct. 20, 2008…Awarded to the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 21, 2008…Waived by the Chiefs on Nov. 4, 2008…Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 25, 2008…Released by the Jaguars on Sept. 5, 2009…Signed by the Jets on Sept. 8, 2009…Signed by the Giants on July 30, 2011.

GIANTS NOTES:
-    Weatherford punted 12 times in the Giants’ 2011 NFC Championship Game victory in San Francisco, tying David Lee of the Baltimore Colts (in a 1977 AFC Divisional Playoff) for 2nd-highest total in NFL postseason history.
-    Weatherford set a Super Bowl record with 3 punts downed inside the 20-yard line in Super Bowl XLVI.
-    Tied an NFL record in 2010 by placing 42 punts inside the 20-yard line.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 142 regular-season games for 4 teams (64 for the Giants) and in 11 postseason games for 3 teams (4 for the Giants)…Career regular-season totals include 674 punts for 29,998 yards, a 44.5-yard gross average and a 37.8-yard net average…Has placed 211 punts inside the 20-yard line and has 62 touchbacks…In the postseason, he has 57 punts for 2,442 yards, a 42.8-yard gross average and a 35.8-yard net average…He has dropped 15 kicks inside the 20-yard line and has 11 touchbacks.
-    In 4 seasons with the Giants, Weatherford has 311 regular-season punts for 14,413 yards, a 46.3-yard gross average and 38.8-yard net average, 97 punts inside the 20-yard line, 25 touchbacks and a long punt of 71 yards…Weatherford’s 46.4-yard average is the highest in team history (minimum 150 punts)…In the postseason, Weatherford had 22 punts for 999 yards, a 45.4-yard gross average and a 39.7-yard net average with 6 inside the 20, two touchbacks and a long punt of 57 yards.
-    In 2014, Weatherford played in all 16 games for the 6th consecutive season, despite suffering a sprained ankle in the opener at Detroit (9/8)…Punted 80 times for 3,640 yards, a 45.5-yard average that was 17th in the NFL and the 6th-highest in Giants history…Weatherford owns 4 of the 6-highest single-season gross punting averages in franchise history…His 38.6-yard net average was the third-highest of his career and ranked 24th in the NFL.
-    Averaged a season-best 57.7 yards on 3 punts vs. Atlanta (10/5)…His net average of 47.8 yards on 5 punts at Jacksonville (11/30) was a season best…Weatherford had a regular-season career-high 10 punts at Philadelphia, including a career-long 71-yarder, at Philadelphia (10/12)…In the season finale vs. Philadelphia (12/28), James Casey got his hands on Weatherford’s punt and Trey Burton picked up the ball and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown. It was the 1st time a Giants opponent scored a touchdown on a blocked punt since Sept. 5, 1993, when Chicago’s Myron Baker blocked a Sean Landeta punt, picked up the ball and carried it 5 yards into the end zone. It was the 1st blocked punt by a Giants opponent since Carolina’s Greg Hardy blocked a Matt Dodge punt in the 1st regular-season game in MetLife Stadium on Sept. 12, 2010…That is the only time Weatherford has been blocked in 674 career regular-season punts.
-    In 2013, Weatherford punted in all 16 games and had career-high totals of 91 punts for 4,271 yards (the 5th-highest single-season total in franchise history and the highest since Brad Maynard’s 4,566 yards in 1998). Weatherford’s 46.9-yard gross average ranked 7th in the NFL and was both the 2nd-highest of his career and 2nd-highest in Giants history (to Weatherford’s 47.5-yard average in 2012). Weatherford’s net average was 38.2 yards.
-    Weatherford’s 46.4-yard gross average on 231 punts is the highest in Giants history for any player with at least 150 punts. Don Chandler is second at 43.8 yards (525 punts, 1956-64).
-    Weatherford had a 51.6-yard net average on 5 punts vs. Dallas (11/24). That was the highest net average for a Giant with at least 5 punts since the NFL began tracking net average in 1976.
-    Weatherford twice tied his then career high with 68-yard punts in 2013, 1st at Philadelphia (10/27) and again vs. Dallas (11/24)…Also booted a 67-yard punt vs. the Cowboys.
-    In 2012, Weatherford punted in each of the Giants’ 16 games…He had 58 punts for 2,757 yards, a 47.5-yard gross average and a 39.4-yard net average, both career highs…Weatherford left 22 punts inside the 20-yard line and had only 6 touchbacks... Weatherford’s gross punting average of 47.5 yards placed him 8th in the NFL and was the highest single-season average by a Giants punter with at least 35 kicks. The previous mark of 46.6 yards was set by Don Chandler in 1959 (on 55 punts)….His 39.4-yard net average was 19th…Had a then career-long 68-yard punt at Cincinnati (11/11)…Punted a season-high 8 times for a 52.0-yard gross average and a 45.0-yard net average at Baltimore (12/23)…Had a season-high 3 punts inside the 20 vs. New Orleans (12/9) and at Baltimore…Averaged a season-high 53.3 yards (minimum 3 punts) at Cincinnati.
-    In 2011, his 1st season with the Giants, Weatherford played in all 16 regular-season games and 4 postseason games…In the regular season, he booted 82 punts for 3,745 yards, a 45.7-yard gross average (14th in the NFL) and a 39.2-yard net average (13th in the league) – both career highs… The 45.7-yard gross average was the 2nd-highest single-season average in Giants history, surpassed only by Don Chandler’s 46.6-yard average in 1969 (minimum 35 punts)… Weatherford dropped 25 punts inside the 20-yard line, had 6 touchbacks and a long punt of 62 yards…Also had 4 solo special-teams tackles…In the postseason, Weatherford had 22 punts for 999 yards, a 45.4-yard gross average and a 39.7-yard net average with 6 inside the 20, two touchbacks and a long punt of 57 yards.
-    Weatherford punted 12 times in the Giants’ NFC Championship Game victory in San Francisco. He tied David Lee of the Baltimore Colts (in a 1977 AFC Divisional Playoff) for the 2nd-highest total in NFL postseason history. The record of 14 was set by Jets punter – and former Giant – Dave Jennings in a 1986 divisional playoff game. All 3 games went into overtime. The former Giants postseason record was 11 punts by Brad Maynard against the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.
-    Weatherford’s 557 punting yards vs. the 49ers easily outdistanced the Giants’ former postseason record of 422, set by Maynard in Super Bowl XXXV.
-    Weatherford set a Super Bowl record with 3 punts downed inside the 20-yard line in the Giants’ victory over New England in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).
-    Punted a regular-season-high 9 times vs. Philadelphia (11/20) and at the Jets (12/24)…His 463 yards vs. the Eagles were a season-high…Had a season-best 53.7-yard gross average (3 punts for 161 yards) vs. Buffalo (10/16) and a season-high 44.5-yard net average vs. Miami (10/30) and vs. Washington (12/18)…Had regular season-long 62-yard punt at Dallas (11/21) and postseason-long 57-yarder in NFC Championship Game at San Francisco (1/22)…In Super Bowl XLVI, punted 4 times for 163 yards, a 40.8-yard gross average and a 35.6-yard net average with 3 inside the 20 and 1 touchback.
-    In 2010, played in all 16 regular-season games and 2 postseason games for the Jets…Had a career-high 84 punts for a gross average of 42.6 yards and a net average of 38.1 yards…Tied an NFL record by placing 42 punts inside the 20-yard line. He shares the mark with San Francisco’s Andy Lee (2007) and Arizona’s Ben Graham (2009)…His 4 touchbacks tied a career low…In 3 postseason games, Weatherford had 15 punts for a 40.9-yard gross average and a 29.5-yard net average with 3 kicks inside the 20 and 6 touchdowns…Punted 5 times for a season-high 48.6-yard gross average at Denver (10/17)…Had a season-best 45.3-yard net average vs. Houston (11/21)…Placed 6 punts inside the 20 vs. Miami (12/12) and 5 vs. Cincinnati (11/25)…Tied his career-high with 61-yard punts at Miami (9/26) and vs. Cincinnati…Booted a 65-yard punt in AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/8)…Ran for a 17-yard gain out of punt formation vs. Green Bay (10/31). Originally ruled an 18-yard gain on 4th-and-18, but the 1st down was overturned after a replay challenge.
-    In 2009, played in all 16 regular-season games and 2 postseason games for the Jets…Finished with 80 punts for a 42.0-yard gross average and a 36.7-yard net average, with 25 punts inside-the-20…Played in the final 2 postseason games (at San Diego on 1/17 and at Indianapolis on 1/24) after missing the AFC Wild Card Game at Cincinnati (1/9) due to an illness...Punted 4 times for a 51.0-yard gross average and a 45.0-yard net average, with 2 punts inside the 20… Executed a successful fake punt when he ran for 26 yards and a 1st down on 4th-and-6 on the Jets’ opening drive at Miami (10/12), where all 3 of his punts landed inside the 20…Booted a career-long 66-yard punt in the 4th quarter vs. Carolina (11/29), when he finished with a 50.8 average on 5 punts with a 32.8 net, including one inside-the-20…Had 2 special-teams tackles and ran 16 yards on 4th-and-7 on a fake punt, making a 1st down to end the 1st quarter at Oakland
-    In 2008, played for New Orleans (7 games), Kansas City (2) and Jacksonville (5)…Finished the season with 59 punts for a 42.7-yard gross average and a 34.1-yard net average…Booted 26 punts for averages of 41.1 and 34.2 yards with 5 inside the 20 and 2 special-teams tackles for New Orleans, 12 punts for 42.7 and 27.8-yard averages with 1 inside the 20 for Kansas City and 21 punts for 43.6 and 37.7-yard averages for Jacksonville.
-    In 2007, played all 16 games for New Orleans and punted 63 times for a 43.8-yard gross average and a 37.2-yard net average with 20 punts inside-the-20…Also had 1 rush for 5 yards and 1 special-teams tackle.
-    As a rookie in 2006, Weatherford played in all 16 regular-season games and 2 postseason games for the Saints…Punted 77 times in the regular season for a 43.8-yard gross average and a 37.5-yard net average with 19 inside-the-20…Had 1 special-teams tackle…In the postseason, had 8 punts, including 5 for a 38.8-yard gross average and a 30.0-yard net average in the NFC Championship Game at Chicago.

COLLEGE:
-    At Illinois, Weatherford punted 193 times for a career average of 43.5, which was the highest mark in school history…Earned All-Big Ten honors as a junior in 2004 after posting a 45.4-yard gross average on 57 punts and placing 23 of them inside the 20.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Was the Giants’ nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, the only NFL award that recognizes a player's off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence…Founder of the Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation…Recipient of the 2014 Thurman Munson Award, a prestigious honor given to a professional athlete who has demonstrated success on the field of play and philanthropic works off the field…Weatherford’s Project Prom 2014 helped students from Southern Regional (J.J.) High School have the prom of their dreams…Recipient of the 2013 Wellington Mara Award, given by Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York City to honor his charitable work…Served as the Giants spokesperson for the NBC Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium…Attended the Jay Fund’s Annual Champions for Children’s Gala in New York City…A member of the “Muscle Team,” the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New York City’s team of professional athletes who give their time to children with muscular dystrophy…Hosted more than 100 of New Jersey’s Special Olympic athletes for a Punt, Pass & Kick competition at MetLife Stadium…In 2012, visited the African nation of Ghana, where he helped local citizens build a school and a water well.

PERSONAL:
-    Married to Laura…They have a son, Ace, and daughters, Carney and Aurora…Majored in kinesiology at Illinois…Prep standout at Terre Haute North (Ind.) High School, where he competed in the heptathlon in track.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 674 29,998 25,494 71 44.5 37.8 1 67 77 211 62 149 319 3,264 5
2014 NYG 16 0 80 3,640 3,129 71 45.5 38.6 1 5 15 25 6 17 37 391 1
2013 NYG 16 0 91 4,271 3,476 68 46.9 38.2 0 12 7 25 7 17 48 655 3
2012 NYG 16 0 58 2,757 2,284 68 47.5 39.4 0 4 5 22 6 5 38 353 0
2011 NYG 16 0 82 3,745 3,218 62 45.7 39.2 0 9 11 25 6 15 41 407 0
2010 NYJ 16 0 84 3,581 3,202 61 42.6 38.1 0 11 15 42 4 27 27 299 0
2009 NYJ 16 0 80 3,357 2,939 66 42 36.7 0 7 11 25 9 26 27 238 0
2008 JAC 5 0 21 915 792 57 43.6 37.7 0 3 2 2 3 6 7 63 0
2008 KC 2 0 12 512 334 58 42.7 27.8 0 1 0 1 4 2 5 98 0
2008 NO 7 0 26 1,094 888 61 42.1 34.2 0 3 0 5 3 6 14 146 0
2007 NO 16 0 63 2,757 2,342 61 43.8 37.2 0 9 4 20 4 11 35 335 1
2006 NO 16 0 77 3,369 2,890 59 43.8 37.5 0 3 7 19 10 17 40 279 0

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