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David Lerner

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Height
6' 0"
CLASS
SR
Hometown
Gainesville
Weight
194 lbs.
Experience
SQ
School
Buchholz
#40

CAREER: A senior who enrolled at Florida in May of 2008 and walked on in August of 2008…Saw action in six games for Gators…Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

 

2011: Appeared in six games for the Gators…Named the Dick Schaap Sportsman of the Year given by the Greater New York Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)…A Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award Nominee…Finished the season with 27 punts for 1,040 yards (38.5 avg.), with seven landing inside the 20…Punted three-times against FSU…Averaged 37.3 yards per punt off six punts for 224 yards against LSU…Tied a career-long punt of 50 yards against Alabama…Totaled a career-high 303 yards off seven punts with a career-high average of 43.3 yards per punt against the Crimson Tide…Punted five times for a total of 180 yards and an average of 36 yards per punt in the Gators win over Kentucky…Had a career-long punt of 50 yards in the win over Tennessee, compiled 154 yards over four punts with an average of 38.5…Punted twice against UAB with a long of 32 yards…Named to the 2011 SEC Fall Honor Roll.   

 

2010: Did not see action but dressed for eight games…Named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

2009: Did not see any game action for the Gators...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in the fall of 2009.

 

2008: Dressed for three games but did not see any game action.

 

PREP: A two-year letterman at wide receiver and punter for Buchholz High School...Selected as first-team all-area punter by the Gainesville Sun...Helped lead Buchholz to back-to-back city championships in 2006 and 2007 and district runner-ups in 2007...Collected Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards in 2006 and 2007...High school coach was Jay Goodwin.

 

 

CAREER STATISTICS

PUNTING

G

No.

Yards

Lg

Avg

2011

6

27

1040

50

38.5

TOTAL

6

27

1040

50

38.5

 

 

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Punting

Date

Opponent

No

Yds

Avg

Long

Blkd

TB

FC

50+

I20

10-Sep-11

UAB

2

58

29

32

0

0

2

0

2

17-Sep-11

TENNESSEE

4

154

38.5

50

0

0

1

1

2

24-Sep-11

at Kentucky

5

180

36

43

0

0

2

0

1

1-Oct-11

ALABAMA

7

303

43.3

50

0

0

0

1

1

8-Oct-11

at LSU

6

224

37.3

42

0

0

0

0

1

26-Nov-11

FLORIDA STATE

3

121

40.3

47

0

0

3

0

0

Totals

27

1040

38.5

50

0

0

8

2

7

 

 

OFF THE FIELD STORIES

·         Diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in the summer of 2011

·         Earned a scholarship prior to the 2011 season

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

“I thought it was a great opportunity for him (earning a scholarship). He’s been here for a few years now and he’s worked his tail off. I’m just happy to see it happen to such a good kid.” (8/19/11)

John Brantley, UF quarterback

 

“There's never been a time in my life that I've been more happy to go to practice and be around the guys — and even just to get screamed at. It's so much better than sitting up in a hospital. It's really made me realize we take a lot of stuff for granted. Just eating solid food is a blessing. It's made me a lot more thankful for a lot of the things I have. I have Crohn's, but it could be a lot worse. I could not be able to play. At least I can still play and practice.” (8/18/11)

David Lerner, UF punter

 

 

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