Posted by Mike Lynch on November 29, 2022
Because of some analysis from Pete Palmer and Ken Pullis, we have been ready so as to add a number of new classes of punting statistics all the way in which again to after they have been first formally tracked in 1976 to Professional Soccer Reference. The addition of this new information is substantial sufficient that now we have additionally determined to separate out a separate punting stats desk from the kicking stats. Which means these statistics will now be in separate tables (relatively than merged collectively) on participant, crew, league, season, and many others pages. A great instance of the change is Craig Hentrich, an NFL punter from 1994-2009, who additionally spent many seasons of his profession dealing with kickoff duties (and infrequently kicking subject objectives and further factors). His statistics won’t solely now be extra detailed, however hopefully extra digestible, as nicely.
To enrich the punt stats we have all the time carried (punts, punt yards, yards per punt, lengthy punt and punts blocked), we have added return yards in opposition to, internet punt yards, internet yards per punt, touchbacks, touchback proportion, punts contained in the 20 and proportion of punts contained in the 20.
Along with showing on a seasonal degree, these new statistics are additionally offered on a game-by-game degree. As an illustration, listed below are Corridor of Famer Ray Man’s game-by-game punting statistics in 1976.
We hope you take pleasure in these new additions.