#16 Eric Maust
CAREER:Strong-legged punter has booted the ball 75 times for 3,102 yards (41.4 avg.) for the Irish … bombed 10 punts over 50 yards, with a long of 54 and landed 25 balls inside the 20-yard line … enters 2009 as Notre Dame[apos]s only experienced punter … missed some practices in `09 spring due to baseball … one of Notre Dame[apos]s best pitchers posting a combined 14-6 record from 2007-09 … named all-BIG EAST second team as a pitcher in 2008 .
2008 (JUNIOR): Served as the Irish punter and appeared in all 13 games … booted the ball 54 times for 2,218 yards (41.1 avg.) and dropped 16 balls inside the 20-yard line … boomed eight punts over 50 yards and only allowed four balls to result in touchbacks … booted five punts for 199 yards (39.8 avg.) in opening game win vs. San Diego State … landed two of those punts inside the 20-yard line … had one of his best days punting vs. Michigan by booming six punts for 263 yards (43.8 average) with a long of 52 yards and two being downed inside the 20-yard line … had a pair of punts sail over 50 yards despite horrendous weather conditions against the Wolverines … booted five punts for 204 yards (40.8 avg.) against Michigan State, getting two downed inside the 20-yard line … had another solid day vs. Purdue, punting twice for 93 yards (46.5 average) with a career long of 54 yards and having one downed inside the 20-yard line … downed two more punts inside the 20-yard line against Stanford, one of which stopped on the three-yard line after traveling 50 yards … racked up 207 yards in five attempts (41.4 avg.) vs. the Cardinal … made one appearance on a fake punt attempt during the game vs. Washington … registered three punts for 132 yards (44.0 avg.) with one downed inside the 20-yd line and one downed for a touchback in the win over Navy … recorded another solid day vs. Syracuse, punting the ball four times for 172 yards (43.0 avg.) … landed two of those punts inside the 20-yard line against the Orange … had a career-high in punts with eight, totaling 323 yards (40.4 avg.) with a season-long and career long-tying 54-yarder against USC … then added a 50-yard boot midway through the second quarter … was his seventh punt of over 50 yards this season and ninth of his career … also recorded a tackle on the day vs. the Trojans … boomed five punts for 219 yards (43.8 avg.) against Hawai[apos]i … had a long punt of 51 yards and downed one punt inside the 20-yard line.
2007 (SOPHOMORE):Averaged team-best 42.1 yards on 21 punts while landing nine punts inside the 20 and knocking only one in the end zone for a touchback … boomed two punts over 50 yards and six of his punts were fair caught … played in six games for Geoff Price (Penn State, Michigan State, Purdue, Air Force, Duke and Stanford) … first career punt went for 45 yards at Penn State … averaged 43.0 yards on three punts at Michigan State with a long punt of 50 yards … landed two of three punts inside the 20 at Purdue and averaged 44.0 yards against the Boilermakers … punted five times at Air Force, averaging 43.0 yards, and boomed season-long 53-yard punt … landed three of four punts inside the 20 at Stanford … made 36 special teams appearances.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in his first season on the team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Football and baseball standout at Blessed Trinity High School … four-year baseball letterwinner, as pitcher and centerfielder … named Georgia Dugout Club 2006 player of the year, after leading team to state title in senior season that saw him set team records for wins (12), Ks (83), innings (85) and ERA (1.35) … four-year football monogram winner, primarily as a QB and safety (he began punting in final season) … set team records for career passing yards (1,743) and passing TDs (11), season punting avg. (39.8) and longest punt (68) … totaled 1,145 career rushing yards (15 TDs) … two-time football MVP who captained `05 team to conference and regional titles … all-conference, first team all-area and honorable mention all-state in senior season, when he completed 37 passes for 555 yards (5 TDs) … completed 33 passes as a junior (425 yards, 3 TDs) and sophomore (561 yards, 3 TDs) … lettered final three years as shooting guard/forward on basketball team … graduated with 91 grade average … served as student ambassador … received Hugh O[apos]Brien Leadership Award … member of National Honor Society … enters `09 spring semester with 2.92 cumulative GPA … father Fred Maust wrestled at Central Florida … sister Claire Maust was an All-American swimmer at Georgia and was an NCAA Post Graduate scholarship recipient … born Jan. 19, 1988, in Atlanta … son of Fred and Deanna Maust … full name is Eric Tindal Maust … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Maust[apos]s Career Statistics
YearG-SNoYdsAvgLGTBFCI2050+Blkd2006Did Not Play20076-02188442.15316921200813-054221841.1544101682Totals19-075310241.45451625103