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SPOTLIGHT:
Steve Weatherford
P #5
Height:
6-2
Weight:
211
Age:
31
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Terra Haute, IN
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2013):

PUNTS
91
AVG
46.9
LNG
68
IN 20
25

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.

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 110 regular-season games for 4 teams (48 for the Giants) and in 11 postseason games for 3 teams (4 for the Giants)…Career regular-season totals include 503 punts for 22,087, a 43.9-yard gross average and a 37.6-yard net average…Has placed 161 punts inside the 20-yard line and has 49 touchbacks…Weatherford has never had a punt blocked…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 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 eighth 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 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 one 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 Illinois 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:
Visited the African nation of Ghana, where he helped local citizens build a school and a
water well.

A member of the Muscular Dystrophy’s “Muscle Team” and attended their annual
fundraiser dinner.

Attended Michael Boley’s Monday Night Bowling benefitting Every Day Kids with
Special Needs; an organization that works with children with Autism.

Attended the Jay Fund’s Annual Champions for Children’s Gala in New York City.

Hosted over 100 of N.J.’s Special Olympics athletes at MetLife Stadium for a Punt, Pass
& Kick event.

PERSONAL:
Married to Laura and has a son, Ace, and a daughter, Carney…Majored in kinesiology
at Illinois…Prep standout at Terre Haute (Ind.) High School, where he competed in the
heptathlon in track…Steven Thomas Weatherford was born on Dec. 17, 1982.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 594 26,358 22,365 68 44.4 37.7 0 62 62 186 56 132 282 2,873 4
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
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @DAL L 31-36 3 164 125 60 54.7 41.7 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 19 0
2 DEN L 23-41 5 231 110 50 46.2 22 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 121 1
3 @CAR L 0-38 6 245 233 56 40.8 38.8 0 1 0 2 0 3 2 12 0
4 @KC L 7-31 8 399 246 59 49.9 30.8 0 1 1 1 2 0 4 113 1
5 PHI L 21-36 7 338 294 58 48.3 42 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 24 0
6 @CHI L 21-27 3 139 119 51 46.3 39.7 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
7 MIN W 23-7 9 438 299 57 48.7 33.2 0 1 1 2 1 2 4 119 1
8 @PHI W 15-7 5 219 203 68 43.8 40.6 0 4 0 3 0 0 1 16 0
10 OAK W 24-20 4 121 122 51 30.3 30.5 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 -1 0
11 GB W 27-13 5 265 211 61 53 42.2 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 34 0
12 DAL L 21-24 5 273 258 68 54.6 51.6 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 15 0
13 @WAS W 24-17 6 287 252 62 47.8 42 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 35 0
14 @SD L 14-37 3 141 139 48 47 46.3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0
15 SEA L 0-23 8 380 307 57 47.5 38.4 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 73 0
16 @DET W 23-20 6 279 229 54 46.5 38.2 0 1 0 2 0 4 1 50 0
17 WAS W 20-6 8 352 329 50 44 41.1 0 0 2 4 0 1 5 23 0

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