Garrett Swanson
    Garrett Swanson


    Riverside, Calif.

    High School:
    Martin Luther King





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    Last updated on March 27, 2014

    2013 (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-Mountain West selection ... named to the Mountain West All-Academic team ... punted 53 times for an average of 43.1 yards per punt, which ranked fourth in the Mountain West ... helped Fresno State net 40.7 yards per punt on the season, which led the Mountain West and ranked No. 8 in the FBS ... registered nine punts of 50 or more yards with a long punt of 69 yards in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. USC ... that 69-yard punt was the longest in a bowl game in Fresno State history, the longest in the history of the Las Vegas Bowl and the second longest in a bowl game in Mountain West history ... of his 53 punts, 14 were downed inside the 20-yard line (26.4 percent), 26 were fair caught (49.1 percent), only three went for touchbacks (5.7 percent) and just nine were returned (17 percent) for an average of only 3.0 yards ... had eight kickoffs on the season, all in the Nov. 9 game at Wyoming, and six of the eight went for touchbacks ... also served as the teams holder on PAT and field goals.

    2012 (Freshman): Named to the 2012 Mountain West Academic All-Conference team and received the 2012-13 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award ... handled the kickoff duties all season long ... had 25 touchbacks on 88 kickoffs (28.4 percent of the time) ... recorded two tackles on the year.

    High School: Named first-team All-State by scouts.com, second-team All-State by Maxpreps.com and third-team All-State via ESPN.com ... averaged 46.8 yards per punt, which was second best in Calif. and registered fifth best in the nation ... was nine for 12 in field goal attempts, including an Inland Empire league record 60-yard long field goal ... named team MVP and team captain ... scholar athlete all four years of high school.

    Personal: Born June 24 in Riverside, Calif. ... son of Roland and Jackie Swanson ... has one brother, Ian ... biology major.


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