Earl Kauffman Athlete Profile

#86 Earl Kauffman

Positions: Punter, Kicker Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 1988-1991 Hometown: Universal City, TX


Father is Charles...recruited by LSU, TCU, Purdue and Air Force...married BYU distance runner Tara Laws in May, 1991...majoring in health promotion and fitness.

Before BYU

Kicked a 58-yard field goal at Judson High in Converse...all-district, All-City (San Antonio) and all-senior...coached by D.W. Rutledge (Texas Lutheran).

1988 | Freshman Year

Sixth on the team in scoring...had six of eight PATs...used for long field goal attempts...went five for 12.

1989 | Sophomore Year

Used as punter to fill the shoe of Pat Thompson during spring practice...wont he Geneva Steelman Award against Hawai'i...was the main punter, but replaced the injured Jason Chaffetz in the Holiday Bowl.

1990 | Junior Year

Selected first team All-WAC as a placekicker...longest field goal was a 44-yarder at Wyoming...longest attempt as a 54-yarder against Miami...would have been the WAC punting champion, but he lacked one more punt to qualify...led the NCAA in punting through September...selected coaches player of the game against UTEP and Miami.