Josh

Growden

JoshGrowden

#38

Punter
Height 6'2"
Weight 204lbs.
Class Sophomore
City/State Sydney, Australia
High School Clare HS
Major Fitness Studies
Experience 1 Letter

Bio

2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
2016 SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

LSU's starting punter for a second-straight year ... Possesses a strong leg and vast potential as he gets acclimated to American football and more coaching ... Has consistently improved in technique and execution since arriving on campus ... Is the third-straight Australian punter to sign with LSU, joining Brad Wing and Jamie Keehn.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman team after averaging 41.4 yards on 57 punts with 10 punts of 50 or more yards and 22 inside the 20-yard line ... Played in all 12 games ... Totaled an average of more than 50 yards in seven games ... Earned Co-SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after launching two punts for more than 60 yards against Mississippi State, including a 65-yard punt and a crucial 61-yard punt that pinned MSU to its own 22-yard line as LSU was clinging to its 23-20 lead with 2:15 left in the contest ... Placed three of his four punts inside the 20 at Texas A&M ... Averaged 42.0 yards per punt against Alabama, placing five of his eight punts inside of the 20 ... Booted a career-long 68-yard punt and averaged 58.0 yards, including one touchback and one punt inside of the 20 against Southern Miss ... His average against the Golden Eagles broke the school record for punting average in a game ... Placed two punts inside of the 20 in his LSU debut at Wisconsin ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for a second-straight season.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015 ... Earned SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll recognition.

PRIOR TO LSU
Former member of the Australian Football League (AFL) rugby club Greater Western Sydney ... Gave up rugby due to injuries and began training with ProKick Australia in order to become a punter ... Trained at ProKick Australia under former Green Bay Packers punter Nathan Chapman ... Ranked the No. 5 punter nationally by 247Sports.

PERSONAL
Born April 17, 1993 ... Majoring in fitness studies.

JOSH GROWDEN'S CAREER HIGHS
Punts: 8 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punting Yards: 336 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punting Avg.: 58.0 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Long: 68 vs. Southern Miss, 2016

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