Members of the 52-player team to be on hand for 2013 home finale on Saturday against UTEP
Senior kicker claims first-team honor from Phil Steele Publications for work over first seven games of 2013
Santos ties record with five field goals, including a 42-yard game winner as the Wave improve to 3-0 in C-USA
Green Wave earn Homecoming victory to improve to 4-2 on the year and 2-0 in Conference USA play
Green Wave score 17-straight second-half points to improve to 2-1 on the young season
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 226 points after hitting 45-of-55 field goals (.818) and converting 91-of-94 PATS (.968) while punting 15 times for 615 yards (41.0 avg.) and kicking off 128 times for 7,892 yards (61.7) during his career...played in 37 games...sits atop the Tulane career record book in field goal percentage while ranking third in points scored kicking, tied for third in field goals made, fourth in PATs made, fifth in total points scored, PAT attempts, sixth in PAT percentage and seventh in field goal attempts...in Green Wave single-season history, ranks first in field goal percentage (1.000 in 2012), second in field goals made (21 in 2012), tied for second in points scored kicking (89 in 2012), tied for sixth in field goal attempts (21 in 2012), tied for seventh in total points scored (89 in 2012), tied for eighth in PAT attempts (34 in 2011) and tied for ninth in PATs made (33 in 2011)...enters fall practice atop the depth chart at placekicker.
2012: Played in all 12 games as a junior...won the Lou Groza National Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, tabbed College Football Performance National Kicker of the Year and named consensus All-American after leading the team in points scored (89) by going a perfect 21-for-21 in field goals and 26-of-27 in PATs while also pacing the squad kickoffs (55) and kickoff yardage (3,525)...was 11-for-11 from 40-plus yards and 2-for-2 from 50-plus, including a then-record long 54 yarder vs ULM (9/29) before eclipsing that with a 57-yard boot vs Rice (11/3)...claimed first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of American, Sports Illustrated and Phil Steele Publications while garnering first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana recognition...tied an NCAA Division I record in field goal percentage while becoming just the second player in DI-BCS to finish perfect with 20-plus field goal attempts...paced C-USA in field goal percentage while finishing second in field goals made per game (1.75), fifth in kicking points per game (7.42), seventh in PATs percentage (.963) and eighth in total points per game...ranked 10th nationally in field goals per game and 70th in points per contest...scored a career-high 13 points after hitting both field goal attempts and all seven PATs vs UAB (10/27)...garnered Special Teams Player of the Week recognition from C-USA and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as well as College Football Performance Award National Kicker of the Week honors following an 11-point effort when he was 2-for-2 in field goals, including the record 57-yarder, and 5-for-5 in PATs vs Rice (11/3)...tabbed Lou Groza Star of the Week after tallying 11 points with two PATs and field goals of 45, 43 and 30 yards at Memphis (11/10)...also kicked three field goals and a pair of PATs vs East Carolina (11/17)...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club and was named Tulane Student-Athlete of the Year.
2011: Saw action in all 13 games as a sophomore...led the team in field goals (11), field goal attempts (18), PATs (33) and PAT attempts (34) while ranking second on the team in points scored (66), punts (15), punting yardage (615), kickoffs (16) and kickoff yardage (62.6)...ranked ninth in Conference USA in field goals per game (0.85) while sitting 10th in kicking points and 19th in points per game overall (5.1)...finished tied for 71st nationally in field goals per game...scored a season-high 10 points after connecting on 2-of-3 field goals - including a season-long 49-yarder - and all four PATs vs Syracuse (10/8)...also hit a 49-yard field goal at Duke (9/24)...was a perfect 4-of-4 on field goals of 20-29 yards and went 2-of-3 from 30-39 yards...nailed five field goals of 40-or-more yards...made punting debut at SMU (11/5) when he drilled two for 77 yards...posted career-highs with six punts and 262 yards, including a career-long of 54 yards, at Hawai'i (11/26)...kicked off a season-high eight times for 517 yards vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...off the field, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2010: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman...earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team and honorable-mention All C-USA recognition after leading the team in points scored (71), field goal attempts (16), field goals made (13), PATs (32), PATs attempted (33), kickoffs (57) and kickoff yardage (3366)...finished sixth in C-USA in field goals made per game (1.08) and seventh in kicking points per contest (5.9)...ranked tied for 58th nationally in field goals per game...scored a season-high 12 points after converting a pair of field goals and all six PATs vs Rice (11/13)...also posted double digits (10 points) at UTEP (10/23) after hitting 2-of-3 field goals and all four PATs...finished 8-of-9 on field goals of 20-to-29 yards and a perfect 4-of-4 from the 30-to-39 range...nailed a season-long 39-yarder to go with a pair of PATS at Rutgers (10/2)...kicked off seven-or-more times on three occasions, including a nine-boot, 574-yard effort vs Rice...off the field, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Three-year letterman at St. Joseph's Academy where he saw time at wide receiver, kicker and punter for head coach Bob Esguerra...named a two-star prospect by ESPN.com and Scout.com...earned a Scout Grade of 72 and ranked the No. 57 kicker in the country by ESPN.com...over his final two prep seasons, combined to score 156 points after connecting on 19-of-23 field goals and 99-of-100 PATs...as a senior, named conference and district Kicker of the year as well as first-team all-conference and all-district honors after hitting 8-of-10 field goals and all 67 PATs...also punted 29 times for 968 yards (44.0 y/p) and hauled in two passes for 44 yards and a score...set school record with a 51-yard boot against Monroe Day and broke his own mark later in the game with a 55-yarder...had 67 of his 72 kickoffs go for touchbacks...named all-county after both his sophomore and junior seasons...as a junior, hit 11-fo-13 field goals and 32-of-33 PATs, sending 20 of his 33 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks and punting 37 times for 1,473 yards (39.81 y/p)...won the 2009 National Expo Competition in Orlando, hosted by One-on-One Kicking...also lettered three years in soccer where he scored 57 career goals and had 49 career assists...away from the field, was a member of the Principal's Excellence Academic Honor Roll, Behavior Honor Roll and the Spanish Club.
Personal: Born Cairo Fernandes Santos on Nov. 21, 1991, in Sao Paulo, Brazil...son of Cairo and Magalie Santos...lived with David and Kathy Burnett as part of a high school exchange...has one sister, Talita...majoring in management.
Santos' Career Kicking Stats
Santos' Career Punting Statistics