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Jared McLaughlin Athlete Profile

#30 Jared McLaughlin

Jared McLaughlin
Position: Kicker Height: 6-4 Weight: 206 Roster Years: 2002-2006 Hometown: Wetumpka, AL Last School: Wetumpka High School


Born in Provo, Utah ... son of Kevin and Christie McLaughlin ... oldest of four children ... younger brother, Jason, plays soccer at Alabama-Birmingham ... married to the former Jeannie Plowman of Malad, Idaho ... served a Church mission in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1999-2001) ... majoring in civil engineering.

Before BYU

A four-year letterwinner in football, basketball, soccer and a two-time letterman in track ... played receiver, safety, punter and kicker for the Indians ... helped lead the Wetumpka HS to an 8-2 record as a senior ... earned all-county and all-area honors in football as a junior and senior ... an all-county selection in basketball as a senior ... earned all-state honors in soccer as a senior.

2002 | Freshman Year

Saw action on the JV squad as a punter and kicker.

2003 | Redshirt Year

Participated in spring drills ... played defensive back and punter ... redshirted.

2004 | Sophomore Year

Credited with a 53-yard kickoff in the Cougars' 49-16 win over San Diego State ... particpated in spring ball ... will concentrate only on special teams after working out with the secondary as a freshman ... listed as the primary backup at punter.

2005 | Junior Year

Played in all 12 games ... named Academic All-MWC ... named team special teams MVP ... hit 14-19 field goals, scoring 88 points on the season ... made a 47-yard field goal against TCU, hit longest of the season ... made the game-tying, 39-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force overtime against TCU ... made 2-2 field goals from 20-29 yards out ... made 9-9 field goals from 30-39 yards out ... made 3-8 field goals from 40-49 yards out ... made 46-of-48 extra points, including 34 in a row ... participated in spring drills ... made a 31-yard field goal in the annual Blue-White game.