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Ian

Berryman

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Punter
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
High School: Fellowship Christian School

Bio

2018 (Redshirt Senior): Named first-team preseason All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches ... Collected second-team preseason All-America honors from STATS FCS ... Selected first-team preseason All-America by Athlon Sports ... Tabbed a second-team preseason All-America selection as a specialist by HERO Sports and was on the College Football America Yearbook 2018 FCS Starting Lineup.

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in all 11 seasonal games as the starting punter, averaging 44.45 yards per punt on 58 total punts -- the third-best, single-season average in WCU program history ... For a second-straight season, finished among the national leaders in punt average, placing among the national top-five in finishing fifth in the NCAA FCS ... Recorded 17 kicks of over 50 yards-or-more including a season-long of 62 yards twice - in the home win against ETSU (Oct. 14) and amidst adverse weather conditions at home against Furman (Oct. 28) ... All three punts at nationally-ranked Wofford (Oct. 7) sailed 50+ yards ... Downed a career-best 26 punts inside an opponents' 20-yard line with just six touchbacks ... Finished 1-for-3 on field goals and connected on a PAT in the road game at Hawai'i (Sept. 2) for his first collegiate points ... Credited with two tackles on the year ... Was a first-team All-Southern Conference team selection by both the league's head coaches and voting media ... Earned second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press, adding second-team plaudits from both Phil Steele and College Sports Madness ... Collected third-team All-America honors from Hero Sports ... Selected to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team ... Selected preseason All-America by STATS FCS ... Named to the 2017 Preseason FCS All-America team as selected and released by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness ... Selected preseason first-team All-FCS by Lindy's Sports and was on the College Football America Yearbook 2017 FCS Starting Lineup ... Tabbed preseason first team All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches ... Selected to the 2017 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team ... Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in all 11 seasonal games as the starting punter ... Finished the season with a WCU single-season record punting average at 44.9 yards per punt -- a mark which ranked second in the SoCon and put him fourth nationally ... Punted a combined 52 times for 2,335 yards with 19 punts of 50-or-more yards including a season-long boot of 64 yards twice, against The Citadel (Oct. 1) and at Mercer (Oct. 15) ... Downed 18 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line with just four touchbacks ... Carried the football 19 yards on a fake punt at ETSU (Sept. 17) ... Booted five kicks of 50-plus yards twice against The Citadel and at Samford (Oct. 22) ... Named first team All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches and second team All-SoCon from the voting media ... Selected to the HERO Sports 2016 FCS Sophomore All-America team ... Named to the 2016 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Boomed two punts of 50+ yards, averaging 53.5 yards per kick to lead the specialists in WCU's annual Spring Game ... Split the uprights on three PATs while also connecting on a 31-yard field goal.

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games for the Catamounts as the starting punter ... Punted 58 times for 2,534 yards, averaging 43.7 yards per kick -- the second-best average in the SoCon and eighth nationally ... Booted 14 punts of 50-or-more yards ... Downed 22 of his 58 kicks inside the opponent 20-yard line with just five touchbacks ... First career punt came against Mars Hill (Sept. 5), punting five times in the game with all five downed inside the Lions' 20-yard line ... Punted a career-high 10 times at Tennessee (Sept. 19) ... Crested 60-yards on punts three-times including a career-long boot of 65 yards against Samford (Oct. 24) ... Named first team All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches and second team All-SoCon by the voting media ... Was also selected to the SoCon All-Freshman team ... Was a national finalist for the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year ... Was a second-team All-America selection by College Sports Madness ... Listed on the College Sporting News "Fabulous FIfty" All-America squad as a punter ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (Freshman): Redshirted.

Prior to Western Carolina: Though he played predominantly at the punter position, also has experience as a wide receiver and quarterback as a prep ... Was a first team all-region selection as a punter as a senior, also earning second-team all-state plaudits from the Cedrick Oglesby Kicking Academy ... Ranked fourth on Kornblue Kicking's Fab Top 50 Punters rankings ... Also played soccer as a prep for a ranked Fellowship Christian boys program.

Personal: Is the son of Scott and Michele Berryman ... Majoring in communication with a concentration in broadcasting.

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