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Team

Shane Lechler
P #9
Height:
6-2
Weight:
237
Age:
38
College:
Texas A&M
Experience:
15

Quick Stats (2014):

PUNTS
8
AVG
50.8
LNG
65
IN 20
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 1,110 52,810 43,393 80 47.6 39.1 4 82 136 359 152 172 568 6,377 5
2014 HOU 2 0 8 406 327 65 50.8 40.9 0 0 1 3 2 2 3 39 0
2013 HOU 16 0 88 4,189 3,519 65 47.6 40 0 2 13 34 7 23 43 530 1
2012 OAK 16 0 81 3,826 3,196 68 47.2 39 1 4 7 21 9 16 45 450 0
2011 OAK 16 0 78 3,960 3,187 80 50.8 40.9 0 7 10 27 9 8 44 593 2
2010 OAK 16 0 77 3,618 3,138 68 47 40.8 0 7 10 27 4 11 45 400 0
2009 OAK 16 0 96 4,909 4,210 70 51.1 43.9 0 2 6 30 12 13 63 459 0
2008 OAK 16 0 90 4,391 3,706 70 48.8 41.2 0 5 18 33 13 11 43 425 0
2007 OAK 16 0 73 3,585 3,000 70 49.1 41.1 0 3 11 25 7 12 40 445 2
2006 OAK 16 0 77 3,660 2,843 67 47.5 36.4 1 4 10 19 19 10 34 437 0
2005 OAK 16 0 82 3,744 3,104 64 45.7 37.9 0 5 13 26 9 16 39 460 0
2004 OAK 16 0 73 3,409 2,716 67 46.7 37.2 0 4 10 22 14 10 35 413 0
2003 OAK 16 0 96 4,503 3,574 73 46.9 37.2 0 11 6 27 13 14 52 669 0
2002 OAK 14 0 53 2,251 1,735 70 42.5 32.7 0 7 7 18 12 9 18 276 0
2001 OAK 16 0 73 3,375 2,633 65 46.2 35.6 1 16 6 23 12 5 34 502 0
2000 OAK 16 0 65 2,984 2,505 69 45.9 38 1 5 8 24 10 12 30 279 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 WAS W 17-6 6 306 230 60 51 38.3 0 0 1 2 2 1 2 36 0
2 @OAK W 30-14 2 100 97 65 50 48.5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 000 NFL Draft...Signed by Raiders on July 25, 2000...Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights free agent, July 26, 2002…Signed new contract, Dec. 27, 2002…Signed new contract, Feb. 28, 2005…Signed new contract, Feb. 19, 2009...Signed by Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on March 23, 2013.

HONORS:
Six-time Associated Press All-Pro (2000, 2003-04, 2008-10)
Seven-time Pro Bowl selection (2001, 2004, 2007-11)
Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro (2001)
USA Football All-Fundamental Team (2011)
PFW/PFWA Golden Toe Award (2009)

CAREER:
Owns the best gross punting average in NFL history, 47.6
Fastest player in NFL history to reach 50,000 yards punting (1,051 punts) and is just one of six players with 50,000-plus yards punting
Ranks fourth all-time in yards punting (52,404), sixth in punts inside the 20 (356), ninth in net average (38.9) and 13th in punts (1,102)
Seven-time Pro Bowler (2001, 2004, 2007-11)
Six-time All-Pro (2000, 2003-04, 2008-10)
Led the NFL in gross average four times (2003-04, 2007, 2009)
Led the NFL in net average four times (2000, 2007-09)
Played in 206 games for Oakland from 2000-12, punting 1,014 times for 48,215 yards with 322 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line
Holds the top five single-season punting averages in Oakland history, including a career-best 51.1 in 2009, and two of the top four single-season punting averages in NFL history: 51.1 (2009, second) and 50.8 (2011, fourth)
Tied for sixth in Raiders’ history with 206 games played
Set an Oakland franchise record with an 80-yard punt against Chicago (11/27/11)
Had at least one punt of 50 yards or more in 33 consecutive games from 2003-05, the longest such streak by any player since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970
Has allowed only three touchdowns on punts in lifetime, at any level, two came in consecutive weeks late in 2007 season and one occured on 9/22/13
Has experienced just four blocked punts, and only one since 2006
Has played in 190 consecutive games, tops among active punters
Set NCAA record for career punting average (44.7) at Texas A&M

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 000 NFL Draft...Signed by Raiders on July 25, 2000...Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights free agent, July 26, 2002…Signed new contract, Dec. 27, 2002…Signed new contract, Feb. 28, 2005…Signed new contract, Feb. 19, 2009...Signed by Houston Texans as an unrestricted free agent on March 23, 2013.

HONORS:
Six-time Associated Press All-Pro (2000, 2003-04, 2008-10)
Seven-time Pro Bowl selection (2001, 2004, 2007-11)
Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro (2001)
USA Football All-Fundamental Team (2011)
PFW/PFWA Golden Toe Award (2009)

CAREER:
Owns the best gross punting average in NFL history, 47.6
Fastest player in NFL history to reach 50,000 yards punting (1,051 punts) and is just one of six players with 50,000-plus yards punting
Ranks fourth all-time in yards punting (52,404), sixth in punts inside the 20 (356), ninth in net average (38.9) and 13th in punts (1,102)
Seven-time Pro Bowler (2001, 2004, 2007-11)
Six-time All-Pro (2000, 2003-04, 2008-10)
Led the NFL in gross average four times (2003-04, 2007, 2009)
Led the NFL in net average four times (2000, 2007-09)
Played in 206 games for Oakland from 2000-12, punting 1,014 times for 48,215 yards with 322 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard line
Holds the top five single-season punting averages in Oakland history, including a career-best 51.1 in 2009, and two of the top four single-season punting averages in NFL history: 51.1 (2009, second) and 50.8 (2011, fourth)
Tied for sixth in Raiders’ history with 206 games played
Set an Oakland franchise record with an 80-yard punt against Chicago (11/27/11)
Had at least one punt of 50 yards or more in 33 consecutive games from 2003-05, the longest such streak by any player since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970
Has allowed only three touchdowns on punts in lifetime, at any level, two came in consecutive weeks late in 2007 season and one occured on 9/22/13
Has experienced just four blocked punts, and only one since 2006
Has played in 190 consecutive games, tops among active punters
Set NCAA record for career punting average (44.7) at Texas A&M

2013 (Houston 16/0):
Finished the season with a franchise-record 47.6 gross punting average and a career-best 34 inside the 20
Made his Texans debut and had three punts for 135 yards (45.0 avg.), including three inside the 20-yard line at San Diego (9/9)
Had seven punts for 338 yards (48.3 avg.), including tying a career-high five inside the 20-yard line vs. Tennessee (9/15)
Had five punts for 252 yards (50.4 avg.), including three inside the 20-yard line at Baltimore (9/22)
Had five punts for 249 yards (49.8 avg.) at Kansas City (10/20)
Had seven punts for 412 yards (58.9 avg.), good for the seventh-highest single-game average in NFL history and highest single-game average in franchise history at Arizona (11/10). Also, booted a season-long 65-yarder in the game
Moved into fifth place on the all-time yards punting list in the game against Oakland (11/17)

2012 (Oakland 16/0):
Averaged 47.2 gross yards and 39.0 net yards on 81 punts, including 21 inside the 20
Averaged 54.7 yards (45.6 net) on nine punts in Weeks 9-10, with two inside the 20 and no touchbacks; for just the second time in his distinguished career, averaged at least 54.5 gross yards in consecutive games, and the first instance (Dec. 24, 2011, to Jan. 1,2012) included a game in which he punted just once
Opened training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury List, rehabilitating from July 30 arthroscopic surgery (Dr. Warren King, Fremont Surgery Center) on his left (non-punting) knee, correcting normal wear and tear, aggravated by weightlifting
Began punting again Aug. 18, after passing his physical
Voted a 2012 captain by his teammates Sept. 3
Saw Chargers deflect his first blocked punt in six years (9/10)
Despite a deflection of his second-quarter punt, which traveled only 2 yards, still averaged 49.4 gross and 43.4 net, on his seven total punts against Denver (9/30)
Calmly made one of the most important plays of a 26-23 overtime win against Jacksonville (10/21), securing a slightly offline snap in time to place the ball for Sebastian Janikowski’s game-tying extra point with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter
Threw his fourth career pass, a completion to Taiwan Jones on a second-quarter fake punt vs. Tampa Bay (11/4);
Turned in one of finest days of an impressive career, averaging 54.8 (gross) and 47.6 (net), including a 60-yarder, and a 53-yarder downed at the 2 early in the second quarter at Baltimore (11/11)
Averaged 42.0 net yards on six punts, and posted a season high by pinning an opponent inside its own 20 three times at Cincinnati (11/25)
Posted the 1,000th punt of his career vs. Kansas City (12/16)
Averaged a stellar 43.8 yards on five punts and placed four inside the opponents’ 20 for the 14th time in his career against Carolina (12/23); posted a 41.0 net average

2011 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to AFC Pro Bowl squad for fifth straight season
Punted 78 times for 3,960 yards and ranked second in the NFL in gross average (50.8) and fifth in the NFL in net average (40.9)…his gross average ranks as the fourth-highest in NFL history
Attempted the first three passes of career, including first career touchdown, on a fake field goal in Week 6 against Cleveland
Placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line
Tied a then-franchise record with a 77-yard punt and averaged a season-high 58.2 yards per attempt at Denver (9/12)
Completed first career pass, connecting with TE Kevin Boss for a 35-yard touchdown on a fake FG in 24-17 win vs. Cleveland (10/16)
Broke own franchise record with an 80-yard punt vs. Chicago (11/27)...Limited Devin Hester to two returns for 7 yards and pinned Bears inside 20 on three occasions in 25-20 win
Had a 71-yard punt at Green Bay (12/11)
Had a 76-yard punt that ranked as the fourth-longest in Oakland franchise history at Kansas City (12/24)

2010 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to fourth straight Pro Bowl and tabbed for first-team All-Pro honors by Associated Press
Punted 77 times for 3,618 yards and ranked second in the NFL in both gross (47.9) and net (40.8) average
Placed 27 punts inside the 20
Averaged a season-high 54.8 yards per punt, including a season-long 68-yarder at Tennessee (9/12)
Placed a season-high four punts inside the 20 vs. Houston (10/3)

2009 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to third straight Pro Bowl after leading NFL in gross (51.1) and net (43.9) average
Recipient of the PFW/PFWA Golden Toe Award, presented to the NFL’s top punter or kicker
Tied a career high with 96 punts, for a career-best 4,909 yards
Placed 30 punts spotted inside the 20-yard line and registered a punt of 50-or-more yards in all 16 games
Posted 12 punts of 60-or-more yards
Had a season-long 70-yard punt at Kansas City (9/20)
Had eight punts for 427 yards (53.4 gross average) including three inside the 20 at Houston (10/4)
Tied career highs with 11 punts and five inside the 20 vs. Kansas City (11/15)
Set a season high with a 54.8 gross average, with a long of 69 at Dallas (11/26)

2008 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to his fourth Pro Bowl after leading the NFL in net average (41.2) and ranking second in gross average (48.8)
Punted 90 times for 4,391 yards and had a career-high 33 punts inside the 20
Registered a punt of 50 or more yards in all 16 games and posted 14 punts of 60 or more yards
Registered a season-long 70-yard punt vs. San Diego (9/28)
Tied a career high with five punts inside the 20 vs. New York Jets (10/19)
Boomed four punts for 50 yards or longer, with a long of 64 vs. Atlanta (11/2)
Set career highs with 11 punts and 556 yards vs. Carolina (11/9), eclipsing his previous best of 10, as a rookie
Registered a season-best 58.7 gross average at Denver (11/23)

2007 (Oakland 16/0):
Earned his third Pro Bowl selection after leading the NFL in both gross (49.1) and net (41.1) average
Registered a punt of 49 yards or more in all 16 games and had just seven touchbacks, the fewest in his career
Punted 52 yards to pin Detroit at its 1-yard line in first quarter (9/9)
Twice pinned the Broncos inside their 10-yard line, one of which led to a Raiders sack in the end zone for a safety at Denver (9/16)
Had a 69-yard punt in the first quarter and downed the Browns inside their 10 with just over a minute remaining in 26-24 win vs. Cleveland (9/23)
Punted nine times and helped limit Devin Hester to just 2.3 yards per return, while making one special-teams tackle vs. Chicago (11/11)
For first time in life at any level, allowed a touchdown return, when Will Blackmon scored on a 57-yard runback in second quarter at Green Bay (12/9)

2006 (Oakland 16/0):
Played in 16 games and punted 77 times for 3,660 yards, setting a then-club record with a 47.5-yard gross average
Key in 20-13 win against defending Super Bowl champions, limiting Santonio Holmes to just two returns on seven punts, including three fair catches, two inside the Steelers’ 15 vs. Pittsburgh (10/29)
Punted a season-high 10 times at Seattle (11/6)

2005 (Oakland 16/0):
Played in all 16 games and punted 82 times for 3,744 yards (45.7 avg.)
Extended his streak of consecutive games with a punt of 50 yards or more to 33, eclipsing the previous best, a 30-game stretch by Seattle’s Rick Tuten from 1993-95, as the longest since the 1970 merger
Launched 34 punts of 50 yards or more and had two travel at least 60
Had his best season in terms of placement, downing a career-high 26 punts inside the opponent’s 20
His 45.7 gross average ranked second in the NFL, just 0.003 yards behind Buffalo’s Brian Moorman
Also rushed once for 2 yards
Recorded an AFC single-game season best gross average of 51.0 yards vs. Kansas City (9/18)
With a long of 49, snapped his streak of consecutive games with a punt of 50-plus at 33 at New York Jets (12/11)
Recorded longest punt of season with 64-yarder in second quarter at Denver (12/24)
Punted a season-high nine times; also placed a season-high four punts inside 20 vs. New York Giants (12/31)

2004 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to the Pro Bowl for the second time after leading the NFL in gross average for second straight year (46.7)
Had a punt travel at least 50 yards in every game, booming 29 such punts overall, and had 10 of more than 60 yards
Had 22 punts downed inside 20
Punted four times for 222 yards (55.5) including punts of 61 and 64 yards at Indianapolis (10/10)
Averaged a season-high 55.7 yards on three punts for 167 yards and boomed his seventh punt of 60-plus yards with a season-long 67-yarder in the fourth quarter at Carollina (11/7)…Also launched a 56-yarder that landed at the Carolina 1 before Oakland downed it at the 3
Boomed 67-yarder from the Raiders’ 19 to the Atlanta 14 (12/12)…Landed two of his four punts inside the Falcons’ 20, one downed at the 10…
Had two punts downed inside the 20, one that pinned Titans at their 13-yard line with 25 seconds remaining in the game to set up a game-clinching safety vs. Tennessee (12/19)

2003 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to the Associated Press All-Pro team
Led NFL with a career-high 4,503 punting yards and posted career highs in attempts (96 – tied in 2009) and punts downed inside the 20 (27 – surpassed in 2008)
Boomed eight punts of more than 60 yards and two of more than 70
Averaged more than 50 yards per punt in six games
His 96 punts tied Ray Guy (1981) for second highest total in Raiders history, behind Leo Araguz (98 in 1998)

2002 (Oakland 14/0):
Helped AFC champion Raiders to Super Bowl with 53 punts for 2,251 yards (42.5), ranking fourth in the AFC and eighth in the NFL
Placed 18 inside the 20, with only 12 touchbacks
Inactive for first two games of the season due to quad injury
Returned from quad injury to make regular-season debut and punted three times for 134 yards (44.7 average) vs. Tennessee (9/29)
Punted five times for 250 yards (50.0) with a season-long 70-yarder at Buffalo (10/6)
Placed all three punts inside the 20, a season high vs. New England (11/17)
Tied a season-high with three punts inside the 20 at Miami (12/15)
Placed two punts inside the 20 in AFC Divisional game vs. New York Jets (1/12/03)
Pinned Titans inside 20 on one occasion in AFC championship vs. Tennessee (1/19/03)
Punted five times for 195 yards (39.0) with a long of 53 yards and two punts placed inside the 20 in Super Bowl XXXVII vs. Tampa Bay (1/26/03)

2001 (Oakland 16/0):
Named to his first Pro Bowl following a spectacular season in which he punted 73 times for 3,375 yards, a 46.2-yard gross average that ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL
Pinned opponents inside the 20 on nearly one of every three punts (23-of-73)
Tied for second in the AFC and third in the NFL with 21 punts of more than 50 yards, and led conference and ranked third in league with eight of better than 60 yards
Named second-team AP All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-AFC, first-team Football Digest All-Pro, and second-team College and Pro Football News Weekly All-Pro
Hit a season-high 65-yarder at Kansas City (9/9)
Set season highs with seven punts for 345 yards (49.3 average) at Miami (9/23)
Averaged a season-high 52.4 yards per attempt at Indianapolis (10/14)
Placed four punts inside the 20 at Philadelphia (10/28)
Placed two punts inside the 20 vs. San Diego (11/18)
Punted twice in AFC Wild Card game vs. New York Jets (1/12/02) for 89 yards and had a long punt of 49 yards
Saw action in snowy AFC Divisional game at New England (1/19/02) and tied Ray Guy for most punts in a Raiders playoff contest, with nine, for 352 yards (39.1 average)...Had a long punt of 51 yards
In the Pro Bowl (2/2/03), broke the game’s record on two occasions with 70- and 73-yard punts, eclipsing the previous mark, 64 yards (Tom Wittum, 1974, and Darren Bennett, 1996)

2000 (Oakland 16/0):
Had a record-breaking rookie season by punting 65 times for 2,984 yards
Selected first-team All-Pro by the AP, College & Pro Football Newsweekly, The Sporting News and USA Today
Picked up second-team honors from Football Digest, and garnered all-rookie team accolades from Football News and Pro Football Weekly
Averaged 45.91 yards, the second-best punting average by a rookie in NFL history (Frank Sinkwich with Detroit in 1943 averaged 45.92)
That gross average ranked second in the NFL and broke Ray Guy’s 1973 Oakland franchise record of 45.3
Led NFL in net average (38.0), and tied for second in NFL with 45.9 gross mark, and had 24 inside the 20
Recorded five punts of 60 or longer, and 19 of 50 or longer and also filled in as a placekicker
Made NFL debut and amassed 10 punts for 424 yards (42.4) with a season-high five downed inside the 20 vs. San Diego (9/3)
Launched a season-high 69-yard punt vs. Cleveland (9/24)
Tied a season high with a 69-yarder vs. Seattle (10/22)
Served as kicker in place of an injured Sebastian Janikowski, kicking off eight times with one touchback vs. Kansas City (11/5)…Connected on all seven PATs and missed his lone FG attempt, a 33-yarder…(11/19) at NO: Registered a season-high 54.8-yard average to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for a second time, punting seven times for 311 yards (44.4) and placing four inside the 20 vs. New York Jets (12/10)
Punted five times for 234 yards (46.8) with a long of 54 in AFC Divisional playoff vs. Miami (1/6/01)
Punted seven times for 315 yards (45.0) in AFC Championship vs. Baltimore (1/14/01), placing four inside 20, with long of 64

COLLEGE: 
Finished college career at Texas A&M as NCAA career record holder in gross average (44.7) and game with a gross average of at least 40.0 yards (37)
A two-time All-American and a three-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, finished his career with 268 punts for 11,977 yards
Set school and Big 12 records in career punts, yardage, career gross (44.7) and net average (40.6), career 40- (37) and 50-yard (10) game averages and single-season gross average (46.9, 1997)
Did not have a punt blocked and did not allow a punt return for a touchdown during his career
As a senior, earned first-team All-America after averaging 46.5 yards on 60 punts...Posted 17 coffin-corner kicks and produced nine fair catches...Broke his own single-game record with a 57.2 average against Texas Tech, in addition to a 42.7 net, which beat his own school record by over a yard...Also handled kickoff duties and was the holder on placements before taking over the place kicker job for the final two games of the season...Connected on six of eight extra points and on his lone field-goal attempt
As a junior first-team All-American, averaged 43.6 yards per boot and recorded 21 coffin-corner punts and Compiled a 39.2-yard net average…Threw a touchdown pass on a fake field goal against Texas Tech
As sophomore, earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and All-America honorable mention after averaging 47.0 yards per punt…His 1997 average shattered the A&M record of 43.8 set by David Davis in 1992…His season net average was 41.3, which broke the school record of 40.1… Earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors after averaging 44.0 yards on six punts in the rain vs. Texas
In 1996 as redshirt freshman, earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News after averaging an A&M freshman record 42.7 yards on 72 punts…Set a single-game school record by averaging 54.7 yards per punt against Iowa State, including a pair of crucial 70-yarders…Saw limited game action at quarterback but did not throw a pass, and convinced by head coach R.C. Slocum to focus on punting, despite playing every down as a high-school player
History major

PERSONAL:
As starting quarterback, punter and placekicker, led East Bernard (Texas) High School to a 12-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Texas 2A state quarterfinals as a senior...Completed 87-of-101 passes (86.1 percent) for 1,640 yards and 11 touchdowns
Passed for nearly 5,000 yards, and averaged 41.6 yards per punt, including 85- and 78-yarders
Also played baseball, basketball and golf, and competed in track
Father, Dale, played football at Baylor before coaching Texas high-school football for 17 years
Mother, Javon, was a point guard at Baylor
Wife, Erin, was an All-America volleyball player at Texas A&M
Brother, Derek, also punted for Texas A&M
One grandfather, Ed, played quarterback at Mississippi State; another grandfather, Buddy Attaway, played at Baylor before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers
Worked Ray Guy camps, learning the legend’s approach to games, between seasons during college.

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