CAREER HIGHS Punts: 9, vs. Iowa State (2011)
Punt Average: 51.4, at Missouri (2011)
Inside the 20: 5, vs. Kansas (2009)
Long Punt: 60, at TCU (2012)
* Indicates most recent high
2013 All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... Big 12 Broadcasters All-Conference (1st Team)... Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team)... Ray Guy Award Watch List (Nation's Top Punter)... Preseason Athlon All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... played 13 games with 52 punts, averaging 43.0 yards/punt with 2,237 total yards with six touchbacks, six fair catches, nine punts going inside the 20 and 12 punts of at least 50 yards... NCAA RANKINGS: 16th among active players in career punting yards (8,036)... 17th among active players in career punts (192)... 27 in punting average (43.0)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: lead all active players in career punting yards (8.036)... second among all active players in career punts (192)... third in punting average (43.0)... sixth in 50-yard punts (12)... TEXAS TECH RANKINGS: fourth in career punting average (41.9)... fifth in single-season punting average (43.0)... made five punts (32.2 avg.) for 161 yards with one punt going inside the 20 helping the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego... took a fake punt 51 yards around the right end for a touchdown on a 4th-and-17 to give Tech a 7-0 lead at Texas (11/28)... marked the first rush by a Tech punter since 2000 (Clinton Greathouse, 3-yard run on 4th & 2, for a first down at Kansas State on Oct. 21)... 51-yard run marked the longest by a Red Raider in 2013 and longest by a Tech player since Oct. 13, 2012 (RB Sadale Foster, 53-yard run vs. No. 4 West Virginia)... made seven punts (42.0 avg.) at Texas with one touchback and one going for 50 yards... averaged 48.1 yards/punt in seven attempts with one punt going inside the 20-yard line and with one punt over 50 yards (long 55) against No. 4 Baylor at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (11/16)... recorded three punts for an average of 48.7 yards with a long of 54 yards against Kansas State (11/9)... averaged 44.2 yard/punt on five attempts with one fair catch, one going inside the 20 and with one punt blocked against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2)... recorded a 57-yard punt against the Cowboys - marking his longest of the season as of Week 10... punted three times (34.0 avg.) with one touchback, one fair catch and one punt going inside the 20-yard line at No. 12 Oklahoma (10/26)... posted three punts (45.3 avg.) with one touchback and one going for over 50 yards at West Virginia (10/19)... made seven punts (42.4 avg.) with one touchback, one fair catch and one going for over 50 yards against Iowa State (10/12)... punted four times averaging 46.5 yards (long 55) with two punts going inside the 20-yard line at Kansas (10/5)... averaged 49.5 yards/punt on two punts with one touchback and a 50-yard punt in home opener against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... made season debut making six punts (258 yards) averaging 43.0 yards/punt with a long of 56 yards and with three punts going inside the 20-yard line in the season opener at SMU (8/30).
2012 All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)...Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team)... College Football Performance Award - Hon. Mention National Punter of the Week (10/22)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: sixth in yards/punt (41.7)... eighth in punts (40)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOKS: ranks fourth in career yards per punt (41.4)... played in 13 games with 40 punts (1,667) with a 41.7 yards/punt average... had two touchbacks... tallied eight punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied eight punts at 50-plus yard punts... punted three times for an average of 37.0 yards with one going inside the 20-yard line against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... punted once for 36 yards against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... punted six times with an average of 40.8 yards/punt with one going inside the 20-yard line at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... notched four punts averaging 43.8/punt with a long of 57 and with one punt going inside the 20-yard line... punted three times while averaging 41.3 yards/punt with one going inside the 20-yard line against No. 22 Texas (11/3)... tallied three punts for an average of 26.3 yards/punt with a long of 36 at No. 3 Kansas State (10/27)... made eight punts - averaging 47.4 - with a long of 60 yards and with two coming inside the 20-yard line at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... made just one punt for 54 yards against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... tallied four punts for 164 yards - averaging 41.0 - with a long of 47 against No. 14 Oklahoma (10.6)... punted five times for 225 yards - averaging 45.0 - with a long of 50, two touchbacks and one punt going inside the 20-yard line at Iowa State (9/29)... punted once (35 yards) against New Mexico (9/15)... did not record a punt at Texas State (9/8)... marked the first time Tech did not punt in a game since 2008 (vs. Baylor)... punted only once (41 yards) in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).
2011 All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... All-Big 12 second team (Kansas City Star)... Academic All-Big 12 second team... NCAA RANKINGS: ranked 42nd in yards per punt (41.7)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: ranked fifth in yards per punt (41.7)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK: ranks fourth on Tech career yards per punt average (41.3)... played in all 12 games while making 57 punts for 2,376 yards (41.7 avg.) with five touchbacks, 15 fair catches and with 19 punts going inside the 20-yard line... 14 punts went for at least 50 yards... made six punts for 238 yards (39.7 avg.) with one punt inside the 20-yard line and with one touchback against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... notched five punts for an average of 51.4 yards (257 yards) with three punts going inside the 20-yard line at Missouri (11/19)... averaged 44.4 yards per punt on seven tries (311 yards) with one touchback and two punts inside the 20-yard line against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... averaged 46.2 yards per punt on four tries (185 yards) with a long of 55 yards while tallying one touchback and one punt going inside the 20-yard line at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... recorded nine punts for 385 yards (42.8 avg.) with a long of 55 yards with two punts inside the 20-yard line and one touchback against Iowa State (10/29)... marked the first time Texas Tech made nine punts in a game since 2000 (at Kansas State)... made six punts and averaged 37.3 yards per punt with a long of 52 yards and with three punts going inside the 20-yard line at No. 1 Oklahoma (10/22)... punted twice for 92 yards (46.0 avg.) with one punt going inside the 20-yard line against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... notched three punts for 124 yards (41.3 avg) with one punt going inside the 20-yard line against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... punted five times for 186 yards (37.2 avg.) with a long of 52 yards at Kansas (10/1)... recorded three punts for an average of 41.3 yards per punt (124 total yards) with three going inside the 20-yard line against Nevada (9/24)... tallied just one punt for 38 yards at New Mexico (9/17)... made five punts - two going inside the 20-yard line - for an average of 29.8 yards per punt against Texas State (9/3) in the season opener.
Averaged 44.5 yards per punt on two punts against Michigan State ... pinned Baylor inside their 10 on one of three punts ... best game since Houston earlier in the year with 46.0 average on four punts in win over Oklahoma ... two touchbacks ... had a career long of 55 ... averaged 43.0 yards on four punts ... third game over 40.0 yard average (UH, A&M) ... placed one inside the 20 ... pinned Kansas deep all day with five of seven punts fielded inside the 20 ... averaged 39.7 yards per punt, but kicked from short field much of the day ... punted three times for an average of 43.3 versus Texas A&M... averaged 36 yards per punt in the win at Nebraska ... had a long of 47 ... had one punt in the win over Kansas State, a 35-yard effort that pinned the Wildcats inside their own 20 ... punted four times against New Mexico for a 39.0 average, but was punting to a short field much of the time ... placed three punts inside the 20, including two inside UNM's 5-yard line ... averaged 46.4 yards per punt in first full game at punter at Houston ... also recorded long punts of 50 and 54 yards ... placed four inside the 20 to pin Houston back ... punted four times in debut at Texas, placing one inside the 20.
Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas ... named all-state as a punter and defensive end ... member of the two-time state champions going 15-1 in 2007 and 16-0 in 2008 ... named team captain senior year and defensive most valuable player ... averaged 42.8 yards per punt and totaled 96 tackles his senior year ... coached by Chad Morris ... also involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Ryan Erxleben ... born May 3, 1991, in Dallas, Texas ... son of Russell and Kim Erxleben ... father played for the University of Texas and later for the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions ... has two sisters, Erin and Lauren ... participated in football during high school ... hobbies include playing golf, exercising, wake surfing and sky diving ... majoring in exercise sports science.