Josh

Growden

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#38

Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Clare, South Australia
High School: Clare HS
Major: Masters of Kinesiology
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
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

Pooch punter with pinpoint accuracy … Called on to punt in short field situation for the Tigers … Also capable of handling punts at any location on the field, which he did for LSU has a freshman in 2016 … Averaged 41.4 yards on 57 punts in 2016 … Punted 16 times in 2018 with 12 of those punts being downed inside the 20-yard line … At LSU, has punted 96 times with a 39.0 average … 47 of his 96 career punts have been downed inside the 20-yard line … Also serves as LSU’s holder on all PATs and field goals … Four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
Played in all 13 games … Punted in eight games and served as LSU’s holder for placekicks in all 13 contests … Mainly called on to punt on a short field … Punted 16 times for an average of 34.9 yards … Had 12 of his 13 punts downed inside the 20-yard line … Had best outing against Alabama, punting three times for 33.7 yards, including a 42-yarder … Had two of his three punts against Alabama downed inside the 20-yard line, one at the 15 and the other at the 11 … Against Florida, punted three times with all three punts downed inside the 10-yard line … Punted once against Georgia for 40 yards which was downed at the 4-yard line … Had his 38 yard punt against Auburn downed at the 10-yard line in the third quarter … Punted twice against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl with one punt downed at the 5-yard line and the other at the 12-yard line with less than a minute to go in the contest.

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
Born April 17, 1993 ... Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies.

JOSH GROWDEN’S CAREER HIGHS
Punts: 8 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punting yards: 336 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punting Average: 58.0 vs. Southern Miss, 2016 (3 punts)
Longest punt: 68 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Punts Downed Inside 20: 5 vs. Alabama, 2016
Punts of 50+ Yards: 3 vs. Southern Miss, 2016

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