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Chris Summers
Chris Summers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fishers, Ind.

High School:
Hamilton Southeastern

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 179

Position:
Punter-Kicker



09/23/2006

Purdue vs. Minnesota

Purdue vs. Minnesota (9/23/06)

Quoting Coach Gibboney: "A good talent to have on your team because he has the ability to work all three phases of kicking ... we look for a big year out of him at the punter position."

Career: Made Purdue-record 111 consecutive PAT attempts from Sept. 2, 2006, to Oct. 4, 2008, vs. Penn State ... streak ranks as third-longest in Big Ten history behind J.D. Carlson of Michigan (126, 1989-91) and Brett Conway of Penn State (119, 1994-96) ... ranks fourth on Purdue career field goals list with 31, seventh with 209 points, 10th with a .596 field goal percentage (31 of 52) and 10th with 38.4-yard punting average.

2008: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 11 games ... ranked fifth on team with 29 points ... averaged 38.4 yards on 50 punts, including five touchbacks, 16 fair catches and 14 inside the 20-yard line ... averaged 58.4 yards on 16 kickoffs, including two touchbacks ... made 5 of 10 field goals, including a long of 45 yards vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 20 ... connected on 14 of 15 PAT attempts ... lone miss came vs. Penn State on Oct. 4 and snapped school-record streak of 111 consecutive conversions ... made four field goals vs. Oregon on Sept. 13 (29, 38, 27 and 22 yards) ... did not play vs. Indiana on Nov. 22 as Purdue did not punt in that game.

2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 13 games ... topped team with 110 points (third on school season list) ... ranks second on Purdue season field goal percentage list at .818 and tied for third with 18 field goals (also Travis Dorsch, 1999) ... made 18 of 22 field goal attempts ... connected on all 56 PAT attempts to set school record ... averaged 55.4 yards on 81 kickoffs, including four touchbacks ... made nine of last 10 field goals, including ones from 40, 45 and 50 yards ... made all seven field goals attempts under 30 yards ... connected on four field goals vs. Notre Dame on Sept. 29 (27, 34, 26 and 29 yards) and at Penn State on Nov. 3 (45, 28, career-long 50 and 37 yards) ... drilled game-winning 40-yard field goal as time expired vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.

2006: Joined team as a walkon ... appeared in all 14 games ... second on team with 70 points ... ranked second in Big Ten with 46 PAT conversions ... made 46 of 47 PAT attempts and 8 of 20 field goal tries ... averaged 57.4 yards on 67 kickoffs, including 16 touchbacks (24 percent) ... made 43-yard field goal vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 9 ... successful on field goals from 39 and 36 yards vs. Minnesota on Sept. 23 ... converted 44-yard field goal as time expired in first half at Iowa on Oct. 7 ... kicked season-long 47-yard field goal vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 21.

High School: First team all-state kicker as junior and senior ... first team all-state punter as senior ... received Indiana Mr. Football Position Award (top kicker) and Phil N. Eskew Mental Attitude Award ... three-time first team all-county selection and twice named all-conference ... converted 42 of 44 PAT attempts and 14 of 25 field goals (long of 52 yards) while averaging 36.5 yards on 48 punts as senior ... made 24 of 25 PAT attempts and 8 of 11 field goals (long of 47 yards) as junior ... made 25 of 27 PAT attempts and 9 of 13 field goals (long of 37) as sophomore ... member of Class 5A state runner-up football team his senior season ... coach was Rob Cutter ... comes from same school as fellow Boilermakers Chris Carlino and Zach Heiniger ... member of National Honor Society ... graduated in top 10 percent of his class.

Personal: Given name is Christopher Clay Summers ... born Feb. 29, 1988 ... mechanical engineering major ... enjoys playing basketball and golf ... parents, Clay and Diane, graduated from Illinois ... cousin, Dan Predick, is a Purdue alum.