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Johnny Hekker
P #6
Height:
6-5
Weight:
236
Age:
25
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Redmond, WA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

PUNTS
6
AVG
39.7
LNG
59
IN 20
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 240 11,086 10,153 68 46.2 42.3 1 40 26 74 13 62 99 673 0
2014 STL 16 0 80 3,721 3,429 61 46.5 42.3 1 10 10 33 5 27 28 192 0
2013 STL 16 0 78 3,609 3,450 64 46.3 44.2 0 11 10 19 4 23 30 79 0
2012 STL 16 0 82 3,756 3,274 68 45.8 39.9 0 19 6 22 4 12 41 402 0

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Re-signed with the Rams (12/5/14)...signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/30/12).

PRO: Fourth-year pro earned All-Pro honors for the second consecutive year...finished second in the league with 33 punts downed inside the 20...converted a two-point conversion and completed two passes on fake punts...making him 5-of-6 in his three NFL seasons...earned his first Pro Bowl appearance for his 2013 performance...became the first Rams punter since 1985 (Dale Hatcher) to be named to the Pro Bowl, also earned First-Team All-Pro honors...recorded the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with a 46.5-yard gross average for eighth in the league and registered the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...vs. Seattle (10/19): Connected with RB Benny Cunningham on an 18-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-3 on the St. Louis 18-yard line with 2:55 left to play...marked his fifth career pass, first of the season...punted three times for 153 yards, a 44.7-yard average...at Kansas City (10/26): Punted six times for 324 yards, a 54.0- yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards... at Arizona (11/9): Punted seven times for 305 yards, a 43.6-yard average..at San Diego (11/23): Connected with WR Stedman Bailey on an 19-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-4...marked his sixth career pass, second of the season...punted four times for 178 yards, a 44.5-yard average...tallied a long of 57 yards...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Punted six times for 275 yards, a 45.8-yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards...at Washington (12/7/14): Connected with TE Cory Harkey for a two-point conversion... punted four times for 174 yards, a 43.5-yard average...tallied a long of 61 yards...

2013 SEASON: Earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors after recording the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history...finished with a 46.3-yard gross average for 10th in the league and was the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...opponents averaged just 2.6 yards per return, the best total in the NFL in 2013...also added two special teams tackles...vs. Arizona (9/8): Punted three times for 147 yards...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had one touchback...only one punt was returned and it went for a 1-yard gain...vs. San Francisco (9/26): Notched a career-high 11 punts for 490 yards... averaged 44.5 yards per punt and registerd a long of 60 yards...placed six punts inside the 20-yard line and one touchback... vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Punted seven times for 286 yards, a 40.9-yard average and 40.1-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 56 yards...at Houston (10/13): Punted three times for 135 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line...at Carolina (10/20): Punted four times for 159 yards...vs. Tennessee (11/3): Punted five times for 242 yards for a 48.4-yard average and 46.8-yard net average...he placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Indianapolis (11/10): Punted five times for 242 yards, including a long of 61 yards...averaged 48.4 yards per punt, a 43.4 net average...vs. Chicago (11/24): Punted two times for 97 yards...his 43.7 net average leads the NFL...at San Francisco (12/1): Punted five times for 244 yards, including a long of 54 yards...registered an average of 48.8 yards, a 47.8 yard net...continues to lead the NFL in net average (44.0)...at Arizona (12/8): Punted five times for 257 yards, a 51.4 yard average and 42.8-yard net average...tallied two touchbacks and a long of 64 yards...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Punted four times for 167 yards, a 41.8- yard average and 41.8-yard net average...registered a long of 52 yards and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...continues to lead the NFL in net punting average (43.8)...added one special teams tackle...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Punted two times for 88 yards for a 44-yard average and 44-yard net average...at Seattle (12/29): Punted seven times for 337 yards, a 48.1 average and 48.4 yard net average.

2012 SEASON: Finished his first NFL campaign with a 45.8-yard gross average and a net average of 39.9 yards per attempt... both of those numbers are the fourth best for a season in Rams history...at Detroit (9/9): Punted five times for 241 yards, a 48.2-yard average and 37.6-yard net...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and recorded a long of 57 yards...vs. Washington (9/16): Punted three times for 163 yards, a 54.3-yard average and 48.7-yard net, placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 66 yards...at Chicago (9/23): Punted six times for 279 yards, a 46.5-yard average and a long of 56 yards...ranked third in the NFC in punting average with a 48.8 average in three games...vs. Seattle (9/30): Threw a two-yard touchdown pass to WR Danny Amendola on a fake field goal play...no Rams punter has thrown a touchdown pass since the merger...punted four times for 156 yards, a 39-yard average and 38.8-yard net...placed one inside the 20...vs. Arizona (10/4): Punted a season-high seven times for 398 yards, including a season-long of 68 yards...averaged 56.9 yards per punt, setting a franchise single-game record...placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...also made one special teams tackle...at Miami (10/14): Punted three times for 135 yards with a long of 56 yards...averaged 45 yards per punt with a 38.3 net...placed two inside the 20-yard line...vs. Green Bay (10/21): Punted two times for 99 yards, a 49.5-yard average and 42-yard net...tallied a long of 55 yards..vs. New England (10/28): Punted four times for 195 yards, a 48.8-yard average and 44.8-yard net...placed one kick inside the 20 and tallied a long of 50 yards...at San Francisco (11/11): Threw a 21-yard completion to S Rodney McLeod on fourth-and-four from the St. Louis 10-yard line with :49 left in the half on a fake punt...marked his second pass completion this season and McCleod’s first career reception...on a second fake punt, completed a 19-yard pass to TE Lance Kendricks...the play pushed his passing totals to two- for-two for 40 yards on the day, and also marks his third completion this season...punted four times for 147 yards for a 36.8-yard average, 31-yard net and placed one inside the 20-yard line...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Punted five times for 251 yards, a 50.2-yard average, 44.4-yard net...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Arizona (11/25): Punted six times for 260 yards, a 43.3-yard average and 33.5-yard net...tallied a long of 48 yards and placed one inside the 20-yard line... vs. San Francisco (12/2): Punted a season-high nine times for 388 yards for a 43.1-yard average and 42.4-yard net...tallied a long of 63 yards and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...at Buffalo (12/9): Punted eight times for 302 yards, a 37.8- yard average and 32.3-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 50 yards...vs. Minnesota (12/16): Punted four times for 164 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 55 yards....at Tampa Bay (12/23): Punted seven times for 335 yards, a 47.9-yard average and 46.9-yard net. Hekker placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 57 yards...at Seattle (12/30): Punted five times for 243 yards and finished with a net average of 40.2 yards and a gross average of 48.6 yards.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter, finished his career as one of Oregon State’s most prolific punters in history...the third-best career punt yardage average at OSU at 41.3 yards per punt...set the single-game school record with a 52.5-yard average (6-315) at Utah in 2011...earned College Football Performance Award Punter of the Week...semi-finalist for the Ray Guy Award in 2009...52 career punts of 50+ yards, including 17 as a senior in 2011 when he had six different games with at least one punt of 60+ yards... earned Pac-12 Conference honorable mention...87 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line ...named the Sun Bowl Special Teams MVP in 2008 after averaging 45 yards on 10 punts...also the holder on placekicks for three years...two-time Pac-10 All- Academic selection.

PERSONAL: Has a degree in general science...serves as the Rams’ Ambassador for “Fuel Up To Play 60,” the joint NFL-National Dairy Council Health and Wellness program for students...serves as the state ambassador for Special Olympics in Illinois and Missouri...also on the board for Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK), a year-round instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs.

TRANSACTIONS: Re-signed with the Rams (12/5/14)...signed with the Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/30/12).

PRO: Fourth-year pro earned All-Pro honors for the second consecutive year...finished second in the league with 33 punts downed inside the 20...converted a two-point conversion and completed two passes on fake punts...making him 5-of-6 in his three NFL seasons...earned his first Pro Bowl appearance for his 2013 performance...became the first Rams punter since 1985 (Dale Hatcher) to be named to the Pro Bowl, also earned First-Team All-Pro honors...recorded the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history.

2014 SEASON: Finished the season with a 46.5-yard gross average for eighth in the league and registered the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...vs. Seattle (10/19): Connected with RB Benny Cunningham on an 18-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-3 on the St. Louis 18-yard line with 2:55 left to play...marked his fifth career pass, first of the season...punted three times for 153 yards, a 44.7-yard average...at Kansas City (10/26): Punted six times for 324 yards, a 54.0- yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards... at Arizona (11/9): Punted seven times for 305 yards, a 43.6-yard average..at San Diego (11/23): Connected with WR Stedman Bailey on an 19-yard pass in punt formation to convert a fourth-and-4...marked his sixth career pass, second of the season...punted four times for 178 yards, a 44.5-yard average...tallied a long of 57 yards...vs. Oakland (11/30/14): Punted six times for 275 yards, a 45.8-yard average...tallied a long of 60 yards...at Washington (12/7/14): Connected with TE Cory Harkey for a two-point conversion... punted four times for 174 yards, a 43.5-yard average...tallied a long of 61 yards...

2013 SEASON: Earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors after recording the highest single-season net average (44.2) in NFL history...finished with a 46.3-yard gross average for 10th in the league and was the fourth best single-season total in Rams history...opponents averaged just 2.6 yards per return, the best total in the NFL in 2013...also added two special teams tackles...vs. Arizona (9/8): Punted three times for 147 yards...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had one touchback...only one punt was returned and it went for a 1-yard gain...vs. San Francisco (9/26): Notched a career-high 11 punts for 490 yards... averaged 44.5 yards per punt and registerd a long of 60 yards...placed six punts inside the 20-yard line and one touchback... vs. Jacksonville (10/6): Punted seven times for 286 yards, a 40.9-yard average and 40.1-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 56 yards...at Houston (10/13): Punted three times for 135 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line...at Carolina (10/20): Punted four times for 159 yards...vs. Tennessee (11/3): Punted five times for 242 yards for a 48.4-yard average and 46.8-yard net average...he placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Indianapolis (11/10): Punted five times for 242 yards, including a long of 61 yards...averaged 48.4 yards per punt, a 43.4 net average...vs. Chicago (11/24): Punted two times for 97 yards...his 43.7 net average leads the NFL...at San Francisco (12/1): Punted five times for 244 yards, including a long of 54 yards...registered an average of 48.8 yards, a 47.8 yard net...continues to lead the NFL in net average (44.0)...at Arizona (12/8): Punted five times for 257 yards, a 51.4 yard average and 42.8-yard net average...tallied two touchbacks and a long of 64 yards...vs. New Orleans (12/15): Punted four times for 167 yards, a 41.8- yard average and 41.8-yard net average...registered a long of 52 yards and placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...continues to lead the NFL in net punting average (43.8)...added one special teams tackle...vs. Tampa Bay (12/22): Punted two times for 88 yards for a 44-yard average and 44-yard net average...at Seattle (12/29): Punted seven times for 337 yards, a 48.1 average and 48.4 yard net average.

2012 SEASON: Finished his first NFL campaign with a 45.8-yard gross average and a net average of 39.9 yards per attempt... both of those numbers are the fourth best for a season in Rams history...at Detroit (9/9): Punted five times for 241 yards, a 48.2-yard average and 37.6-yard net...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and recorded a long of 57 yards...vs. Washington (9/16): Punted three times for 163 yards, a 54.3-yard average and 48.7-yard net, placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 66 yards...at Chicago (9/23): Punted six times for 279 yards, a 46.5-yard average and a long of 56 yards...ranked third in the NFC in punting average with a 48.8 average in three games...vs. Seattle (9/30): Threw a two-yard touchdown pass to WR Danny Amendola on a fake field goal play...no Rams punter has thrown a touchdown pass since the merger...punted four times for 156 yards, a 39-yard average and 38.8-yard net...placed one inside the 20...vs. Arizona (10/4): Punted a season-high seven times for 398 yards, including a season-long of 68 yards...averaged 56.9 yards per punt, setting a franchise single-game record...placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...also made one special teams tackle...at Miami (10/14): Punted three times for 135 yards with a long of 56 yards...averaged 45 yards per punt with a 38.3 net...placed two inside the 20-yard line...vs. Green Bay (10/21): Punted two times for 99 yards, a 49.5-yard average and 42-yard net...tallied a long of 55 yards..vs. New England (10/28): Punted four times for 195 yards, a 48.8-yard average and 44.8-yard net...placed one kick inside the 20 and tallied a long of 50 yards...at San Francisco (11/11): Threw a 21-yard completion to S Rodney McLeod on fourth-and-four from the St. Louis 10-yard line with :49 left in the half on a fake punt...marked his second pass completion this season and McCleod’s first career reception...on a second fake punt, completed a 19-yard pass to TE Lance Kendricks...the play pushed his passing totals to two- for-two for 40 yards on the day, and also marks his third completion this season...punted four times for 147 yards for a 36.8-yard average, 31-yard net and placed one inside the 20-yard line...vs. New York Jets (11/18): Punted five times for 251 yards, a 50.2-yard average, 44.4-yard net...placed one inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 57 yards...at Arizona (11/25): Punted six times for 260 yards, a 43.3-yard average and 33.5-yard net...tallied a long of 48 yards and placed one inside the 20-yard line... vs. San Francisco (12/2): Punted a season-high nine times for 388 yards for a 43.1-yard average and 42.4-yard net...tallied a long of 63 yards and placed three punts inside the 20-yard line...at Buffalo (12/9): Punted eight times for 302 yards, a 37.8- yard average and 32.3-yard net...placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 50 yards...vs. Minnesota (12/16): Punted four times for 164 yards...placed one punt inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 55 yards....at Tampa Bay (12/23): Punted seven times for 335 yards, a 47.9-yard average and 46.9-yard net. Hekker placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 57 yards...at Seattle (12/30): Punted five times for 243 yards and finished with a net average of 40.2 yards and a gross average of 48.6 yards.

COLLEGE: Four-year starter, finished his career as one of Oregon State’s most prolific punters in history...the third-best career punt yardage average at OSU at 41.3 yards per punt...set the single-game school record with a 52.5-yard average (6-315) at Utah in 2011...earned College Football Performance Award Punter of the Week...semi-finalist for the Ray Guy Award in 2009...52 career punts of 50+ yards, including 17 as a senior in 2011 when he had six different games with at least one punt of 60+ yards... earned Pac-12 Conference honorable mention...87 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line ...named the Sun Bowl Special Teams MVP in 2008 after averaging 45 yards on 10 punts...also the holder on placekicks for three years...two-time Pac-10 All- Academic selection.

PERSONAL: Has a degree in general science...serves as the Rams’ Ambassador for “Fuel Up To Play 60,” the joint NFL-National Dairy Council Health and Wellness program for students...serves as the state ambassador for Special Olympics in Illinois and Missouri...also on the board for Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK), a year-round instructional sports program that provides athletic and social opportunities to kids with special needs.

 

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