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Jonny Linehan Athlete Profile

#31 Jonny Linehan

Position: Punter Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2015-2017 Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand Mission: Adelaide, Australia Last School: Takapuna Grammar


  • Joined team after winning three consecutive national championships with BYU rugby
  • He is married to former BYU soccer player Marissa Nimmer
  • Served a mission in Adelaide, Australia

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • In his college football debut, had five punts for 255 yards with two over 60 yards and two downed inside the 20-yard line, averaging 51.0 yards per punt in the 33-28 win over Nebraska
  • Booted a 77-yarder in the third quarter against the Cornhuskers, No. 6 on the BYU all-time list for distance on a single punt
  • Had a career-high 11 punts at Michigan
  • Notched a career high of three punts 50 or more yards vs. ECU
  • Booted a season-high four punts inside the 20-yard line, averaging 47.4 yards per punt on five punts with a long of 58 against Cincinnati
  • Lettered as a junior and played in 12 games
  • Named to Phil Steele's Postseason All-Independent First Team

2016 | Junior Year

  • Played in all 13 games
  • Averaged 42.5 yards per punt on 57 punts
  • Helped BYU special teams rank No. 6 in average opponent punt return (2.53 yards)
  • Punted six times for 274 yards against Arizona with an average of 45.7 yards per punt. He dropped two punts inside the 20-yard line that were both downed at the 1-yard line and 2-yard line, respectively
  • In the first quarter against UCLA, he kicked a 55-yard punt, which was his longest of the season. He punted the ball nine times for a total of 411 yards
  • Kicked a season-long punt for 62 punts in the third quarter against Mississippi State along with four punts inside the 20-yard line, the second time in his career he pinned four in one game
  • Pinned five punts inside the 20 at Boise State, a career high
  • Named a 2016 Ray Guy Award candidate
  • Named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

2017 | Senior Year

  • Ray Guy Award watch list