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Chris Ulinski
Chris Ulinski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grass Valley, Calif.

High School:
Nevada Union HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
Placekicker

Birthdate:
03/16/1987

Experience:
2L

• Academic All-WAC (2008)

Quickly: Last name is pronounced U-lynn-skee... Came to USU in spring of 2007 in time to participate in spring drills after not playing in 2006... For second season in a row, will handle the kickoff duties and be a backup for placekicking duties.

2008 (Jr.): Appeared in all 12 games on kickoff duty... Totaled 21 touchbacks of 55 kickoffs (.381)... The 21 touchbacks was tops in the WAC and tied for 13th in the NCAA... Booted season-high five touchbacks vs. New Mexico State for second year in a row... Was 2-of-2 on field goals, booming a 56-yarder in the New Mexico State game... That was the second-longest in the WAC behind the 58-yarder by Kevin Goessling of Fresno State as time expired to beat USU, 30-28... It was also the fourth-longest field goal in the NCAA of the season... The 56-yarder is tied for the third-longest in USU school history, tying Micah Knorr's 56-yard boot against Northern Illinois in 1995... Added 42-yard field goal at Nevada, as well as one punt on the season at Oregon.

2007 (So.): Kicked PAT's in first two games... Handled kickoff duties entire season... Tallied nine touchbacks on season including season-high three at New Mexico State.

2006 (Fr.): Went to the University of Nevada-Reno, but did not play football... Was on Nevada's club rugby team.

High School: Senior season at Nevada Union HS was his only year of playing football... Booted a 56-yard field goal, the second-longest in school history... Was a three-year letterwinner and captain of the soccer team... Also a three-year letterwinner on the volleyball team and ski team, as well as playing tennis for one year.

Personal: Born March 16, 1987 in Dallas, Texas... Son of Michael and Mary Ulinski... Has one brother, Matt, and one sister, Chelsea... Majoring in business finance... Hobbies include snowboarding and sailing... From same hometown and high school as USU teammates S James Brindley and OL Brennan McFadden.

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