Brandon Coutu
96 Brandon Coutu

Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Collins Hill





BRANDON J. COUTU...Born September 29, 1984... High School: Collins High School All-American First Team punter...Gwinnett Daily Post All-County 1st Team kicker and Touchdown Club of Atlanta 5A All-State Team as a senior...named Who's Who in Sports All-Star...averaged 40.6 yards/punt on 40 punts in senior season...set county record with 75-yard punt...connected on 19-of-19 extra points and nine-of-nine field goals, including a junior, averaged 38.9 yards/punt on 59 punts...connected on 30-of-32 extra points and 11-of-17 field goals, including long of 48 junior was named Class 5A All-State First Team punter by both Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association...four-year letterman on soccer team at forward, being named All-County in junior and senior seasons...holds most goals scored in school history with 48.

College: 2003 -- Redshirted...2004 -- Competed for number one placekicking job during spring and handled team's kickoff duties most of season...connected on his first career field goal attempt, a 44-yarder in the final minutes of the Georgia Tech game to put the Bulldogs ahead 19-13...named recipient of the Special Teams Newcomer of the Year Award at the conclusion of the season...kicked 20-yard field goal in 2005 Outback Bowl victory over Wisconsin... part of team that posted 42-10 record from 2001-04 (sixth best in the country), three straight seasons of 10 or more wins, three straight bowl victories, and three consecutive national top six finishes...2005 -- Kicked field goals of 42 and 23 yards in spring game... drilled a 58-yard field goal, which tied for third in school history and set the Georgia record for the longest field goal without a tee versus Louisiana-Monroe...also scored a career-high 14 points versus Louisiana-Monroe...named one of the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award Top Three Stars for the Week for his performance against ULM.....connected on a 56-yard field goal versus Kentucky and hit a pair of field goals in the SEC Championship Game win over LSU, including a 51-yard kick which tied for the longest kick in championship game conclusion of regular season, led the SEC in scoring with 114 points (8 tth nationally among kickers) and field goals (1.77 per game), 7 th ... named one of 20 national semifinalists for the Lou Groza Place Kicker Award, presented by the FedEx Orange Bowl.... Set school record for longest field goal without a tee (58 yards vs. La.-Monroe, 2005)...named first team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches and All-America third team by the Associated Press....Best Games - 3 FG (including a 58-yarder), 5 PATs vs ULM.....2006 - All-America candidate Major: Sports Studies.

2004 3/3 2/3 44 9
2005 40/40 23/29 58 109
Total 45/45 23/29 58 114

FG Distances (2005):

20-29: 9-9
50-99: 3-5

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