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2015 NFL DRAFT
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John Deraney

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 212 | College: North Carolina State
 
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Overview

One of the few players nationally who handled all of their team's kicking duties, he has now done so for the past two years … A semifinalist for the 2005 Lou Groza Award … Ranked eighth in the ACC in field goals (15 for 1.25 per game) … That mark ranks seventh in school history … The ACC's eighth-leading kick scorer with 73 points … Has set a school record with 62 consecutive PATs made, he has not missed an extra point since his junior year in high school.

Ranks seventh in school history with a 40.9 yard career punting average, sixth in career punting yards (5,398), tied for seventh with 132 punts … As a placekicker, ranks 11th in scoring with 146 points, seventh with 28 field goals made, ninth with a .667 connection mark, tied for sixth with 62 PATs and tied for first in PAT percentage (1.000) … 85 of his 181 career kickoffs have been touchbacks, including 26 of 54 last season.

2005 Season

Punted the ball 72 times in 2005, the second-highest tally in school history, his 2,884 yards also ranks second on the single-season list … Went 28-28 on PATs for the season, that mark tied for 13th in school history.

2004 Season

One of just 10 players nationally who handled all of the kicking duties for their squads that season … Ranked 10th in the ACC in scoring with 6.2 points per game, eighth in kick scoring … One of three ACC players to post a perfect mark on PATs, he hit all 29 of his attempts … That number of PATs made ranked 10th in school history … Punted for 2,514 yards in his first season as a punter, tied as the seventh-highest mark in school history at the time … Punted 60 times, the 14th-highest tally in school history … Posted a 50.3 yard punting average on three kicks in his first collegiate game as a punter versus Richmond.

Punted a career-high 11 times in the loss to Florida State, that mark tied as the fifth highest in school history and his 423 punting yard in that game ranks fifth … Ranked fourth in the ACC in punting with a 41.9 yard average … Hit all seven of his extra point attempts versus East Carolina, the third-best performance in school history … Connected on 13 field goals, the 12th best mark ever at NC?State … Named the team's Most Valuable Specialist for the 2004 season.

2003 Season

One of the unsung heroes of the 2003 squad, he handled the kickoff duties with more than half of his kicks resulting in touchbacks … 40 of his 75 kicks were touchbacks, including seven of eight against Texas Tech and five for five against Maryland … Kicked 36 of his last 55 kickoffs into (or out of) the endzone, including 11-of-17 in the last three games of regular season … Made a touchdown saving tackle against Georgia Tech … Did not make the bowl trip because of a death in his family.

2002 Season

Redshirted the season.

High School

Was perfect on the season for extra points, connecting on 21 attempts as as senior for Coach Clint Burton … Made six field goals with a long of 48 yards on the season … 80 percent of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks on the season.

Personal

A technology education major … Born 9/5/83.

 
 

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