PLAYER
Jeff Locke
P #18
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
Age:
27
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Glendale, AZ
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

PUNTS
5
AVG
41.8
LNG
51
IN 20
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 295 12,744 11,461 72 43.2 38.9 1 10 45 104 17 91 132 943 1
2017 DET 1 0 5 209 200 51 41.8 40 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 9 0
2016 MIN 16 0 74 3,155 2,886 72 42.6 39 0 3 14 34 3 28 26 209 0
2015 MIN 16 0 66 2,746 2,494 61 41.6 37.8 0 3 8 23 5 21 29 152 0
2014 MIN 16 0 75 3,318 2,943 62 44.2 38.7 1 2 9 21 6 19 39 255 0
2013 MIN 16 0 75 3,316 2,938 65 44.2 39.2 0 2 14 23 3 20 36 318 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
2 @NYG W 24-10 5 209 200 51 41.8 40 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 9 0

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Biography

Comes to the Detroit Lions after a four-year stint as the starting punter in Minnesota (2013-16) where he averaged 43.2 yards a punt in 64 game appearances.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on September 12, 2017
  • Released by the Colts on August 28, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017.
  • Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO

Comes to the Detroit Lions after a four-year stint as the starting punter in Minnesota (2013-16) where he averaged 43.2 yards a punt in 64 game appearances.

2017: Spent the preseason with the Colts before being released and signed by the Lions (9/12) after Week 1 of the season.

2016: In 16 games, recorded 74 punts for 3,155 yards, a 42.6 average (39.0 net) with a career-long punt of 72 yards.

  • Produced a career-high 34 punts inside the 20-yard line, which was tied for fifth in the NFL and ranked first in a single season in franchise history.
  • Posted a season-high 339 yards on seven punts, a 48.4 average (45.6 net) with a long of 62 yards and three punts inside the 20-yard line at Carolina (9/25).
  • Registered a career-long punt of 72 yards vs. Arizona (11/20) as he totaled four punts for 225 yards with a season-high 56.3 average (47.3 net).

2015: Totaled 66 punts for 2,746 yards and a 41.6 gross average (37.8 net) while adding 23 punts inside the 20-yard line and a long kick of 61 yards.

  • Handled all holding duties on field goals and PATs for K Blair Walsh as he led the NFL with 34 field goals made on the season.
  • Produced a season-best 44.0 net average against the Lions (9/20).
  • Tallied a season-long 61-yard punt against St. Louis (11/8).

2014: Saw action in all 16 games for Minnesota, handling duties for both punting and holding on both field goals and PAT’s. Tied a career-high with 75 punts for a career-best 3,318 yards for a 44.2 average (38.7 net).

  • Recorded a 50-plus yard punt in 14-of-16 games for the second consecutive season.
  • Placed 21 kicks inside the 20-yard line and registered 20 punts of 50-plus yards and posted two kicks of 60-plus yards.
  • Produced season highs in punts (eight) and yards (358) for a 44.8 average (35.1 net) with a long of 59 yards at Tampa Bay (10/26).

2013: Appeared in 16 games for the Vikings handling the punting duties. Had 75 punts on the year, averaging 44.2 yards a punt.

  • Set a Vikings rookie record with 75 punts and ranked second with 23 punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • Logged at least one 50-yard punt in 14-of-16 games and had 24 punts of 50-plus yards for the season.
  • Set a career-high in punts (nine) and yards (397) with a 44.1 average (37.0 net) at Baltimore (12/8).

COLLEGE

Appeared in 53 games at UCLA and ranked second in school history in punts (275), punting yards (12,163) and punting average (44.2).

2012: Saw action in all 14 games for the Bruins handling the punting and holding duties.

  • Led the Pac-12 kickers with 34 punts inside the 20-yard line (21 at or inside the opponent's 10-yard line).
  • Recorded 68 touchbacks on his 89 kickoffs, topping the league in that category.
  • Selected to play in the Senior Bowl college all-star game.
  • Semifinalist for the Ray Guy award, awarded to the nation’s top punter and was named first-team All-Pac-12 by the league coaches.

2011: Ranked fifth in the Pac-12 and 12th in the nation in punt average (44.34).

  • Named to the second-team All-Pac-12 academic team for the third straight season.
  • Selected UCLA's 2011-12 Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

2010: Ranked first in Pac-10 and fourth in NCAA in punting average (45.84).

  • Led the nation in net punting (41.27).
  • Honored on the Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

2009: Placed 20 of his 70 kicks inside the 20-yard line and had 12 kicks of 50 yards or more.

  • Produced 20 touchbacks, most in the Pac-10, on kickoffs.
  • Selected second-team All-Pac-10 by the league's coaches.

PERSONAL

Son of Bob and Boni Locke. Attended Mountain Ridge High School (Glendale, Ariz.).

  • Set school records for most field goals in a season (11), longest punt (71 yards), and longest field goal (63 yards, a state record).
  • Majored in economics.

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