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#30 Josh Jasper
Position: Placekicker/Punter
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: Ridgeway HS
Major: Sport Leadership
Born: 11/26/1987
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Josh Jasper Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/21/2011

2010 Consensus All-America
2010 First Team All-America (Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News)
2010 First Team All-Southeastern Conference (AP)
2010 Second Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches)  
2010 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State; vs. Ole Miss)
2010 Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" (vs. Mississippi State, vs. Alabama, vs. UL-Monroe)

CAREER
The only Consensus All-America placekicker in school history ... Capped his four years at LSU as the most accurate kicker in school history, connecting on 47-of-56 field goals for 83.9 percent for his career ... The 83.9 percent ranks first in LSU history and second in SEC history ... Also set school record for field goals in a season (28 in 2010) and field goals in a game (5 vs. Mississippi State, 2010) ... The 47 field goals rank fourth in school history, while the 56 attempts is No. 5 in LSU history ... Ranks No. 10 in school history in point-after conversions with 75 (on 76 attempts) ... Connected on 16 field goals of 40-yards or better, including 5-of-7 from 50-yards or more ... Kicked a 53-yard field goal vs. Louisiana-Monroe in 2010 for his career long, just one yard shy of tying the school record ...  One of only four kickers in LSU history with multiple made field goals from 50 yards or beyond ... Also handled pooch punting duties for LSU in 2009 and 2010 ... Punted 41 times in career with a 39.8 average ... Had 25 of his 41 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including 14 of 21 in 2010  ... Gained notoriety for his knack for pulling off fakes, including one late in the fourth quarter against Florida in 2010 that helped the Tigers beat the Gators in Gainesville ... Also successfully faked two punts in 2010 ... Twice named as LSU's permanent team captain for special teams - 2009 and 2010 ... Invited to participate in the Senior Bowl in January 2011.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Earned Consensus All-America honors after leading the nation in field goals with 28 ... Ranked first in the SEC in field goal percentage (82.4) and points by a kicker with 120 ... Overall, ranked second in the SEC and 10th in the nation in scoring with 9.2 points per game ... Set the LSU single-season record for field goals with 28, breaking the previous mark of 26 held by Colt David in 2007 ... Also broke the school-record for field goal attempts with 34, one better than David's 33 in 2007 ... Set the LSU single-game record with five field goals in win over Mississippi State ... Kicked a school-record four field goals in first half vs. Mississippi State as he was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week  ... Also named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Ole Miss after kicking three field goals in the 43-36 win over the Rebels ... Kicked three field goals of 50-yards or better, including a career-long of 53 vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Kicked at least three field goals in five games - 5 vs. Mississippi State, 3 vs. Alabama, UL-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Had 51-yard field goal vs. Mississippi State and a 50-yarder vs. Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, which was the kick that broke the single-season school record ... Named the Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" for the second-straight week after he nailed all three field goals versus UL-Monroe, including the career-long of 53 yards ... Also punted twice against UL-Monroe with both punts being downed inside the 20-yard line ... Solid outing at Auburn where he nailed his only field goal attempt, a 48-yarder, downed his only punt at the Auburn two-yard line and boomed four kickoffs including one for a touchback ... Hit 1-of-2 field goals against McNeese State, making a 31-yarder, and he also finished 3-of-4 on PATs which snapped his streak of 56 straight successful PATs ... Also punted three times versus McNeese State for a 42.3 average with two downed inside the 20 ... Nailed both field goal attempts at Florida from 45 and 39 yards and converted a crucial first down on a fake field goal attempt late in the game by rushing for five yards on a 4th-and-3 play ... For the second straight year, was named as the permanent team captain for special teams. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Enjoyed one of the finest seasons in school history in his first year as LSU's full-time placekicker ... Handled both PAT, field goal and kickoff duties for the Tigers, while also serving as LSU's pooch punter ... Nailed 17 of 20 field goals, including six of 40 yards or better ... The 17 made field goals tied as the third-highest single-season total in school history ... Was a perfect 34-of-34 on the season in PATs ... As LSU's pooch punter, kicked 12 times for a 38.7 average ... Had 10 of his 15 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including two that were downed on the 1-yard line at Alabama ... Averaged a career-best 61.6 yards per kickoff for the year ... Earned First-Team Louisiana Sports Writers Association honors ... Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the overtime win over Arkansas ... Tied a school-record with four field goals against the Razorbacks, which included a 41-yarder with four seconds left that sent the game into overtime ... Kicked what proved to be the game-winner in overtime with a 36-yarder ... Finished off the season having made seven straight field goals, including a 25-yarder in the Capital One Bowl vs. Penn State ... Had two field goals of 50 yards or better - a career-long 52-yarder vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and a 50-yarder at Ole Miss ... The 52-yarder tied for the fifth-longest field goal in school history ... Kicked three field goals in win over Vanderbilt ... Kicked at least one field goal in all but two games (Tulane and Alabama) ... Had a long punt of 51 yards vs. Louisiana Tech ... Punted a season-high three times in win over Auburn ... Named LSU Special Teams Player of the Year at the annual banquet and also received the National L-Club Permanent Team Captain award.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
The kickoff specialist for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2008 ... Finished year with a pair of field goals, both coming against Appalachian State in the season-opener ... Kicked field goals of 33 and 21 yards against Appalachian State ... Field goals were the first of his career as he filled in for an injured Colt David in the opener ... Punted a total of four times - 1 vs. Appalachian State for 45 yards, twice at Florida for a 42.0 average and once against Georgia for a 43.0 yard average ... Rushed for seven yards on a successful fake punt in the third quarter against Georgia ... Successfully executed an on-side kick midway through the third quarter in win over Auburn ... Added another successful on-side kick in the second quarter win over Georgia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Averaged a career-best 69.2 yards on six kickoffs vs. Georgia Tech ... Averaged 60 yards or better on kickoffs in seven games, which included six of final seven games ... Recovered a fumble on first quarter kickoff against Alabama ... LSU scored three plays later to take a 14-7 lead over the top-ranked Crimson Tide ... Added three tackles on kickoff coverage - one each vs. Troy, Ole Miss and Arkansas.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Shared the Tigers' kickoff duties as a true freshman with Andrew Crutchfield and Sean Gaudet ... Averaged 59 yards on 39 kicks on the year ... Averaged an impressive 63.7 yards on four kicks against Auburn ... Bettered that in the win over Louisiana Tech, averaging a season-high 65.2 yards on five kicks ... Had one punt for 40 yards that was pinned inside the 20-yard line.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner in both football and soccer Ridgeway High School ... Rated as the 12th-best kicker in the nation as a senior by Scout.com ... Finished his prep career with a Tennessee state record 44 field goals ... Named Tennessee's Mr. Football in 5A twice ... Career long field goal of 54 yards ... Twice named Class 5A first-team all-state honors ... Connected on 11-of-19 field goals as a senior after going 17-of-21 as a junior ... Also connected on 53-of-57 PATs ... Received honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore ... Was also a prominent midfielder soccer player and was a first-team all-state and all-metro selection by the Memphis Commercial Appeal ... Coached by John Cooley.

PERSONAL
Full name is Joshua Norwood Jasper ... Goes by Josh ... Born Nov. 26, 1987, in Memphis, Tenn. ... Parents are John and Kim Jasper ... Has three siblings - Jake, Colby, and Caroline ... His grandfather was a 3-year letterwinner at center for Tennessee from 1949-51 ... Majoring in sports administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Field Goals Attempted: 5 vs. Mississippi State, 2010
Field Goals Made: 5 vs. Mississippi State, 2010
Long FG: 53 vs. ULM, 2010
Kickoffs: 9 vs. Ole Miss, 2010
Kickoff Yards: 572 vs. Ole Miss, 2010
Kickoff Avg.: 70.0 vs. Florida, 2009
Punts: 3, five times (Last: at Arkansas, 2010)
Punting Yards: 134 at Arkansas, 2010
Punting Avg.: 53.0 vs. Tennessee, 2010

JASPER'S CAREER KICKOFF STATISTICS

Year

G
No.
yds.
avg.
TB
OB

2007

11
39
2,301
59.0
1
1

2008

13

76

4,629

60.9

4

1

2009

13
67
4,125
61.6
3
1

2010

13

74

4,711

63.7

5

2

Totals

50
256
15,766
61.6
13
5

JASPER'S CAREER PLACEKICKING STATS

Year

FGM-FGA
1-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
LG
PAT
Points
2007
0-0
-
-
-
-
-
-
--
-
2008
2-2
0-0
1-1
1-1
0-0
0-0
33
5-5
11
2009
17-20

1-2

6-6

4-4

4-5

2-3
52
34-34
85

2010

28-34

0-0

8-8

10-11

7-11

3-4

53

36-37

120

Totals

47-56
1-2
15-15
15-16
11-16
5-7
53
75-76
216

JASPER'S CAREER PUNTING STATISTICS

Year
No.
Yds.
Avg.
Lg
TB
FC
I20
BLKD
2007
1
40
40.0
40
0
1
1
0
2008

4

172

43.0

45

0

2

0

0

2009

15
559
37.3
51
1
1
10
0
2010

21

860

41.0

53

7

3

14

2

Totals

41
1,631
39.8
53
8
7
25
2

 

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