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  Matt Yoklic
Matt Yoklic

Player Profile

Gibsonia, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220


2013: Averaged a career-high 43.0 yards per punt to rank third in the ACC...totaled 70 punts for 3,008 yards...had 19 total punts downed inside the 20 and 19 punts of 50-plus yards on the year...had a season-long punt of 57 yards vs. Virginia...averaged a career-best 54.3 yards on three punts vs. Florida State...had four punts downed inside the 20 (two downed inside the 10) vs. Old Dominion...holder on placements for the third consecutive season...All-ACC Academic Team selection.

2012: Averaged a career-best 41.8 yards on 61 punts for the year...placed 19 punts inside the 20...averaged a season and career-best 48.3 yards on six punts vs. Ole Miss in the BBVA Compass Bowl...in the final regular-season game at USF, averaged 45.4 yards on five punts and had a career-long 62-yarder; placed three punts inside the 15, including two at the USF two-yard line...had a 57-yard punt vs. Connecticut...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team for the third time.

2011: In his first season as Pitt's starting punter, averaged 41.2 yards on 62 punts...season average ranked second in the Big East...had a long of 58 (at Rutgers)...placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line for the year...over the final six regular-season contests, Yoklic placed 18 punts inside the 20...averaged a season-best 46.8 yards on five punts against Cincinnati...also served as Pitt's primary holder on placements...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team for the second consecutive season.

2010: Did not play in any games...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2009: Joined team as a fall walk-on and redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: An All-Quad North punter at Pine-Richland High...averaged 39.5 yards per punt (1,578 yards on 40 punts) as a senior with five downed inside the 20...earned two letters under Coach Clair Altemus...also a two-year letterman in baseball...Honor Roll student.

PERSONAL: Matt David Yoklic, born 10/10/90, is the son of Al and Jodie Yoklic...has two brothers...graduated in April with a bachelor's degree in communication and is currently pursuing graduate studies in higher education management.