Taylor Symmank
Taylor  Symmank


McKinney, Texas

High School:
McKinney Boyd

Last College:
Southern Arkansas

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 193

Place Kicker




Symmank Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

Texas Tech junior is averaging 43.6 yards per punt this season heading into Saturday's game


Nine Red Raiders Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

Texas Tech places five on the first team

Punt Attempts: 8, vs. LSU (2015)*
Punt yards: 401, vs. LSU (2015)
Longest punt: 68 yards, vs. TCU (2015)
* Indicates most recent high

Ranked among the best punters in the country despite a midseason injury that kept him out of eight games ... averaged 46.0 yards per punt this season, a mark that would rank top-15 nationally if he had enough punts to qualify, and ranks second all time at Tech for a single season ... he ends his Red Raider career with a 43.6 punting average which ranks No. 1 in Texas Tech history. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... drilled a career-long 68-yard punt against TCU ... had a quiet night against Arkansas as the Red Raiders failed to punt once in the victory ... launched another 60-yard punt against Baylor ... totaled three punts against Iowa State, averaging 44.7 yards ... inserted to punt twice at Kansas ... averaged 39.5 yards per punt against the Jayhawks ... did not play over four straight games against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Kansas State ... returned for the season finale against Texas ... averaged 38.5 yards per punt in victory over the Longhorns ... his 44.7 yards per punt average this season currently ranks fourth in the Texas Tech single-season record book entering the Texas Bowl ... his 43.1 career punting average also ranks third overall also seen action on kickoffs ... booted a touchback on 27 of 37 kickoffs this season, resulting in an impressive 75 percent touchback percentage ... attempted a season-high eight punts in the V100 Advocare Texas Bowl, booting three punts over 50 yards in the first half alone. He finished with a 50.1 punting average for the game, the first Red Raider to average 50+ yards with at least five attempts in a game since Ryan Erxleben against Missouri in 2011. AWARDS & HONORS ... Academic All-Big 12 second team honoree ... marked third time in his career to receive Academic All-Big 12 accolades ... preseason candidate for the Ray Guy Award.

All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team)... Ray Guy Award Candidate... played in 12 games as the team's starting punter... punted 54 times (42.6 avg.) for 2,303 yards with 24 fair catches, 17 punts inside the 20-yard line, eight punts going 50-plus yards and five touchbacks without a blocked punt... BIG 12 RANKINGS: third in punting average (42.6)... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: made three punts (44.7 avg.) with a long of 59 yards against No. 5 Baylor (11/29) at AT&T Stadium... punted four times (45.8 avg.) with one touchback at Iowa State (11/22)... punted four times (33.2 avg.) with two going inside the 20-yard line against No. 24 Oklahoma (11/15)... tallied a career-high eight punts with a career best four punts inside the 20-yard line while averaging 41 yards/punt against Texas (11/1)... punted four times (45.2 avg.) with a long of 54 yards and placing two inside the 20-yard line at No. 10 TCU (10/25)... made five punts (42.0 avg.) with a long of 58 and with three punts inside the 20-yard line against Kansas (10/18)... made six punts (45.0 avg.) with a long of 55 yards, one inside the 20 and recorded two touchbacks against West Virginia (10/11)... tallied four punts (44.2 avg.) with a career-long 61-yard punt and with one touchback at No. 22 Kansas State (10/4)... collected five punts (48.0 avg.) with a long of 53 and two punts going inside the 20-yard line with five kickoffs (64.0 avg.) with two touchbacks at No. 24 Oklahoma State (9/25)... made four punts (41.5 avg.) with a long of 53 and with two going inside the 20-yard line and made five kickoffs (65.0) with two touchbacks against Arkansas (9/13)... notched five punts (42.8 avg.) with a long of 49 and one punt going inside the 20-yard line and tallied six kickoffs (49.8 avg.) with four touchbacks in first road game of the season at UTEP (9/4)... made season debut with two punts (33.5 avg.) with a long of 44 and made six kickoffs (64.3 avg.) with two touchbacks against Central Arkansas (8/30).

Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team)... played in eight games making 26 kickoffs for 1,603 yards (61.7 avg.) with 10 touchbacks... made 12 punts for 504 yards (42.0 avg.) with five inside the 20, three going for at least 50 yards and one fair catch... made six kickoffs (62.5 avg.) with one touchback against No. 4 Baylor (11/28) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington... kicked off seven times for 414 yards (59.1 avg.) with three touchbacks against Iowa State (10/12)... averaged 60.6 yards on seven kickoffs and punted once for 42 yards at Kansas (10/5)... made four punts for 134 yards (33.5 avg.) with one punt going inside the 20 yard line against Texas State (9/21)... punted six times for an average of 47.2 yards with three punts going at least 50 yards and with three punts going inside the 20-yard line against No. 24 TCU (9/12)... made first career punt (45 yards) - one that went inside the 20-yard line - in first career home game against Stephen F. Austin (9/7)... made career debut in season opener at SMU (8/30) with one kickoff (65 yards - touchback).

Scout team member... did not play.

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark... team tallied a 3-7 overall record in 2011... connected on 3-of-10 field goals and converted on 33-of-35 PAT attempts... recorded 3-of-5 field goal attempts from inside 40 yards and was 0-of-5 from 40-49 yards... also recorded 45 punts for 1,797 yards while averaging 39.9 yards per punt with 11 punts inside the 20 yard line and tallying a season-best 60-yard punt... posted 48 kickoffs for 2,912 yards while averaging 60.7 yards per kickoff with eight touchbacks.

McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas... finished prep career perfect in PAT attempts and field goal tries from inside 44 yards... tallied 36 touchbacks during senior season... named AP All-State and earned all-district honors as well as academic all-state recognition... also competed in soccer earning second team all-state as a senior.

Taylor Symmank... a marketing major at Texas Tech.


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