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Dave Zastudil
P #9
Height:
6-3
Weight:
220
Age:
35
College:
Ohio U.
Experience:
13

Quick Stats (2013):

PUNTS
78
AVG
45.7
LNG
60
IN 20
35
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 858 37,529 32,192 70 43.7 37.5 3 65 130 284 78 170 415 3,777 5
2013 ARI 16 0 78 3,566 3,125 60 45.7 40.1 0 3 13 35 6 20 36 321 0
2012 ARI 16 0 112 5,209 4,634 70 46.5 41.4 0 7 13 46 8 36 48 415 0
2011 ARI 15 0 87 3,929 3,264 66 45.2 37.5 0 4 11 24 5 19 48 565 1
2009 CLE 8 0 49 2,188 1,918 60 44.7 39.1 0 7 7 25 5 8 22 170 0
2008 CLE 16 0 75 3,410 2,955 65 45.5 39.4 0 7 18 23 11 7 32 235 0
2007 CLE 12 0 49 2,046 1,694 64 41.8 34.6 0 5 8 14 4 6 26 272 1
2006 CLE 16 0 81 3,563 3,111 61 44 38.4 0 10 10 28 7 11 43 312 0
2005 BAL 16 0 84 3,653 3,032 60 43.5 35.7 1 3 7 11 7 12 55 481 1
2004 BAL 13 0 73 2,948 2,527 61 40.4 34.6 0 5 13 26 12 19 24 181 0
2003 BAL 16 0 89 3,649 3,135 67 41 35.2 0 9 13 21 8 18 41 354 0
2002 BAL 16 0 81 3,368 2,797 61 41.6 33.7 2 5 17 31 5 14 40 471 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @STL L 24-27 4 187 166 59 46.8 41.5 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 0
2 DET W 25-21 5 214 212 52 42.8 42.4 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 0
3 @NO L 7-31 8 326 253 60 40.8 31.6 0 0 2 4 1 2 3 53 0
4 @TB W 13-10 7 320 298 59 45.7 42.6 0 1 2 3 0 2 2 22 0
5 CAR W 22-6 4 199 193 56 49.8 48.3 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 6 0
6 @SF L 20-32 5 218 211 51 43.6 42.2 0 0 0 2 0 4 1 7 0
7 SEA L 22-34 4 197 156 54 49.3 39 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 21 0
8 ATL W 27-13 5 232 185 57 46.4 37 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 27 0
10 HOU W 27-24 5 219 207 57 43.8 41.4 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 12 0
11 @JAC W 27-14 8 358 310 58 44.8 38.8 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 48 0
12 IND W 40-11 2 72 72 37 36 36 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
13 @PHI L 21-24 5 231 220 53 46.2 44 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 11 0
14 STL W 30-10 4 189 168 54 47.3 42 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 0
15 @TEN W 37-34 4 212 174 58 53 43.5 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 18 0
16 @SEA W 17-10 5 244 197 55 48.8 39.4 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 47 0
17 SF L 20-23 3 148 103 51 49.3 34.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 45 0

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • In 2012, established an NFL single-season record with 46 punts inside the 20-yard line. Surpassed the previous record of 42, previously shared by three players—Andy Lee (SF, 2007), Ben Graham (Ari, 2009) and Steve Weatherford (NYJ, 2010).
  • Recorded nine punts of 60+ yards in ’12, which ranks as the highest total for a Cardinals kicker since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Posted a career-long 70-yard punt in Week 17 at San Francisco that was one of just eight in the NFL last season that covered at least 70 yards.
  • Named to the USA Today All-Joe team in 2012.
  • His 45.9-yard punt average as a member of the Cardinals (199 punts for 9,138 yards) is the highest career average in franchise history.
  • Averaged 46.5 yards per punt in ’12, which ranks as the second-best season total in franchise history (47.0, Ben Graham, 2009).
  • In his first season with the Cardinals in 2011, averaged 45.2 yards per punt, the fourth-highest single-season average in franchise history.
  • Against the Pittsburgh Steelers on 9/14/08, punted five times for 265 yards, netting 52.8 yards per punt which ranked as the second-highest total for a single game in the NFL dating back to 1970 (Rohn Stark, 9/13/92 vs. Houston, 4 for 233, 59.5 net avg.).
  • As a rookie with Baltimore in 2002, finished second in the NFL with 31 punts landed inside the 20-yard line, earning Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie honors.

NoteCARDS:

  • In 2012, established an NFL single-season record with 46 punts inside the 20-yard line. Surpassed the previous record of 42, previously shared by three players—Andy Lee (SF, 2007), Ben Graham (Ari, 2009) and Steve Weatherford (NYJ, 2010).
  • Recorded nine punts of 60+ yards in ’12, which ranks as the highest total for a Cardinals kicker since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Posted a career-long 70-yard punt in Week 17 at San Francisco that was one of just eight in the NFL last season that covered at least 70 yards.
  • Named to the USA Today All-Joe team in 2012.
  • His 45.9-yard punt average as a member of the Cardinals (199 punts for 9,138 yards) is the highest career average in franchise history.
  • Averaged 46.5 yards per punt in ’12, which ranks as the second-best season total in franchise history (47.0, Ben Graham, 2009).
  • In his first season with the Cardinals in 2011, averaged 45.2 yards per punt, the fourth-highest single-season average in franchise history.
  • Against the Pittsburgh Steelers on 9/14/08, punted five times for 265 yards, netting 52.8 yards per punt which ranked as the second-highest total for a single game in the NFL dating back to 1970 (Rohn Stark, 9/13/92 vs. Houston, 4 for 233, 59.5 net avg.).
  • As a rookie with Baltimore in 2002, finished second in the NFL with 31 punts landed inside the 20-yard line, earning Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie honors.

Pro Career:

Originally drafted by Baltimore in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. Signed with Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on 3/12/06. Spent the entire 2010 season on injured reserve. Signed with Arizona as a free agent on 8/24/11 and re-signed with the Cardinals on 4/4/12, agreeing to a two-year deal.

2012: Played in all 16 games and set an NFL single-season record with 46 punts inside the 20 … established franchise records with 112 punts for an NFL-record 5,209 yards (46.5 avg.) and had a career-best net average of 41.4 yards … had just eight touchbacks and added a career-high three special teams tackles … named to the USA Today All-Joe team … punted five times for a 47.6-yard average vs. Sea (9/9); landed two punts inside the 20 and had two punts of 50 or more yards … totaled six punts for a 46.7-yard average and landed two punts inside the 20 @ NE (9/16); had three punts of 50 or more yards … punted nine times for a season-high 48.3-yard average and 47.3-yard net average vs. Mia (9/30); had a then-career-long 68-yard punt in the second quarter and had six punts of 50 or more yards; landed three inside the 20 ... totaled seven punts for a 45.7-yard average and landed three punts inside the 20 @ StL (10/4); went over 700 career punts and 30,000 career yards in the game … averaged 51.8 yards on five punts and recorded his first special teams tackle of the season vs. Buf (10/14) … punted six times for a 39.0-yard average @ Min (10/21); landed five punts inside the 20 … averaged 47.3 yards on seven punts vs. SF (10/29) and added his second special teams tackle of the season … punted eight times for a 43.0-yard average @ GB (11/4); landed four inside the 20 and had two punts of 60+ yards; also had one special teams tackle … averaged 50.9 yards on eight punts @ Atl (11/18); landed three inside the 20 and had five punts of 50+ yards … set a single-game franchise record with six punts inside the 20 vs. Det (12/16); punted nine times for a 44.2-yard average … tied his own single-game franchise record with six punts inside the 20 vs. Chi (12/23); broke the NFL single-season record for punts inside the 20 (previous record was 42, held by three players); averaged 44.8 yards on eight punts and had two punts of 50+ yards … punted six times for a 50.8-yard average @ SF (12/30); had a career-long 70-yard punt in the first quarter; landed two punts inside the 20, establishing the single-season record with 46.

2011: Played in 15 games and punted 87 times for 3,929 yards (45.2 avg., 37.5 net avg.) … downed 24 punts inside the 20 with 21 of those coming in the final 11 games of the season and had just five touchbacks … made Cardinals debut and totaled five punts for a 42.0-yard average vs. Car (9/11); landed two punts inside the 20 … averaged 49.0 yards on six punts @ Was (9/18); four of six punts were 50 yards or more; downed one inside the 20 … punted five times for a 41.2-yard average @ Sea (9/25) … averaged 45.0 yards on four punts vs. NYG (10/2) … inactive due to right knee injury @ Min (10/9) … returned from injury and averaged 47.8 yards on four punts vs. Pit (10/23); downed two punts inside the 10 in the first half and had a 58-yard punt in the fourth quarter … punted six times for a 40.0-yard average against his former team @ Bal (10/30); downed three punts inside the 20 … punted six times for a 46.3-yard average vs. StL (11/6); recorded a net average of 42.0 yards and had three punts downed inside the 20; had a 63-yard punt in the first quarter … punted six times for a 46.3-yard average and a net average of 43.5 yards @ Phi (11/13) … averaged 46.5 yards on six punts @ SF (11/20); posted a net average of 43.8 yards … punted five times for a 46.0-yard average @ StL (11/27) … had season-highs with seven punts for 351 yards, a 50.1-yard average and a net average of 45.0 yards vs. Dal (12/4); five of seven punts covered at least 50 yards … punted seven times for a 46.6-yard average vs. SF (12/11); had a season-long 66-yard punt in the fourth quarter … had seven punts for a 44.6-yard average and downed a season-high four inside the 20 vs. Cle (12/18) … punted six times for a 38.3-yard average and downed two inside the 20 @ Cin (12/24) … had seven punts for a 46.3-yard average and landed two inside the 20 vs. Sea (1/1/12).

2010: Missed the entire season due to right knee injury … placed on injured reserve on 8/17.

2009: Played in eight games and punted 49 times with a gross average of 44.7 yards per punt, a net of 39.1 yards, and 25 punts landed inside the 20-yard line … the 25 punts downed inside the 20 were tied for sixth-most in the AFC … had a career-high seven punts inside the 20 @ Buf (10/11), earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors … inactive for one game with a right knee injury and was placed on injured reserve on 11/18.

2008: Played in all 16 games and punted 75 times for 3,410 yards … ranked eighth in the AFC with a 45.5-yard gross average and fourth with a net average of 39.4 yards … recorded five punts for 265 yards vs. Pit (9/14), setting a Browns team record with a net average of 52.8 yards; 52.8-yard net average was the second-highest total for a single game in the NFL dating back to 1970 … had a season-high three punts inside the 20 @ Was (10/19) … played in his 100th career game vs. Ind (11/30).

2007: Played in 12 games, missing four of the first five contests due to a back injury … posted 49 punts for 2,046 yards on the season, averaging 41.8 yards per punt, with a net of 34.6 yards … had a season-high seven punts in blizzard conditions vs. Buf (12/16), landing three inside the 20.

2006: Played in all 16 games in his first season with Cleveland after signing as an unrestricted free agent … ranked sixth in the NFL with a net average of 38.4 yards … placed 28 punts inside the 20, with three in a game on five separate occasions … totaled a career-high 10 punts for 462 yards @ Atl (11/12).

2005: Played in all 16 games in his last season with the Ravens … punted 84 times for 3,653 yards … downed 11 punts inside the 20 and had seven touchbacks.

2004: Played in 13 games and ranked third in the AFC with 26 punts inside the 20 … had a season-high four punts inside the 20 @ Ind (12/19) … suffered a shoulder injury vs. NYJ (11/14) and missed three games.

2003: Played in all 16 games … recorded a then career-long 67-yard punt vs. KC (9/28) … played in his first career postseason game, totaling eight punts for a 48.8-yard average in Wild Card game vs. Ten (1/3/04).

2002: Played in all 16 games of his rookie season … tied for second in the NFL with a career-high 31 punts inside the 20 … named to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team … placed five punts inside the 20 @ Mia (11/17) and had four inside the 20 in two other games.

College:

Four-year letterman at Ohio University who led the Mid-American Conference in punting four times … earned first-team All-America honors from Football News and was second-team AP All-American as a senior in ’01 … was a first-team All-MAC selection and MAC Special Teams Co-Player of the Year … finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the top punter in the nation, in ’01 … had 50 punts for 2,280 yards (45.6 avg.), 16 inside the 20 and a long of 74 … averaged 44.3 yards per punt as a junior, which ranked fifth in the nation, and was a first-team All-MAC selection … named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year as a sophomore after leading the conference and ranking 14th in the nation with a 43.2-yard average … first-team All-MAC selection as a freshman and was named to the Football News Freshman All-America team … graduated with double majors in Finance and Marketing.

Personal:

Attended Bay Village (OH) High School and played quarterback, kicker and punter … twice selected all-state and all-conference honorable mention as a punter … all-district as a kicker and made the all-conference team at quarterback … also a four-year letterman in baseball and earned one letter in basketball … won the Kiwanis Academic Achievement Scholastic Art Award … in the spring of 2006, he participated in an NFL and NFL Players Association six-day executive education program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania … participated in a four-day entrepreneurial program at the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern in the spring of 2007 … is an avid golfer and boater … along with wife Jenn, the couple has two daughters, Mackenzie Ann and Quinn Loretta, and a son, Chase Michael.

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