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PUNTER

First Team - Chip Clark (1990-93): Four-year letterman completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in punts (249) and punting yards (9,917) while finishing third in yards per punt (39.83 - currently eighth)...first player overall and the second ever to lead the Green Wave in punting all four years...nailed 52 punts for 1,981 yards (38.1 avg) with nine downed inside the 20-yard line as a freshman in 1990...that year, had a 71-yard kick against Florida State (9/22/90) which was the seventh-longest in school history at the time...had 59 punts for 2,360 yards (40.0 avg) with 13 downed inside the 20 and a long of 53 as a sophomore...claimed honorable-mention All-Louisiana recognition as a junior after punting 63 times for 2,573 yards (40.8 avg) with 16 downed inside the 20 and a long of 66 in 1992...added an 11-yard touchdown pass on a faked field goal that year against Memphis State (10/31/92)...named Associated Press All-South Independent and tabbed honorable-mention All-Louisiana as a senior after setting Tulane single-season records with 75 punts for 3,003 yards (40.0 avg) in 1993.

Second Team - Casey Roussel (1999-2001): Three-year letterman completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in yards per punt (43.19) while finishing third in punting yards (7,802 - currently fourth) and sixth in punts (178 - currently seventh)...punted 55 times for 2,429 yards (44.2 avg) with 10 downed inside the 20-yard line as a sophomore in 1999...that season, nailed an 83-yard punt against East Carolina (10/23/99) which is the second-longest in school history...named third-team All-American by The Sporting News and honorable-mention All-American by Football News while claiming first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana recognition as a junior after punting 59 times for 2,609 yards (44.2 avg) with 13 downed inside the 20 and a long of 72 (vs Southern Miss on 10/14/00 - tied for seventh longest at the time)...tabbed first-team All-Louisiana as a senior in 2001 after posting 64 punts for 2,764 yards (43.2 avg) with 11 downed inside the 20-yard line and a long of 58...was a squadman on the 12-0 1998 team which earned a C-USA title and won the Liberty Bowl and helped the 2000 team finish 6-5...invited to participate in the 2002 Senior Bowl.

 

 

KICKER

First Team - Seth Marler (1999-2002): Four-year letterman completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in points scored (333), field goals made (66) and field goal attempts (91) while finishing second in field goal percentage (.725 - currently third), PATs made (135) and PAT attempts (143), and seventh in PAT percentage (.944 - currently eighth)...named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Decade in 2005 when the league celebrated its 10th anniversary...claimed second-team All-Conference USA and a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team in 1999 when he scored 75 points after converting 15-of-21 field goals and 30-of-31 PATs...named second-team All-Louisiana following an 85-point performance as a sophomore when he hit 16-of-21 field goals and 37-of-39 PATs...won the 2001 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award while claiming first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and College Football News, second-team recognition from ABC Sports Online, third-team distinction from Football News and fourth-team bestowment from The Sporting News as a junior when he set a then-Tulane record with a .937 field goal percentage (currently second) after connecting on 15-of-16 kicks while converting 39-of-40 PATs to finish with 84 points ...also named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year, first-team All C-USA and first-team All-Louisiana that season...added punting duties to his repertoire as a senior and was tabbed second-team All C-USA as a punter and second-team All-Louisiana as both a kicker and a punter in 2002 after scoring 89 points on the strength of a 20-of-33 performance on field goals and a 29-of-33 showing on PATs while punting 72 times for 3,090 yards (42.9 avg)...helped lead the team to a pair of winning seasons, including an 8-5 mark as a senior when Tulane won the 2002 ConAgra Foods Hawai'i Bowl...played professionally in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003) and in the Arena Football League for the Tampa Bay Storm (2007-08).

Second Team - Cairo Santos (2010-13): The lone active member of the All-Dome Team in his fourth season with the Green Wave and currently holds the Tulane all-time mark in field goal percentage (.784) while ranking second in field goals made (58), field goal attempts (74) and points scored (293), third in PATs made (119) and PAT attempts (122), and fourth in PAT percentage (.975)...claimed a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and was named honorable-mention All C-USA after connecting on 13-of-16 field goals and 32-of-33 PATs to finish with 71 points in 2010...added 66 points as a sophomore after hitting 11-of-18 field goals and 33-of-34 PATs...won the 2012 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 with 89 points by going a perfect 21-for-21 in field goals and 26-of-27 in PATs as a junior...that season, claimed first-team All-American 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-FBS to finish perfect with 20-plus field goal attempts...set the school record with a 54-yard field goal against ULM (9/29/12) and eclipsed that mark with a 57-yard boot against Rice (11/3/12)...as a senior in 2013, is leading the team with 67 points after connecting on 13-of-19 field goals and all 28 PATs.

PUNT RETURNER

First Team - John Wilson (1997-2000): Four-year letterman completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in punt returns (81) while finishing third in punt return yards (701) and sixth in punt return average (8.65 - currently eighth), kickoff returns (56 - currently seventh) and kick return yards (1,130 - currently eighth) on special teams while running 50 times for 205 yards and catching 48 passes for 549 yards and a touchdown on offense...played primarily at wide receiver as a freshman in 1997 when he caught 23 passes for 288 yards and a score while returning one punt for three yards and three kickoffs for 33...ran back 14 punts for 136 yards and 18 kickoffs for 388 on special teams while running once for seven yards and hauling in nine passes for 86 as a sophomore...had 29 punt returns for 244 yards and two kick returns for 22 yards as a junior...set a Tulane single-season record with 37 punt returns as a senior, and his 318 return yards ranked third in the Green Wave record book at the time (currently fourth)...added 33 kick returns for 687 yards that season...helped lead the Green Wave to three winning seasons, including a 12-0 mark as a sophomore when Tulane earned the Conference USA title and won the 1998 Liberty Bowl.

Second Team - Reggie Reginelli (1979-82): Four-year starter completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in punt returns (75 - currently second) while finishing third in punt return yards (568 - currently fifth) and seventh in punt return average (7.57 - currently 10th) to go with 21 kickoff returns for 366 yards, 257 rush attempts for 1,195 yards and four touchdowns, and 64 catches for 476 yards and four scores...named Louisiana Freshman of the Year in 1979 after returning 27 punts for 222 yards and 12 kickoffs for 233 yards on special teams while running 85 times for 487 yards and two touchdowns to go with 26 receptions for 192 yards on offense...his 27 punt returns that season ranked tied third in the Green Wave record book at the time (currently tied for seventh)...as a sophomore, added 17 punt returns for 129 yards and one kick return for 17 yards on special teams while running 62 times for 241 yards and catching 11 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown on offense...had 22 punt returns for 182 yards and five kick returns for 89 yards as a junior to go with 306 rushing yards and a touchdown on 59 carries and 15 receptions for 113 yards and a pair of scores in 1981...best game of that season came against Georgia Tech (10/24/81) when he had a rushing touchdown and a 58-yard punt return for a score...received the team's Ben Weiner Inspirational Award as a senior after returning nine punts for 35 yards and three kickoffs for 27 yards on special teams to go with 161 yards and a touchdown on 51 totes while catching 12 passes for 105 yards and a score on offense...both of his touchdowns in 1982 came in the season finale at LSU with a seven-yard run and a game-winning 31-yard reception...helped lead the team to three winning seasons with trips to the 1979 Liberty Bowl and 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl.

KICK RETURNER

First Team - Jeff Liggon (1993-96): Four-year letterman and three-year starter completed his career as Tulane's and the NCAA's all-time leader in kick returns (123) and kick return yards (2,922)...finished second in school history all-purpose yards (4,110 - currently fourth) and kick return average (23.78 - currently third) while contributing 87 catches for 1,009 yards and three touchdowns to go with 179 rushing yards on 65 carries on offense...returned 23 kickoffs for 552 yards on special teams while running 64 times for 188 yards and catching 13 passes for 94 yards as a freshman in 1993...set an NCAA record with 1,034 kick return yards and tied a national mark with 44 kick returns as a sophomore en route to earning third-team Associated Press All-National Independent and second-team All-Louisiana honors in addition to claiming a spot on the Liberty Bowl Alliance All-Star Team...added 19 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown in 1994...tabbed honorable-mention AP All-National Independent as a junior when he returned 29 kickoffs for 625 yards and snared 29 passes for 330 yards...as a senior, named 1996 Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year, first-team All-Louisiana, second-team All C-USA and the team's Ben Weiner Most Inspirational Award after returning 27 kicks for 707 yards while catching 26 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns...set a Tulane single-game record that season with 171 yards (currently second) on three kick returns, including a 98-yard touchdown, against Southern Miss (10/26/96).

Second Team - Michael Pierce (1986-89): Four-year letterman and three-year starter completed his career as Tulane's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (4,627 - currently third), kick returns (112 - currently second) and kick return yards (2,570 - currently second) while finishing third in kick return average (22.95 - currently fifth), fifth in receiving yards (1,373 - currently outside the Top 15) and sixth in receptions (120 - currently outside the Top 15)...scored 15 total touchdowns: six rushing, seven receiving and two via kick return...had 22 kickoff returns for 506 yards on special teams while running nine times for 32 yards and catching 11 passes for 116 yards on offense as a freshman in 1986...set a Tulane single-season record with 37 kick returns and 825 kick return yards (both currently fourth) while running 56 times for 242 yards with two scores and posting 24 receptions for 293 yards with a trio of touchdowns as a sophomore...that season, had an 89-yard kick return for a touchdown against Virginia Tech (10/24/87)...established a Green Wave single-season mark in all-purpose yards (1,644 - currently sixth) as a junior in 1988 after running 86 times for 345 yards and three touchdowns, catching 39 passes for 534 yards and two scores, and returning 32 kickoffs for 765 yards - including a 93-yard touchdown against Chattanooga (9/3/88)...as a senior, returned 21 kickoffs for 474 yards on special teams while running 22 times for 65 yards and a touchdown to go with 46 receptions for 430 yards and two scores...invited to participate in the 1990 Senior Bowl.

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