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Ian Wheeler
Player Profile:
Ian Wheeler 1698342
Position: Punter
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Demorest, Ga.
High School: Habersham Central HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Season Stats Career Stats

2015 — Served as the Ducks' primary punter in 10 of 12 regular-season opportunities before booting the ball six times in the Alamo Bowl for a 37.8-yard average . . . Included were a pair of kicks inside the 20-yard line and only two returns for 11 yards . . . After not attempting any kicks in the season opener he encountered a span of averaging 40 yards or better in four outings in a six-game span . . . His 45.3-yard average at Arizona State included a career-long 56-yard launch - one of four kicks of 50 yards or better . . . Also punted five times at Washington for a single-game best 45.6-yard average that included a trio of kicks that rested inside the 20-yard line and only one return of 3 yards . . . Finished the season punting the football 50 times for a 39.8-yard average, forcing 15 fair catches, placing 13 balls inside the 20 yard line and two touchbacks . . . Was credited with tackles in consecutive appearances against California (1 solo) and Stanford (1 assist).

2014  Handled all of the team's punting duties, launching 47 kicks throughout the course of the year while placing the football where only 11 boots were able to be returned . . . Averaged 39.1 yards per punt, including a long of 53 yards, without encountering any blocked attempts . . . Five of his punts were over 50 yards, and 11 were downed inside the 20-yard line . . . Enjoyed his best day against Colorado in Eugene, averaging 45.3 yards-per-punt with all three of his attempts landing inside the 20 yard line . . . Was called on seven times vs. Michigan State (43.0 avg.) while attempting only one punt on three occasions . . . Was credited with an assisted tackle in the National Championship Game . . . Was added to the program's scholarship rolls near the start of the season.

2013  The walk-on added to the Ducks’ roster in September to provide depth to the kicking game as well as contributed to the scout teams.

BEFORE OREGON — The four-year letterwinner had a best 60-yard punt for the Raiders . . . Named as defensive first team punter All-Region in 2012 . . . Picked as the punter for the 2011 preseason All-Region team . . . Made the All-Region second team defense as a punter in 2010.

PERSONAL — Parents: Steve and Sandy Wheeler. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Habersham Central (S. Cunningham
), 2012. Major: General Social Science.

Pass attempts: 1, vs TCU, 01/02/16
Total offense attempts: 1, vs TCU, 01/02/16 (0 rush, 1 pass)
Punt attempts: 7, Washington State, 10/10/15; Utah, 9/26/15; Michigan State, 09/06/14
Punt yards: 301, Michigan State, 09/06/14 (7 punts)
Longest punt: 56, at Arizona State, 10/29/15
Tackles: 1, at Stanford, 11/14/15 (0-1); vs California, 11/07/15 (1-0); vs Ohio State, 01/12/15 (0-1)

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