Colton Schmidt
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Liberty HS '09

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
P

Major:
Psychology

2011: ALL-GREAT WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Completed his third consecutive season as the primary punter for the Aggies... Broke the UC Davis single season record for punting average... Finished with 61 punts and 2,582 yards for a 42.3 average... Placed 20 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line... Recorded 13 punts of 50 yards or more, including a season-long of 64 yards... Forced 11 fair catches while six punts resulted touchbacks... Has a career average of 40.07 yards per punt, placing him second in the current Aggie career records... Name Great West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after tallying nine punts for 411 yards at Arizona State.

2010:
ALL-GREAT WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... Finished with 66 punts and 2,559 yards for 38.8 average... Broke Chris Humes' school record with 78-yarder at North Dakota, sending a punt past returner Josh Murray's outstretched hands with 12 minutes remaining in the 4th... Previous season best was 62-yarder that helped UC Davis escape its own 7-yard line at San Jose State... Put 18 punts inside opponent's 20-yard line, had 5 punts of 50 or longer and had 23 result in fair catches... Earned GWC Special Teams Player of the Week three times... First honor was for SJSU, second for UND, third was for booting 46- and 49-yarders vs. Sacramento State.

2009: Punted 52 times for 2,032 yards (39.1 average)... Pinned 19 attempts inside opponent's 20-yard line... Booted four of 50 yards or more... Longest punt, a 67-yarder vs. Winston-Salem State, stuck the Rams on their own 1-yard line... Handled placekicking duties in second half of Sacramento State game, hitting a pair of PATs... Had four punts at Montana, forcing the Griz to start drives inside their own 10 on two occasions to earn GWC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

LIBERTY HS '09: Received All-Southeast Yosemite League honors as well as All-Area (Kern County) recognition after averaging more than 40 yards per attempt... Also served as placekicker, hitting 9 of 13 FGs, including a 48-yarder... Made 29 of 30 PATs for team-high 56 points in 2008... Selected as Special Teams Player of the Year by KBAK-TV... Selected to All-Southeast Yosemite League first team and All-Area second team as a junior... Team won three SEYL titles in his four years.

PERSONAL: Born in Bakersfield, Calif.... Majoring in political science... Parents are Mark & Deborah Schmidt.