Sepulveda first 2-time Ray Guy winner

Duane Laverty, Waco Tribune Herald

Duane Laverty, Waco Tribune Herald

Birthday: January 12, 1984 (Austin, Texas)

High School: Highland Park High School (Dallas, Texas)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 230 pounds

Dorm Days: Originally a walk-on linebacker at Baylor, Sepulveda became the Bears’ starting punter as a redshirt freshman despite not having punted since junior high; the first two-time Ray Guy Award winner, he was also a two-time first-team All-American in both 2004 and 2006.

Go Figure: 4. Sepulveda’s grades (3.46 cumulative GPA) earned him academic All-Big 12 honors four straight years.

NFL Career: Fourth-round pick (112th overall to Pittsburgh). Sepulveda signed a three-year contract for $1.46 million with the Steelers on May 31, 2007; Punted a total of 221 times in 52 games over four seasons with a career average of 43.7 yards per punt and a career long of 66 yards in 2011; Was on the Super Bowl XLIII championship squad.

Extra Points: Sepulveda was saddled with knee injuries, including two torn ACLs throughout his playing career; He completed two 30-plus-yard passes in his only two career throwing attempts.


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