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Ross Thevenot
Ross Thevenot

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Charles, La.

High School:
St. Louis Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Kicker/Punter

Birthdate:
10/07/1987

Experience:
3L

Major:
Finance


• All-America Candidate

• Ray Guy Award Candidate

• Preseason All-Conference USA First Team Selection

• Named Preseason First Team All-America Punter by The Sporting News

• Named Preseason Third Team All-America Punter by Athlon and NationalChamps.net

TULANE: A three-year letterwinner who has played in 36 career games... has connected on 80-of-86 (.930) PAT attempts and 31-of-53 (.590) field goal attempts... his longest made field goal was 50 yards against UAB on Nov. 15, 2008... has connected on 19-of-25 field goal attempts inside the Louisiana Superdome... his 173 career points (80-pat/93-fg) and his 31 field goals each rank sixth all-time for most points kicking and most field goals, respectively, while his 80 PATs ranks fifth... his .930 PAT percentage ranks ninth on TU's career list... has 89 career punts for 3,774 yards (42.4) with 24 inside an opponents' 20-yard line, 10 fair caught and 11 touchbacks... longest punt was a 71-yard effort against SMU on Sept. 25, 2008... will handle all the placekicking responsibilities this fall.

2008 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games and handled the majority of the team's placekicking and punting duties... ranked as the top punter in Conference USA and was second nationally with a 45.80 average... received honorable mention All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.com and was named to the All Conference USA second team and to the LSWA All-Louisiana first team... punted 45 times for 2,061 yards (45.8 avg) and placed 15 inside the 20, had two fair caught and booted 15 50+ yards... registered a career long of 71 yards against SMU, which tied for the second longest among league players... the 45.8 per game average is the third-best in Conference USA history and the best single season average since East Carolina's Andrew Bayes averaged 48.1 in 1999, and ranks second on Tulane's single-season charts, trailing Brad Hill's 46.19 per game average in 1997... connected on 9-of-20 field goal attempts, including a career-long 50-yarder against UAB, the 16th longest in school history... hit 23-of-24 PAT attempts...

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 games while handling the placekicking and sharing punting duties with Darren deRochemont... converted 13-of-18 field goals on the season and nailed all 34 PATs... connected on 6-of-8 field goal attempts on the year inside the Superdome... drilled a pair of field goals, including a 48-yarder vs. Memphis... nailed a 46-yard field goal and punted seven times for a career-best 41.1 average vs. Army... punted 10 times for 389 yards with four downed inside the 20 vs. LSU... was 2-for-2 on field goals, including a 47-yarder, and was good on all five PATs for a career-best 11 points vs. SMU... named the Louisiana Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 22 for his performance against SMU...

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in every game handling kickoff, field goal and PAT duties... connected on 23-of-28 PATs and 9-of-15 field goal attempts... registered a career long 45-yard field goal against Rice... was a perfect 4-of-4 from 20-29 yards on the year... drilled two field goal attempts at UTEP (37, 29) and No. 8 Auburn (21, 31)... hit five straight field goals during a three-game stretch... drilled 7-of-9 attempts inside the Superdome... punted one time for 36 yards at Tulsa... averaged 56.0 yards per kickoff with six touchbacks.

HIGH SCHOOL: Special teams standout who lettered three years as a punter and placekicker where he earned first-team all-state recognition his final two prep seasons... claimed first-team all-district and all-Southwest Louisiana honors his last three years... helped his team to the 2004 district title and to a playoff appearance in each of his final two seasons... connected on 20-of-30 field goals during his career, including a 7-for-9 showing as a senior when he hit a career-best 42-yard attempt... averaged 47.1 yards per punt with 27 touchbacks in 29 kickoffs as a senior... connected on 9-of-13 field goals with a long of 37 yards as a junior, averaged 39.1 yards per punt and had 35 touchbacks on kickoffs... as a sophomore, hit 4-of-8 field goal attempts with a long of 32, and averaged 36.0 yards per punt... also played soccer at Saint Louis Catholic.

PERSONAL: Majoring in finance... born Ross Michael Thevenot on October 28, 1987, in Lake Charles, La.... the youngest of three sons of Robert and Terry Thevenot.

HIGH SCHOOL: Special teams standout who lettered three years as a punter and placekicker where he earned first-team all-state recognition his final two prep seasons... claimed first-team all-district and all-Southwest Louisiana honors his last three years... helped his team to the 2004 district title and to a playoff appearance in each of his final two seasons... connected on 20-of-30 field goals during his career, including a 7-for-9 showing as a senior when he hit a career-best 42-yard attempt... averaged 47.1 yards per punt with 27 touchbacks in 29 kickoffs as a senior... connected on 9-of-13 field goals with a long of 37 yards as a junior, averaged 39.1 yards per punt and had 35 touchbacks on kickoffs... as a sophomore, hit 4-of-8 field goal attempts with a long of 32, and averaged 36.0 yards per punt... also played soccer at Saint Louis Catholic. PERSONAL: Majoring in finance... born Ross Michael Thevenot on October 28, 1987, in Lake Charles, La.... the youngest of three sons of Robert and Terry Thevenot.

THEVENOT'S CAREER KICKING STATS
Year	G/GS	PATs	FG-A	1-19	20-29	30-39	40-49	50+	Long	Blk
2006	12/0	23-28	9-15	0-0	4-4	3-5	2-6	0-0	45	2
2007	12/0	34-34	13-18	0-0	3-4	6-9	4-4	0-1	48	0
2008	12/0	23-24	9-20	0-0	3-5	2-3	3-10	1-2	50	5
Career	36/0	80-86	31-53	0-0	10-13	11-17	9-20	1-3	50	7

THEVENOT'S CAREER PUNTING STATS Year G/GS No. Yds. Avg. Long TB FC I20 BLK 2006 12/0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2007 12/0 44 1,713 38.9 55 3 8 9 1 2008 12/0 45 2,061 45.8 71 8 2 15 0 Career 36/0 89 3,774 42.4 71 11 10 24 1