BYU Football: Did you know? (Punting Averages)

Brigham Young Cougars punter Matt Payne led the nation in punting in 2002 with a 47.59 yard average per punt.

Did you know that Matt Payne’s 47.59 yard average is the second best average in BYU history?
Payne had 51 punts for a total of 2,427 yards in 2002. His 47.59 average barely edged out Brad Hunter’s 47.58 average in 1992 for second all-time at BYU. The next best season average for a BYU punter is 45.63 by Mike Mees in 1982 (40 punts, 1,825 yards).

Lee Johnson holds the BYU record for best punting average in a season. He averaged an absurd 50.63 yards on 24 punts in 1983.

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