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Kyle Basler
Kyle Basler

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
McCleary, Wash.

High School:
Elma

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 234

Position:
Punter

Birthdate:
12/27/1982

Experience:
3V



BASLER'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Lettered in three sports, four each in football and basketball and one in baseball...captained all three sports senior year and also was a captain in football and basketball as a junior...played tight end, quarterback, running back, linebacker , defensive end, safety and punter/kicker during gridiron career...pitcher and first baseman for baseball team...FRESHMAN (1997-98) helped lead Elma to State championships in both football (12-0) and basketball...named to the All-Evergreen League, all-area and All-State teams as a punter...during SOPHOMORE year a repeat selection as a punter to the league, area and State teams...All-State second team quarterback...threw for 2,245 yards as team reached the State 2A finals...as a JUNIOR, a repeat selection as a punter and All-State second team QB...SENIOR year became the first person to be named to the all-area team four consecutive years...repeat pick to the all-league, all-area and All-State team as a punter...averaged 43.5 yards during four years as a punter...a Northwest Nugget pick by the Tacoma News Tribune and a Red Chip selection by the Seattle Times...during spring tied the school record with seven home runs...selected MVP of the league in basketball and received all-area and All-State recognition.

BASLER'S WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (2001-02): Redshirt season...walk-on.

RS-FRESHMAN (2002-03): V-letter...Awarded a scholarship at the end of fall camp... Games - 13...All-Pac-10 honorable mention...punted just three times in eight of the last 10 games, with six punts against Oregon late in the season and six against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl for a 46.0 average...in a four-game stretch did not allowed a return, with seven punts downed, four FC, two OB - six were downed inside the 20...of his 50 punts, 15 were returned, five were touchbacks, seven were fair caught, 13 were downed and four went out of bounds...boomed four punts for a 47 yard average in opener against Nevada, with kicks of 57 and 56 out of the WSU end zone...has nine punts of 50 yards or longer, with a best of 60 against USC and a 59 yard punt against Oklahoma...all three punts at California were in the first half...averaged 51 yards against USC...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Special Team Player - Nevada, Ohio State, Arizona, Oregon; Gamebreaker - Nevada; Special Teams Big Play - Nevada; Specialist of the Week - ASU.

SOPHOMORE (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 13...Starts - 13...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Special Teams - Notre Dame/Colorado/Arizona/OSU... semifinalist for Ray Guy Punter of the Year Award...All-Pac-10 honorable mention...ranked 17th nationally...his punt yardage ranks third on WSU's single season list and his average is tied for fifth...Defensive Player of the Game at the Holiday Bowl against Texas when he dropped five punts inside the Longhorn 20 and four of them inside the five-yard line...best game statistically at Colorado when he averaged a career-best 53.2 yards and a net of 46.9 yards...boomed a 62-yarder at Colorado and then increased that with a 65-yarder against Oregon State...kicked a career-high 10 times at Stanford and still averaged 43.0...only once, in the opener, has he not averaged 40 yards or better...had 30 punts inside he 20 and 20 kicks 50 yards or longer.

JUNIOR (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 11...Starts - 11...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Special Teams - New Mexico/Arizona, Gamebreaker - Arizona. Special Teams: Backup Holder...received All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention recognition...ranked third in the Pac-10 and 19th nationally in punting...received the team's Special Teams MVP award...started the year off with seven punts at New Mexico, averaging 47.0 yards and 44.4 net, with three over 50 yards, earning Pac-10 Special Team POW honors...at Arizona set school records while averaging 53.4 yards per kick, including an 87-yarder, the second longest in Pac-10 history...won Pac-10 Special Team POW honors for a second time...against Oregon averaged 44.2 yards with two inside the 20 and one 50+ punt...punted 10 times at Oregon State, equaling his career high set at Stanford in 2003...booted nine punts against USC for a 41.2 average, with two landing inside the 20...has had 19 punts the last two games...against Washington in WSU's Apple Cup win averaged 43.6 with seven punts, two inside the 20 and two 50 yards or longer.

PERSONAL: Kyle Basler...born December 27, 1982 at Olympia, Wash...parents Doug and Jane Basler...one younger brother, Todd...father played football at Idaho State...enjoys listening to music and watching movies...four-year member of high school all-academic team...interested in a sports management major.

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