Josh Syria's Career Statistics
PERSONAL — Born Joshua Randall Syria on Sept. 16, 1985 in Wenatchee, Wash. Parents: Randy and Annette Syria. Family: No siblings. High School (Coach) Wenatchee (Doug Preston) 2004. Major: Economics. Redshirt: 2006.
2008 — Finished career ranked third on the school’s all-time list for punting average at 42.0 ... One of the top punters in the conference, averaged 45.3 yards per kick in nine league games which compared favorably with the Pac-10’s top overall average of 45.2 yards per kick ... Ranked fourth in the conference over the course of the entire season (42.5 avg.) and 23rd nationally ... Ranked fifth on the school’s all-time single-season chart ... Averaged 50.7 yards on three kicks at Oregon State, with all three efforts eclipsing 50 yards ... Earned a game ball for his performance on special teams at Cal ... The honorable mention all-conference choice placed 17 of his 53 punts inside the 20-yard line, in addition to landing nine into the end zone and forcing eight fair catches ... Equalled his career-long with 61-yard boots at Washington State and California.
2007 — The Pac-10’s honorable mention all-conference choice finished third in the league with Oregon’s best individual and team net average (36.7 avg.) in five seasons ... Averaged better than 44 yards per punt in each of the Ducks’ first three games before posting a season-best 46.0 average on three kicks at Washington State ... Included was a 61-yard effort against the Cougars ... Also was named team’s special teams player of the week after averaging 44.8 yards against Fresno State ... Placed 26 punts inside the 20-yard line in addition to forcing 11 fair catches and booting five into the end zone in 71 tries ... Set the school’s single-game record when he was forced to punt 12 times at UCLA.
2006 — The transfer redshirted the year while fulfilling his year of residency, working to improve his technique on the scout team following a one-year layoff.
BEFORE OREGON — Averaged 38.3 yards per punt on 12 attempts during the first three games of the 2004 season for NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formally Division I-AA) Wofford before returning closer to the West Coast ... Included was a best of 49 yards at Georgia Southern as he allowed only four of his kicks to be returned ... Enrolled at Central Washington for one year, despite electing not to play football, before entering Oregon in the fall of 2006 ... Earned honorable mention all-Big Nine Conference acclaim as a punter his senior year in high school while establishing school’s single-season and career records for average ... The 2002 second-team all-league place-kicker connected on a 46-yard field goal as well as a single-game best nine PATs.