Jonathan Kilgo
Jonathan  Kilgo


Silver Creek, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 203




High School: Pepperell...USA Today All-USA Honorable Mention... the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 in Georgia and Class AA All-State ...Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AA All-State...Cotton States Award for Outstanding Special Teams Performer in Class AA...named team's outstanding special teams performer...Averaged 42 yards a punt as a senior...49/49 in PATs...set school record with a 50 yard FG...6/17 FG in senior season...played in 1999 Georgia- Florida high school all-star game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta...High School Coach: Lynn Hunnicutt.

College: 1999 - Punted 17 times for a 40.5 yard average during '99 season with a long of 55 yards vs. Vanderbilt...had three kicks over 50 yards...suffered foot injury late in season...set Georgia bowl record by averaging 48.0 yards per punt in Georgia's 28-25 come-from-behind overtime victory over Purdue in the Outback Bowl, the biggest comeback in bowl history (from 0-25 deficit) and the first major sporting event of the 21st century (11:07 a.m., Jan. 1, 2000)... broke old mark of 47.3 yards per kick set by Bucky Dilts in the 1977 Sugar Bowl game...2000 - Listed as number one punter at conclusion of spring drills...recipient of William C. Hartman, Jr., Endowed Football Scholarship....outstanding season averaging 42.2 yards per punt including 13 of more than 50 yards including a long of 67 vs. Auburn....also had 15 punts inside the 20-yard line....his 42.2 average per punt ranked fourth in the SEC and 19th nationally....averaged 42.6 yards per kick, including a 64-yarder, in Georgia's 37-14 victory over Virginia in the 2000 Oahu Bowl. ...concluded the 2000 regular season with an SEC best 39.5 net average, which was also the third-highest mark in school history...placed 15 punts inside the 20-yard line....

2001 - Outstanding spring which included six punts for a 43.0 yard average in annual spring G-Day game....recipient of William C. Hartman, Jr., Endowed Football Scholarship.... selected as a Ray Guy Award top ten finalist?was one of 10 finalists for the 2001 Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the best punter in college football....finished the regular season third in the SEC and 15th in the nation, averaging 43.7 yards per punt...averaged 48.6 yards on five punts, including a 59-yard boot vs. Arkansas State (Sept. 1) ...averaged 41.4 yards on five punts vs. South Carolina (Sept. 8), dropping three of those punts inside the 20....had outstanding performance in Georgia?s 26-24 upset over Tennessee (Oct. 6), averaging 42.3 yards on seven punts, including a long of 63...also dropped three punts inside the 20 against Tennessee, including two punts at the one-yard line....averaged 41.7 yards on three punts and dropped two inside the 20 at Ole Miss (Nov. 17)......named Football News Honorable Mention All-American....named Associated Press All-SEC honorable mention....selected as the 2001 special teams MVP....punted three times for a 43.7 yard average in Music City Bowl vs. Boston College.....

2002 --four times for a 41.3 yard average in annual spring G-Day game.....named to Ray Guy Award Watch list...boomed 59-yarder in SEC Championship game victory over Arkansas.....recipient of William C. Hartman, Jr., Endowed Football Scholarship.....first Bulldog punter to avery more than 40 yards per kick four consecutive seasons....his 42.3 career average is fourth best in school history....Major: Sports Studies.

Punting Stats

YearNo.YardsAvg.In 20 +50BLLG
19991768840.543055 VU
200058245042.21513067 AU
2001 42 1838 43.8 10 8 0 63 UT
2002 60 2515 41.9 12 10 0 66 AU
Totals (Through 2001) 177 7491 42.3 41 34 0 67 AU

Net Punting

YearNo.YardsAvg.Opp Ret. Opp Yds. Opp Avg. Net Avg.
2001 42 1838 43.8 17 138 8.1 40.5
2002 60 2515 41.9 29 332 11.4 36.4
Totals (Through 2001) 177 7491 42.6 80 742 9.3 38.1
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