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Austin Barnard

Kicker/Punter

#3

Experience: 2 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 24

Weight: 207 lbs

College: Samford

Biography

PRO: The Titans originally signed Austin Barnard as a rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3-inch, 207-pounder spent the entire 2018 season on injured reserve. In four seasons at Samford, he handled punting and kickoff duties in 38 games, and was named second-team All-SoCon and third-team All-American as a senior in 2017.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
• Earned his master’s degree in business administration from Samford during the 2019 offseason.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
• The Fayetteville, Ga., native was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018.

COLLEGE:
• Played in 38 games over four seasons at Samford and punted 168 times for 7,262 yards with a long of 70 and a 43.2-yard average. Also recorded 131 kickoffs for 8,155 yards and a 62.3-yard average as a Bulldog.
• As a senior (2017), appeared in all 12 games and punted 54 times for 2,441 yards and a 45.2-yard average. Tallied 67 kickoffs for 4,202 yards and a 62.7-yard average. Had 18 punts of 50+ yards and placed 18 kicks inside the 20-yard line. Named second-team All-SoCon and third-team All-American.
• As a junior (2016), saw action in all 12 games and punted 64 times for 2,666 yards and a 41.7-yard average. Recorded 64 kickoffs for 3,953 yards and a 61.7-yard average. Produced 11 punts of 50+ yards, 22 of which were placed inside the 20-yard line.
• As a sophomore (2015), appeared in 11 games and served as the team’s main punter throughout the season. Punted 48 times for an average of 43.2 yards per kick, and produced 12 punts of 50+ yards. Also recorded one carry for 25 yards. Named second-team All-SoCon.
• As a redshirt freshman (2014), transferred to Samford and saw action in three games. Punted twice for 82 yards.
• As a freshman (2013), redshirted at the University of Miami.
• Graduated from Samford with a degree in physics and engineering in 2017.

PERSONAL
• Attended Whitewater (Ga.) High School where he was named All-State and All-County.
• Son of Brad and Barbara Barnard.
• Follow Barnard on Twitter at @Barnyard47.
• Follow Barnard on Instagram at @Austinb47.
• Born Austin Lee Barnard on June 22, 1995 in Fayetteville, Ga.

2018 SEASON

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  • In 20

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