Fresno State: One of the NCAA's top punters ... ranked No. 21 in the nation in punting average, 42.8 ... Among returning NCAA punters, ranks ninth in average ... has improved his accuracy and consistency ... has a strong leg ... averages 41.1 yards per punt in his career with 25 of his 76 punts downed inside the 20-yard line ... worked hard in the off-season and has gotten stronger ... also returns as the team's holder on PAT and field goals ... an excellent student. (2008) The team's punter and holder for all 13 games ... was named the WAC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against No. 10 Wisconsin ... had a career-long 74-yard punt, second longest in the WAC, against San Jose State to get the Dogs out of bad field position, pinning the Spartans back to their own 10 yard line ... had 12 punts of 50 yards or more and downed 20 of his 54 punts inside the 20-yards line, three inside the 5 ... selected to the Academic All-WAC team. (2007) The starting punter to begin the 2007 season and had two punts for a 36.0 yard average with a long of 45 ... served as the team's holder for all 13 games. (2006) Was the starting punter for the first two games before suffering a season-ending injury ... had 20 punts for an average of 37.2 ... downed five of his 20 punts inside the 20-yard line ... had a long punt of 53 yards.
High School: A good all-around athlete who played tight end and defensive end in addition to being the team's punter ... averaged 39.2 yards per punt with a long of 59 yards ... downed six inside the 20 yard line ... averaged 23.6 yards per reception and scored six touchdowns ... had 20 receptions for 471 yards ... had 13 tackles and 4.5 sacks on defense ... cousin of former USC punter Tom Malone ... Bulldog coaches liked his overall athletic ability ... showed great hang time in the 4.8 second range and a strong leg.
Personal: Born February 4, 1988 in Orange, Calif. ... parents are Kathy and David Malone ... has one brother, Brian and one sister, Kimberly ... hobbies include lifting, football, and working on his truck ... admires his mom and dad for pushing him to do his best.
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