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Name: *Matt Araiza 
College: San Diego State     Number: 2
Height: 6-1   Weight: 201
Position: P  Pos2: K/KOS
Class/Draft Year: rJr/2022

40 Low: 4.62
   40 Time: 4.68
  40 High: 4.73

> Projected Round: 2  Stock:   Projected High: 2nd  Low: 4th

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6011
Weight: 201

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.68
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.65
20 Yard (ET): 2.71
20 Yard (HH): 2.63
10 Yard (ET): 1.61
10 Yard (HH): 1.62
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 32
Broad Jump: 10'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
Projected 4.72/-.04

Dates: 03/22/22
Hand: 09 1/2  Arm: 30 5/8
Wingspan: 73 1/8

Height: 6011
Weight: 201
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
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225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
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 Data Scout Notes: **2021: 12/28/21-Announced Early Entry into 2022 NFL Draft...GuyAwardWinner/1stC-P/2ndC-K...GuyFinalist/STPOYC...2020: HMC...PGroza...2019: HMC


 *Matt Araiza, San Diego State, Player News


  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): P - Matt Araiza, Jr., San Diego State,...Araiza leads all FBS players in punt average (51.47), total punt yards (3,757) and punt yards per game (313.08), and is tied for first in punts inside the 20-yard line (36) and PAT percentage (100.00), tied for second in punts per game (6.08, 2nd in MW), third in kickoff average (64.95, 1st in MW), tied for third in total punts (73, 2nd in MW), fifth in net punt average (44.64, 1st in MW), seventh in kickoff touchback percentage (84.13, 1st in MW) and tied for eighth in kickoff touchbacks (63, 1st in MW). Additionally, Araiza has six punts of at least 70 yards (five punters are tied for second with two apiece), including a pair of 80-plus yard boots (NCAA long 86 and 81). - San Diego State Football

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  2021 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): PK - Matt Araiza, Jr., San Diego State,...Araiza, a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, has already set NCAA records in 50-yard punts (38) and 60-yard punts (18) in a season, and is on track to break Braden Mann's record of 50.98 set in 2018 while with Texas A&M. One of four players in the country handling all three kicking duties (punt, PAT/field goal and kickoff). - San Diego State Football

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  2021 RAY GUY AWARD WINNER: Matt Araiza, San Diego State,...On the season, Araiza has punted 76 times for 3,904 yards, ranking first in FBS history in punt average (51.4 avg.), 60-yard punts (18) and 50-yard punts (39). Out of Araiza's 76 punts, 36 have landed inside the 20-yard line as Araiza has posted a 44.3 net punt average. One of four players in the nation who is handling all three kicking duties (punts, PATs/field goals and kickoffs), Araiza has added 17 field goals, including three 50-plus yarders, and has kicked off 67 times (excluding onside kicks) for a 65.06 average with 56 going for a touchback.

Araiza leads all FBS players in punt average (51.37), total punt yards (3,904) and punt yards per game (300.31), and is tied for first in PAT percentage (100.00), tied for second in punts inside the 20-yard line (36) and total punts (76), third in kickoff average (65.06), tied for fifth in punts per game (5.85), sixth in net punt average (44.28), tied for sixth in field goal attempts (28), eighth in kickoff touchback percentage (83.58), tied for eighth in kickoff touchbacks (56) and tied for eighth in field goal attempts per game (2.08). - San Diego State Football


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  2021 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): MATT ARAIZA, JUNIOR, P/PK, SAN DIEGO STATE,...San Diego State has earned Special Teams Player of the Year honors in four of the last seven years...First punter to earn the honor since 2014 (Air Force's Will Conant)...Finished the regular season with a 51.8 punt average, which is on pace to set a NCAA single-season record...Set NCAA records for most 50-yard punts (36) and 60-yard punts (17) in a season...Has six punts of at least 70 yards and two 80-yard boots, including the longest in the country at 86 yards...Leads the nation in punt average (51.8), while tying for first in FBS in punts inside the 20-yard line (34)...Has also made 16 field goals, including three from at least 50 yards...Named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week on four occasions this season. - Mountain West Football

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  NOV 15 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MATT ARAIZA, SAN DIEGO STATE, Junior, Place-Kicker/Punter, San Diego, California/Rancho Bernardo HS,...Averaged 55.6 yards per punt, which was the highest average in the nation last week (min. 5 punts), with two landing inside the 20-yard line and the long going for 62 yards in San Diego State's 23-21 victory over Nevada...Also tied a career high with three field goals, including his first career game-winner with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter...Made kicks of 48, 39 and 35 yards...Also made both of his PATs to finish the game with 11 of the Aztecs 23 points...Kicked off six times for a perfect 65.0-yard average and four touchbacks. - Mountain West Football

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  Greg Bell had 16 carries for 104 yards and Matt Araiza kicked a 35-yard field goal with 1:21 to play to help No. 22 San Diego State beat Nevada 23-21 on Saturday night. San Diego State (9-1, 5-1 Mountain West) took sole possession of first place in the West Division, a half-game ahead of Fresno State - which beat the Aztecs 30-20 on Oct. 30 - and a full game in front of Nevada. Araiza - who kicked field goals of 48 yards in the second quarter and 39 yards early in the fourth - bent the winner inside the upright to cap a 12-play, 53-yard drive. He also had five punts for 278 yards (55.6 yards per punt) and lead the FBS this season with 50 punts of 50-plus yards and 15 punts of 60 yards or more. Carson Strong completed 34 of 48 passes for 350 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He hit Romeo Doubs for a 5-yard touchdown late in the third quarter and pair connected on a play-action pass for a 54-yard TD that made it 21-20 with 9:57 to play and give Nevada (7-3, 4-2) its first lead. Doubs finished with nine receptions for 127 yards. - San Diego State/AP College Football

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  OCT 25 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MATT ARAIZA, SAN DIEGO STATE, Junior, Place-Kicker/Punter, San Diego, California/Rancho Bernardo HS,...In San Diego State's 20-14 victory over Air Force, punted five times for a 54.8 yard average and 50.8 net punt average with a long of 81 yards...Four of five punts landed inside the 20-yard line, which matched a career high...Had a long of 81 yards, which was the longest in the nation last week and tied for the fifth-longest punt this season...Also was 2-for-2 in field goal attempts, including a 51-yarder, and 2-for-2 in PATs for eight of SDSU's 20 points in the game...Also kicked off five times for a perfect 65.0 average with five touchbacks. - Mountain West Football

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  OCT 18 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MATT ARAIZA, SAN DIEGO STATE, Junior, Place-Kicker/Punter, San Diego, California/Rancho Bernardo HS,...Scored seven of San Diego State's 19 points in a double-overtime victory over San Jose State...Kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal in the second quarter, which is tied for the sixth-longest field goal in program history and tied for the longest kick by in the Mountain West this season...Punted seven times for a 52.9 average with a career-long punt of 86 yards, which is the second-longest in school history, the longest in a FBS game this season and the fourth longest in MW history...Dating back to at least 2012, is the only player with a punt of at least 86 yards and a field goal of at least 53 yards in the same game...Tied a career high with four punts inside the Spartans 20-yard line...Also kicked off three times for a perfect 65.0-yard average with three touchbacks. - Mountain West Football

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  SEPT 27 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MATT ARAIZA, SAN DIEGO STATE, Junior, Place-Kicker/Punter, San Diego, California/Rancho Bernardo HS,...Helped San Diego State improve to 4-0 with a 48-21 victory over Towson...Was a perfect 2-for-2 on field goal attempts and punted three times for an average of 65.7 per boot...Connected on field goals from 36 and 48 yards out...Landed two of three punts inside the 20 and added a long of 72...The 65.7 punt average is the highest in an FBS game since at least 1996 (min. 3 punts)...Also kicked off eight times with six touchbacks and made all six PATs. - Mountain West Football

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  2020 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Matt Araiza, PK,...Finally, Araiza picked up his second honorable-mention, making it five of the last six seasons an Aztec kicker has earned all-league recognition. On the season Araiza is 10-for-14 (.714) on field goal attempts and leads the team with 53 points. Araiza has also kicked off 41 times for 2,637 yards (64.3 avg.) with 28 touchbacks. Araiza leads the league in kickoffs, kickoff yards, kickoff average, kickoff touchbacks and touchback percentage (.683), and ranks third in field goals and field goals per game (1.3), and tied for fifth in field goal percentage. - San Diego State Football

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  2020 PRESEASON LOU GROZA COLLEGIATE PLACE-KICKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Matt Araiza, San Diego State,...No freshman in the country made more field goals than Araiza, whose 22 kicks also set the San Diego State school record. His excellence was clear right out of the gate, as he scored all of SDSU's points in their 6-0 victory over Weber State and then followed that with an 11-point performance in the Aztecs' 23-14 upset win on the road against UCLA. He would finish the year as one of only five FBS kickers to make field goals in every game of the season. - Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award

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  2019 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): William Dunkle, Fr., OL,...Dunkle has made the PFF MW Team of the Week three times so far in 2019, appearing in 805 of the team's 881 snaps. According to PFF, Dunkle ranks as the fourth-best guard, while earning the second-highest pass block rating. Dunkle has not allowed a sack this season through his 805 snaps and has only four penalties (0.50 pct). - San Diego State Football

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  2019 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Matt Araiza, Fr., PK,...Araiza has also performed well, making 20 of his 24 field goal attempts (83.3 pct.) and all 22 PATs. Araiza, the MW Special Teams Player of the Week for his play at UCLA when he had three field goals, has scored 82 of the team's 228 points (36.0 pct.), more than the Aztecs' next three players combined. Among the MW leaders, he ranks first in touchback percentage (75.00, T-10th in FBS), a tie for first in PAT percentage (1.000, T-1st in FBS) and field goals (20, T-10th in FBS), second in field goals per game (1.67, T-10th in FBS) and touchbacks (42, T-26th in FBS) and third in kickoff average (62.41, 42nd in FBS). Araiza, who has at least one field goal in all 12 games this season and multiple field goals in seven games, is tied for second in SDSU single-season history in field goals (20) and sixth in field goal percentage (.833). - San Diego State Football

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  WEEK 2 MOUNTAIN WEST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MATT ARAIZA, SAN DIEGO STATE, Freshman, Kicker, San Diego, California/Rancho Bernardo HS,...Accounted for 11 points, making three field goals and two PATs as San Diego State secured a 23-14 road win at UCLA...The three made field goals were a career high...Hit a career-long 43-yarder in the first quarter, while also recording makes from 31 and 25 in the second half...In kickoff duty, registered five touchbacks on six kicks. - Mountain West Football

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