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Matthew Wyman

Position Kicker
Height 6'1''
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
High School Andover HS
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Career Honors: 2016: All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (coaches); Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (Texas); KU’s Special Teams Player of the Week (Texas). 2015: Special Teams Player of the Week (Memphis); Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).  2014: KU Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa State. 2013: Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” (Louisiana Tech), Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).
 
Career Summary: Played in 43 games… Made 29-of-48 field goal tries… Longest made was a 52-yard try… Connected on two game-winning kicks… Punted 53 times for 2198 yards… Long punt of 58 yards… Kicked off 97 times… Registered 6029 yards on kickoffs… Made 68-of-74 PATs… Ranked fifth in career PATs made at KU… Listed seventh with 29 field goals made.
 
2016 (Sr.): Saw action in all 12 games… Made 13-of-19 field goal tries… Long field goal came from 50 yards… Made all three of his tries in KU’s win over Texas, including the game-tying and game-winning kicks… Made all 26 of his PAT tries… Accounted for 65-total points… Registered 30 touchbacks on his 53 kickoffs on the season… Rhode Island: Missed his only field goal attempt of 31 yards, but kicked off a career-high nine times for 575 yards, resulting in five touchbacks in KU’s win… Also converted all seven of his PAT attempts… Ohio: Put all three of his PAT attempts through the uprights and kicked off five times for 328 yards and two touchbacks despite a steady wind… at Memphis: Recorded touchbacks on both of his kickoffs and was successful on his only PAT try… at Texas Tech: Put his only field goal attempt of 35 yards through the net and converted two extra points. Also recorded touchbacks on all four of his kickoffs… TCU: Connected on three-of-six field goal tries… Converted field goals from 50, 29 and 21 against the Horned Frogs… at Baylor: Notched touchbacks on both of his kickoffs… Oklahoma State: Was true on two of his three field goal attempts from 29 and 40 yards… His career-long attempt of 59 yards was blocked… Also kicked off five times and recorded three touchbacks… at Oklahoma: Made his only field goal attempt of 23 yards… at West Virginia: Was true on all three of his PATs… Iowa State: Put three PAT tries and one 37-yard field goal through the uprights against the Cyclones… Texas: Converted all three of his field goal attempts from 36, 36 and 25… Made the game-tying 36-yarder with seven seconds left in regulation… Hit the walk off field goal of 25 yards on KU’s only possession in overtime… at K-State: Made both of his field goal tries from 34 and 44 yards against the Wildcats.    
 
2015 (Jr.): Served as KU’s primary leg in all 12 games… Late in the season, was one of four kickers in the FBS who handled all four kicking responsibilities of punting, field goals, kickoffs and extra points… Averaged 41.5 yards-per-punt and kicked 10 inside of the 20-yard line… Had seven punts of 50 or more yards… Made 2-of-4 field goals… Kicked 20-of-43 kickoffs through the end zone… Made 4-of-5 PAT tries… South Dakota State: Entrusted with kickoff duties, booting seven balls for 450 yards and four touchbacks… Memphis: Connected on a 51-yard field goal and kicked off six times for 390 yards with five touchbacks… The 51-yard field goal was the second-longest made attempt in the Big 12 Conference through the first two weeks… Named KU’s Special Teams Player of the Week following the Memphis game… at Rutgers: Kicked off three times for 187 yards and one touchback… at Iowa State: Kicked off three times for 193 yards and one touchback… Baylor: Kicked off twice for 130 yards, including one touchback against Baylor… Texas Tech: Served as KU’s utility special teams player after attempting two field goals, kicking off four times for two touchbacks and punting for the first time in his career… Recorded three punts for 127 yards, with a long of 45, pinning one kick inside the 20-yard line against the Red Raiders… at Oklahoma State: Totaled eight punts for 345 yards and recorded the two longest punts by a Jayhawk this season after strikes of 52 and 56 yards… Oklahoma: Averaged 42.8 yards-per-punt after kicking eight times for 342 yards, with a long of 52… Also pinned the Sooners inside their own 20-yard line twice… at Texas: Punted six times for 263 yards – pinning three Longhorn drives inside their own 20-yard line… at TCU: Handled all kicking responsibilities, including field goals (1-of-1, 42 yards), kickoffs (4, 256 yards), PAT tries (2-of-2) and punts (career-high 11 attempts for 477 yards and two inside the 20-yard line)… West Virginia: Punted a career-high 12 times for 487 yards… K-State: Punted five times for 157 yards and kicked off three times for 120 yards… Also converted two PAT tries against the Wildcats.       
 
2014 (So.): Participated in 11-of-12 games… Made 9-of-15 field goal tries for the season while connecting on 25-of-27 point after attempts… Southeast Missouri State: Connected on 2-of-4 field goals with a long of 43 yards in a victory over the Redhawks… at Duke: Scored KU’s only points with a 34-yard field goal… Central Michigan: Made 1-of-2 field goal tries, including a make from 27 yards… Texas: Did not attempt a field goal or point after try in a shutout loss… at West Virginia: Connected on two extra points… Oklahoma State: Made two field goals on three attempts, including a game-tying 35-yard try in the fourth quarter… at Texas Tech: Missed his only field goal attempt of 37 yards… at Baylor: Did not attempt any field goals, but connected on two extra points… Iowa State: Made both of his field goal attempts of 35 and 37 yards… TCU: Drilled one 23-yard field goal… at Oklahoma: Made one extra point… at K-State: Had one extra-point attempt blocked.
 
2013 (Fr.): Played in eight games… Served as KU’s placekicker… Connected on 5-of-10 field goals on the season… Also made 13-of-16 point after attempts (PATs)… Knocked down a career-best 52-yard field goal vs. LA Tech… South Dakota: Opened the season making his lone field goal attempt of 45 yards… Louisiana Tech: Made two of three field goals in the win over the Bulldogs, including the game-winning 52-yarder, as time expired… Named the Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week” (Sept. 23)… Texas Tech: Hit a 36-yard field goal… at TCU: Made a 37-yard attempt.
High School: Earned one letter as a kicker at Andover HS, while playing in just five games due to an injury… Also picked up two letters in soccer at AHS… Earned honorable mention all-state honors in soccer as a senior… Won a National Portfolio award in photography at Andover HS.
 
Personal: Son of Timothy and Jennifer Wyman… Father, Timothy, played football at Albion College… Majoring in psychology.