|9 Jonathan LaCour
named second team All-Big 12 Academic... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOK: ranks 10th on Tech career yards per punt list (39.7)... played in 13 games making 57 punts for 2,240 yards (39.3 avg.) with 12 punts inside the 20-yard line, 13 fair catches and seven punts going for 50-plus yards on the season... 57 punts is the most by a Red Raider punter since 1999 (Eric Rosiles, 70)... 2,240 punting yards are the most by a Red Raider punter since 1999 (Eric Rosiles, 2,737)... punted three times for 91 yards (30.3 avg.) with one punt inside the 20-yard line against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... punted twice for 58 yards (29.0 avg.) against Houston (11/27)... tallied one punt for 49 yards against Weber State (11/20)... made five punts for 171 yards (34.2 avg) - with two inside the 20-yard line - at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... punted seven times for 250 yards (35.7 avg.) with two punts going inside the 20-yard line against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... notched six punts (38.3 avg.) for 230 yards with a long of 47 yards at Texas A&M (10/30)... made four punts averaging 43.5 yards (174 total yards) with a long of 46 yards at Colorado (10/23)... joined senior Franklin Mitchem as a team captain against Buffaloes... made seven punts for 263 yards - averaging 37.6 yards per punt - with a long of 57 yards and two punts going inside the 20 against Oklahoma State (10/16)... tallied four punts averaging 41.8 yards per punt (167 total yards) with one inside the 20 and with one touchback against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... recorded four punts for 153 yards (38.2 avg) with one going inside the 20 at Iowa State (10/2)... had a career-high eight punts with an average of 43.2 yards/punt (346 yards) with one punt inside the 20-yard line (downed at 1-yard line) against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... averaged 47.5 yards per punt on two punts, including one inside the 20, at New Mexico (9/11)... equaled a career-long 60-yard punt (Baylor, 2007) during season opener against SMU (9/5)... averaged 48.2 yards per punt (four punts) with one going inside the 20-yard line against Mustangs... punt inside the 20 was downed at the SMU 6-yard line.
Averaged 37.1 yards per punt on 25 punts during the 2008 season ... total 164 yards on four punts against Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl for an average of 41.0 ... punted four times at Oklahoma with one landing inside the 20 ... no punts against Oklahoma State ... punted four times against Texas, including two inside the 20 ... the first punt of the game set Texas up at its own two-yard line and Tech recorded a safety on the very next play ... one punt at Kansas for 40 yards ... placed inside the 20 ... punted once at Texas A&M ... averaged 41.5 yards on two punts against Nebraska ... pinned the Huskers inside their own 20 once ... punted twice against UMass, averaging 33.0 yards per ... dropped one inside the UMass 20 ... punted twice against SMU, pinning the Mustangs inside their own 20 on both kicks ... 40.5 yards per punt ... averaged 34.0 yards on three punts at Nevada ... had a long of 49, pinning UNR inside its own 20 ... steady outing for one of the nation's leading freshman punters from a year ago ... averaged 43.5 yards on two punts, including a long of 53 ... also placed one inside the 20.
All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention ... One of the nation's leading freshman punters ... ranked 23rd nationally and second overall among freshman punters ... averaged 42.6 yards on 29 punts during rookie season ... ties the eighth-best single season average in school history ... pinned Virginia inside the five-yard line on second punt at the Gator Bowl ... averaged 42.7 yards per punt ... averaged a game-best 51.7 yards per punt at Baylor ... averaged over 45.0 yards four times ... finished the season with eight punts inside the opponent's 20 and booted six over 50 yards, including a long of 60 at Baylor ... also had three fair caught and two touchbacks ... opponents averaged a mere 6.7 yards per return on the season.
Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas ... one of the top specialists in the state, he handled both the kicking and punting duties for Kingwood during his career ... a unanimous first-team All-District 21-5A selection by the Houston Chronicle following his senior season in 2006 ... rated as the No. 1 kicker prospect in the Houston area on the Chronicle's Area Top 60 for 2006 and was chosen to the newspaper's All-Greater Houston first-team ... placed first in the punting portion of the Texas Lone Star Kicking Challenge in both 2005 and 2006 ... was given the All-Around gold medal at the event in 2005 among 150 participants ... averaged 40.7 yards per punt in district play, while pinning opponents inside their own 10-yard line on seven occasions as a senior ... drilled a long field goal of 54 yards, the eighth longest in state history ... one of only two kickers in the state to be named to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Top 100 ... joins Alex Reyes as the only other high school kicker to have received a scholarship offer from Texas Tech since head coach Mike Leach's arrival prior to the 2000 season...chose Tech over Missouri ... High School Coach: Dougald McDougald.
Jonathan LaCour ... born January 23, 1989, in Humble, Texas ... son of Mindy and Greg LaCour ... has an older sister, Whitney ... both parents attended LSU ... majoring in advertising.