12 Steve Mullins
Steve  Mullins


Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Paradise Valley

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 227





Utah State Faces New Mexico State In NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Third annual bowl game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network at 3:30 p.m. (MT).

Utah State: The nation?s leading returning punter after finishing fourth in the country in 2001... Will be punting for the fourth straight season and has ranked in the top 29 of the country in each of his first three seasons.

2001 (Jr.): Was fourth in the nation in punting average (44.8)... Was an honorable mention All-American by The Football News and was a Ray Guy Award semifinalist... His 44.8 average was a school record... Shared the team?s special teams MVP award with Dane Kidman... Had at least one 50-yard punt in all 11 games during the season, including three 60-plus yard punts... Dropped 13 of his 50 punts inside the 20-yard line.

2000 (So.): Had another outstanding season finishing second in the Big West and 29th in the NCAA in punting with a 41.4 average... Dropped 18 of his 64 punts inside the 20-yard line and recorded at least one 50-yard punt in eight-of-11 games... Was a second-team all-Big West selection... Earned Big West player of the week honors against Idaho... Also saw time at wide receiver and caught one pass for six yards... Was one-of-three passing for 19 yards as well.

1999 (Fr.): Earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News as a punter... Was 29th in the NCAA in punting average at 42.3 per game... Had a long of 70 yards and dropped nine inside the 20 on the year... Had at least one 50-yarder in eight games... Offensively he completed one-of-two passes for eight yards... Rushed one time for 34 yards.

1998 (RS): Redshirted his first year at Utah State.

High School: An all-region and honorable mention all-state selection as a senior... Was also an honorable mention all-state pick as a junior... Set school records for career yardage (more than 3,000) and touchdown passes (24)... Was a three-year starter at quarterback and also handled punting chores... Played forward on the team?s 1997 state championship basketball team... Ran track as a sophomore and played baseball as a freshman.

Personal: Son of Chuck and Karen Mullins... Born Oct. 23, 1979 in Jackson, Miss... Majoring in general business.

Punting Stats

Year	No.	Yds.	Avg.	Long	TB	I20
1999	  51	2155	42.3	70	  5	  9
2000	  64	2647	41.4	64	13	18
2001	  50	2241	44.8	67	  8	13
Totals	165	7043	42.7	70	26	40
The Nation?s Leading Returning Punter

All-America Honorable Mention (Football News - 2001)

Ray Guy Award Semifinalist (one of 10 - 2001)

All-Independent First Team (Football News - 2001)

Freshman All-America First Team (The Sporting News - 1999)

All-Big West Conference Second Team (2000)

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