Bugle Call '14
#24 Taylor Bertolet
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Reading, Pa.
High School: Exeter Township
Experience: 2 Letters
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  • Strong-legged kicker has logged a whopping 112 touchbacks on kickoffs over the last two seasons, which is the most in FBS in that span.
  • Has connected on 3-of-4 50-yard-plus FGs, including a career-long 54-yarder.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 13 games as a placekicker … averaged 62.6 yards per kickoff on 97 kicks … recorded 47 touchbacks on the season, including a season-high and career second-best nine against Sam Houston State … was 2-for-3 in field goals on the year, with a season-best 44-yard kick against Rice ... named to the 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Bertolet and quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshmen to surpass the 100-point level in a season ... scored 106 points including 13 field goals and a school record 67 extra points ... connected on 13 of 22 field-goal attempts with a long of 54 vs. Louisiana Tech … made two other 50-yard attempts, vs. LSU and Missouri ... boomed 65 touchbacks, which ranked No. 3 nationally.

2011: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 1 kicker nationally by Rivals.com and ranked No. 2 nationally by Jamie Kohl’s Kicking Camp … Under Armour All-American … made 4-of-6 field goal attempts with a long of 46 yards as a senior … 34 of his 43 kickoffs were touchbacks … made a pair of 60-yard plus field goals at the Texas A&M camp … connected on 6-of-8 FG attempts as a junior … AAAA First Team All-State (AP) … AAAA Pennsylvania Big 33 Team (PNC) … All-Berks County Team (punter/kicker) … IC Section 1 All-Star (punter/kicker) … Berks County Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team.

PERSONAL: Taylor Bertolet is the son of Taran and Blayne Bertolet of Reading, Pa. … born Oct. 24, 1992 ... psychology major.

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