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#17 John Potter
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 209
Year: Senior
City/State: Grand Haven, Mich.
High School: Grand Haven
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2011: Completed the 2011 season as the leader in points (107) and program record holder for career points (333) ... Program record holder for tackles by a kicker (36), consecutive PATs made in a season streak (54) and consecutive PATs made in a career (129-current streak) ... one of four players to appear in 50 career games ... made 1-of-2 FG attemps at Michigan (9/3) ... earned MAC West Special Teams POTW after going 5-for-5 on PATs, making a 40-yard FG and adding a pair of tackles against Nicholls (9/10) ... accounted for 14 points with five PATs and a career matching three FGs against CMU (9/17) and earned MAC West Special Teams POTW ... nailed a 39-yard FG at UConn (10/1) ... matched career long FG with 45-yard make at NIU (10/15) ... has made 12 FGs in a seaon for the first time in career ... career PATs made leader (160) after making a season high six  against Ball State (10/29) ... became MAC career leaders in consecutive PATs made (114)  with a career high nine PATs at Toledo (11/8) ... earned First Team Capital One Academic All-District  ... became career scoring leader with six points at Miami (11/16) ... scored 12 points against Akron (11/25), ranking first among kickers for points in a season (99) and earning MAC West Special Teams POTW ... named Third Team All-MAC ... earned First Team Capital One Academic All-America.

2010: Earned Third Team All-MAC ... named the team's Outstanding Special Teams Player ... named Special Teams captain ... program record holder for tackles by a kicker (28) ...current career consecutive PAT made streak (72 - WMU record) ... current season consecutive PAT made streak (50 - WMU record) ... had two extra points and three kick offs at Michigan State (9/4) ... matched career high with seven PATs made vs Nicholls State (9/11) ... converted on first FG attempt of the season from 36 yds out vs. Toledo (9/18) ... made good on multiple FGs for first time in 2010 vs. Idaho (10/2) ... fumble recovery, two tackles and eight-yard rushing TD at Ball State (10/9), earning MAC West Special Teams POTW ... two FGs and three tackles at Notre Dame (10/16) ... career number of PATs made in a game (8) and kick offs (9) at Akron (10/23) ... career high five touchbacks on kick offs vs. EMU (11/13) ... career high kick off average vs. Kent State (11/20) and season long FG make (42 yds) ... matched season long with 42-yd FG at BGSU (11/26).

2009: Named Most Outstanding Special Teams Player ... led team for second-straight season in points with 66 ... matched 2008 effort with eight tackles to bring career total to 16, most ever by a kicker at WMU ... made first FG of season (35) at Indiana (9/12) ... registered first career reception on fake FG and 11th career tackle at NIU (10/3) ... tied career high with seven PATs made and recorded first career fumble recovery at Toledo (10/10) ... matched career high with three made FGs vs. CMU (10/17) ... first game-winning FG (28 yds) of career vs. Buffalo (10/24) ... registered three touchbacks against EMU (11/14), including one that hit mid way up the left upright, the distance of an 80-yard FG ... led MAC with a career best 15 touchbacks on kickoffs.

2008: Led the team in scoring with 74 points ... point total ranks seventh in a season in WMU history ... named to the MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals.com ... made collegiate debut at Nebraska (8/30) and made a 19-yard field goal on his first collegiate attempt ... missed only two PATs all season ... had five kickoffs for 338 yards (67.6 yards per kick) and two touchbacks vs. Northern Illinois (9/6) ... made career-high seven PATs at Idaho (9/13) ... had first career multi field goal game vs. Ohio (10/4) with two field goals, the longest a 39-yarder ... scored career-high 11 points with two PATs and three field goals, including a career long 45-yarder vs. Illinois (11/8) ... made two 25-yard field goals vs. Toledo (11/15)... made two PATs against Rice in the Texas bowl (12/30).

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned seven varsity letters in football (3) and track (4) ... holds school record for longest field goal (50 yards) set in 2007 ... named Team Special Teams Most Valuable Player in 2006 ... earned second team all-area as a junior ... named first team all-area in 2007 ... named First Team All-O-K Red Conference as a senior ... named to 2007 Grand Rapids Press Dream Team ... named Detroit News All-State in 2007 ... named to 2007 Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... named Team Special Teams MVP as a senior ... earned First Team Associated Press All-State in 2007 ...went 11-for-13 in field goals and made 47-of-54 in PATs ... scored two touchdowns and recorded two interceptions ... recorded 27 receptions and 28 solo tackles ... scored 92 career points ... had 39 touchbacks in career (66.8 yard average) ... registered three kick offs through the uprights and hit one off the crossbar ... personal best 19’-1.00” in long jump and 6’-5.00” in high jump ... finished first in the high jump at the conference, regional and all-star meet as a senior ... finished eighth in state in the high jump as a senior.

 

PERSONAL: Business major with a 3.98 GPA ... son of Jack and Elizabeth Potter ... born Jan. 24, 1990 in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... high school teammate of current Bronco Dann O'Neill.

 

YR GP FM-FA PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG BLK PAT PCT PTS KO YDS AVG TB OB ST AT TT
2011 13 16-22 72.7 0-0 4-4 6-7 6-10 0-1 45 0 57-57 100.0 107 85 5,644 66.4 36 0 5 3 8
2010 12 10-12 83.3 0-0 4-5 4-4 2-3 0-0 42 0 50-50 100.0 86 72 4,682 65.0 20 1 7 5 12
2009 12 10-15 66.7 0-0 5-6 4-6 1-3 0-0 40 0 36-38 94.7 66 58 3,662 63.1 15 1 3 5 8
2008 13 11-16 68.8 1-1 5-7 4-5 1-1 0-2 45 0 41-43 95.3 74 66 4,154 62.9 6 1 4 4 8
TOTALS 50 47-65 72.3 1-1 18-22 18-22 10-17 0-3 45 0 184-188 97.9 333 281 18,142 64.6 77 3 19 17 36
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