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Kevin Huber
P #10
Height:
6-1
Weight:
214
Age:
29
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

PUNTS
50
AVG
47.4
LNG
69
IN 20
23
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 440 19,622 17,520 75 44.6 39.8 1 55 71 156 39 101 174 1,322 2
2014 CIN 11 0 50 2,372 2,219 69 47.4 44.4 0 4 12 23 3 12 19 93 0
2013 CIN 14 0 66 2,982 2,673 75 45.2 40.5 0 12 5 24 4 20 25 229 1
2012 CIN 16 0 76 3,540 3,190 69 46.6 42 0 9 19 33 7 14 27 210 0
2011 CIN 16 0 91 4,023 3,570 71 44.2 39.2 0 8 10 24 9 26 38 273 1
2010 CIN 16 0 71 2,992 2,748 72 42.1 38.2 1 8 17 28 6 14 26 124 0
2009 CIN 16 0 86 3,713 3,120 61 43.2 36.3 0 14 8 24 10 15 39 393 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @BAL W 23-16 4 151 149 50 37.8 37.3 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 2 0
2 ATL W 24-10 4 171 164 49 42.8 41 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 7 0
3 TEN W 33-7 4 197 196 55 49.3 49 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 0
5 @NE L 17-43 4 166 154 51 41.5 38.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 12 0
6 CAR L 37-37 1 42 37 42 42 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
7 @IND L 0-27 11 558 525 63 50.7 47.7 0 0 2 3 1 6 2 13 0
8 BAL W 27-24 3 156 139 55 52 46.3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 17 0
9 JAC W 33-23 5 252 222 58 50.4 44.4 0 0 2 4 1 0 2 10 0
10 CLE L 3-24 8 398 363 69 49.8 45.4 0 2 2 2 1 1 2 15 0
11 @NO W 27-10 2 88 84 47 44 42 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 0
12 @HOU W 22-13 4 193 186 54 48.3 46.5 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 7 0

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Bio

      Cincinnati native is in his sixth Bengals season in 2014, having commandeered substantial space in franchise’s punting record book ... Ranks second in NFL in net punting average (44.2) and ranks fourth in gross (47.4) ... Had key kicks in win Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee … Holds franchise career marks for gross punting average (44.6 yards) and net average (39.7), as well as the season records in both categories (set in 2012) ... Also holds club career record for best ratio of inside-20 punts to touchbacks at 3.90-to-1 (152-39) ... Played in every Bengals game from 2009 through Game 14 of ’13, when at Pittsburgh, injury suffered on punt coverage caused him to miss remainder of season ... Had key late kicks in Bengals’ wins in Games 5-7 of ’13 ... Has been holder on place kicks for his entire Bengals career.

      Cincinnati native is in his sixth Bengals season in 2014, having commandeered substantial space in franchise’s punting record book ... Ranks second in NFL in net punting average (44.2) and ranks fourth in gross (47.4) ... Had key kicks in win Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee … Holds franchise career marks for gross punting average (44.6 yards) and net average (39.7), as well as the season records in both categories (set in 2012) ... Also holds club career record for best ratio of inside-20 punts to touchbacks at 3.90-to-1 (152-39) ... Played in every Bengals game from 2009 through Game 14 of ’13, when at Pittsburgh, injury suffered on punt coverage caused him to miss remainder of season ... Had key late kicks in Bengals’ wins in Games 5-7 of ’13 ... Has been holder on place kicks for his entire Bengals career.

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in fifth round of 2009 NFL Draft (142nd overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-16-09 ... Re-signed with Bengals on 3-8-13.

      2014 highlights: Has played in Games 1-10, with a gross average of 47.4 (fourth in NFL) and a net of 44.2 (second NFL) ... Has 19 inside-20 kicks and three touchbacks, ranking tied for sixth in the NFL in differential between inside-20s and touchbacks (plus-16) ... On Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee, not only averaged 49.3 gross, but had three inside-20 kicks -- downed at the two, the 11 and the four -- one kick helping set up safety for a 12-0 lead and resulting short TD drive for a 19-0 edge ... Punted 11 times for 558 total yards Oct. 19 at Indianapolis, tying franchise record for punts in a game and setting record for yards … Averaged 50.7 gross yards and 47.7 net in the Indy game, with three inside-20s and his first touchback of the year ... Punted three times for a gross average of 52.0 and a net of 46.3 on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, punted five times for a gross average of 50.4 and a net of 44.4 with four inside-20s and one touchback ... Punted eight times for a gross average of 49.8 and a net of 45.4 on Nov. 6 vs. Cleveland, with two inside-20s and one touchback ... Punted two times for a gross average of 44.0 and a net of 42.0 on Nov. 16 at New Orleans, with one inside-20 and no touchbacks.

    Previous seasons: 2009—His 43.2-yard gross average tied Bengals’ second-best since 1999 ... Had 36.3 net average, and in 10 previous seasons, only once did a Bengals punter better that mark ... Had 24 inside-20 kicks and only 10 touchbacks ... Made regular-season debut Sept. 13 vs. Denver, averaging 39.7 yards on seven punts, with season-best five inside-20 ... Had two key punts in second half of Sept. 20 win at Green Bay, a 48-yarder that went out of bounds at Green Bay four and a 56-yarder to Packers 26 ... Successfully kicked away from AFC punt return leader Joshua Cribbs Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, denying a return while averaging 42.0 yards on six punts with four inside-20s (one touchback) ... Averaged 48.0 yards on four punts in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets, with 36.5 net average. 2010—Averaged 42.1 yards per punt (38.2 net), with 28 inside-20s and six touchbacks ... Had only one touchback in the last 11 games ... Helped Bengals control field position all day in win Sept. 26 at Carolina, as five of his six punts were downed inside-20 (tied career high), including three inside the five ... All three punts on Oct. 3 at Cleveland were downed inside the Browns’ 20 ... On Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh, had punt downed at Steelers’ one but also suffered only career blocked punt due to protection breakdown ... All four punts were downed inside the 20 on Nov. 14 at Indianapolis. 2011—Averaged 44.2 yards on career-high 91 punts, and 39.2 net was second-best for a Bengals season at that time ... Played all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... His 4023 total punting yards set Bengals record, surpassing Lee Johnson’s 3954 in 1993 ... Averaged 38.4 yards on five punts Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, allowing no returns (also 38.4 net), and had two inside-20s with no touchbacks ... Had punt downed at two-yard line Oct. 9 at Jacksonville, helping set up field position for offense’s game-winning TD drive ... Had personal season long of 71 yards in Jacksonville game ... Averaged 45.3 yards on seven punts in key win Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with season-best four inside-20 kicks and no touchbacks ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-7-12 at Houston, averaged 48.3 yards on three punts, with one inside-20, no touchbacks and 44.3 net. 2012—Played in all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... Averaged Bengals record 46.6 yards on 76 punts, as well as record 42.0 net ... Gross and net punting averages topped previous club records of 46.2 gross (Dave Lewis in 1970) and 39.3 net (Dale Livingston in 1968) ... Had 33 inside-20 kicks and just seven touchbacks, and his plus-26 differential ranked tied for sixth in NFL ... Averaged 41.3 on four punts Sept. 23 vs. Washington, and his three inside-20s (no touchbacks) included one downed at Redskins two in fourth quarter ... Averaged 47.7 yards on three punts (47.7 net) Sept. 30 at Jacksonville, with two inside-20 kicks, including one downed at the four ... On Nov. 18 at Kansas City, a season-long punt of 69 yards fueled season-bests in gross punt yards (53.7) and net punt yards (48.7), and he had three inside-20s ... In Bengals’ playoff-clinching win Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh, averaged 52.7 yards on six punts (48.3 net), and his four inside-20s included one out of bounds at Steelers two ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston, averaged 46.6 yards on five kicks (43.8 net), with three inside-20s and no touchbacks. 2013—Played in Games 1-14 before missing last two games and Wild Card playoff due to injuries ... Finished season with gross average of 45.2, and his 40.5 net ranked eighth in NFL through Week 15 ... His season-ending career punting average of 44.2 stands as half a yard better than Dave Lewis (43.7 from 1970-73), and his 39.1 career net tops Lewis’ second-place average of 38.4 ... Had 24-inside-20 kicks, with just four touchbacks ... No touchbacks on Sept. 29 vs. Cleveland, and his three inside-20s forced Browns to start drives from their five, eight and nine-yard lines ... Had crucial play in Oct. 6 win vs. New England, a 57-yard punt into strong winds and heavy rain late in fourth quarter ... Had three-inside-20 kicks among his five punts Oct. 13 at Buffalo, including overtime kick that pinned Bills at their seven, helping set up field position for game-winning FG ... Punted for a gross of 47.3 and a net of 47.0 on four punts Oct. 20 at Detroit, with punt downed at Lions six with 1:52 remaining, setting up field position for Bengals game winning FG ... Averaged 53.7 gross and 50.3 net, career highs at the time, on Oct. 27 vs. Jets ... On Oct. 31 at Miami, logged season-high four inside-20s, with and no touchbacks ... Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Dec. 1 at San Diego (details in previous item) ... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, punted five times for a gross average of 50.6 and a net of 42.6, including a 70-yarder ... Punted two-for-86 (43.0 gross) on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh before leaving with season-ending injuries.

    AFC’s best: Huber was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after punting for career-high gross and net averages of 55.5 on Dec. 1, 2013 at San Diego ... Had a 75-yard punt, tying Kyle Larson’s 2005 club record, that was downed at San Diego four ... On his other three punts, Chargers had a return for zero yards and two fair catches ... Two inside-20s and no touchbacks for the day ... First Bengals punter to win AFC Special Teams Player of Week.

    Cincinnati all the way: Huber is only the second player drafted by the Bengals who grew up in Cincinnati and attended both high school and college in the Queen City. He attended McNicholas High School before enrolling at the University of Cincinnati. The first such player was RB Clem Turner, a fourth-round draftee in 1969 who went to Woodward High and then UC. Turner played for the Bengals only in 1969, and also played for Denver from 1970-72.

    College: Played four seasons (2005-08) at Cincinnati, with 117 of his 124 punts coming in his last two campaigns ... Led the nation in net punting average in both 2007 and ’08, and as a junior in ’07, his 46.9-yard gross average made him the first UC player to win the official national punting title ... Averaged 45.5 gross yards for his career, becoming eighth player in Division I/FBS history to average 45.0 yards or more for his career ... Had 47 inside-20 kicks for his career, with just 14 touchbacks ... Redshirted (did not play) in 2004.

    Personal: Hometown is Cincinnati ... Attended McNicholas High School, where he was a three-time all-league selection ... Finance major at University of Cincinnati, twice earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll when Bearcats played in Conference USA ... Later made the Big East All-Academic team ... Favorite hobby is golf, and also enjoys snow skiing.

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