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Eric Guthrie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nevada, Iowa

High School:
Nevada

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 245

Position:
P

Birthdate:
10/12/1988

01/17/2012

Iowa Concludes 2011 Season at Insight Bowl

Iowa makes 10th bowl appearance under Kirk Ferentz

12/31/2011

Postgame Notes

12/23/2011

A Refreshing Day at the Office

Hawkeyes enjoy the weather, surroundings at 1st practice in Scottsdale

12/17/2011

Binns, McNutt Share UI Football MVP Honors

Daniels, Guthrie, McNutt, Nielsen, Vandenberg named 2011 captains

12/14/2011

Hawkeyes Gain Post Season Recognition

Pro Football Weekly names Reiff first team All-America

Hawk-Item - - Ranked sixth in the Big Ten in punting (41.2) and helped Iowa lead the conference and rank 25th in the nation in net punting (38.0) in 2011.

2011 Honors - - Permanent Team Captain, Special Teams . . . Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, Specialist . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media . . . Big Ten Sportsmanship Award . . . third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . earned honorable mention recognition for punting from College Football Performance Awards for his play in win over Louisiana-Monroe.

2011 Preseason Honors - - Candidate for Ray Guy Award . . . named to AFCA Community Service Award preseason Watch List . . . 2011 - - handled all punting duties throughout the season, averaging 41.2 yards on 53 punts . . . handled all punting duties in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . three punts for 39.0 average in opening win . . . long punt covered 45 yards, two of three punts were inside the 20 and opponent had no returns . . . handled all punting duties in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . four punts for 46.8 yard average at ISU, with a career-best of 59 yards . . . had two of four punts at ISU inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . averaged 45.5 yards on six punts vs. Pitt, with a long of 50 yards, while allowing just two yards on three returns . . . handled all punting duties in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe . . .averaged 48 yards on two punts vs. ULM, with both inside the 20 and allowing no returns . . . has at least one punt of 50 yards or more in three straight games . . . handled all punting duties in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . averaged 39.5 yards on four punts at PSU, with two kicks of 49 yards and two kicks inside the 20, while allowing no returns . . . handled all punting duties in 41-31 win over Northwestern . . . averaged 40 yards on three punts vs. Northwestern, with a long of 46 yards while allowing just one negative return . . . handled punting duties in 45-24 win over Indiana, recording one punt for 38 yards, punting the ball inside the 20 and not allowing a return . . . handled punting duties in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, recording one punt for 19 yards and not allowing a return . . . handled all punting duties in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . averaged 40 yards on five punts, with a long of 44 yards and two punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . averaged 41 yards on career-high seven punts vs. MSU, with a long of 51 yards and two punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 31-21 win at Purdue . . . averaged 33.2 yards on four punts at Purdue, with a long of 45 yards and two kicks inside the 20 with no returns . . . handled all punting duties in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . averaged 41.1 yards on seven punts at Nebraska, with a long of 56 yards . . . three punts inside the 20 and just one touchback . . . handled all punting duties in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma . . . six punts for 44.3 average vs. Oklahoma, with a long of 55 yards while allowing just two returns for three yards.

2010 - - Listed as second team punter following spring practice . . . saw only action of the season in 35-7 win over Iowa State, with one punt for 32 yards.

2009 - - Listed as second team punter following spring practice. . . did not see any game action.

2008 - - Listed as second team punter following spring practice. . . did not see any game action.

2007 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned third team all-state honors as a senior after earning first team honors as a junior . . . earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl following prep career . . . Career - - holds 15 school kicking and punting records . . . averaged 37.2 yards on 135 career punts, with a career-best of 66 yards . . . 25 punts were inside the opponent 20-yardline . . . made 39-44 career PATs and 7-17 field goals, with a long of 47 yards . . . averaged 38 yards per punt as a senior, along with making 13-15 PATs and 5-12 field goals . . . averaged 44.2 yards per punt as a junior . . . hit 21-23 PATs and 2-4 field goals as a junior . . . earned three letters in football as punter, kicker, wide receiver and defensive back . . . earned two letters in basketball and four in baseball.

Personal - - Born 10/12/88 in San Salvador, El Salvador . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . member of National Honor Society and prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Nancy and Gary Guthrie . . . high school coaches were Dave McCaulley and Jon Pilcher.

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Career Bests
Punts:	        7, twice, last at Nebraska, 11/25/11
Average:	48.0 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 9/24/11
Long:	        59 at Iowa State, 9/10/11
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