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2015 NFL DRAFT

Dylan Breeding, P

School: Arkansas  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hoover, AL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 213 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3899-
2012 Season
Breeding earned second-team all-conference acclaim for the second consecutive season. The Hoover, Ala., native ranks second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA with a career-high average of 45.58 yards per punt. Breeding averaged 58.3 yards per punt against Tulsa, punting for 175 yards on three punts, for the highest yards-per-punt average in a game by a Razorback with at least three punts. His total is the third-highest in a game in school history, the highest by any SEC punter this season and the seventh-highest single-game average in the NCAA this year. Breeding finished his career ranking third on UA's career punt yardage list with 9,387 and punts list with 219, and his career average of 42.9 yards per punt is tied for fourth in school history.
2011 Season
Saw action in all 13 games and was named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the conference's coaches. He punted 53 times and averaged 45.3 yards per punt with a long of 70. Breeding's average was the third-highest single-season average in school history, led the SEC and ranked seventh in the NCAA in 2011. He became the first punter in school history to lead the SEC in punting average and the first to top the conference since Greg Horne led the Southwest Conference in 1986. He boomed 17 punts of 50 yards or longer, dropped 16 inside the 20-yard line with just three touchbacks and had 16 punts result in a fair catch. Breeding was nominated for the Brandon Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to the nation's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. He averaged at least 40 yards per punt in each game with the exception of Arkansas' 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina, a game in which he did not attempt a punt. He averaged a career-high 50.4 yards per punt, including a career-long 70 yarder, on five punts with two of more than 50 yards and two inside the 20-yard line at No. 1 LSU.

In the season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State, he punted twice, averaging 41.0, with a long of 50 yards and one punt inside the 20. He had one 41-yard punt the next week in a 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico before averaging 42.3 yards on five punts with a long of 53, two of at least 50 yards and three inside the 20 the next week in a 38-28 win vs. Troy. At No. 3 Alabama, he punted a season-high eight times and averaged 44.6 yards per punt with a long of 54, four punts fair caught, two of 50 or more yards and one inside the 20. Breeding crushed four punts of at least 50 yards with a long of 56 while punting seven times for an average of 48.4 in the 42-38 come-from-behind victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M. He also punted seven times in the 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn and averaged 44.4 yards per punt with a then-season-long 59 yarder and two inside the 20.

He had four punts for an average of 43.8 in a 29-24 win at Ole Miss and averaged 41.2 yards on five punts with two fair catches and one inside the 20 in a 31-28 win at Vanderbilt. Breeding punted three times for an average of 49.3 yards with a long of 55, two of more than 50 yards and two inside the 20 in the 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee and averaged 43.0 yards on two punts in the 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State. In Arkansas' 29-16 defeat of No. 11 Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, he punted four times for an average of 46.8 with a long of 63 and two inside the 20.

2010 Season
He appeared in all 13 games for the Razorbacks and averaged 42.5 yards per punt on 52 punts with a long of 60 that came vs. Texas A&M. He placed 18 punts inside the 20-yard line and had 10 of at least 50 yards. Breeding was nominated for the Brandon Burlsworth Trophy and the Rudy Award, which honors student-athletes who demonstrate exemplary character, courage, contribution and commitment as members of their team on and off the field. He boomed a then-career-long 60 yarder as part of an eight-punt performance that included four inside the 20-yard line and two longer than 50 yards in the Razorbacks' 24-17 victory vs. Texas A&M. He punted three times, including a then-career-long of 59 yards, while averaging 45.7 yards per punt in UA's 31-7 win vs. ULM He punted six times, averaging 47.3 yards per punt, with a long of 57 as well as picked up an errant snap and rushed for five yards to convert a first down and keep a first-quarter drive alive in Arkansas' 31-24 win at Georgia. He punted seven times, with a long of 54, and placed two inside the 20-yard line while also making one tackle in Arkansas' 38-24 victory vs. Ole Miss. Breeding also averaged at least 40 yards per punt at No. 7 Auburn, at No. 18 South Carolina, vs. UTEP and vs. No. 6 LSU. Breeding concluded his season with seven punts for a 43.7 average with four inside the 20, including three downed inside the 10-yard line, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State.
2009 Season
Breeding appeared in 12 games for the Razorbacks, missing only the Eastern Michigan contest. He led the squad in punts with 61 for a total of 2,359 yards and an average of 38.7. He recorded his season long of 54 yards against Texas A&M and a career-high number of punts, nine, against Alabama. He had one punt blocked against Alabama. On the season, he downed 14 punts inside the 20-yard line. Against Alabama, Florida and East Carolina, three of Breeding's punts were inside the 20-yard line.
High School
At Hoover High School, he was a member of two state runner-up teams under coach Josh Niblett. He also lettered in baseball. As a senior, he was named all-state after he punted 59 times for 2,447 yards, an average of 41.5 yards per punt, with a long of 59. He dropped 18 punts inside the 20-yard line and had nine result in fair catches. He also handled kickoff duties for the Buccaneers and recorded 20 touchbacks on 81 kickoffs.
Personal
Born Sept. 14, 1990, he is the son of Marve and Kerri Breeding. He is majoring in marketing and was named to the Athletic Director's List for the fall of 2009. He was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the Athletic Director's List for the fall of 2010 and fall of 2011.
 
Latest News
12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): P - Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, has been selected Second Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Breeding earned second-team all-conference acclaim for the second consecutive season. The Hoover, Ala., native ranks second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA with a career-high average of 45.58 yards per punt. Breeding averaged 58.3 yards per punt against Tulsa, punting for 175 yards on three punts, for the highest yards-per-punt average in a game by a Razorback with at least three punts.

His total is the third-highest in a game in school history, the highest by any SEC punter this season and the seventh-highest single-game average in the NCAA this year. Breeding finished his career ranking third on UA's career punt yardage list with 9,387 and punts list with 219, and his career average of 42.9 yards per punt is tied for fourth in school history. - Arkansas football

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