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Kevin Huber
P #10
Height:
6-1
Weight:
214
Age:
30
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 531 23,785 21,167 75 44.8 39.9 2 63 84 182 48 119 217 1,658 3
2015 CIN 16 0 68 3,116 2,793 67 45.8 40.5 1 4 11 22 6 15 32 203 0
2014 CIN 16 0 73 3,419 3,073 69 46.8 42.1 0 8 14 27 6 15 30 226 1
2013 CIN 14 0 66 2,982 2,673 75 45.2 40.5 0 12 5 24 4 20 25 229 1
2012 CIN 16 0 76 3,540 3,190 69 46.6 42 0 9 19 33 7 14 27 210 0
2011 CIN 16 0 91 4,023 3,570 71 44.2 39.2 0 8 10 24 9 26 38 273 1
2010 CIN 16 0 71 2,992 2,748 72 42.1 38.2 1 8 17 28 6 14 26 124 0
2009 CIN 16 0 86 3,713 3,120 61 43.2 36.3 0 14 8 24 10 15 39 393 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @OAK W 33-13 5 219 192 53 43.8 38.4 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 27 0
2 SD W 24-19 3 161 141 58 53.7 47 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
3 @BAL W 28-24 3 164 129 57 54.7 43 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 35 0
4 KC W 36-21 3 143 143 67 47.7 47.7 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
5 SEA W 27-24 6 293 265 51 48.8 44.2 0 0 2 3 1 1 2 8 0
6 @BUF W 34-21 3 121 121 52 40.3 40.3 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0
8 @PIT W 16-10 4 136 136 42 34 34 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0
9 CLE W 31-10 2 79 79 43 39.5 26.3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10 HOU L 6-10 7 288 278 59 41.1 39.7 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 10 0
11 @ARI L 31-34 5 243 220 57 48.6 44 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 23 0
12 STL W 31-7 4 193 171 53 48.3 42.8 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 22 0
13 @CLE W 37-3 1 27 27 27 27 27 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 PIT L 20-33 2 96 93 48 48 46.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
15 @SF W 24-14 8 413 333 62 51.6 41.6 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 40 0
16 @DEN L 17-20 5 237 177 56 47.4 35.4 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 20 0
17 BAL W 24-16 7 303 288 53 43.3 41.1 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 15 0

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Bio

      Cincinnati native is competing in 2015 after the best season of a fine Bengals career, and through Week 6 he ranks seventh in NFL in gross average (47.9) and fourth in net (43.1) ... His 2014 season was capped by selection in initial voting for a Pro Bowl berth, and he also earned first-team All-Pro honors from Sporting News ... Has commandeered substantial space in franchise’s punting record book, including a re-setting of his own club records last season for gross (46.8) and net (42.1) averages ... Also holds franchise career marks for gross average (44.8) and net (39.8), current through this week ... Is club career leader for best ratio of inside-20 punts to touchbacks at 3.91-to-1 (172-44) ... Has been holder on place kicks for his entire Bengals career.

      Cincinnati native is competing in 2015 after the best season of a fine Bengals career, and through Week 6 he ranks seventh in NFL in gross average (47.9) and fourth in net (43.1) ... His 2014 season was capped by selection in initial voting for a Pro Bowl berth, and he also earned first-team All-Pro honors from Sporting News ... Has commandeered substantial space in franchise’s punting record book, including a re-setting of his own club records last season for gross (46.8) and net (42.1) averages ... Also holds franchise career marks for gross average (44.8) and net (39.8), current through this week ... Is club career leader for best ratio of inside-20 punts to touchbacks at 3.91-to-1 (172-44) ... Has been holder on place kicks for his entire Bengals career.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fifth round of 2009 NFL Draft (142nd overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-16-09 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-8-13. 

     2015 highlights: Has played in Games 1-6 ... Has 12 inside-20 kicks against two touchbacks, and his plus-10 differential in this area ranks tied for fourth in NFL ... Averaged 53.7 gross and 47.0 net on three punts Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, with two inside-20s and one touchback ... Punted three times and averaged 54.7 gross and 43.0 net on Sept. 27 at Baltimore, with one inside-20 and no TB ... On Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, had his longest punt of the season, 67-yarder downed at Chiefs seven, and in the fourth quarter he had a 42-yarder downed at the one ... On Oct. 11 vs. Seattle, averaged 44.8 gross and 44.2 net on six punts, with three inside-20s and one touchback ... On Oct. 18 at Buffalo, averaged 40.3 for both gross and net on three punts, with three inside-20s and no touchbacks.

      Previous seasons: 2009—Was first kicking specialist taken in 2009 draft ... Rookie’s 43.2-yard gross average tied Bengals’ second-best since 1999 ... Had 36.3 net average, and in 10 previous seasons, only once did a Bengals punter better that mark ... Had 24 inside-20 kicks and only 10 touchbacks ... Made regular-season debut Sept. 13 vs. Denver, averaging 39.7 yards on seven punts, with season-best five inside-20 ... Had two key punts in second half of Sept. 20 win at Green Bay, a 48-yarder that went out of bounds at Green Bay four and a 56-yarder to Packers 26 ... Successfully kicked away from AFC punt return leader Joshua Cribbs Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, denying a return while averaging 42.0 yards on six punts with four inside-20s (one touchback) ... Averaged 48.0 yards on four punts in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets, with 36.5 net average. 2010—Averaged 42.1 yards per punt (38.2 net), with 28 inside-20s and six touchbacks ... Had only one touchback in the last 11 games ... Helped Bengals control field position all day in win Sept. 26 at Carolina, as five of his six punts were downed inside-20 (tied career high), including three inside the five ... All three punts on Oct. 3 at Cleveland were downed inside the Browns’ 20 ... On Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh, had punt downed at Steelers’ one but also suffered only career blocked punt due to protection breakdown. 2011—Averaged 44.2 yards on career-high 91 punts, and 39.2 net was second-best for a Bengals season at that time ... Played all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... His 4023 total punting yards set Bengals record, surpassing Lee Johnson’s 3954 in 1993 ... Averaged 38.4 yards on five punts Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, allowing no returns (also 38.4 net), and had two inside-20s with no touchbacks ... Had punt downed at two-yard line Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, helping set up field position for offense’s game-winning TD drive ... Averaged 45.3 yards on seven punts in key win Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with season-best four inside-20 kicks and no touchbacks ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-7-12 at Houston, averaged 48.3 yards on three punts, with one inside-20, no touchbacks and 44.3 net. 2012—Played in all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... Averaged 46.6 gross yards and 42.0 net on 76 punts, both averages Bengals records at the time ... Had 33 inside-20 kicks and just seven touchbacks, and his plus-26 differential ranked tied for sixth in NFL ... Led NFL in punts downed inside five-yard line (11) ... In Bengals’ playoff-clinching win Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, averaged 52.7 yards on six punts (48.3 net), and his four inside-20s included one out of bounds at Steelers two ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston, averaged 46.6 yards on five kicks (43.8 net), with three inside-20s and no touchbacks. 2013—Played in Games 1-14 before missing last two games and Wild Card playoff due to injuries ... Finished season with gross average of 45.2, and his 40.5 net ranked eighth in NFL ... Had 24-inside-20 kicks, with just four touchbacks ... No touchbacks on Sept. 29 vs. Cleveland, and his three inside-20s forced Browns to start drives from their five, eight and nine-yard lines ... Had crucial play in Oct. 6 win vs. New England, a 57-yard punt into strong winds and heavy rain late in fourth quarter ... Had three-inside-20 kicks among his five punts Oct. 13 at Buffalo, including overtime kick that pinned Bills at their seven, helping set up field position for game-winning FG ... Punted for a gross of 47.3 and a net of 47.0 on four punts Oct. 20 at Detroit, with punt downed at Lions six with 1:52 remaining, setting up field position for Bengals game winning FG ... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Dec. 1 at San Diego, after punting for career-high gross and net averages (both 55.5), with two inside-20s, no touchbacks and no return yards allowed ... Also vs. San Diego, tied Kyle Larson’s club record for longest punt (75) ... Punted two-for-86 (43.0 gross) on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh before leaving with season-ending jaw and neck injuries, suffered in a collision on punt coverage. 2014—Played in Games 1-16, and ranked fourth in NFL in gross average (46.8) and fifth in net (42.1) ... Had 27 inside-20 kicks and six touchbacks, ranking tied for 11th in the NFL in differential between inside-20s and touchbacks (plus-21) ... Also played in Wild Card playoff ... Selected in initial voting for a Pro Bowl berth ... Also earned first-team All-Pro honors from Sporting News ... On Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee, not only averaged 49.3 gross, but had three inside-20 kicks, and they were downed at the two, the 11 and the four, helping set up safety for a 12-0 lead and resulting short TD drive for a 19-0 edge ... Punted 11 times for 558 total yards Oct. 19 at Indianapolis, tying franchise record for punts in a game and setting record for yards ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, punted five times for a gross average of 50.4 and a net of 44.4 with four inside-20s and one touchback ... Punted four times for a gross average of 48.3 and a net of 46.5 on Nov. 23 at Houston, with four inside-20s and no touchbacks ... Punted three times for a gross average of 49.3 and a net of 21.3 (71-yard punt return allowed) on Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-4-15 at Indianapolis, punted eight times for 47.5 gross and 43.1 net, with three inside-20s and no touchbacks.

     Pro Bowl participation: Has played in one game, the 2014 season contest in Glendale, Ariz., helping Team Irvin secure victory with late 56-yard punt that pinned Team Carter at its three-yard line.

     Cincinnati all the way: Huber is only the second player drafted by the Bengals who grew up in Cincinnati and attended both high school and college in the Queen City. He attended McNicholas High School before enrolling at the University of Cincinnati. The first such player was RB Clem Turner, a fourth-round draftee in 1969 who went to Woodward High and then UC. Turner played for the Bengals only in 1969, and also played for Denver from 1970-72.

     College: Played four seasons (2005-08) at Cincinnati, with 117 of his 124 punts coming in his last two campaigns ... Led the nation in net punting average in both 2007 and ’08, and as a junior in ’07, his 46.9-yard gross average made him the first UC player to win the official national punting title ... Averaged 45.5 gross yards for his career, becoming eighth player in Division I/FBS history to average 45.0 yards or more for his career ... Had 47 inside-20 kicks for his career, with just 14 touchbacks ... Redshirted (did not play) in 2004.

     Personal: Hometown is Cincinnati ... Attended McNicholas High School, where he was a three-time all-league selection ... Finance major at University of Cincinnati, twice earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll when Bearcats played in Conference USA ... Later made the Big East All-Academic team ... Favorite hobby is golf, and also enjoys snow skiing.

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