A leg with a little more behind it

plackemeier_1Birthday: March 5, 1984 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

High School: Fallbrook Union High School (Fallbrook, Calif.); twice voted soccer team’s most valuable player.

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 247 pounds

Dorm Days: A three-time first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection (2003, ’04, ’05); Unanimous first-team All-American in 2005; Led the nation in punting (47.2 average) and net punting (41.4) in 2005.

Go Figure: 13. Plackemeier crushed 13 punts more than 60 yards in 2005, with his longest being an 82-yarder.

NFL Career: Seventh-round pick (239th overall to Seattle). Plackemeier appeared in 43 total games (33 with the Seahawks, 10 with the Redskins); Averaged 45.0 yards per punt as a rookie in 2006; Racked up 236 total punts for 9,955 yards.

Extra Points: Father, Steve, was a swimmer and water polo player at Southeast Missouri State; Uncle, Jim Israel, played basketball and baseball at Wake Forest.

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