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Sean Baner
Player Profile:
Sean Baner 920139
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Southampton, Pa.
High School: William Tennent
Major: Operations Management
Experience: 3 Letters

At Delaware: One of the nation's top all-around kickers • will handle Delaware kickoff and placekicking duties for third straight year and will backup redshirt freshman Eric Enderson on punting chores • named to The Sports Network Pre-Season 2nd team All-American squad • named to College Football Performance Award Watch List as one of the top placekickers in the nation • in 37 career games, has been perfect on extra points in his career, hitting on 62 of 62 attempts • has converted 33 of 43 (.767) career field goals • has accumulated 161 total points and has averaged 61.0 yards on kickoffs with 22 touchbacks • ranks No. 7 among active NCAA FCS kickers with 33 field goals and a .767 percentage • athletic player who is not afraid to make the tackle, making 13 during his two-year career • ranks No. 2 on UD career field goal list with 33 (8 shy of Jon Striefsky's UD record of 41 in 2005-09) • field goal percentage of .767 ranks No. 3 all-time at Delaware • UD career leader with eight field goals over 40 yards, including a career-long of 48 yards • has kicked at least one field goal in six straight games entering 2013 season • 62 consecutive PAT is a school record • 161 career points ranks No. 7 all-time at UD (record if 263 by Sean Leach in 1994-97).

2012 Season: Enjoyed another outstanding season as a junior • Delaware's leading scorer with 87 points on the season • converted all 33 extra point attempts and was 18 of 23 on field goals (.783) • was perfect on all 10 field goal attempts from 20 to 29 yards • led the Colonial Athletic Association in field goals made (18), kick scoring (7.9 points per game), field goal pct. (.783), and extra point pct. (1.000) • ranked No. 3 in the NCAA in field goals (18) and was 26th in field goal pct. (.764) • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Beyond Sports Network Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Bucknell when he kicked four field goals • kicked at least one field goal in 10 games, including each of the last six games • tied his own school record with four field goals vs. Bucknell (41, 20, 32, 21) • kicked three field goals vs. William & Mary • tied school record with 15 points in early season win over William & Mary • kicked a career-long 48 yard field goal vs. William & Mary and also added a 47-yarder vs. Towson • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Stepped into starting placekicking role and was outstanding, earning first team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors • also handled kickoff duties for the second straight year • converted all 29 extra point attempts and 15 of 20 field goal attempts to ranks second on team with 74 points • only kicker in the CAA to convert every extra point attempt • led CAA in field goals made • ranked No. 12 in the nation in field goals made with 15 • led all CAA kickers with four tackles • named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for season finale vs. Villanova • connected for two or more field goals in a game three times and tied a school record with four field goals each against Old Dominion and Villanova • converted four field goals vs. Villanova, including two in the final nine minutes to clinch season-ending 26-16 win • 14 points vs. Villanova was one shy of UD record • also scored 13 points by kicking vs. Old Dominion • 15 field goals was fourth highest season total in UD history • had six field goals of 40 or more yards, including a career-long 47-yarder vs. Delaware State • only kicker in UD history with six field goals of 40 or more yards in a season • only Jon Striefsky (seven in 2006-09) has kicked more 40-yard+ fields goals in a career (7) than Baner • averaged 60.8 yards per kickoff and had two touchbacks • had two field goals blocked • also punted once during the season, getting off a 38-yarder from the end zone vs. Massachusetts • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.

2010 Season: Key member of Delaware special team unit that ranked sixth in the league in kickoff coverage • averaged 61.4 yards on 87 kickoffs • had nine go for touchbacks on the season, including a season-best three vs. Towson on Homecoming • had six total tackles on the year, including a solo stop on his first collegiate play in the season opener vs. West Chester • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Richmond • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS title game under Keeler.

High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career at William Tennent High School where he was 20 of 24 on extra points and 2 of 4 on field goals over his final two seasons • had a 47-yard field goal and 15 touchbacks on kickoffs as a senior • averaged 41.3 yards per punt as a senior with a long kick of 67 yards • had 10 punts land inside 20-yard line as a senior • earned honorable mention All-State honors as a kicker and punter as a senior in 2009 • first team All-Suburban One selection at both positions as a senior • second team All-Suburban One and second team Bucks County Golden Team punter in 2008 as a junior • has earned Most Valuable Player honors at several kicking camps over the last two years.

Personal: Sean Allen Baner (“bay-nur”) • business major at Delaware • born June 15, 1991 • son of Hal and Colleen Baner • big country music fan • has taken part in three Habitat for Humanity projects in Appalachia. 

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