Jake Harry IV
Jake Harry IV


Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.

High School:
Torrey Pines

Last College:
Palomar Junior College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195




Returning starting punter who gives the Tigers a dependable leg when needed to play the field position game ... Is listed atop the depth chart at the punter spot heading into fall drills, where he's expected to hold down the top spot ... The left-footer has a strong leg and is working to build on his consistency and get-off time for 2009 ... Worked to become effective at the increasingly popular rugby-style rollout kick last year, as well as handling the traditional style of punting.


Won the punting job with a steady fall camp, and enjoyed solid and uneventful season, as he averaged 40.7 yards per punt ... Due to Mizzou's prolific offensive attack, he only punted 26 times on the year, but he placed 10 of those inside the opponents' 20-yardline, while drawing 5 fair catches ... Only saw the field in 12-of-14 games, as Mizzou punted exactly zero times in blowout road wins at Nebraska and at Iowa State ... Closed the year as an unsung hero in Mizzou's overtime win against Northwestern in the Alamo Bowl, as he averaged 44.2 yards on 4 punts, placing all 4 inside the Wildcat 20 ... Included among those was a beautiful sky kick that was downed by MU inside the Northwestern 1-yardline deep into the fourth quarter that helped set up Mizzou's game-tying field goal ... Had 3 boots of 50 yards or more on the season, including 2 against Southeast Missouri State, when he averaged 50.3 yards on 3 punts in all on the night.

Did not see action in any games in his first year at Mizzou after transferring from Palomar Junior College.

Began his college career at Oregon State, where he redshirted as a true freshman in 2005 ... After one season at OSU, Transferred to Palomar Junior College, where he played in 2006 ... Caught the eye of MU coaches in January at a combine in San Antonio, where he won the college division punting competition after working closely with former NFL kicker Michael Husted ... At Palomar Junior College in 2006, averaged 38.9 yards per punt, and had 10 punts downed inside the opponents' 20-yardline (on 10 tries) ... Also handled kickoff duties, and forced 20 touchbacks ... Won 2nd-Team All-Conference honors in 2006.

Selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game in California after his senior year of high school, and he handled all of the placekicking and punting duties while also playing defensive back ... Made 52-of-52 PATs as a senior in 2004, and was 7-of-9 of FG tries while getting 92% of his kickoffs to go for touchbacks ... Also averaged 36.5 yards per punt and had 19-of-20 directional punts downed inside opponents' 20-yardline ... Was a multi-sport standout at Torrey Pines High School, where he was a state qualifier in wrestling and also threw a 1-hitter in a city championship baseball game ... High school coach - Ed Burke.

Parents - Skip & Karen Harry ... Has an interest in studying either business or communications at Mizzou ... Lists bowling, surfing and spear fishing among his many interests off the field ... Chose Mizzou over Rutgers, TCU, Rice and Duke among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Cornell Ford.

HARRY IV Career Statistics

G-GS Punts Yds. Avg. Long TB FC I-20 Blocked

2007 DNP

2008 12-12 26 1057 40.7 55 3 5 10 0

Totals 12-12 26 1057 40.7 55 3 5 10 0

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