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Eric Enderson
Player Profile:
Eric Enderson 920169
Position: Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
High School: Phoebus
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters

Ended his career as the top punter in Delaware history and one of the top punters in the nation • played three seasons for Blue Hens and decided to forego final year of college eligibility to pursue a pro career • earned degree in Fall, 2015 • three-year starting punter who played in 35 career games • two-time All-American, earning honorable mention honors by the College Sporting News in 2013 and second team College Sports Madness, third team Associated Press, and fourth team Beyond Sports Network honors in 2014 • named a freshman All-American by Phil Steele College Football and College Sports Journal in 2014 • earned first team All-East honors in 2014 and was a three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association honoree with first team recognition in 2014 and second team honors in both 2013 and 2015 • earned  Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week honors 10 times during his career and was a three-time CAA Academic Honor Roll recipient three times as an honor student in criminal justice • for his career,  punted 175 times for 7,630 yards and a 43.6-yard average per punt • holds UD records for punting average in a season (45.0 in 2013) and a career (43.6) and his total punts ranks No. 5 all-time at Delaware and his punting yardage No. 2 • owns 6 of the top 10 single game punting average marks in school  history and the No. 1, 2, and 6 single season punting average marks • career average of 43.6 yards per punt ranked fourth among active FCS punters through the 2015 season • had 42 punts fair caught, 60 of them landed inside the opponent 20-yard line, and had 42 of them go for 50 or more yards, including six over 60 yards with a career long of 69 • also served as the team’s holder on placements each of the past three seasons for kickers Sean Baner (2013), Garrett Greenway (2014), and Frank Raggo (2015).

Once again among the nation's elite punters at the NCAA FCS level • earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week four times (North Carolina, Rhode Island, Towson, and Elon) • punted 61 times for 2,505 yards (41.1 average) and had six touchbacks, 19 fair catches, 24 inside the opponent 20-yard line, and eight for 50 or more yards • ranked No. 3 in the CAA and No. 23 nationally in NCAA FCS in punting average • working with deep snapper Joe Fortunato, did not have a punt blocked • once again also served as holder on placements as Delaware's Frank Raggo went 10 for 16 on field goals and 16 for 17 on extra points • averaged 42.0 yards per punt or better in five games • punted season-high nine times in season finale vs. Elon for 40.7 average and landed five inside the 20-yard line to highlight Blue Hen win • had at least one 47-yard punt or longer in all but one game • season-long punt was a 59-yarder vs. Villanova and Rhode Island • had season-best 45.8 average vs. Lafayette (4 for 183) and William & Mary (5-229) • CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Continued to excel as one of the nation's top punters as a sophomore • earned second team All-American honors by College Sports Madness, third team All-American by the Associated Press, fourth team All-American by Beyond Sports Network, first team All-East (ECAC), and first team All-Colonial Athletic Association • CAA Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Sacred Heart and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Elon, Towson, and Villanova • CFPA Punter of the Week vs. Towson • CAA Academic Honor Roll • played in all 12 games and punted 54 times for 2,424 yards and 44.9-yard average • had 11 fair caught, 16 landed inside the opponent 20-yard line, and 12 went for 50 or more yards • led the CAA and ranked No. 4 nationally with 44.9-yard average • averaged over 45.0 yards per punt five times with best single game marks vs. Towson (55.5 on four punts), Villanova (49.2 on four punts), vs. Albany (47.5 on four punts), and vs. Sacred Heart (46.9 on seven punts) • had three punts land inside 20-yard line vs. Sacred Heart and had three punts of 50+ yards vs. Pitt and Towson • had season-highs of eight punts and 373 yards in opener vs. Pitt • tied a career-long with a 69-yard punt vs. Albany and also had 65-yarders vs. Towson and Villanova • also held for kicker Garrett Greenway on extra points and field goals and showed his athleticism when he scored a touchdown on a two-yard dash vs. Albany on a fake.

One of the team's biggest surprises as a redshirt freshman as he became a weapon with his consistently booming and timely punts • enjoyed the best season punting of any player in Delaware history and was among the nation's top punters • earned honorable mention All-American honors by College Sporting News; second team Freshman All-American honors by Phil Steele Football; second team Freshman All-American honors by College Sports Journal, and second team All-CAA honors • named to the CAA Academic Honor Roll • led all CAA punters and ranked No. 3 in the NCAA in punting average with an astounding school-record mark of 45.0-yard average, breaking the previous UD record of 42.8 by Gene Vadas in 1991 • 45.0 mark was the best for a CAA punter since 2008 • punted 60 times for 2,701 yards and had 20 punts land inside the 20-yard line (No. 2 in CAA), 12 were fair caught, and 22 went for 50 or more yards (No. 1 in CAA - nine more than the second place finisher) • season-long 69-yard punt at Rhode Island was the 10th longest punt in UD history • also had a 68-yarder vs. Villanova and a 61-yarder vs. William & Mary • had at least one 50-yard punt in all but three games • averaged over 48.4 yards per punt in a game four times, including 49.0 average vs. Richmond (5 for 245 yards), 48.7 vs. Villanova (7-341), 48.6 vs. Maine (8-389), and 48.4 vs. William & Mary (9-436) • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Maine, Rhode Island, and Villanova • helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the NCAA in team net punting (41.47).

Served as a backup kicker and punter but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • earned a spot on the CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Enjoyed an outstanding career as a placekicker, punter, and quarterback for head coach Stan Sexton at Phoebus High School • three-year starter • one of the top kickers in the state • earned All-State, All-region, and All-district squads all three seasons as a kicker and punter • led team to a 13-2 record and No. 6 ranking in the state in 2011 when the team won its fourth straight state title • threw a 50-yard touchdown pass in the state title game to put Phoebus up for good • team won 45 straight games at one point during his career • also played soccer for three varsity seasons and was a member of the swimming team as a sophomore • three-year starter on defense in soccer • earned honorable mention all-league honors in soccer as a junior • National Honor Society student • served as vice president of National Honor Society, earned Math Honor Society honors, and earned straight A's as a senior.

Eric Scott Enderson • born Apr. 20, 1994 • son of Mark and Kim Enderson • has one older brother • honor student as a criminal justice major at Delaware • lived with his family in Iceland as a child • one of the team's most enthusiastic community service volunteers • served with UD men's basketball player Barnett Harris as co-hosts and emcee of annual Delaware Student-Athlete Talent Show in May (benefit for Delaware Special Olympics) • father is a graduate of Delaware rival William & Mary.


Year G/S Punts
TB FC I20 50+ Long
2015 11/0 61 2,505 41.1 6 19 24 8 59
2014 12/0 54 2,424 44.9 7 11 16 12 69
2013 12/0 60 2,701
3 12 20 22 69
TOTALS 35/0 175 7,630
43.6 16 42 60 42 69

Punt: 69 yards vs. Rhode Island, 2013; at Albany, 2014
Average: 55.5 vs. Towson (4 for 222 yards), 2014

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