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Ron Doherty - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Ron Doherty

Position Punter/Kicker
Height 5'11''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Klein, Texas
High School Klein HS

Career Honors: 2011: Tabbed all-conference honorable mention by the Associated Press as well as the Big 12 coaches … Named to the Phil Steele Midseason All-Big 12 Third Team.

2012 (Jr.): Named to Ray Guy Award and College Football Performance Award Watch Lists… Played in 11 games… Missed the Oklahoma State game… Averaged 40.5 yards on 56 punts, which ranked ninth in the Big 12… Also connected on 5-of-10 field goals, including a career-best 37-yarder against TCU… Made a pair of tackles on special teams… Averaged 45.8 yards on six punts against South Dakota State, placing four inside the 20-yard line… Named honorable mention punter of the week by the College Football Performance Awards (Sept. 10)… Netted 100 yards on two punts against Rice, placing both inside the 20-yard line… Connected on 2-of-3 field goals against Rice… Matched a career-high with a 37-yard kick… Tallied a pair of 50-yard punts at Northern Illinois… Rushed for 13 yards to pick up a first down on a fake punt at Kansas State… Averaged 46.3 yards on seven punts, which included a 60-yarder at Oklahoma… Racked up 266 yards on six punts at Baylor… Tied for third on KU[apos]s career list, averaging 41.7 yards per punt in his career.

2011 (So.): Finished third in the Big 12 with a 42.8 punting average … Recorded season-long punt of 62 yards versus Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium … Had 59 yard punts at Oklahoma State and against Baylor … Recorded 50-yard punts in nine of last 10 games … Had 13 punts during 2011 of 50-plus yards and 15 downed inside the 20 … Handled field goal duties during the final four games of the year, going 3-for-4, with a long of 37-yards versus Baylor … Also handled kickoff duties the last three games … Had four touchbacks in 13 kickoffs.

2010 (Fr.): Shared kickoff duties during the season… Kicked off 21 times to Jacob Branstetter[apos]s 22 kickoffs… Had three touchbacks.

High School: Lettered two years in football at Klein High School… Head coach was Shane Hallmark… Selected first team All-District 13-5A and all-state honorable mention as both a junior and a senior… Also named 2009 Preseason All-Greater Houston and Postseason first team All-Greater Houston… Made 8-of-9 field goals as a senior and averaged 36.2 yards per punt… Also lettered four times in soccer and twice in golf… Named first team all-district in soccer.

Personal: Born in Houston, Texas… Son of Ron and Pam Dougherty… Father, Ron, played college football at American International College… Has one sister… Hobbies include playing golf and soccer… A business major.