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Jason Daily
Jason Daily

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Last College:
College of the Canyons

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 179

Position:
P

Birthdate:
03/09/1982

Experience:
1L


Handles Michigan State's punting chores for the second straight year...hopes to pick up right where he left off at the end of the 2002 season when he averaged 43.9 yards per punt (16 for 703 yards) over the last three games...AS A JUNIOR: Made special teams appearances in all 12 games, playing 45.5 minutes...finished fifth in the Big Ten in punting with his 40.4-yard average overall...hit 10 punts 50-plus yards and had 13 kicks downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line...his consistency improved during the second half of the season, averaging 41.3 yards in Big Ten games to rank fourth among the league's punters...averaged a single-game best 46.2 yards on eight punts vs. Penn State, including a 61-yarder...also completed his first career pass attempt against the Nittany Lions, good for 9 yards to Eric Knott...averaged 42.3 yards on three punts vs. Purdue...averaged 41.2 yards on five kicks vs. Indiana...averaged 42.1 yards on seven punts vs. Minnesota and had three kicks downed inside the Golden Gopher 20...averaged 42.1 yards on eight kicks vs. Notre Dame, including a season-best 66-yarder...named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan, killing three kicks inside the Eagle 20-yard line...JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: J.C. Grid-Wire All-American (first team)...also earned All-Western State Conference and All-California honors as a sophomore...led the league and ranked fifth in the state in punting with his 40.7-yard average (45 punts for 1,830 yards)...averaged 44.3 yards on three punts vs. Saddleback in the 2001 Western State Conference Bowl...named WSC Special Teams Player of the Week after averaging 47.6 yards on five punts vs. Cerritos, including a 65-yarder...averaged 41.8 yards on six punts in the 2001 season opener vs. Santa Ana...first-team All-WSC selection averaged a school-record 41.0 yards per punt in 2000...two-year starter for Coach Chuck Lyon at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif....helped the Cougars to a combined record of 19-3 (.863) over his two seasons, including the school's first-ever bowl victory, 35-32, over Saddleback in 2001...13 of his junior college teammates signed NCAA I-A scholarships...compiled a 6-10 record with a 5.90 earned run average as a two-year starter for the College of the Canyons' baseball team...honorable mention All-WSC pitcher as a freshman...All-CIF punter averaged 40.9 yards as a senior for Coach Vic Ecklund at San Luis Obispo (Calif.) High School...three-time all-league and all-conference punter also handled the team's kick-off duties...averaged better than 40 yards per punt each of his three seasons on the varsity...selected by the San Francisco Giants (40th round) in the 2000 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft...earned All-CIF, all-league and all-county honors after posting a 14-1 record and 2.04 ERA as a senior...had 115 strikeouts in 96 innings in 2000...right-handed pitcher won three varsity letters in high school...son of Phil and Mary Daily...born March 9, 1982...majoring in economics.

Daily's Statistics
Punting	G	No.	Yds.	Avg.	LG	+50	-20
2002	12	66	2668	40.4	66	10	13

Daily's Game-By-Game Statistics 2002 Punting No. Yds. Avg. LG Eastern Michigan 4 132 33.0 42 Rice 5 201 40.2 52 California 4 141 35.2 44 Notre Dame 8 337 42.1 66 Northwestern 3 120 40.0 50 Iowa 7 288 41.1 65 Minnesota 7 295 42.1 53 Wisconsin 5 182 36.4 45 Michigan 7 269 38.4 51 Indiana 5 206 41.2 58 Purdue 3 127 42.3 49 Penn State 8 370 46.2 61 Totals 66 2668 40.4 66

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