Junior Evan Knudson (6-0, 175) started the season as the Dawgs starter, but missed both of his field goal attempts versus Fresno State. Redshirt freshman Michael Braunstein (5-6, 180) made his one attempt against FSU and has taken over the kicking duties since.
Braunstein is 3 of 4 on field goals with his only miss being beyond the forty yard line.
Sophomore Sean Douglas (6-1, 210) has a 39.4 punt average and has landed nine of his kicks inside the 20 yard line. Two of his kicks have been blocked this year.
Charles Fredrick would normally handled kick return duties, but his hamstring injury has sidelined him. Redshirt freshman Anthony Russo (5-11, 180) has taken over returning duties fielding nine kicks for a 19.0 yard average. Russo also handles punt return duties returning four for a 2.5 average. Sophomore Sonny Shackelford (6-2, 180) will handle kickoff duties in the absence of Fredrick.