Position: Kicker / Punter
Height /Weight: 6-1 / 205
Hometown: Southampton, Pa.
High School: William Tennent HS
At Delaware: One of the nation's top returning all-around kickers • will handle Delaware kickoff and placekicking duties once again and will battle returning punter Rauley Zaragoza for starting spot • third season handling kickoff duties • College Football Performance Awards All-American candidate • earned first team pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association honors by both the league coaches and the College Sporting News • ranked as the No. 3 kicker in the country and a third team pre-season All-American by CSN • pre-season third team All-American by Beyond Sports Network • outstanding kicker with powerful leg • athletic player who is not afraid to make the tackle, making 10 during his two-year career • looking to extend streak of 29 straight successful extra point attempts • has converted five career field goals over 40 yards, including a career-long of 47 • enters 2012 season having converted 29 straight extra points and five straight field goals • has appeared in 26 career games and converted all 29 extra point attempts and 15 of 20 field goals for 74 points.
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.
Career Statistics at Delaware
|Year||GP/GS||PAT-Att. (Pct.)||FG-Att. (Pct.)||Long FG||Points||KO Avg. (TB)|
|2011||11/0||29-29 (1.000)||15-20 (.750)||47||74||60.8 (2)|
|2010||15/0||0-0 (.000)||0-0 (.000)||-||0||61.4 (9)|
|Totals||26/0||29-29 (1.000)||15-20 (.750)||47||74||61.1 (11)|
Career-High Points: 14 vs. Villanova, 2011
Career-High Field Goals: 4 vs. Old Dominion; Villanova
Long Field Goal: 47 vs. Rhode Island
Career Tackles: 10