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Chris Hetland

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Height
6' 0"
CLASS
RSR
Hometown
Leesburg, Ga.
Weight
186 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Lee County

Joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 2002 season and received a scholarship in the spring of 2006…

HONORS: Named to the 2005 Associated Press and Coaches’ All-SEC Second Teams…Named to the Watch List for the 2006 Lou Groza Award…Chosen second-team on the Preseason All-SEC Special Teams list issued by CollegeFootballNews.com and the SEC coaches prior to the '06 campaign…

CAREER: Saw action in 29 games with 25 starts…

2006: Was 43-for-45 on extra-point attempts and 6-for-15 on field goals…Recorded a pair of field goals from 42 and 40 yards out, as well as five PATs, in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game…Connected on a 33-yard first-quarter field goal, in addition to hitting 5-of-5 PAT attempts, against Arkansas in the SEC Championship Game…Was 3-for-3 on PATs in the 21-14 win at Florida State, but missed two field-goal attempts from 35 and 38 yards out…Recorded Florida's opening PAT in its 62-0 victory over Western Carolina…Connected on his third field goal of the season, a 22-yarder, and contributed two PATs in Florida’s 17-16 win over South Carolina…Also missed a field goal from 30-yards out against the Gamecocks…Hit a field goal from 29 yards against Vanderbilt and recorded two PATs against the Commodores…Passed Bobby Raymond in the UF record books with his 65th-career PAT against Vanderbilt to move into eighth on UF's all-time list…Was 3-for-3 on PATs against Georgia, but missed two field-goal attempts from 39 and 42 yards out…Contributed five points in Florida’s 27-17 loss at Auburn, with two PATs and his first field goal of the season from 22 yards…Posted a 3-for-3 record on point-after attempts in Florida’s 23-10 win over LSU, but missed his fourth-straight field goal attempt of the season from 36 yards out…Went 4-for-4 against Alabama on PATs and missed a 36-yard attempt…Had two PATs blocked against Kentucky, and finished the game 2-for-4…Went 3-for-3 on PATs and 0-for-2 on field goal attempts in Florida’s win at Tennessee, missing from 52 and 47 yards out…Contributed four points on PATs in Florida's 42-0 shutout over UCF…Was 4-for-4 on PATs against Southern Mississippi…

2005: Was the team’s primary option at place-kicker for field goals and extra points…Made the first 10 attempts of his career…One of four place-kickers nationally to be honored with conference special teams player of the week multiple times that year…Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performances in the Wyoming and Tennessee contests…Kicked a career-best 47-yarder in the third quarter of the win over Wyoming…Went 3-of-3 on FG attempts against the Vols, proving to be the winning margin in the 16-7 victory…Totaled 77 points on the season (38-of-40 extra points, 13-of-16 field goals)…

2004: Handled some kickoff duties in the season opener against Eastern Michigan…Kicked twice, putting one in the end zone for a touchback…

2003: Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Saw action in one game for three plays…Had his first three career kickoffs versus Iowa…Dressed for 10 games (all but Kentucky, Arkansas, and Georgia)…

2002: Worked with the special teams unit and was redshirted…

PREP: A four-year starter who was selected as the all-region kicker for three years…All-state honorable mention choice…All-area kicker and All-Southeast kicker…Booted a 54-yard field goal…In 1999, the Lee County Trojans made it to the second round of the state playoffs…High school coach was Tim Goodin…Also played soccer, golf and basketball in high school…Member of the 1999 and 2000 Regional Championship teams in soccer…Golf team was the Regional Champs in 1999…Also considered Georgia…

MAJOR: Social & Behavioral Sciences.

PERSONAL: Was born on Dec. 2, 1983, in Leesburg, Ga.…Father attended Florida and is a retired engineer…Has an older sister, Kathi…Hobbies include fishing and golf…Chose Florida for its academics and it has "been a dream to be a Florida Gator."…His parents are Randy and Donna Hetland…


CAREER KICKING STATISTICS
Year XPM XPA Pct. FGM Pct. Lng Pts.
2005 38 40 .950 13-16 .812 47 77
2006 43 45 .955 6-16 .400 42 60
Totals 81 85 .953 19-32 .594 47 137

Game-By-Game

2006

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 14

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-4     0   0   0    4
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-4     0   0   0    4
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   3-3     0   0   0    3
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-2     0   0   0    2
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-4     0   0   0    4
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   3-3     0   0   0    3
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   2-2     0   0   0    5
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   3-3     0   0   0    3
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   2-2     0   0   0    5
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   2-2     0   0   0    5
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   1-1     0   0   0    1
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   3-3     0   0   0    3
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   5-5     0   0   0    8
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   5-5     0   0   0   11
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0  45-43    0   0   0   61


                                     |------------------PUNTING------------------| |--FIELD GOALS--| |------KICKOFFS------|
 Date         Opponent                 No  Yds   Avg Long Blkd   TB   FC  50+  I20 Att-Made Lg Blkd   No  Yds   Avg  TB  OB
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-1    22    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-1    29    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-1    22    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-1    33    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-2    42    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Totals..............................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0  15-6    42    0    0    0   0.0   0   0

2005

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 12

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   3-2     0   0   0    8
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-3     0   0   0    3
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   1-1     0   0   0   10
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   7-7     0   0   0    7
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    3
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-4     0   0   0    7
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   2-2     0   0   0    5
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   2-2     0   0   0    2
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   7-7     0   0   0    7
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   2-2     0   0   0    8
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-4     0   0   0   10
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   4-4     0   0   0    7
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0  40-38    0   0   0   77


                                     |------------------PUNTING------------------| |--FIELD GOALS--| |------KICKOFFS------|
 Date         Opponent                 No  Yds   Avg Long Blkd   TB   FC  50+  I20 Att-Made Lg Blkd   No  Yds   Avg  TB  OB
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-2    47    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   3-3    38    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-1    37    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-1    44    0    1   53  53.0   0   0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-1    22    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   0-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   1-0     0    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-2    43    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   3-2    44    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0   2-1    21    0    0    0   0.0   0   0
 Totals..............................   0    0   0.0    0    0    0    0    0    0  16-13   47    0    1   53  53.0   0   0

2004

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 1

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2003

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 2

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

Profile on Chris Hetland

  • A 5-handicap golfer in high school
  • Played midfielder for his high school soccer team
  • Kicked a personal-best 54-yard field goal in high school
  • Lathers up with a hot bath three hours before every game
  • His father became his kicking coach during his high school years after he went 0-for-5 during a JV game

What They Are Saying About Chris Hetland

"I have a lot of confidence in Chris Hetland. I made the comment the other day that I've coached some kickers that you just look in their eyes, and you're not sure what's going on up there. Chris Hetland is no different than Chris Leak. He's a very competitive young guy and very talented. And I just wish we would have got more field goals." (9-28-06)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

"I think I get more nervous in practice than I do in the game. I got Coach Meyer breathing down my neck, and that's more pressure than 90,000." (9/14/06)
Chris Hetland

“I want to be perfect inside the 40 (yard-line) — that’s what I’m shooting for. I’d like to perfect outside the 40, too.” (8/17/06)
Chris Hetland

“It just helps to be out there in front of the crowd, even if you don’t, like I didn’t get to play a whole lot but I got the opportunity to start in the Outback Bowl, which helped me a lot. Just to know what it is like to be out there in that environment because it is just totally different, nothing you could ever imagine.” (8/9/2005)
Chris Hetland

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