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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brad Wing, P

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 205 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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LATEST NEWS
04/29/2013 - Eagles Add Nine Rookie Free Agents...Wing is a left-footed punter who played in 23 games during his two-year college career and finished with a school-record 44.6-yard average on 118 punts, while downing 48 inside the 20-yard line. He became just the second punter in Tigers history to earn first-team All-America honors, doing so as a redshirt freshman in 2011. A native of Melbourne, Australia, he played just one year of high school football at Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge, LA. The 22-year old played Australian Rules Football while growing up in Melbourne. His father, David, punted for the Detroit Lions (1990) and Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. - PhiladelphiaEagles.com

03/29/2013 - 2013 LSU Pro Day: Brad Wing, P (6-2 3/4, 215) - Wing had a strained hamstring and only held the ball for place kickers. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/04/2013 - LSU announced on Friday afternoon that punter Brad Wing and running back Spencer Ware have officially declared for the 2013 NFL Draft. The count is now at six LSU underclassmen who have declared thus far with the decisions of Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery and others still looming.

Wing, who was suspended for the Tigers bowl game due to a violation of team rules, ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 1 punter for the 2013 NFL Draft and is viewed as a mid-round draft pick. A redshirt sophomore, Wing became the Tigers' starting punter last season and started 24 games the past two seasons. According to unconfirmed reports, he was suspended from the Chick-fil-A Bowl because of a failed drug test.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Wing played one season of high school football as an exchange student before enrolling at LSU. He emerged as the starting punter in 2011 as a redshirt freshman, finishing second in the SEC with a 44.4 punt average. He attracted some notoriety last season after he drew a taunting penalty on a fake punt against Florida. His father, Dave, had a short career in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and spent a lot of time in NFL Europe. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/01/2013 - LSU sophomore punter Brad Wing tweeted on Monday that he will announce his future plans Tuesday, which likely means he will enter the NFL Draft in April. Wing was suspended from the Chick-fil-A Bowl two weeks ago for violation of team rules.

"Announcement regarding my future coming tomorrow" was the totality of Wing's tweet prior to No. 9 LSU's meeting with No. 14 Clemson in the Georgia Dome. Wing is draft eligible as a sophomore because he redshirted his first year at LSU. Tigers' Coach Les Miles didn't rule out Wing's return to the team next season when asked before Christmas. - Jim Kleinpeter, The Times-Picayune

12/24/2012 - LSU punter Brad Wing has been suspended for the Chick-fil-A Bowl matchup with Clemson on New Year's Eve for an undisclosed reason, according to a New Orleans Times-Picayune report, citing a source close to the situation.

Wing also missed the Tigers' season opener with a foot injury. The school hasn't confirm the Australian's status for the bowl game to the paper, and head coach Les Miles isn't scheduled to speak with the media again until Friday.

Should Wing miss the game, the Tigers would be missing the punter who ranks 12th in the country with an average of 44.8 yards per punt. He'll be replaced by fellow Aussie Jaime Keehn, who punted in the opener and averaged 41 yards on his three punts. - The Sports Xchange

12/24/2012 - Australian wild child Brad Wing has not made it official in public yet, but the just-suspended Louisiana State punter will declare for the NFL draft and will have an excellent pro career. Few punters have the leg and foot control of the free spirited redshirt sophomore from Melbourne, Australia. He uses his foot like Johnny Miller used his short irons.

Wing's only problem at LSU was the classroom and the party room. He is a very smart young man and a great kid. Like many his age, 21, at a place like LSU, he may have felt like he didn't have the time for school what with all his extracurriculars. He was suspended for the Chick-fil-A Bowl Thursday by LSU football coach Les Miles for a violation of team rules. As a third-year sophomore, he is eligible for the next NFL draft. - Glenn Guilbeau, Gannett Louisiana

11/09/2012 - LSU sophomore Brad Wing has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award, which is presented annually to the top punter in college football, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Friday. The 10 semifinalists were chosen from a field of 69 candidates for the award. Wing is one of three Southeastern Conference punters up for the honor, joining Florida's Kyle Cristy and Auburn's Steven Clark. Wing, a 2011 first-team All-American, has averaged 44.5 yards per punt this season with 15 punts over 50 yards. Wing has placed 15 punts inside the 20-yard line. He had an outstanding game against Alabama, averaging 49.0 yards on four punts with two inside the 20 and one for 64 yards. For his career, Wing is the LSU career record holder in punting average with 44.4 yards per punt. He has placed 42 of his 104 career punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. - LSU football

09/14/2012 - For an Australian, LSU punter Brad Wing has turned out to be quite the All-American. Now entering his redshirt sophomore season, Wing easily could turn pro after only his second season of college football. Confident but not cocky, Wing grins bashfully without answering when asked about realizing the NFL dream that his father, David, briefly chased with the Detroit Lions two decades ago, then changes the subject to his more immediate goals. "There's two things on my mind right now," Wing said. "The first one is a national championship, and then I really want to win the Ray Guy Award. For a personal achievement, I really want to be there in Orlando to compete and win the Ray Guy Award for the best punter of the year." Wing's range, accuracy and versatility as a punter was honed playing Australian Rules Football. He was named first-team AP All-American and a Ray Guy semifinalist in 2011, when he averaged 44.4 yards per punt. He can punt with both legs, and is as adept at hitting short, accurate end-over-end punts as he is booming spirals. After missing LSU's opener with a slight hamstring pull, Wing returned last week against Washington, showing no less pop in his left foot. His first punt traveled 62 yards before rolling out of bounds at the Huskies' 4-yard line. He finished with three punts for an average of 54.3 yards. - AP Sports

09/11/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: All-America P Brad Wing was outstanding in his debut after sitting out the opener as a precaution because of a tight hamstring. Wing averaged 54.3 on three punts, one of which went 62 yards into a 12 miles-per-hour wind and skipped out of bounds at the Huskies 4. - The Sports Xchange

09/08/2012 - P Brad Wing was held out of the opener because of a slight hamstring strain. He's likely to return this week. - The Sports Xchange

08/06/2012 - Opposing fans think LSU's Brad Wing is too cocky for a punter. There's no denying he's brash. He has said he wants to "revolutionize" his position. Against Florida last year, he had a 52-yard touchdown run on a fake punt called back for taunting. He's joked he can't be flagged for trash talk because refs don't understand his Australian accent. All that bravado obscures the edge Wing gives the Tigers, the hidden yards LSU gains in every exchange of punts. Consider that last year, LSU led the SEC in net punting with a 41.2-yard average and Tennessee ranked last at 34.4 yards. That's nearly six yards per punt. A sophomore, Wing grew up playing Australian rules football, which taught him to place his punts. His pinpoint precision limited LSU opponents to 73 return yards - all season. He booted 18 punts longer than 50 yards, and backed up opponents inside the 20-yard line 27 times. Wing's booming leg - he had a 73-yard punt in the fourth quarter against Alabama in Tuscaloosa - works hand in hand with the Tigers' dominant defense. LSU enters the season ranked No. 1 in large part thanks to its defense and special teams. "No one appreciates what he has done more than the defense, who enjoy seeing the other guys backed up," coach Les Miles said. - Larry Hartstein, CBSSports.com

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): P - Brad Wing, LSU, ... Wing excelled as a redshirt freshman last season as he averaged 44.4 yards a punt and placed 27 of his 59 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line on the way to earning First-Team All-America and First-Team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press. - LSU football

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): P Brad Wing (153), LSU, So., ... Wing excelled as a redshirt freshman last season as he averaged 44.4 yards a punt and placed 27 of his 59 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line on the way to earning First-Team All-America and First-Team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press. - LSU football

07/11/2012 - 2012 RAY GUY AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brad Wing (So.), LSU, has been selected to the preseason watch list for the 2012 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate punter. Wing was a 2011 semifinalist for the award that honors the nation's top collegiate punter, and he is one of 25 players named to the initial watch list, including four other punters from SEC teams. Wing represents LSU's first selection to the Ray Guy Award watch list since Chris Jackson in 2006. Wing excelled as a redshirt freshman last season, averaging 44.4 yards a punt on the way to earning First-Team All-American honors from the Associated Press, CBSsports.com, FoxSportsNext.com and Sports Illustrated. He was also named a Freshman All-American by CBSsports.com and Sporting News as well as a First-Team All-SEC punter by the AP. Last season his 44.4-yard per punt average ranked second in the SEC and 11th nationally, and it represents the fourth-best single season average in LSU history. In addition, Wing showed fantastic accuracy as he placed 27 of his 59 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line, including 13 punts inside the 10-yard line, with only five touchbacks. Wing also showed his leg strength last season when he boomed a season-long 73-yard punt at Alabama that ranks as the third-longest punt in school history. - LSU football

 
LATEST NEWS
04/29/2013 - Eagles Add Nine Rookie Free Agents...Wing is a left-footed punter who played in 23 games during his two-year college career and finished with a school-record 44.6-yard average on 118 punts, while downing 48 inside the 20-yard line. He became just the second punter in Tigers history to earn first-team All-America honors, doing so as a redshirt freshman in 2011. A native of Melbourne, Australia, he played just one year of high school football at Parkview Baptist in Baton Rouge, LA. The 22-year old played Australian Rules Football while growing up in Melbourne. His father, David, punted for the Detroit Lions (1990) and Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. - PhiladelphiaEagles.com

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