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Krieg connects for his first home run at Purdue, McHugh records four hits & two RBI.
Webster pitched in three games and also played center field for the final inning of the April 24 win against Illinois-Chicago... struck out All-American and MLB Draft first round pick Phillip Ervin in his collegiate debut, working the final inning of the Samford series... also pitched against Evansville and Northwestern.
Webster made the 2013 Purdue baseball roster during the winter try out period. He is also the punter on the Purdue football team, helping the Boilers reach bowl games after the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Webster is the first Purdue student-athlete to play both football and baseball for the Boilermakers since Travis Dorsch, who played baseball in 1999 and 2000 and was a kicker and punter for the football team.
Webster was a center fielder and pitcher for head coach Charles Fackler at Central Dauphin East High School. Purdue alumnus and CDE High School grad Allan Donato, who played for the Boilers from 2005-08, was the pitching coach at CDE High School during Webster's prep career.
Purdue Football Bio
2012: Ray Guy Award semifinalist... averaged 42.3 yards per punt to finish third in the Big Ten and 33rd nationally among all FBS punters... 70 punts for 2,961 yards in 2012... placed 29 of his 70 punts (41 percent) inside the opposition's 20-yard line, had 20 fair caught and booted 17 over 50 yards in 2012... enters his senior season ranked sixth all-time at Purdue in total punts (162) and second in average (42.8).
2011: Appeared in all 13 games ... punted 45 times for 1,931 yards and did not record a touchback all season ... punting average of 42.9 yards tied for the sixth highest in a season in school history ... had 13 punts over 50 yards, including a 66-yarder against Minnesota, and saw 11 of his kicks fall inside the opposition's 20-yard line ... averaged 50 yards per punt on four kicks against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 3 ... booted four of five punts over 50 yards and finished with 247 yards at Rice on Sept. 10 ... punted once for 51 yards against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 17 ... had five punts for 232 yards (46.4) against Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... punted three times for 136 yards (45.3) against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... had three punts for 137 yards (45.7) at Penn State on Oct. 15 ... booted a season-high six punts for 256 yards (42.7) against Illinois on Oct. 22 ... had 151 yards on four punts (37.8) at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... averaged 45.7 yards per kick (3-137) at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... punted six times for 193 yards (32.2) against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... had one punt for 52 yards against Iowa on Nov. 19 ... booted three punts for 112 yards (37.3) at Indiana on Nov. 26 ... had one kick for 27 yards in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27.
2010: Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman ... handled the majority of the punting duties for the final 10 games ... finished with 47 punts for 2,034 yards ... punting average of 43.3 yards was the third highest in a season in school history (min. 40 kicks) ... had 17 punts over 50 yards, including a 79-yarder, and placed 12 kicks inside the opposition's 20-yard line ... had five punts for 187 yards (37.4) in his first collegiate action against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... averaged 46.7 yards on three punts and booted a 55-yarder against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... had six punts for 286 yards (47.7), including a 79-yarder which tied for the third longest in school history, at Northwestern on Oct. 9 ... averaged 46.5 yards per kick on two punts (2-93), including a 55-yarder, against Minnesota on Oct. 16 ... had 280 yards on six punts (46.7), including a 59-yarder, at No. 11 Ohio State on Oct. 23 ... had five punts, including a 59-yarder, at Illinois on Oct. 30 ... averaged 45.0 yards per kick on four punts against No. 7 Wisconsin on Nov. 6 ... had a 63-yarder among his six punts against Michigan on Nov. 13 ... averaged a season-high 56.0 yards per punt as all six kicks against Indiana went over 50 yards, including a long of 65.
High School: Four-time first team All-Mid Penn Conference punter ... first team all-state punter and first team all-conference place kicker as senior ... Patriot News Top 25 All-Star selection ... East/West Pennsylvania All-Star team member (East) ... booted school-record 72-yard punt against Steel High School on Oct. 9, 2009 ... second team all-state punter and second team all-conference kicker his junior year ... listed among The Sporting News Top 50 Juniors in the Country to Watch ... despite suffering a groin pull, was ranked as the No. 4 punter in the country by Chris Sailor Kicking as junior ... ranked as the No. 17 punter nationally by Ray Guy/Pro Kicking.com his junior year ... kicked a then-school-record 69-yard punt against Carlisle on Sept. 8, 2008 ... first team all-state punter as sophomore ... ranked as the No. 1 punter in the nation by Chris Sailor Kicking his sophomore year ... four-time team Specialist Award winner ... also played defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver ... coach was George Landis.
Personal: Given name is Cody Thomas Webster ... born June 1, 1991 ... plans on majoring in agriculture ... enjoys fishing, hunting, sports and cars.