Anderson County HS
The Bucs starting punter ... has progressed to being one of the top punters in the nation.
2002: Played in all 12 games for the Bucs, ranked third in the conference and ninth in the nation with a 42.9 yard average ... was a second-team All-Southern Conference selection ... had a season-high 75-yard punt against Wofford on Nov. 9 ... averaged 48.6 yards on nine kicks against the Terriers ... also averaged 48.6 yards on eight kicks against The Citadel on on Oct. 12 ... had a 72-yard kick against the Bulldogs ... tallied 20 kicks of 50-or-more yards and dropped 13 kicks inside the 20.
2001: Saw action in all 11 games as ETSUís punter for a second straight season ... averaged 41.0 yards a boot ... finished fourth in the SoCon and 14th in the nation in punting average ... three punts of 50+ yards in the season opener at Pitt (9/1) ... totaled 11 50+ yarders ... placed 10 inside the 20-yard line ... season-long effort of 57 yards at Furman (10/20).
2000: Played in all 11 games ... averaged 38.3 yards per punt ... kicked 52 times for 1,990 total yards ... nailed 11 inside the 20-yard line ... longest punt of the season was 78 yards in season opener at Liberty (Sept. 2).
High School: Two-year letterwinner who registered 40 punts for an average of 45 yards per kick as a senior... had a long of 66 yards ... first team all-state by the stateís coaches, sportswriters and Associated Press ... all-region, all-conference and All-East Tennessee teams ... averaged 38 yards per kick as a junior ... played for head coach Larry Kerr.
Personal: Son of Albert and Linda Bass ... born Nov. 15, 1980 ... majoring in finance.