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Cairo Santos
Cairo Santos

St. Augustine, Fla.

High School:
St. Joseph's Academy

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160




Business Management


Green Wave Goes Inside For Day Two of Camp

Green Wave conducts a 19-period practice at the Saints Indoor Facility


2013-14 Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

Mandelbaum and Doss named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Schelske and Schmidt earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Magee and Walker receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award


Tulane's Ryan Grant, Cairo Santos Ready for 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

NFL Network, NFL.com will provide live coverage beginning on Sat., Feb. 22


Notes Following Tulane's Loss in the 2013 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl


Tulane Caps '38 In The Dome' Celebration With All-Dome Team

Members of the 52-player team to be on hand for 2013 home finale on Saturday against UTEP


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013


Tulane vs. UTEP - Nov. 23, 2013

Tulane vs. UTEP - Nov. 23, 2013 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome


Football vs. Memphis (10-22-2011)

The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Career Notes: Four-year letterman had 312 points after hitting 61-of-78 field goals (.782) and converting 129-of-132 PATs (.977) while punting 15 times for 615 yards (41.0 avg.) and kicking off 190 times for 11,887 yards (62.6) and 78 touchbacks for his career...played in all 50 games during his time in a Green Wave uniform...completed his career No. 1 in Tulane history in field goal percentage (.782), second in points scored and points scored kicking (320), field goals made (61) and field goal attempts (78), and third in PATs made (129), PAT attempts (132) and PAT percentage (.977)...in Green Wave single-season history, sits first and fourth in field goal percentage (1.000 in 2012 and .812 in 2010), tied for first in PAT percentage (1.000 in 2013), second and tied for fourth in field goals made (21 in 2012 and 16 in 2013), tied for second and fifth in points scored kicking (89 in 2012 and 86 in 2013), fourth and tied for sixth in field goal attempts (23 in 2013 and 21 in 2012), fifth in PATs made (38 in 2013), seventh and tied for ninth in PAT attempts (38 in 2013 and 34 in 2011), and tied for seventh and 10th in total points scored (89 in 2012 and 86 in 2013)...signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs at the conclusion of his college career.

2013: Saw action in all 13 games as a senior...named first-team All-Conference USA by league coaches and media members as well as by College Sports Madness while garnering first-team All-Louisiana status after leading the team in points scored (86) by going 16-of-23 on field goals and connecting on all 38 PATs while kicking off 62 times for 3,995 yards (64.4 avg) with 47 touchbacks...shared C-USA lead in PAT percentage (1.000) while sitting fourth in both field goal percentage (.696) and field goals per game (1.2), and sixth in points per game (6.6)...ranked 39th nationally in field goals per game and 73rd in field goal percentage...tabbed C-USA and Louisiana Special Teams Player of the Week, Lou Groza Star of the Week and College Football Performance Award National Placekicker of the Week after scoring a career-high 18 points courtesy of a school-record five field goals and three PATs while kicking off six times for 390 yards (65.0 avg) with five touchbacks vs East Carolina (10/12)...also claimed C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week honors after hitting a 39-yard field goal and all six PATs while kicking off seven times for 455 yards (65.0 avg) with six touchbacks vs UTEP (11/23)...scored 10 points after nailing field goals of 22 and 34 yards and all four PAT against Jackson State (8/29)...added seven points twice: drilling a 47-yard field goal and hit all four PATs vs South Alabama (9/7) and connecting on a season-long 56-yarder - the second-longest in school history - and four PATs at ULM (9/28)...hit a 51-yard kick and was 3-of-3 in PATs at Louisiana Tech (9/12)...was 2-of-2 on field goals and converted his lone PAT at Rice (11/30)...also had single field goals of 21 yards with two PATs at Syracuse (9/21), of 27 yards with three PATS vs North Texas (10/5) and of 22 yards with a pair of PATs at FAU (11/2)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club while being named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.

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

Year GP/GS FG/Att Pct Long PAT/Att Pct Pts KO Yds Avg
2010 12-0 13-16 .812 39 32-33 .969 71 57 3366 59.1
2011 13-0 11-18 .611 49 33-34 .971 66 16 1001 62.6
2012 12-0 21-21 1.000 57 26-27 .963 89 55 3525 64.1
2013 13-0 16-23 .696 56 38-38 1.000 86 62 3995 64.4
Career 50-0 61-78 .782 57 129-132 .977 312 190 11887 62.6

Santos' Career Punting Statistics

Year GP-GS No. Yds Avg. Long TB FC I20 Blk
2010 12-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 13-0 15 615 41.0 54 0 0 8 0
2012 12-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 13-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 50-0 15 615 41.0 54 0 0 8 0