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Kody Bliss
Kody Bliss

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brentwood, TN

High School:
Brentwood Academy

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 173

Position:
P

Birthdate:
02/21/1985

Experience:
3L

Major:
Business Marketing

CAREER:
Third in Auburn history with a 43.3 yard per punt average ... Sixth with 6,712 total punt yards and ninth with 155 punts.

2006:
Named the A-Day Special Teams MVP after averaging 46.8 yards on six punts.

2005:
Coaches' All-SEC First-Team ... Associated Press All-SEC First-Team ... Led the SEC in punting with a 44.9-yard per kick average ... Averaged a conference-leading 45.8 yards per punt in SEC play ... Had at least one punt of 50 yards or better in his last six games and in eight overall ... Punted six times against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl, averaging 45.7 yards per ... Trapped the Badgers inside their 20 three times and had one touchback ... Punted a season-high seven times against Alabama, averaging 45.3 yards per ... Punted five times against Georgia, averaging 39 yards per ... Kept the Bulldogs in their 20 twice ... Named the Coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against Kentucky ... Finished with three punts for a 52.3 yard per average against Kentucky ... Had a 59-yarder in the third quarter that pinned the Wildcats on their own 13 ... Posted a 57-yarder in the second quarter against Kentucky that put the Wildcats on their 18 ... Had just two punts against Ole Miss, including a game-high 51-yarder ... Averaged 46.2 yards on five punts against LSU ... Posted a career-high 63-yarder against LSU, pinning the Tigers on their own 4-yard-line ... Punted just twice against Arkansas, averaging 48.5 yards per ... Did not punt in the second half against the Razorbacks ... Posted three punts against South Carolina, trapping the Gamecocks inside their 20 once ... Averaged 49 yards per punt against South Carolina, and had a game-high 58-yarder in the first quarter that kept the Gamecocks on their own 20 ... Punted once against Western Kentucky, a 37-yarder that pinned the Hilltoppers inside their own 20 ... Did not attempt a punt against Ball State ... Averaged 46.7 yards per punt against Mississippi State, including a game-high 61-yarder, a yard shy of tying his career best... 61-yarder kept Mississippi State at its own 5-yard-line ... Pinned the Bulldogs inside their 20 two times ... Punted four times against Georgia Tech, averaging 38 yards per ... Pinned the Yellow Jackets inside their 20 once.

2004:
Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention ... Has had 38 punts downed inside the 20 during his career ... Placed 17-of-45 punts (38%) inside the 20 ... Ranked third in the Auburn career records with a 42.7 average ... Named to the preseason Coaches All-SEC third-team ... Averaged 43 yards per punt against Virginia Tech in the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Pinned the Hokies on their own 2-yard-line with a 45-yard punt midway through the fourth quarter ... Placed 2-of-3 punts inside the 20-yard line against Georgia ... Punted six times for 47.7 average including a season-long 61-yarder and placed three inside the 20 against Ole Miss ...Helped Auburn hold Ole Miss to -7 return yards on punts ... Named the SEC and Coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Ole Miss ... Had 2-of-4 punts downed inside 20 against Kentucky ... Placed four punts inside the 20 against LSU, including two inside the 10... Averaged 46 yards on four punts, including a 57-yarder against Louisiana-Monroe ... Named the Coaches Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Louisiana-Monroe.

2003:
Finished the season with 2,748 yards on 64 punts for a 42.9 average ... Ranked eighth in the Auburn single-season records with 42.94 average, tenth in punting yards and tenth in punts ... Had 21 punts downed inside the 20-yard line ... Had the most punts downed inside the 20-yard line since Auburn began keeping records in 1994 ... Averaged 45 yards or better on punts in six games and had a 50-yard or longer punt in 10 games ... Averaged 45.2 yards on five punts against Wisconsin in the Music City Bowl ... Had four-of-seven punts downed inside the 20 against Georgia ... Punted five times for a 46.4 yard average against Ole Miss ... Landed all three punts inside the 20 and posted top average of the season with 54.7 average per punt, including a season-long punt of 62 yards, against Louisiana-Monroe ... Averaged 43.8 yards on four punts, placing one inside the 20 against Mississippi State ... Punted seven times for a 44.6 average and landed two inside the 20, including one that was downed on the three-yard line against Arkansas ... Averaged 52 yards on three punts and landed one inside the 20 against Tennessee ... Named the Coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Tennessee ... Punted four times for 40.8 yard average against Vanderbilt ... Had an 82-yard punt which traveled 64 yards in the air that was called back because of illegal procedure against Vanderbilt ... Landed four punts inside the 20-yard line and punted six times for a 38.7 average against USC ... Landed two punts inside the 20 against Georgia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Averaged 46.9 yards per punt and landed 10 punts inside the five-yard line as a senior ...Finished season with a 44.0 net average on punts ... Helped lead Brentwood to a 9-3 record and a berth in the Division II, class 3A championship game as a senior ... Averaged 52 yards per punt as a junior and had three punts of 70 yards or longer...Sent 91 percent (54-of-60) of kickoffs into end zone...Served as the team's long field goal kicker...Made a 61-yard field goal as a junior...Mr. Football Kicker of the Year finalist voted by The Tennessean...Selected to the The Tennessean all-midstate team...First-Team Division II all-state selection as a senior...Named to the Associated Press all-state first-team for all divisions...One of the top five kickers in Tennessee according to the Knoxville News Sentinel ...Started four years in wrestling and soccer ...

PERSONAL: PERSONAL -- Full name is Kody Andrew Bliss ... Born Feb. 21, 1985 ... Son of Linda and Bill Bliss ... Has four brothers: Kent, 39, Kevin, 36, Kelly 31, and Kristopher, 26 ... Played at the same high school as Pete Compton, King Dunlap, Jake Slaughter and John Vaughn ... Majoring in business marketing.

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