Ryan Anderson breaks Rutgers record for single season punting average


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One positive to take away from the Rutgers football team's 4-8 season? Graduate punter Ryan Anderson set a new Rutgers record for single season punting average, with his final game against Michigan State cementing his average at 44.4 yards per punt.

That mark breaks the previous record of 44.1 -- held by Joe Radigan -- achieved in the historic 2006 season.

Anderson arrived on the Banks for his final season of eligibility after a brief stint at Division II Saginaw Valley State followed by a highly successful career at Division III Olivet. In 2016, he set the NCAA Division III record with an average of 46.3 yards per punt.

This season, he was a key contributer of a much improved Scarlet Knight special teams unit and was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list on Oct. 31, which is awarded annually to the top punter in college football.

In his record-breaking season for the Knights, Anderson had a long punt of 70 yards, had 27 boots of at least 50 yards, and pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard line 20 times.


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