| Brian Bradford
6-2 · 215
Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin/Trinity Valley JC)
A dependable senior punter who transferred from Trinity Valley Junior College in spring 2001 and claimed the Longhorns' starting punting job ... punted in all 26 games of his career, including two bowl games (2001 Holiday Bowl; 2003 Cotton Bowl) ... averaged 38.3 yards on 123 punts ... dropped 38 career punts (31.0%) inside the 20-yard line and had just one career punt blocked ... registered a career-long 71-yarder against Oklahoma State in 2002 ... earned Junior College All-America honors as a sophomore after averaging more than 44 yards a punt.
Appeared in all 13 games ... shared UT's "Whatever It Takes" Award ... averaged 40.1 yards on 67 punts and dropped 14 of his kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... averaged 40 or more yards in six games ... recorded ten punts of 50 or more yards, including three at No. 17 Kansas State ... averaged 45.2 yards on four kicks, including a pair of 53-yarders, in the season opener against North Texas ... averaged 42.8 yards on six kicks, including a 60-yarder at Tulane ... averaged 44.8 yards on eight punts, including boots of 54 and 52 yards, against No. 2 Oklahoma ... named UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Game after averaging a season-high 44.9 yards on seven punts, including a career-best 71-yarder, against Oklahoma State ... average 37.3 yards on seven kicks, including a 60-yarder in the 35-20 Cotton Bowl victory over LSU.
Played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl ... averaged 36.3 yards on 56 punts ... 24 of his punts (42.9%) were dropped inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... registered 17 punts of 40 or more yards ... had a season long of 53 yards against North Carolina ... averaged 41.3 yards on nine punts against the Tar Heels ... added a 50-yarder against Kansas and finished the game with a season-best 45.5-yard average (four punts) ... shared UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week award following that contest ... averaged 40.3 yards on four punts against No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl.
SOPHOMORE (2000 AT TRINITY VALLEY JC)
A Junior College All-American and All-Southwest Junior College Conference honoree ... averaged 44.3 yards per punt and dropped nearly 60 percent of his kicks inside the opponent's 20-yard-line ... averaged 46 yards on five punts, all inside the 10-yard-line, against Kilgore ... averaged 45 yards on seven punts against Cisco, including four inside the 20-yard-line ... pressed into action at quarterback in the season finale against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M ... completed 16-of-21 passes for 200 yards in that contest.
FRESHMAN (1999 AT TRINITY VALLEY JC)
An All-Southwest Junior College Conference selection ... helped lead the team to a 9-3 record and the conference championship ... averaged 39.6 yards per punt ... averaged 51 yards on three punts, including two inside the 20-yard line, against Navarro in the Red River Bowl.
Coached by John Outlaw at Lufkin High ... played quarterback in addition to handling the punting chores as a senior ... averaged 41 yards per punt and threw for more than 1,500 yards in 1998 ... helped lead Lufkin to a 10-4 record and the quarterfinals of the Texas 5A playoffs that year ... threw for 326 yards in a 31-21 victory against Plano East in the area playoffs ... played wide receiver and punter as a junior ... an all-district selection at wide receiver in 1997 ... also lettered in basketball, baseball and track ... a two-time all-district performer in the 110-meter hurdles.
Born 5/26/80 in Lufkin, Texas ... full name is Brian David Bradford ... majored in sociology ... was active in UT's community service efforts ... volunteered at Austin School for the Deaf's annual sports day.
Year G No Yds Avg. Long BLK I20
2002 13 67 2,685 40.1 71/OSU 1 14
2001 12 56 2,032 36.3 53/UNC 0 24
Career 25 123 4,717 38.3 71/OSU 1 38