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#41 Alejandro Maldonado
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 187
Year: Senior
City/State: Colton, Calif.
High School: Colton HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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2013 — Making the transistion to the starting punter this season, the special teams member has made 19 punts, averaging 41.0 yards for each attempt, through play in all six games this season. . . A primary placekicker and the top reserve kickoff specialist, he has accumulated 31 points on 22-23 PATs and three of four field goals thus far . . . Reached career-highs of 256 yards on six punt attempts, which includes a personal-best longest punt of 63 yards during the victory over Cal to beat his previous best 164 yards on four punt attempts at Virginia.

2012 — Oregon’s primary kickoff specialist, averaged 59.4 yards per attempt on 98 kickoffs, including 13 touchbacks … Took on placement duties over final four games, connecting on three of six fields and 18 of 19 PATs … Connected on a pair of field goals of 33 and 24 yards in the Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State … Kicked a 26-yard field goal and recorded one tackle in victory at California … Added one solo stop in win at USC and one unassisted tackle in win over Washington … Had a career-high 10 kickoffs for 607 yards, averaging 60.7 yards per attempt in victory over Tennessee Tech, including four touchbacks …Also made an unassisted tackle against the Golden Eagles … Averaged 63.3 yards on nine kickoffs and had three touchbacks in victory over Arkansas State . . . Drove 10 additional kickoffs to the goal line or deeper that were returned . . . Attracted Pac-12 academic all-conference attention for the second year in a row.


2011 — Pac-12 academic all-conference honorable mention pick … Took over place kicking duties in the second game of the season after an injury sidelined Rob Beard … Connected on 77 of 78 PATs  to set school’s single-season records for both successful PATs and attempts… Added seven of 12 field goals to break into Ducks’  one-season scoring top-10 . . . Third on the team in scoring with 100 points . . .  Averaged 64.4 yards on 56 kickoffs … Made pivotal 30-yard field goal to put the Ducks ahead by seven points in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl … Matched his career-long with a 40-yard field goal in win at Stanford … Made two of four field goal attempts in win at Washington, including a 40-yarder … Was two of two (37, 24) in 14-point win vs. Arizona State.

2010 — Taken out of a potential redshirt to serve as the punter in the final two regular season games … Averaged 36.0 yards on three punts, inducing two fair catches and placing one inside the 20-yard line … Two punts included a long of 40 yards in win at Oregon State … Punted once in collegiate debut vs. Arizona, downing a 30-yarder inside the 20.

BEFORE OREGON — First-team all-San Andreas League punter and kicker, as well as all-CIF Southern Section first-team, as a senior … All-San Bernardino County All-Star according to the Riverside Press Enterprise … Kohl’s Kicking School All-American … Crowned champion of the Las Vegas Regional Kicking Competition … Team captain and special teams MVP … Had 24 punts for 997 yards (41.54 avg.) with 20 inside the 20 … Converted 70 kickoffs into 60 touchbacks, including 37 out of the endzone … Hit on 8-of-12 field goals and connected on all 53 PAT attempts for 77 total points in his final prep season … Also received first-team all-league honors his junior year, punting 23 times for 903 yards (39.26 avg.) with a long of 70 yards.

PERSONAL — Parents: Francisco Cardenas and Gabriela Flores. High School (Coach): Colton (Harold Strauss), 2010. Major: Family and Human Service.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2012
Pac-12 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention
2011
Pac-12 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention



CAREER BESTS
Points scored: 11, at California, 11/10/12; Arizona State, 10/15/11
PATs Made: 9, Nevada, 9/10/11 (9 attempts)
PAT Attempts: 9, Nevada, 9/10/11 (9 made)
Field goals made: 2, 4 times
Field goal attempts: 4, at Washington, 11/5/11
Longest field goal: 40, at Stanford, 11/12/11; at Washington, 11/5/11
Punt attempts: 6, California, 9/28/13 (256 yards)
Punt yards: 256, California, 9/28/13 (4 punts)
Longest punt: 53, at Virginia, 9/7/13
Tackles: 1, 5 times


CAREER STATISTICS

SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2010 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 13 0 0 0 0 77 1 7 100 7.7
2012 13 0 0 0 0 18 0 3 27 2.1
TOTAL 28 0 0 0 0 95 1 10 127 4.5
 
FIELD GOALSgmadeattlongpct
2010 2 0 0 0 0.0
2011 13 7 12 40 58.3
2012 13 3 6 33 50.0
TOTAL 28 10 18 40 55.6
 
PUNTINGgno.yardslongavg
2010 2 3 108 40 36.0
2011 13 0 0 0 0.0
2012 13 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 28 3 108 40 36.0
 
TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2010 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 13 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 13 3 1 4 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 3 2 5 0.0 0 0 0 0
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