51 Chris Shibel
SCHOOL RECORD WATCH: Career punting average entering 2004 is 40.6 (155-for-6,299)... Chris Humes set school record of 39.35 from 1989-92... Assuming 45 punts in 2004, needs to average just 34.9 (1,571 yards) to hold record... Should remain at No. 2 in career punts and yards... Greg Alley holds those records at 244 and 9,531, respectively.
2003: Recorded 51 punts for 2,053 yards, a 40.3 average (8th in school history)... Ranked 26th among D-II punters... Longest punt was 60 yards, vs. Cal Poly... Pinned opponent inside the 20-yard line on 9 occasions... Deepest punt (besides touchbacks) stuck Cal Poly on its own 1-yard line in the 2nd quarter... Lone punt vs. Central Washington settled on the Wildcat 3-yard line... Had six punts of 50 yards or more.
2002: ALL-INDEPENDENT FOOTBALL ALLIANCE FIRST TEAM... Finished 8th among D-II punters with 41.3 average... Compiled 2,271 yards on 55 punts... Planted 14 inside the opponents' 20-yard lines... Had 6 touchbacks and 3 result in fair catches... Twice selected as team's Special Teams Player of the Week - Grand Valley State and Cal Poly... Booted 63-yarder at Cal Poly to match career best... Added another 50-yarder on next Aggie possession... Had total of 10 punts of 50-plus yards.
2001: Reported to camp as a linebacker, but switched to punter as need arose... Had 49 punts for 1,975 yards, becoming just 6th Aggie to average 40 or more yards per punt... Finished 6th among D-II punters during regular season with 42.28 gross average (36-for-1,522)... Had 14 kicks inside the 20-yard line... Posted 6 punts of 50 yards or more, including season-best 63 at Abilene Christian... Other punting stats: 5 were fair caught, 6 resulted in touchbacks, 2 were blocked.
NOTRE DAME HS '00: All-Mission League selection as a tight end... Once recorded 10 pancake blocks in a game... Also a jumper for the track & field team, finishing third in the triple at Southern Section championships.... Also lettered in soccer and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born June 14, 1982 in Glendale, Calif.... Mechanical engineering major... Parents are Steve & Carol Shibel... Avid self-taught bass guitar player who plans to become a rock star if his engineering career doesn't pan out, or vice versa... Lists his mother as his non-sports hero... A former linebacker, would like kickers/punters to make more tackles... As such, he had two tackles in 2002.