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Special Teams Captain (2015)
*NFL debut: 9/7/14 (at HOU)
*Originally entered the NFL with the Chicago Bears as a college free agent on April 28, 2013... Waived by the Bears on August 25, 2013... Signed with the Bears on January 1, 2014... Waived by the Bears on August 18, 2014... Claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins on August 20, 2014... Signed multi-year contract extension on March 12, 2016.
Special Teams Captain (2015)
NFL debut: 9/7/14 (at HOU)
Originally entered the NFL with the Chicago Bears as a college free agent on April 28, 2013... Waived by the Bears on August 25, 2013... Signed with the Bears on January 1, 2014... Waived by the Bears on August 18, 2014... Claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins on August 20, 2014... Signed multi-year contract extension on March 12, 2016.
*Punted in all 16 games, averaging 45.1 yards and 38.9 net yards on 49 punts with 15 downed inside the 20 and four touchbacks. His 49 punts were the fewest by any Redskins punter who punted in all 16 games in a season... Punted once vs. PIT (9/12), pinning the Steelers inside the 20-yard line with a 27-yard punt... Averaged 37.5 yards on two punts vs. DAL (9/18), downing one inside the 20... Punted twice with an average of 45.5 yards per punt in a win at NYG (9/25). Also completed his first career pass attempt, a 31-yard gain to Quinton Dunbar on a fake punt. The fake punt was the Redskins’ first successful fake kick of any kind since Week 10 of the 2009 season vs. Denver, when punter Hunter Smith connected with fullback Mike Sellers for a 35-yard touchdown... Posted then-season highs in punts (three), punting average (48.7), punts downed inside the 20 (two) and longest punt (59) in a win vs. CLE (10/2)... Punted six times for an average of 42.2 yards with two downed inside the 20 in a win at BAL (10/9)... Averaged 52.8 yards on four punts in a win vs. PHI (10/16)... Punted twice for an average of 43.0 yards at DET (10/23)... Averaged 42.7 yards per punt on three punts in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London... Punted twice for an average of 46.0 yards in a win vs. MIN (11/13)... Averaged 38.0 yards on three punts in a win vs. GB (11/20)... Punted once for 39 yards at DAL (11/24)... Averaged 44.5 yards on two punts including a 59-yarder at ARI (12/4)... Averaged 47.0 yards on three punts with a net average of 45.3 yards in a win at PHI (12/11)... Averaged 47.7 yards on six punts vs. CAR (12/19)... Punted twice for an average of 41.5 yards per punt in a win at CHI (12/24)... Averaged 49.7 yards on a season-high seven punts vs. NYG (1/1).
Appeared in all 16 regular season games and one postseason contest. Punted 70 times in the regular season for an average of 46.1 yards per punt, the fifth-best average in a season in team history. Averaged 38.8 net yards per punt, the second- best single-season average in team records available back to 1976... Averaged 41.3 yards per punt on three punts vs. MIA (9/13)... Punted six times for 244 yards (40.7 avg.) with one downed inside the 20 vs. STL (9/20)... Punted once for 36 yards and had a 50-yard kickoff following a safety at NYG (9/24)... Punted five times for an average of 44.2 yards per punt vs. PHI (10/4). Recorded a then-season-long 63- yard punt in the second quarter, his longest punt since registering a career-long 77-yarder in Week 4 in 2014... Averaged 50.3 yards per punt on four punts at ATL (10/11), his best since Sept. 25, 2014 (58.3 vs. NYG)... Punted six times for 48.0 yards per punt with a long of 53 yards at NYJ (10/18)... Averaged 47.3 yards on four punts vs. TB (10/25)... Punted four times for an average of 47.0 yards with a long of 55 at NE (11/8)... Punted twice for an average of 43.5 yards in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Posted season highs in gross punting average (53.2) and net punting average (53.0) at CAR (11/22)... Punted six times for an average of 44.7 yards per punt, including three downed inside the 20 and a long of 60 in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Punted six times for 253 yards (42.4 average) with one downed inside the 20 vs. DAL (12/7)... Averaged 43.0 yards per punt on four punts against his former team at CHI (12/13), including a season-long 64-yarder... Punted three times for an average of 46.7 yards in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Averaged 49.6 yards on a season-high seven punts in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Averaged 50.0 yards on four punts, including three downed inside the 20 in the regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... In NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10), averaged 50.6 yards per punt on five punts, the third-best single-game postseason average in team history. Recorded a 60-yard punt in the first quarter, the third-longest punt in franchise postseason history.
Joined the Redskins via waiver claim in the preseason and punted in all 16 games, averaging 47.5 yards on 77 punts (40.0 net) with 22 punts downed inside the 20... Became the first member of the Redskins to lead the NFL in punting for a season since Sam Baker in 1958... Finished with the fourthbest gross average in team history, trailing only Sammy Baugh’s full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940) and Baugh’s 1941 and 1942 campaigns (48.7 and 48.2)... 40.0-yard net punting average was the highest by a Redskins punter in records dating back to 1976, surpassing Matt Turk’s mark of 39.2 net yards set in both 1996 and 1997... Made NFL debut at HOU (9/7), punting five times with an average of 49.2 yards with two downed inside the 20 and a long of 61... Punted four times for an average of 49.8 yards with a long of 61 vs. JAX (9/14)... Averaged 56.7 yards on three punts with a net of 41.0 yards per punt and a long of 65 at PHI (9/21)... Averaged a career-high 58.3 yards per punt on four punts vs. NYG (9/25), falling 1.1 yards shy of matching Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh’s team record for punting average in a single game (59.4 at Detroit on Oct. 27, 1940). Recorded a career-long 77-yard punt in the third quarter, tying Steve Cox for the third-longest punt in franchise history (Nov. 1, 1987 at Buffalo)... Punted eight times with an average of 49.9 yards per punt and a long of 59 vs. SEA (10/6)... Punted five times for an average of 47.4 yards with a long of 58 yards at ARI (10/12)... Punted three times with an average of 41.3 yards per punt vs. TEN (10/19)... Averaged 46.2 yards per punt on five punts and had three punts downed inside the 20 in an overtime win at DAL (10/27)... Punted three times at MIN (11/2), averaging 45.3 yards per punt with a long of 51... Punted four times with an average of 44.3 yards per punt and a long of 55 vs. TB (11/16)... Matched career highs in punts (eight) and punts downed inside the 20 (three) at SF (11/23), accumulating 373 yards for an average of 46.6 yards per punt... Averaged 46.5 yards on six punts at IND (11/30), placing three inside the 20... Averaged 45.8 yards on six punts and added a two-yard rushing attempt vs. STL (12/7)... Punted six times with an average of 45.2 yards per punt at NYG (12/14)... Punted three times with an average of 44.3 yards per punt vs. PHI (12/20). Placed all three punts inside the 20... Punted four times with an average of 44.0 yards per punt. Recorded a 60-yard punt in the third quarter, becoming the first Redskins punter to post a 60-yard punt in five games in a single season since Matt Turk in 1998.
Spent the offseason with the Bears before being released on Aug. 25.
Appeared in 53 games at Oklahoma from 2008-12, punting 250 times for 10,988 yards (44.0 avg) with 36 touchbacks and 91 punts downed inside the 20... Had 71 punts of 50-plus yards during his career with a long of 85... Exited OU ranking No. 1 in school history with a 44.0 yards-per-punt average... Set Oklahoma career record with 71 punts of 50-plus yards... Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by coaches as a senior, placing 22 of his 53 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line with just eight touchbacks... Named honorable mention All-Big 12 by AP and coaches as a junior after placing 34 of his 63 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line with just six touchbacks... Was honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated, All-Big 12 second team by Phil Steele and All-Big 12 honorable mention by AP and the coaches as a sophomore. Rotated with kickoff duties as well and had nine touchbacks on 70 kickoffs while averaging 63.0 yards per kick... Named Sporting News third-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 by the Waco Tribune Herald and second-team by AP, coaches, Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a redshirt freshman. Led the Big 12 and ranked No. 3 nationally in punting average that season.
Attended Union H.S. in Tulsa, Okla., where he was a member of all-state teams for both The Oklahoman and Tulsa World... Named district special teams player of the year as a senior... Handled kicking duties, converting all 42 extra point attempts and 14-of-19 field goal attempts... Selected to play in the 2008 Oil Bowl... Son of Debra and Leo Way... Born on April 18, 1990.
Has been active in the D.C. area since joining the team in 2014... In 2016, promoted healthy lifestyle habits at the 138th annual White House Easter Egg roll on the South Lawn, played alongside fans to benefit children in the second annual Redskins Charity Golf Classic, walked the runway alongside the Women of Washington to raise money for the WRCF at the second annual Redskins Runway Show, and donated winter coats and Redskins hats to 300 elementary school students from seven local area schools at the eighth annual Share the Warmth event... In 2015, attended the Draft Day Party and inaugural Redskins Golf Classic, treated Steuart Weller Elementary to a Play 60 celebration to reward them for winning the Draft Day Dash Challenge, assembled care packages for victims of domestic violence in collaboration with the Fear 2 Freedom and Rookie Community Club, interacted with children during training camp at the Redskins All-Star Experience, participated in the WOW Wives Fashion Show, provided Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant money to help school districts and/or individual schools facilitate sustainable physical activity and healthy eating improvements, gave advice to high school football players at the 4th & Life High School Football Forum, provided winter coats and hats to students from elementary schools in the surrounding metro area, hosted seven TAPS families for a military appreciation event at Top Golf in Ashburn, Va. and welcomed 1,100 children into the Redskins locker room at FedExField to meet Santa and take home toys for Christmas at Skins Santa Shoppe... In 2014, encouraged students at Dumfries Elementary to exercise for 60 minutes and read for 20 minutes every day, brought joy to 31 women battling breast cancer at the team’s annual All-Star Survivors Celebration, led elementary students through drills at the Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combine, distributed Thanksgiving food to 3,000 Prince George’s County residents in need at the team’s annual Harvest Feast, distributed winter coats and Redskins knit hats and scarves to over 300 children from the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia areas at the Covered for the Holidays event, coached women through football drills at Redskins Park on WOW Ladies Night Out, and played video games online with active serving military members stationed overseas during a Redskins Salute: Pros vs. GI Joes event... Involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes with his wife, Brianna.