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27 David Wasielewski

  • Punter
  • 5-10, 233
  • junior, il
  • Tampa (Jesuit HS)

A true junior... Has seen action in 13 regular season games for 61 plays... Also saw action in the 1999 Orange Bowl... 54 career punts for 2,167 yards (40.1 avg.)... Career long 53-yarder vs. Auburn in 1998...Has also handled some kicking duties (four kickoffs)... Earned first team All-SEC Freshman Team honors following the 1998 season...

1999 - Played in two games (Western Michigan and Tennessee) for five plays... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Averaged 39.0 yards on four punts... Two punts for 89 yards (44.5 avg.), with long of 45, vs. Western Michigan... Two punts for 67 yards (33.5 avg.), with long of 43, against Tennessee...

1998 - UF's top punter who was also the backup behind Jeff Chandler for kickoff duties... Played in all 11 regular season games for 56 plays... Also played in Orange Bowl... Named to Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshmen Team... Team-high 52 punts for 2,100 yards (40.4 avg.), with a long of 53 vs. Auburn... 40.4 average ranked fifth in the SEC... Four kickoffs with an average opponent drive starting at the 29.3-yard line...

Prep - One of the premier kickers in the state who earned All-America recognition... Named one of the top three kicking specialist prospects in the country by National Bluechips Recruiting Service and that publication named him to its Bluechips All-America Team... Named to PrepStar's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top two kicking specialists in the southeast... Selected to the prestigious Florida Super Seniors Team as a place-kicker... Honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today... First-team (4A) all-state selection in 1997... National Recruiting Advisor ranked him among the top three kickers in the southeast... Connected on 7 of 9 field goals (only misses came from 55 and 62 yards) in '97, with a long of 53, and averaged 44 yards per punt... High school coach was Dominick Ciao... Named to the Honor Roll all four years... Selected to the National Hispanic Honor Society... Also works with his local church on retreats for youth... Also visited Miami, Notre Dame and Texas during the recruiting process...

Personal - Born David James Wasielewski on November 14, 1979 in Tampa, Florida... Parents - Thomas and Karen Wasielewski ... Hobbies include basketball and working out... Favorite sports personality is Mark McGwire and favorite actor is Bruce Willis...

Major - Geography.

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