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Adam Podlesh
P #4
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
College:
Maryland
Hometown:
Rochester, NY
Experience:
8
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 107 467 19,816 18,072 76 42.4 38.7 1 46 76 157 31 124 190 1,124 0
2013 CHI 16 68 2,763 2,612 65 40.6 37.9 1 11 15 27 2 25 15 111 0
2012 CHI 16 81 3,399 3,195 64 42 39.4 0 7 18 34 6 25 25 84 0
2011 CHI 16 89 3,903 3,600 70 43.9 40.4 0 3 14 21 4 27 41 223 0
2010 JAC 16 57 2,496 2,233 63 43.8 39.2 0 5 11 26 7 15 19 123 0
2009 JAC 16 72 3,017 2,758 64 41.9 38.3 0 6 8 23 5 15 38 159 0
2008 JAC 11 46 1,989 1,683 60 43.2 36.6 0 3 1 12 5 13 24 206 0
2007 JAC 16 54 2,249 1,991 76 41.6 36.9 0 11 9 14 2 4 28 218 0
Kickoff
YearTeamGKOYdsOOBAvgTBPctRetAvgTDOSKOSKR
TOTAL 107 12 607 0 50.6 1 0.1 10 -- 0 1 0
2013 CHI 16 1 43 0 43 0 0 1 -- -- 0 0
2012 CHI 16 4 245 0 61.3 1 0.2 3 -- -- 0 0
2011 CHI 16 1 50 0 50 0 0 1 -- -- 0 0
2010 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 JAC 16 1 47 0 47 0 0 1 -- -- 0 0
2008 JAC 11 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 -- -- 1 0
2007 JAC 16 4 214 0 53.5 0 0 4 -- -- 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 107 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 CHI 16 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 JAC 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 JAC 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 11 5 5 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 107 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 39.6
2010 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 107 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 16 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 107 2 0 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 JAC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 16 2 0.1 -2 -1 -0.1 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1

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Biography

PRO (107-0/2-0): Signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on April 15, 2014…released by the Chicago Bears on March 5, 2014…signed a five-year contract with the Bears as an unrestricted free agent (from Jacksonville) on July 29, 2011…placed on the Jaguars’ Reserve/Injured List with a knee injury on November 25, 2008…originally drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • His career 42.3 gross punting average as a member of the Chicago Bears ranks second in team history.
  • Holds the Bears top-two single-season records for net punting average (40.4 in 2011 and 39.4 in 2012).
  • In 2012, helped the Bears to a franchise record for lowest punt return average by an opponent in a single season (3.4).
  • At the time, his 39.2 net punting average for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 was a franchise best for a single season.
  • From 2007-2013 opponents had the lowest punt return average (5.9) and the least number of punt return yards (1,124) coming off of his punts (minimum 75 games played).

    PRO (107-0/2-0): Signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on April 15, 2014…released by the Chicago Bears on March 5, 2014…signed a five-year contract with the Bears as an unrestricted free agent (from Jacksonville) on July 29, 2011…placed on the Jaguars’ Reserve/Injured List with a knee injury on November 25, 2008…originally drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

2013 (16-0): Punted in all 16 contests for the fifth consecutive season…averaged 40.6 yards per punt (68 for 2,763 yards) with a long punt of 65 yards…landed 27 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line which are the second-most in a single season in his career and were tied for 13th in the NFL…added one special teams tackle (one, 9/29 at Detroit).   

  • 9/22 at Pittsburgh: Totaled a season-high 282 punting yards on six punts (47.0 avg.).
  • 10/20 at Washington: Booted a season-long 65-yard punt…added single-game season highs for gross punting average (49.0) and net punting average (49.0).
  • 12/1 at Minnesota: Had a season-high seven punts…also landed a season-high and tied his career high with four punts inside the Vikings’ 20-yard line.  

    2012 (16-0): Punted in all 16 games…suffered a hip injury in the preseason but did not miss any action in the regular season…recorded a gross punting average of 42.0 and a net punting average of 39.4, which was the second-best total in Bears’ history for a single season…helped the punt coverage unit set a franchise record for lowest punt return average by an opponent in a single season, 3.4 yards per return…that figure was also an NFL best in 2012…landed 34 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, which was a career high and was fourth-best in the NFL…ran in a fake extra point for a two-point conversion 12/9 at Minnesota…added one special teams tackle (one, 11/4 at Tennessee).

  • 9/13 at Green Bay: Averaged a season-best 46.8 yards per punt on six punts.
  • 10/28 vs. Carolina: Had a season-best 44.8 net punting average.
  • 12/9 at Minnesota: Landed a season-high (and tied his career high) four punts inside the Vikings’ 20-yard line…also scored on a two-point conversion off of a fake extra point.
  • 12/23 at Arizona: Registered a season-long 64-yard punt…added a season-high 394 punting yards.
  • 12/30 at Detroit: Tied his season high and his career high with four punts downed inside the Lions’ 20-yard line. 

    2011 (16-0): Punted in all 16 games…set the Bears’ franchise record with a 40.4 net punting average, which was good for sixth in the NFL…set career highs in punts (89), punting yards (3,903) and gross punting average (43.9)…landed 21 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…forced 27 fair catches, which was tied for the third-most in the NFL…helped the Bears’ coverage unit allow the second-lowest yards per return average by opponents in the NFL (5.4)…added two special teams tackles (one, 12/4 vs. Kansas City and 12/18 vs. Seattle).

  • 9/11 vs. Atlanta: Averaged season highs in gross punting average (48.0) and net punting average (46.3).
  • 11/13 vs. Detroit: Recorded a season-long punt of 70 yards.
  • 12/11 at Denver: Registered season highs and career highs in punts (11) and punting yards (526)…also had a season-high and tied his career high with four punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

    2010 (16-0): Punted in all 16 contests…at the time, set the Jaguars’ single-season team record with a 39.2 net punting average…that total was also tied for fourth in the NFL…also allowed an NFL-low 19 punt returns, which were also the fewest in Jaguars history for an opponent in a single season…added 26 punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

  • 9/26 vs. Philadelphia: Recorded season highs in punts (8), punting yards (384), gross punting average (48.0), punting long (63) and punts downed inside the Eagles’ 20-yard line (3).
  • 12/12 vs. Oakland: Tied his season high with three punts downed inside the Raiders’ 20-yard line.
  • 12/19 at Indianapolis: Tied his season high with a 48.0 gross punting average, and recorded a season-high 47.3 net punting average.

    2009 (16-0): Punted in all 16 games…registered a 41.9 gross punting average and a 38.3 net punting average…also landed 23 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…at the time, his 38.3 net punting average was the fourth-best mark in a single season in Jaguars’ history.  

  • 10/11 at Seattle: Recorded season highs in punts (8), punting yards (371) and net punting average (45.5).
  • 11/1 at Tennessee: Registered a season-best 64-yard punt.
  • 11/22 vs. Buffalo: Landed a season-high three punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
  • 12/6 vs. Houston: Had a season-best 49.3 gross punting average.

    2008 (11-0): Punted in 11 games before suffering a knee injury 11/23 vs. Minnesota…placed on the Jaguars’ Reserve/Injured List on November 25 with a knee injury and missed the remainder of the season…recorded a 43.2 gross punting average and a 36.6 net punting average…landed 12 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…added five special teams tackles (two, 9/14 vs. Buffalo, and one, 9/28 vs. Houston, 10/12 at Denver and 10/26 vs. Cleveland).

  • 9/7 at Tennessee: Recorded a season-high and a career-high with four punts landed inside the Titans’ 20-yard line.
  • 9/21 at Indianapolis: His only punt was a season-long 60-yarder.
  • 11/16 vs. Tennessee: Had season highs in punts (10) and punting yards (409).
  • 11/25: Placed on Reserve/Injured List with a knee injury.

    2007 (16-0/2-0): Played in all 16 games and both postseason contests as a rookie…recorded 54 punts for a 41.6 gross punting average and a 36.9 net punting average in the regular season…had a career-long 76-yard punt 10/28 at Tampa Bay…recorded a 41.6 net punting average in the postseason on five punts.

  • 10/7 at Kansas City: Posted a season-best 45.0 net punting average on four punts…added a season-best three punts downed inside the Chiefs’ 20-yard line.
  • 10/28 at Tampa Bay: Recorded season highs in punts (8), punting yards (364) and a career-long 76-yard punt.
  • 12/16 at Pittsburgh: Tied his season high with three punts landed inside the Steelers’ 20-yard line.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 at Pittsburgh: Averaged 50.0 yards on four punts.
  • AFC Divisional Game 1/12 at New England: Had one punt for 50 yards.

COLLEGE: Played in all 48 games…became the only four-time All-ACC selection in school history (2003-2006)…was a two-time Ray Guy Award semifinalist…also earned honorable mention All-America honors as a senior…was a four-time Academic All-ACC selection…averaged between 42-44 yards per punt in each season…ranked fourth in school history with 216 punts and second with 9,314 punting yards…his 43.1 punting average was second-best in school history and ninth-best in ACC history…83 of his punts were downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line, with 35 of them downed inside the opponent’s 10-yard line…had a career net average of 38.4…not one of his punts was blocked in his college career…received the team’s Terrapin Club Award, given to the player that gave the greatest career contribution to football…was a semifinalist for the Draddy Award, which is given to the top student athlete in the nation…played in the 2007 Senior Bowl…graduated with a degree in marketing. 2006: Punted in all 13 games…named to the preseason and midseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award…an honorable mention All-America choice by Pro Football Weekly…named second-team All-ACC...ranked second in the ACC in gross punting average (42.9)…23 of his 56 punts landed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…won the Terrapin Club Award, given to a teammate for the greatest career contribution to football…was named a semifinalist for the Draddy Award, given to the nation’s top student athlete. 2005: Punted in all 11 games…named second-team All-ACC…was an Academic All-ACC selection…ranked second in the ACC and 13th in the nation in gross punting average (43.6). 2004: Punted in all 11 games…named second-team All-ACC…named a Ray Guy Award semifinalist…ranked seventh in the nation with a 39.4 net punting average…finished second in the ACC and 10th in the nation with a gross punting average of 43.8. 2003: Punted in all 13 games…named second-team All-ACC…named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award…finished the season second in the ACC with a 42.3 gross punting average…marked the best gross punting average in team history for a freshman. 2002: Redshirted.  

PERSONAL: Attended Pittsford Sutherland High School (Pittsford, N.Y.)…was a three-year letterman in football as a punter, fullback and linebacker…named first-team all-state as a scholar athlete by the New York Coaches’ Association and earned all-region honors from Super Prep…earned first-team all-state honors as a senior punter from the New York State Writers Association, and selected first team All-Greater Rochester by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and first team All-Monroe County as a senior…averaged 40.7 yards per punt his senior season…competed in track, posting the fastest 200-meter (21.58) and 400-meter times (50.5) in the state as a junior…was inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2008…son of Jack and Jean Podlesh.

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