ON COUEY: In his fourth season as the Bulldog punter and enters his senior season as a candidate for All-America honors ... named to the preseason All-Southern Conference first team and a member of the College Football Performance Awards preseason watch list ... has punted 128 times for 5,184 yards in his career and his average of 40.5 per kick ranks third in school history behind only Greg Davis (42.1) and Kenny Caldwell (40.7) ... participated in elite college camp working with professional instructors in Wisconsin over the summer.
JUNIOR (2011): Punted 40 times for an average of 43.0, ranking first in the Southern Conference and fifth in the nation ... placed 14 of his punts inside the 20, had 10 that traveled at least 50 yards and nine that resulted in a fair catch ... named first team All-SoCon by coaches and media ... had a season-long 66-yard attempt vs. Wofford when he averaged 49.6 yards on five punts with three of 50 yards or more ... averaged 52.3 yards on three punts vs. Samford ... had one carry for 12 yards on a fake punt vs. VMI.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Punted in 10 of 11 games and had 40 attempts, recording an average of 39.1 yards per kick to rank fifth in the SoCon ... had 13 punts inside the 20, five of 50 or more yards and 12 that resulted in a fair catch ... booted a career-long 68-yarder vs. Western Carolina, the longest punt in the SoCon during the season ... averaged 44.5 yards per kick, one for 51 yards and two inside the 20, and ran for a 33-yard gain on a fake punt vs. Chattanooga to earn SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
FRESHMAN (2009): Punted in all 11 games as a redshirt freshman ... kicked 48 times for an average of 39.6 with nine inside the 20, seven of at least 50 yards and six fair catches ... kicked off one time vs. Wofford ... punted nine times for an average of 39.7 yards including a 55-yarder vs. North Carolina and matched his season-high with another 55-yard boot vs. Western Carolina ... had three 50-yard punts vs. Elon.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Freedom High School ... lettered three times in football and baseball ... averaged 43.2 yards per punt with a long of 70 and placed 13 inside the 20 in his senior season ... named team's MVP ... member of team which reached the district playoffs.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 16, 1989 in Tampa, Fla. ... son of Steve and Rhonda Couey ... majoring in criminal justice.