Seniors Alfred Morris and Sam McRoy Joined by Sophomore Randell Johnson
Alfred Morris Runs for a Record Setting 198 yards on 38 Carries
Groody Averages 42.5 Yards per Punt
Darian Williams hauls in first touchdown at new on-campus football stadium
Earned a spot on the Phil Steele's 2011 Preseason All-SBC Team (1st P)
FAU was No. 17 nationally in net punt returns...averaged 45.17 per punt...opponents averaged 6.37 per return...led the Sun Belt in both categories.
2010: First team all-conference selection...All-American selection...Ray Guy Watch List member...FAU special teams MVP...averaged 43.5 yards per punt his first outing...tied his career-high with eight punts at UAB...had five punts versus USF...recorded a career-long 73-yard punt versus FIU...led the league in average yards per punt...had a punt of 50+ yards in 10-consecutive games...special teams game ball winner versus UAB and FIU...served as team game captain versus North Texas...finished his junior campaign No. 5 nationally with a 45.80 punt average...is third all time SBC in career punting average at 42.1, no. 2 in punting average in a season at 45.7 and his efforts placed the team punting average for the season at 3,252, 4th all-time SBC...the team punting average was 45.2, tops all-time SBC.
2009: Assumed all punt duties following game one...had just 10 punts returned on the season for an average of 6.1 yards per punt...the longest return was just 29 yards...had a career high eight punts versus Troy...earned the Special Teams Game Ball following the Arkansas State game and the Special Teams MVP honor at season's end...had three punts more than 50 yards...had a 55 yard punt at UAB and hit it again versus Arkansas State...worked with the quarterbacks in the spring to gain knowledge he hopes to use in a coaching career...member of the Ray Guy Watch List.
Motor City Bowl: Traveled with the squad.
2008: Redshirted following a foot injury.
New Orleans Bowl: Tallied two punts in the Owls victory over Memphis for a total of 80 yards...44 yards was his long...one was a touch back and the other was fair caught.
2007: Began the year as the team's placement punter...game-high six punts for an average of 39.7 yards, his longest was 54 yards at Florida...placed three inside the 20 at ULL and two at Florida...punt average was 35.5 yards per punt...just one was blocked and 10 were inside the 20.
High School: Kicked for George Smith at St. Thomas High School, which played for the state championship the last three seasons...as a senior, he averaged 41 yards per punt, including nine within the 20...earned All-County honors and was named All-America MSL...played in the MSL All-American Game and the Dade versus Broward All-Star Game...member of the Spanish National Honor Society...three-sport athlete (football, baseball, basketball)...prior to his senior year, he participated in various camps, including Notre Dame, Rutgers, Florida, Florida Atlantic and Miami...he is the first punter to sign an NLI in FAU's history.
Personal: Management and finance major...son of Mike and Sandra Groody...born in Shirley, NY.
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