Matt Hoenes
Matt Hoenes


Branson, Mo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205



Strong-legged punter who hopes to develop enough consistency to get into the rotation as a senior, after seeing action in 2 games during the 2005 season ... Had a strong spring practice period, and he averaged 44.3 yards per punt in 3 attempts during the Black & Gold Spring Game ... Enters fall camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart ... Is an avid golfer who had a hole-in-one during the summer of 2005, as he aced the 214-yard 10th hole at A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia, using a 4-iron.


Walk-on punter who began the season as MU's 1st-stringer ... Punted in Mizzou's 1st 2 games of the season versus Arkansas State and New Mexico, before giving way to Adam Crossett ... Was solid in the opener against ASU, as he averaged 42.0 yards on 3 punts, with a long of 46 yards ... Was moved to the backup role after game #2, as he had a rough night, averaging 11.5 yards on 2 punts.


Was called into duty unexpectedly when veteran Brock Harvey went down in game #4 with a season-ending injury ... Came in and did admirably in his first collegiate experience, as he averaged 36.6 yards on 31 punts, playing in five games during the middle stretch of the season ... Took over in the 2nd half of the Colorado game, and handled MU's punting duties through the Nebraska game ... Had his best outing at Texas, when he averaged 42.5 yards on 8 kicks, and unloaded a career-long of 61 yards ... Had another punt of over 50 yards at Texas, and also had 4 of his 5 touchbacks on the season in that game ... Had a 50-yarder as well at Baylor ... Had 4 punts downed inside the opponents' 20 yardline, with two each coming in his final two games - against Oklahoma State and at Nebraska ... With returning starter Brock Harvey out during the spring period due to surgery, took over the primary punting duties in his absence ... Had 6 punts for an average of 28.5 yards in the Black & Gold Game.


All-conference and all-district performer at running back, defensive back and punter for Branson High School ... Held the school record for longest run from scrimmage, of 97 yards ... Was selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., in January of 2001 ... High school coach - Steve Hancock.


Son of Roger & Sheri Hoenes ... Pursuing business studies at Mizzou.


	G	Punts-Yds.	Avg.	Long	TB-FC	I20	50+
2004	5-5	31-1136	36.6	61	5-2	4	3
2005	2-2	5-149	29.8	46	0-0	0	0
Totals	7-7	36-1285	35.7	46	5-2	4	3
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