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Michael Palardy
P #5
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
Age:
25
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

PUNTS
71
AVG
46
LNG
63
IN 20
25
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 107 4,800 4,378 63 44.9 40.9 0 6 17 38 6 27 51 302 0
2017 CAR 16 0 71 3,269 3,013 63 46 42.4 0 6 10 25 4 21 30 176 0
2016 CAR 7 0 36 1,531 1,365 56 42.5 37.9 0 0 7 13 2 6 21 126 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 @SF W 23-3 3 155 146 58 51.7 48.7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 9 0
2 BUF W 9-3 6 249 247 55 41.5 41.2 0 2 1 2 0 1 2 2 0
3 NO L 13-34 3 129 97 56 43 32.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 12 0
4 @NE W 33-30 1 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5 @DET W 27-24 5 234 208 60 46.8 41.6 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 6 0
6 PHI L 23-28 3 136 136 50 45.3 45.3 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
7 @CHI L 3-17 5 263 231 59 52.6 46.2 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 12 0
8 @TB W 17-3 7 353 330 55 50.4 47.1 0 1 2 4 0 1 3 23 0
9 ATL W 20-17 5 249 236 57 49.8 47.2 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 13 0
10 MIA W 45-21 2 85 65 43 42.5 32.5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
12 @NYJ W 35-27 6 284 277 63 47.3 46.2 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 7 0
13 @NO L 21-31 5 215 210 51 43 42 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 5 0
14 MIN W 31-24 6 260 206 56 43.3 34.3 0 0 0 2 0 1 5 54 0
15 GB W 31-24 4 174 159 55 43.5 39.8 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 15 0
16 TB W 22-19 3 119 119 46 39.7 39.7 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
17 @ATL L 10-22 7 329 311 60 47 44.4 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 18 0

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Bio

NFL RANKINGS
• Ranked fifth in the NFL in net punting average (42.4) in 2017.

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Set franchise record for highest net punting average (42.4) in single season in 2017.
• Tied for third-fewest touchbacks (4) among qualifying punters in single season in 2017.

PRO CAREER
• Played in all 16 games for Carolina in 2017, delivering career-best season numbers with a net punting average of 42.4 and gross punting average of 46.0...Landed 25 punts inside the 20 and only allowed four touchbacks.
• Set franchise record for highest net punting average (42.4) in single season in 2017.
• Posted single-game career-best net average of 48.7 at San Francisco in season opener (9/10/17).
• Booted career-long 63 yard punt at New York Jets (11/26/17).
• Played in the final seven games of 2016 for Carolina, filling in for an injured Andy Lee...Notched a 42.5-yard gross average and recorded 13 punts inside the 20-yard line.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Oakland (6/5/14)...Waived by Oakland (8/7/14)...Signed to practice squad by Oakland (12/24/14)...Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (1/5/15)...Waived by St. Louis (9/1/15)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (4/5/16)...Waived by Carolina (6/8/16)...Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (7/30/16)...Waived by Baltimore (8/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (8/6/16)...Waived by Indianapolis (8/15/16)...Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (8/31/16)...Waived by Cleveland (9/4/16)...Signed to practice squad by Cleveland (9/6/16)...Terminated from practice squad by Cleveland (9/22/16)...Signed to practice squad by Atlanta (10/5/16)...Terminated from practice squad by Atlanta (10/10/16)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/14/16).

GP/GS: Career (23/0) [1/0]; 2017 (16/0) [1/0]; 2016 (7/0).

2017
Played in all 16 games as Carolina's punter...Averaged a net distance of 42.4 yards on 71 punts with a gross average of 46.0, both career bests...Booted 25 balls inside the 20 with only four touchbacks...At San Francisco (9/10)…Punted three times for a career-best net average of 48.7 yards per punt…Recorded a then-career-long 58-yard punt…At Chicago (10/22)…Recorded a career-high 52.6-yard gross average, punting five times for 263 yards…At Tampa Bay (10/29)…Punted a career-high seven times for a 50.4-yard gross average…Placed a career-high four punts inside the 20, including three inside the 10…Notched four punts of at least 50 yards…At New York Jets (11/26)…Punted six times for a gross average of 47.3 yards and a net average of 46.2...Posted a career-long 63-yard field goal on first punt of the day...At Atlanta (12/31)...Tied a career-high with seven punts...Recorded a gross average of 47.0 yards and a net average of 44.4 yards.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7)...Punted three times for an average of 48.3 yards per punt and a net average of 42.7 yards.

COLLEGE
Played in 46 games at Tennessee...Left-footed...Finished career second in school history with a 42.9-yard punting average on 117 punts with 50 inside the 20, seven touchbacks, one block and long of 69 yards...Converted 37-of-50 field goal attempts to rank third in school history with a 74.0 accuracy rate...Made 109-of-115 extra point tries...Totaled 220 points...Served as primary kickoff specialist all four seasons...As a senior in 2013, Second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection...Tied for first in the nation with 33 punts inside the 20...Averaged 44.5 yards on 63 punts, including 19 of more than 50 yards...Connected on 34-of-35 extra point tries and 14-of-17 field goal attempts for a team-leading 76 points.

PERSONAL
Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Majored in communication studies at Tennessee.

NFL RANKINGS
• Ranked fifth in the NFL in net punting average (42.4) in 2017.

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Set franchise record for highest net punting average (42.4) in single season in 2017.
• Tied for third-fewest touchbacks (4) among qualifying punters in single season in 2017.

PRO CAREER
• Played in all 16 games for Carolina in 2017, delivering career-best season numbers with a net punting average of 42.4 and gross punting average of 46.0...Landed 25 punts inside the 20 and only allowed four touchbacks.
• Set franchise record for highest net punting average (42.4) in single season in 2017.
• Posted single-game career-best net average of 48.7 at San Francisco in season opener (9/10/17).
• Booted career-long 63 yard punt at New York Jets (11/26/17).
• Played in the final seven games of 2016 for Carolina, filling in for an injured Andy Lee...Notched a 42.5-yard gross average and recorded 13 punts inside the 20-yard line.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Oakland (6/5/14)...Waived by Oakland (8/7/14)...Signed to practice squad by Oakland (12/24/14)...Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (1/5/15)...Waived by St. Louis (9/1/15)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (4/5/16)...Waived by Carolina (6/8/16)...Signed as a free agent by Baltimore (7/30/16)...Waived by Baltimore (8/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (8/6/16)...Waived by Indianapolis (8/15/16)...Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (8/31/16)...Waived by Cleveland (9/4/16)...Signed to practice squad by Cleveland (9/6/16)...Terminated from practice squad by Cleveland (9/22/16)...Signed to practice squad by Atlanta (10/5/16)...Terminated from practice squad by Atlanta (10/10/16)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (11/14/16).

GP/GS: Career (23/0) [1/0]; 2017 (16/0) [1/0]; 2016 (7/0).

2017
Played in all 16 games as Carolina's punter...Averaged a net distance of 42.4 yards on 71 punts with a gross average of 46.0, both career bests...Booted 25 balls inside the 20 with only four touchbacks...At San Francisco (9/10)…Punted three times for a career-best net average of 48.7 yards per punt…Recorded a then-career-long 58-yard punt…At Chicago (10/22)…Recorded a career-high 52.6-yard gross average, punting five times for 263 yards…At Tampa Bay (10/29)…Punted a career-high seven times for a 50.4-yard gross average…Placed a career-high four punts inside the 20, including three inside the 10…Notched four punts of at least 50 yards…At New York Jets (11/26)…Punted six times for a gross average of 47.3 yards and a net average of 46.2...Posted a career-long 63-yard field goal on first punt of the day...At Atlanta (12/31)...Tied a career-high with seven punts...Recorded a gross average of 47.0 yards and a net average of 44.4 yards.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7)...Punted three times for an average of 48.3 yards per punt and a net average of 42.7 yards.

COLLEGE
Played in 46 games at Tennessee...Left-footed...Finished career second in school history with a 42.9-yard punting average on 117 punts with 50 inside the 20, seven touchbacks, one block and long of 69 yards...Converted 37-of-50 field goal attempts to rank third in school history with a 74.0 accuracy rate...Made 109-of-115 extra point tries...Totaled 220 points...Served as primary kickoff specialist all four seasons...As a senior in 2013, Second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection...Tied for first in the nation with 33 punts inside the 20...Averaged 44.5 yards on 63 punts, including 19 of more than 50 yards...Connected on 34-of-35 extra point tries and 14-of-17 field goal attempts for a team-leading 76 points.

PERSONAL
Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Majored in communication studies at Tennessee.