Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Established himself as one of the nation's top punters by earning AAC Special Teams Player of the Year accolades and Third Team All-America honors from the Associated Press in addition to being named one of three finalists for the prestigious Ray Guy Award...Ranked fourth in the country with a 46.2 average and booted 14 punts of 50+...Tallied 29 punts inside the 20 and 12 inside the 10...His long punt of 84 yards at SMU shattered the Cincinnati and AAC records...He was named the Ray Guy National Punter of the Week following the SMU performance...Also collected All-AAC First Team honors...All three of his punts went further than 50 yards for an AAC-record 65.0 average...UC's net average of 44.88 ranked second in the nation...Began the season with two 50+ punts at Arkansas...The Melbourne, Australia native faced his brother, Max Fletcher, a freshman punter for Arkansas, in the season opener...Mason and Max’s parents, Dustin and Suzanne, flew from Australia for the game...Against Navy, he averaged 49.8 on four punts, with two 50-yarders, three inside the 13, including his second punt downed at the 1 this season...In his USF game, Fletcher had a punt downed inside the 1-yard line and all three of his punts were downed inside the 13...He also earned AAC Special Teams Player of the Week after booting a career-long 67-yarder and averaging 48.2 yards per attempt against Miami (Ohio) in Week 3.
2021: The 6-7 Melbourne, Austrailia native was Cincinnati’s punter in all 14 games during his freshman season…Punted 50 times for 2,147 yards for a 42.94 average, which was fourth in the American Athletic Conference…Tallied 17 punts inside the 20 and six went 50+ yards…He did not have a punt blocked...Career-long 54-yard punt came versus No. 1 Alabama at the College Football Playoff Semifinals and pinned the Crimson Tide back at their own 9-yard line...Against Temple he averaged a season-best 47.3 yards per punt...Tallied three punts inside the 20 verusus UCF...Collegiate debut came against Miami (Ohio) where he punted twice for 81 yards inside Nippert Stadium…Averaged 45.25 on five punts versus Murray State witht two inside the 20 and 50-yarder…Booted a 51-yarder at Indiana…Punted five times for 215 yards (43.0 average) at No. 9 Notre Dame…Booted two punts inside the 20 against both Navy and Tulane…Recorded two punts inside the 20 in the fourth quarter to help secure the AAC Championship.
PERSONAL: Coached by Nathan Chapman and John Smith of Prokick Australia, the same group where UC’s James Smith developed his punting skills...Composite three-star recruit was the No. 6 punter in the 2021 class...Played for NAB League club Calder Cannons, Australia’s premier Under 18 Aussie Rules competition but back injuries forced his switch to punting...Father Dustin played 400 games in the Australian Football League for Essendon over a legendary 23-year career...Fletcher said “The sporting culture in the city of Cincinnati was also a massive draw for myself as my home town, Melbourne, is known as the sporting capital of Australia.”
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