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Pat
McAfee
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Plum, Pa.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 221
Sport: Football
Position: K

Biography

Had an excellent junior season as he handles the team’s punting, kickoff, extra point and field goal duties … fourth year as the team’s starting kicker and second as the punter … also a member of the WVU soccer team ... previous bowl trips: 2006 Sugar, 2007 Gator, 2007 Fiesta.

2007 (Jr.): awarded the Scott Shirley Special Teams Player of the Year Award by the coaching staff … second-team all-BIG EAST as voted on by the league coaches … second-team all-BIG EAST by rivals.com … named to ESPN.com’s All-Bowl Team … Lou Groza Award semifinalist … special teams champion: USF, Syracuse, Rutgers, Louisville, Cincinnati … played in all 13 games … connected on 13-of-19 field goal attempts … also hit 64-of-65 extra point attempts … scored 103 total points for the Mountaineers, second-leading scorer on the team … missed his first field goal attempt at Maryland, came back making 11 in a row, before missing the final three of the regular season … connected on 2-of-4 field goal attempts against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl … hit from 38 and 42 yards … hit five field goals of 40 yards or more with his a season-long 49 yards at Syracuse … punted 46 times for 1,962 yards, an average of 42.7 yards a punt … placed 17 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, nine were fair caught and three were touchbacks … had 13 punts of 50 yards or more, including a season-long 71-yard punt at Cincinnati … kicked off 89 times for 5,384 yards, an average of 60.5 yards per kickoff with six resulting in touchbacks … No. 2 scorer on the team with 13 field goals and 64 extra points for 103 total points … No. 2 in BIG EAST Conference in punting average per game … No. 4 in BIG EAST Conference in PAT kicking percentage … No. 6 in BIG EAST Conference in field goal percentage … No. 3 in BIG EAST in kick scoring per game … No. 6 in BIG EAST in field goals made per game … No. 5 in BIG EAST in scoring average per game … No. 3 on WVU’s single-season extra points made list (64) … No. 1 on WVU’s career extra points list (174) … No. 3 on WVU’s career punting average (42.7) … No. 4 on WVU’s career kick scoring chart (297) … No. 4 on WVU’s field goals made (41) … hit multiple field goals in three games … season-high 12 points on two fields and six extra point attempts against East Carolina … 12 points on two field goals and six extra points against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl … also had 12 points at Syracuse, hitting two field goals and six extra points … eight extra points and a field goal for 11 points against Connecticut … hit punts of 50 yards or longer 13 times … in his last five games, he averaged 48.5 yards per punt, with 20 punts for 969 yards … during that time, he hit a punt for 54, 54, 57, 57, 58, 62, 66 and 71 yards … season-high 58.5 yards on four punts with four more than 50 yards and placing two inside the 20-yard line … averaged 65.9 yards on 10 kickoffs with two touchbacks against Western Michigan … averaged 65.9 yards on seven kickoffs against Louisville and 63.6 on five kickoffs at Cincinnati.

2006 (So.): 17-22 FG and 62-62 PAT ... field goal blocked against Marshall ... 40-yard attempt tipped at Connecticut, but made kicks of 38, 39 and career-best 48 against the Huskies ... field goals of 32 and 25 yards in Syracuse win ... 44-yard attempt against Cincinnati hit the upright ... averaged 40.8 on five punts against the Bearcats ... 51-yard FG at Pitt was the longest (college or pro) in Heinz Field history ... two field goals against USF ... made four field goals in the triple-overtime win against Rutgers, one with 0:53 remaining in regulation and one in the first overtime ... 2006 FG Made: 24, 29, 26, 29, 25, 32, 38, 39, 48, 51, 30, 32, 38, 32, 30, 42, 25; Missed: 43, 40, 44, 48; Blocked: 44 ... BIG EAST player of week: Connecticut, Rutgers ... special teams champion: Eastern Washington, East Carolina, Syracuse, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Pitt, Rutgers ... kickoffs: 92, touchbacks: 26 ... Scott Shirley Award from WVU coaches as the special teams player of the year.

2005 (Fr.): earned the job on placements and kickoffs as a true freshman ... 2005 FG Made (11-18): 33, 26, 40, 21, 45, 35, 28, 32, 28, 29, 27 ... Miss: 47, 32, 47, 45, 34, 49, 27 ... 70 kickoffs for season, 20 touchbacks, 4 returned from end zone, 1 onside ... BIG EAST player of week: Maryland ... Special Teams Champion: Maryland, Pitt.

Prep: first team all-conference for Coach Bill Rometo at Plum High ... 80% of his kickoffs went into the end zone ... 7-7 on field goals with a long of 48 ... rated No. 1 kicker in nation by Scout.com ... 2003 national Punt, Pass and Kick champion ... won One-on-One kicking competition in Miami with a 65-yarder ... three-year first team all-WPIAL soccer ... honor roll student.

Personal: birthday is May 2 ... son of Tim and Sally McAfee ... one of two children ... a communications major ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll ... BIG EAST academic all-star.


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