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Dave Rayner
Dave Rayner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oxford, Mich.

High School:
Oxford

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 209

Position:
K

Birthdate:
10/26/1982

Experience:
3L


Heads into his third season as Michigan State's starting placekicker...already ranks among MSU's all-time leaders in extra points (seventh with 70) and field goals (ninth with 18) made...AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 2002 and played 55.5 minutes...finished second on the team in scoring with 64 points, trailing only 2002 Biletnikoff Award winner Charles Rogers who scored 13 touchdowns to account for 78 points...converted 10-of-16 field-goal attempts (.625) and 34-of-35 extra-point tries (.971)...ranked sixth in the Big Ten in field goals made at 0.83 per game...hit seven-straight field goals during a midseason stretch...made 32-straight extra points before misfiring on his third attempt vs. Purdue...his eight PATs vs. Indiana tied the second-highest single-game total in school history...earned Spartan and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors vs. Northwestern after converting a career-high four field goals and providing a career-best 15 points...was perfect on four field-goal attempts, including a career-long 53-yarder in the fourth quarter, and three extra-point tries against the Wildcats...six of his nine kickoffs vs. Northwestern resulted in touchbacks...also named one of the Lou Groza Award's Top Three Stars for Week 6 for his kicking performance in the Big Ten opener...AS A FRESHMAN: Took over the placekicking duties for the last nine games of the 2001 season and played 32.5 minutes...selected Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week three times (vs. Missouri, Indiana and Iowa)...ranked third on the team in scoring with 60 points...hit eight-of-14 field-goal attempts (.571) and 36-of-37 extra-point tries (.973)...provided a season-long 41-yard field goal vs. Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic...his streak of 35 straight PATs ended in the second quarter vs. Fresno State...accounted for a season-high 13 points in MSU's 55-7 victory over Missouri...made two field goals vs. Missouri (21 and 25 yards) and Michigan (27, 26)...scored seven points in his collegiate debut vs. Iowa, converting all four extra points and his first field-goal attempt from 22 yards...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team...ranked No. 27 on The Detroit News' Blue Chip list...converted three-of-four field-goal attempts as a senior...set a school single-season record with 35 PATs in 2000...82 percent of his kickoffs reached the end zone...averaged 44.7 yards on 30 punts as a senior...also saw action at wide receiver and had 13 receptions for 210 yards (16.2 avg.) and three touchdowns...earned all-metro honors as a junior...hit five-of-eight field-goal attempts in 1999, including a career-long 48-yarder, and 25-of-26 extra-point attempts...his 20-yard field goal gave Oxford (Mich.) High School a 17-14 overtime win over Farmington Hills Harrison in 1999... owns all but one school punting/placekicking record...his career 43.3-yard punting average tops the all-time list...a four-year starter for Coach Bud Rowley...also recruited as an NCAA Division I soccer prospect...all-metro sweeper scored 11 goals and had eight assists as a senior...two-year starter on the basketball team ... son of Larry and Linda Rayner...born Oct. 26, 1982...majoring in kinesiology.

Rayner's Statistics
Scoring	PAT (Pct.)	FG (Pct.)	PTS
2001	36-37 (.972)	8-14 (.571)	60
2002	34-35 (.971)	10-16 (.625)	64
Career	70-72 (.972)	18-30 (.600)	124

FG Accuracy -20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total LG 2001 0-0 6-6 1-4 1-3 0-1 8-14 41 2002 0-0 1-3 5-7 2-4 2-2 10-16 53 Career 0-0 7-9 6-11 3-7 2-3 18-30 53

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