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Jason Baker
P #7
Height:
6-2
Weight:
205
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Experience:
11
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 167 798 34,097 29,064 70 42.7 36.4 6 39 102 235 58 165 434 3,873 11
2011 CAR 16 66 2,819 2,253 56 42.7 34.1 0 0 11 19 5 15 35 466 3
2010 CAR 16 95 4,097 3,469 60 43.1 36.5 0 8 10 22 7 16 54 488 1
2009 CAR 16 76 3,352 2,820 61 44.1 36.6 1 4 9 22 4 18 41 452 1
2008 CAR 16 73 3,217 2,841 63 44.1 37.4 3 3 11 30 5 13 41 276 1
2007 CAR 16 90 3,978 3,393 64 44.2 37.7 0 5 10 22 5 16 54 485 0
2006 CAR 16 98 4,483 3,861 70 45.7 39 1 2 7 31 12 17 60 382 1
2005 CAR 16 72 3,118 2,803 59 43.3 38.9 0 4 8 23 4 20 36 235 0
2004 DEN 4 15 591 516 48 39.4 34.4 0 2 3 7 1 3 6 55 0
2004 IND 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 KC 2 9 340 242 52 37.8 26.9 0 1 2 3 0 2 4 98 1
2003 KC 16 80 3,156 2,689 68 39.5 33.2 1 3 14 21 7 18 38 327 1
2002 PHI 2 13 445 388 44 34.2 29.8 0 0 3 2 1 5 4 37 0
2002 SF 11 42 1,688 1,346 51 40.2 32 0 0 4 12 3 8 27 282 2
2001 SF 16 69 2,813 2,443 64 40.8 35.4 0 7 10 21 4 14 34 290 0
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 167 177 11,032 5 62.3 10 0.1 162 -- 0 0 0
2011 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 16 7 453 1 64.7 0 0 6 -- -- 0 0
2006 CAR 16 10 653 0 65.3 1 0.1 9 -- -- 0 0
2005 CAR 16 5 293 1 58.6 0 0 4 -- -- 0 0
2004 DEN 4 24 1,513 1 63 1 0 22 -- -- 0 0
2004 IND 4 33 2,013 2 61 2 0.1 29 -- -- 0 0
2004 KC 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 16 93 5,840 0 62.8 6 0.1 87 -- -- 0 0
2002 PHI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 SF 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 SF 16 5 267 0 53.4 0 0 5 -- -- 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 167 24 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 CAR 16 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 16 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 16 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CAR 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 DEN 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 IND 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 KC 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 16 5 5 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 PHI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 SF 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 SF 16 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 167 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2007 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DEN 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 IND 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 KC 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 PHI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 SF 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 SF 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 167 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 16 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2009 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 DEN 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 IND 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 KC 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 PHI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 SF 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 SF 16 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (3/14/12)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/19/07)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (4/3/06)...Traded by Denver to Carolina along with a 2006 seventh-round draft choice in exchange for punter Todd Sauerbrun (5/19/05)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Denver (3/18/05)...Claimed off waivers by Denver (12/9/04)...Waived by Indianapolis (12/8/04)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (11/11/04)...Waived by Kansas City (10/5/04)... Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (9/25/04)...Waived by Kansas City (9/5/04)...Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (5/12/03)...Waived by Philadelphia (12/17/02)...Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (12/3/02)...Waived by San Francisco (11/26/02)...Claimed off waivers by San Francisco (8/29/01)...Waived by Philadelphia (8/28/01)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (4/30/01).

GP/GS
Career (167/0) [7/0]; 2011 (16/0); 2010 (16/0); 2009 (16/0); 2008 (16/0) [1/0]; 2007 (16/0); 2006 (16/0); 2005 (16/0) [3/0]; 2004 (10/0) [1/0]; 2003 (16/0) [1/0]; 2002 (13/0); 2001 (16/0) [1/0].

2011
Played in 16 games for Carolina...Produced a gross average of 42.7 yards and net average of 34.1 yards with 19 punts inside the 20, five touchbacks and long of 56 yards on 66 punts...66 punts represented the third-lowest single-season total in team history...Served as holder on extra points and field goals...Made one special teams tackle.

2010
Played in all 16 games for Carolina...Generated a gross average of 43.1 yards and net average of 36.5 yards with 22 punts inside the 20, seven touchbacks and long of 60 yards on 95 punts...95 punts equaled the third-highest single-season total in team history...Served as holder on extra points and field goals...Contributed two special teams tackles...Vs. Chicago (10/10): Tied single-game career highs with nine punts and four punts inside the 20...Vs. Baltimore (11/20): Matched single-game career high with nine punts...Set a single-game career high with 414 punting yards...At Seattle (12/5): Made a touchdown-saving tackle at the Panthers' two-yard line on an 84-yard punt return by Seahawks running back Leon Washington.

2009
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder for field goals and extra points...Registered a gross average of 44.1 yards and net average of 36.6 yards on 76 punts with 22 inside the 20, four touchbacks, one block and long of 61 yards...NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts versus Washington (10/11) in Week 5...Punted four times for 44.8 gross average and 44.0 net average with two inside the 20, no touchbacks and long of 52 in 20-17 win.

2008
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Ranked sixth in the NFC with a gross average of 44.1 on 73 punts and 10th in the NFC with a net average of 37.4 despite three blocked kicks...Placed 30 punts inside the 20-yard line, the second-highest total of his career, with only five touchbacks...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Averaged 48.3 yards on seven punts with a long of 59 yards...Recorded a net average of 38.5 yards and placed four kicks place inside the 20-yard line...At Green Bay (11/30): Averaged 46.2 yards on six punts in freezing temperatures and snow...Posted a 42.3 net average...47-yard punt to the six-yard line with less than a minute remaining helped seal win and was one of three punts downed inside the 20-yard line...POSTSEASON: Punted four times for 192 yards, setting new postseason highs with a net average of 44.3 yards and a long of 53 yards in the NFC Divisional Playoffs versus Arizona (1/10).

2007
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Ranked seventh in the NFC with a gross average of 44.2 on 90 punts...Ranked fifth in the NFC with a net average of 37.8...At St. Louis (9/9): Averaged 52.7 yards on three punts with one inside the 20...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/30): Tied a personal-best with four punts inside the 20-yard and a season-long 64-yard punt.

2006
Punter for all 16 contests...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Ranked second in the NFC and third in the NFL with a gross average of 45.7 on a career-high 98 punts with a career long of 70 yards...Led the NFC with 31 inside the 20, and 39.0 net average...PANTHERS TEAM RECORD: Set team record with a 39.0 net average for the second consecutive season, bettering his previous mark of 38.92 in 2005...98 total punts and 45.7 gross average ranked second in team annals...31 punts inside the 20 matched the second most in team history...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/13): Equaled single-game best with four punts inside the 20...At Washington (11/26): Posted a career-long punt of 70 yards, equaling the third-longest punt in team history...At New Orleans (12/31): Posted a career-high net average of 47.2 yards.

2005
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Registered gross average of 43.3 on 72 punts with 23 inside the 20, a net average of 38.9 and a long of 59 yards...Notched one special teams tackle...Established career highs in net average, gross average and punts inside the 20...Net average benefited from punt coverage unit that ranked fifth in the NFL, yielding an average of 6.5 yards per return...Produced a net average of 40 yards or better in six of the last eight regular season games after he registered a net average of 38.1 following the first eight games...POSTSEASON: Played in all three games...Averaged 37.5 on 16 punts with seven inside the 20, a long of 52 and a net average of 34.2...AMONG NFL LEADERS: Led NFC and ranked third in the League with 38.9 net average...PANTHERS TEAM RECORD: Set team record with net average of 38.9, surpassing previous mark of 38.8 established by Todd Sauerbrun in 2001...Vs. New England (9/18): Placed a career-high four punts inside the 20, bettering his previous personal best of three, achieved six times, most recently versus Cincinnati (11/16/03) while Baker played for Kansas City...At Tampa Bay (11/6): Established career high with 49.5 gross average, bettering previous personal best of 49.3 set versus Atlanta (10/14/01) while with San Francisco.

2004
Played in 10 games for Kansas City, Indianapolis and Denver...Punted 24 times en route to 38.8 gross average and 31.6 net average with 10 inside the 20, one touchback and long of 52 yards...Kicked off 57 times with three touchbacks and added two special teams tackles...Compiled 37.8 gross average and 26.9 net average on nine punts with three inside the 20 and long of 52 yards in two contests with the Chiefs...Appeared as a kickoff specialist in four games with the Colts...Generated 39.4 gross average and 34.4 net average on 15 punts with seven inside the 20, one touchback and long of 48 yards in four contests with the Broncos...POSTSEASON: Averaged 37.5 yards on four punts with a net of 35.3 yards, one inside the 20 and long of 46 yards for Denver in AFC Wild Card at Indianapolis (1/9)...At Kansas City (12/19): Landed two punts inside the 20, including one at the one-yard line...At Tennessee (12/25): Placed two punts inside the six-yard line.

2003
Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (5/12)...Handled punting and kickoff duties in all 16 games...Produced 39.5 gross average and 33.2 net average on a career-high 80 punts, including a career-long 68-yarder...Equaled career best with 21 punts inside the 20 in addition to having seven touchbacks and one block...Placed 57-of-93 kickoffs inside the 10-yard line with six touchbacks...Contributed five special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Saw action in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Indianapolis (1/11) but did not attempt a punt...At Baltimore (9/28): Accumulated a career-high nine punts, including a career-long 68-yard effort...Vs. Buffalo (10/26): Suffered first career blocked punt...Ball knocked out of the end zone for a safety...At Cincinnati (11/16): Equaled single-game best with three punts inside the 20...At Denver (12/7): Posted a career-high 46.0 net average.

2002
Appeared in 13 games for San Francisco and Philadelphia...Punted 55 times en route to 38.8 gross average and 31.5 net average with 14 inside the 20, four touchbacks and long of 51 yards...Registered 40.2 gross average and 32.0 net average on 42 punts with 12 inside the 20, three touchbacks and long of 51 yards in 11 contests with the 49ers before being waived (11/26)...After being signed as a free agent by the Eagles (12/3), notched 34.2 gross average and 29.8 net average on 13 punts with two inside the 20, one touchback and long of 44 yards in two games prior to being waived (12/17).

2001
Played in all 16 games for San Francisco...Generated 40.8 gross average and 35.4 net average on 69 punts with a career-high 21 inside the 20, four touchbacks and long of 64 yards...Made three special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Averaged 36.6 yards on five punts with a net of 29.6 yards, three inside the 20 and long of 45 yards in NFC Wild Card at Green Bay (1/13)...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (4/30)...Waived by the Eagles during the preseason (8/28)...Claimed off waivers by the 49ers (8/29)...At Atlanta (10/14): Boasted a single-game best 49.3 gross average on four punts...Vs. New Orleans (11/11): Recorded a season-long 64-yard punt...Vs. Carolina (11/18): Amassed a career-high 344 punting yards on seven punts...Vs. Philadelphia (12/22): Established a single-game high with three punts inside the 20.

COLLEGE
Ended career at Iowa as the Hawkeyes all-time leader with 272 punts and 11,304 punting yards...Responsible for four of the 11 longest punts in school history...Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 2000 after averaging 42.5 yards on 74 punts with 24 inside the 20 and 16 of 50 yards or more...Set Iowa bowl records with eight punts, including a career-long 79-yarder, and 391 yards to be named MVP of the 1997 Sun Bowl...Played baseball for the Hawkeyes.

PERSONAL
Attended Wayne HS in Fort Wayne, Ind....Majored in business administration at Iowa...Founded Catie B Charities, named after his sister Catherine, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (3/14/12)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/19/07)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (4/3/06)...Traded by Denver to Carolina along with a 2006 seventh-round draft choice in exchange for punter Todd Sauerbrun (5/19/05)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Denver (3/18/05)...Claimed off waivers by Denver (12/9/04)...Waived by Indianapolis (12/8/04)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (11/11/04)...Waived by Kansas City (10/5/04)... Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (9/25/04)...Waived by Kansas City (9/5/04)...Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (5/12/03)...Waived by Philadelphia (12/17/02)...Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (12/3/02)...Waived by San Francisco (11/26/02)...Claimed off waivers by San Francisco (8/29/01)...Waived by Philadelphia (8/28/01)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (4/30/01).

GP/GS
Career (167/0) [7/0]; 2011 (16/0); 2010 (16/0); 2009 (16/0); 2008 (16/0) [1/0]; 2007 (16/0); 2006 (16/0); 2005 (16/0) [3/0]; 2004 (10/0) [1/0]; 2003 (16/0) [1/0]; 2002 (13/0); 2001 (16/0) [1/0].

2011
Played in 16 games for Carolina...Produced a gross average of 42.7 yards and net average of 34.1 yards with 19 punts inside the 20, five touchbacks and long of 56 yards on 66 punts...66 punts represented the third-lowest single-season total in team history...Served as holder on extra points and field goals...Made one special teams tackle.

2010
Played in all 16 games for Carolina...Generated a gross average of 43.1 yards and net average of 36.5 yards with 22 punts inside the 20, seven touchbacks and long of 60 yards on 95 punts...95 punts equaled the third-highest single-season total in team history...Served as holder on extra points and field goals...Contributed two special teams tackles...Vs. Chicago (10/10): Tied single-game career highs with nine punts and four punts inside the 20...Vs. Baltimore (11/20): Matched single-game career high with nine punts...Set a single-game career high with 414 punting yards...At Seattle (12/5): Made a touchdown-saving tackle at the Panthers' two-yard line on an 84-yard punt return by Seahawks running back Leon Washington.

2009
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder for field goals and extra points...Registered a gross average of 44.1 yards and net average of 36.6 yards on 76 punts with 22 inside the 20, four touchbacks, one block and long of 61 yards...NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for efforts versus Washington (10/11) in Week 5...Punted four times for 44.8 gross average and 44.0 net average with two inside the 20, no touchbacks and long of 52 in 20-17 win.

2008
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Ranked sixth in the NFC with a gross average of 44.1 on 73 punts and 10th in the NFC with a net average of 37.4 despite three blocked kicks...Placed 30 punts inside the 20-yard line, the second-highest total of his career, with only five touchbacks...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Averaged 48.3 yards on seven punts with a long of 59 yards...Recorded a net average of 38.5 yards and placed four kicks place inside the 20-yard line...At Green Bay (11/30): Averaged 46.2 yards on six punts in freezing temperatures and snow...Posted a 42.3 net average...47-yard punt to the six-yard line with less than a minute remaining helped seal win and was one of three punts downed inside the 20-yard line...POSTSEASON: Punted four times for 192 yards, setting new postseason highs with a net average of 44.3 yards and a long of 53 yards in the NFC Divisional Playoffs versus Arizona (1/10).

2007
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Ranked seventh in the NFC with a gross average of 44.2 on 90 punts...Ranked fifth in the NFC with a net average of 37.8...At St. Louis (9/9): Averaged 52.7 yards on three punts with one inside the 20...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/30): Tied a personal-best with four punts inside the 20-yard and a season-long 64-yard punt.

2006
Punter for all 16 contests...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Ranked second in the NFC and third in the NFL with a gross average of 45.7 on a career-high 98 punts with a career long of 70 yards...Led the NFC with 31 inside the 20, and 39.0 net average...PANTHERS TEAM RECORD: Set team record with a 39.0 net average for the second consecutive season, bettering his previous mark of 38.92 in 2005...98 total punts and 45.7 gross average ranked second in team annals...31 punts inside the 20 matched the second most in team history...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/13): Equaled single-game best with four punts inside the 20...At Washington (11/26): Posted a career-long punt of 70 yards, equaling the third-longest punt in team history...At New Orleans (12/31): Posted a career-high net average of 47.2 yards.

2005
Punter for all 16 games...Served as holder on field goals and extra points...Registered gross average of 43.3 on 72 punts with 23 inside the 20, a net average of 38.9 and a long of 59 yards...Notched one special teams tackle...Established career highs in net average, gross average and punts inside the 20...Net average benefited from punt coverage unit that ranked fifth in the NFL, yielding an average of 6.5 yards per return...Produced a net average of 40 yards or better in six of the last eight regular season games after he registered a net average of 38.1 following the first eight games...POSTSEASON: Played in all three games...Averaged 37.5 on 16 punts with seven inside the 20, a long of 52 and a net average of 34.2...AMONG NFL LEADERS: Led NFC and ranked third in the League with 38.9 net average...PANTHERS TEAM RECORD: Set team record with net average of 38.9, surpassing previous mark of 38.8 established by Todd Sauerbrun in 2001...Vs. New England (9/18): Placed a career-high four punts inside the 20, bettering his previous personal best of three, achieved six times, most recently versus Cincinnati (11/16/03) while Baker played for Kansas City...At Tampa Bay (11/6): Established career high with 49.5 gross average, bettering previous personal best of 49.3 set versus Atlanta (10/14/01) while with San Francisco.

2004
Played in 10 games for Kansas City, Indianapolis and Denver...Punted 24 times en route to 38.8 gross average and 31.6 net average with 10 inside the 20, one touchback and long of 52 yards...Kicked off 57 times with three touchbacks and added two special teams tackles...Compiled 37.8 gross average and 26.9 net average on nine punts with three inside the 20 and long of 52 yards in two contests with the Chiefs...Appeared as a kickoff specialist in four games with the Colts...Generated 39.4 gross average and 34.4 net average on 15 punts with seven inside the 20, one touchback and long of 48 yards in four contests with the Broncos...POSTSEASON: Averaged 37.5 yards on four punts with a net of 35.3 yards, one inside the 20 and long of 46 yards for Denver in AFC Wild Card at Indianapolis (1/9)...At Kansas City (12/19): Landed two punts inside the 20, including one at the one-yard line...At Tennessee (12/25): Placed two punts inside the six-yard line.

2003
Signed as a free agent by Kansas City (5/12)...Handled punting and kickoff duties in all 16 games...Produced 39.5 gross average and 33.2 net average on a career-high 80 punts, including a career-long 68-yarder...Equaled career best with 21 punts inside the 20 in addition to having seven touchbacks and one block...Placed 57-of-93 kickoffs inside the 10-yard line with six touchbacks...Contributed five special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Saw action in AFC Divisional Playoff versus Indianapolis (1/11) but did not attempt a punt...At Baltimore (9/28): Accumulated a career-high nine punts, including a career-long 68-yard effort...Vs. Buffalo (10/26): Suffered first career blocked punt...Ball knocked out of the end zone for a safety...At Cincinnati (11/16): Equaled single-game best with three punts inside the 20...At Denver (12/7): Posted a career-high 46.0 net average.

2002
Appeared in 13 games for San Francisco and Philadelphia...Punted 55 times en route to 38.8 gross average and 31.5 net average with 14 inside the 20, four touchbacks and long of 51 yards...Registered 40.2 gross average and 32.0 net average on 42 punts with 12 inside the 20, three touchbacks and long of 51 yards in 11 contests with the 49ers before being waived (11/26)...After being signed as a free agent by the Eagles (12/3), notched 34.2 gross average and 29.8 net average on 13 punts with two inside the 20, one touchback and long of 44 yards in two games prior to being waived (12/17).

2001
Played in all 16 games for San Francisco...Generated 40.8 gross average and 35.4 net average on 69 punts with a career-high 21 inside the 20, four touchbacks and long of 64 yards...Made three special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Averaged 36.6 yards on five punts with a net of 29.6 yards, three inside the 20 and long of 45 yards in NFC Wild Card at Green Bay (1/13)...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (4/30)...Waived by the Eagles during the preseason (8/28)...Claimed off waivers by the 49ers (8/29)...At Atlanta (10/14): Boasted a single-game best 49.3 gross average on four punts...Vs. New Orleans (11/11): Recorded a season-long 64-yard punt...Vs. Carolina (11/18): Amassed a career-high 344 punting yards on seven punts...Vs. Philadelphia (12/22): Established a single-game high with three punts inside the 20.

COLLEGE
Ended career at Iowa as the Hawkeyes all-time leader with 272 punts and 11,304 punting yards...Responsible for four of the 11 longest punts in school history...Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 2000 after averaging 42.5 yards on 74 punts with 24 inside the 20 and 16 of 50 yards or more...Set Iowa bowl records with eight punts, including a career-long 79-yarder, and 391 yards to be named MVP of the 1997 Sun Bowl...Played baseball for the Hawkeyes.

PERSONAL
Attended Wayne HS in Fort Wayne, Ind....Majored in business administration at Iowa...Founded Catie B Charities, named after his sister Catherine, in Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

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    Carolina Panthers kicker Olindo Mare (10) watches as his field goal from the hold of Jason Baker sails through the uprights during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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    Carolina Panthers punter Jason Baker tried to pick up a blocked field goal in front of Indianapolis Colts defensive end Jamaal Anderson during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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    New Orleans Saints' Patrick Robinson (21) blocks an extra point-attempt by Carolina Panthers' Olindo Mare (10) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Havner)
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    Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) reaches in to block a field goal attempt by Carolina Panthers' Olindo Mare (10) in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. The holder is Jason Baker (7). (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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    Carolina Panthers' John Kasay, left, kicks a field goal against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Carolina Panthers' Jason Baker (7) is the holder for the kick. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)