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Ducks Football BIO
Matt Dragich
Player Profile:
Matt Dragich 28225
Position: Punter
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 213
Year: Senior
City/State: San Pedro, Calif.
High School: San Pedro HS
Other College: El Camino College
Experience: Transfer
PERSONAL — Born Matthew Rockwell Dragich on April 15, 1985 in San Pedro, Calif. Parents: Nick III and Barbara Dragich. Family: Two sisters. High School (Coach): San Pedro (Mike Walsh) 2003. Junior College: El Camino 2004. Major: Political Science.

JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL — Ranked 15th among California junior college punters as a sophomore, averaging 39.7 yards per kick (1,864 yards/47 punts), after exhibiting a 42.3-yard average in 2003. Leg strength and proficiency epitomized by his showing in national kicking camp, besting the field with 45.3-yard punting average as well as hang time of 4.20 seconds. Contributed to Warriors’ 8-2 regular-season record and second place in the National Division of the Mission Conference before averaging 46.8 yards on four punts vs. Canyon in the Western State Bowl. Also played in the defensive secondary as a freshman at El Camino after doubling as a prep safety/cornerback and punter for San Pedro HS in 2002.

OREGON — Consistency was his biggest adjustment but once he adapted to his surroundings and program’s directional punting philosophy, improvement followed suit. Possesses a very good leg and good athleticism yet just as important, he’s performed well at the college level. Hang time his initial spring was solid while inconsistencies worked themselves out with more repetitions and becoming comfortable at the next level. Added occasional kickoff chores to his resume in his first season.

2005 — Displayed improvement in his final four games compared with his first three outings after settling for a reserve punting role in team’s middle five contests. Averaged 41.2 yards on 22 punts vs. California, Washington State, Oregon State and Oklahoma after averaging 33.4 yards on 10 kicks to start the year. Included were long boots of 56 yards against the Cougars and Sooners. Saved his best for last by averging 45.1 yards on eight punts in the Holiday Bowl, twice pinning OU inside its own 20-yard line. Performance enhanced in the season finale by his 20-yard run for a first down. Also shared the kickoff duties with a pair of teammates, averaging 58.8 yards per boot in two games.
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