Josh

Growden

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#38

Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Sydney, Australia
High School: Clare HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
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 punter for a third-straight season ... 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.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Punted 23 times for 827 yards as one of two specialty punters ... Effectively placed 13 punts inside the 20 and did not allow a touchback in his sophomore campaign ... Averaged 36 yards per punt ... Punted a career-high seven times against Mississippi State with an average of 40.9 yards per punt ... Placed a crucial punt at the Auburn three-yard line in the fourth quarter to help preserve the team's historic comeback victory ... Pinned Notre Dame inside its own 20 twice in the Citrus Bowl ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for a third time.

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 ... Broke the school record for punting average in a game with his 58-yard average versus the Golden Eagles ... 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
Parents are Cindy and Glen Growden ... Has one older brother, Tim ... Born April 17, 1993 ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies.

JOSH GROWDEN'S CAREER HIGHS
Punt attempts: 8 vs. Alabama, Nov 5, 2016
Punt yards: 336 vs. Alabama, Nov 5, 2016 (8 punts)
Longest punt: 68 vs. Southern Miss., Oct 15, 2016

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