Columbia Football BIO
Matthew Panton
Player Profile:
Matthew Panton 1600038
Position: Kicker/Punter
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shoreham, Aus.
High School: Melbourne Grammar School

CAREER: Saw action in 18 career games ... As a two-year punter, averaged 38.9 yards per punt (61 punts, 2,370 yards) with a long of 70, five touchbacks, 19 fair catches, 29 punts inside the 20-yard line and four punts of 50 yards or more ... Two-year letterman.

2016: Saw action in all 10 games as a punting specialist ... Ranked No. 42 nationally in punting (40.5 average) ... Ranked No. 4 in the Ivy League in punting (40.5 average) ... Averaged 40.5 yards per punt (42 punts for 1,703 yards with a long of 70 ... Also finished with 29 punts inside the 20-yard line, four touchbacks, 13 fair catches and three punts of 50 yards or longer ... His 70-yard punt was the longest in the Ivy League in 2016 ... Averaged 49.0 yards per punt on four punts and kicked career-long 70-yarder at Brown (Nov. 19) ... Punted three times inside the 20-yard line, finished with a 39.2 yards per punt average (6-235) with a long of 53 yards vs.  Dartmouth (Oct. 22) ... Placed five of his six punts inside the 20-yard line, averaged 41.5 yards per punt (6-249) with a long of 49 and two fair catches at Georgetown (Sept. 24) ... Placed all three of his punts inside the 20-yard line (3-116) with a long of 46 and two fair catches in the season opener vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).

2015: Played nine games for the Lions… Averaged 35.1 yards per punt on 19 punts… Placed a team-high 12 punts inside the 20-yard line… Planted a season-high three punts inside the 20 at Yale.

2014: Did not play.

Previous Experience: Was a member of Columbia's heavyweight rowing program … Experienced Australian Rules Football player.

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