As a Senior (2010): An Academic All-ACC choice .... ranked sixth in the ACC and 50th nationally in punting average (41.7) ... candidate for the Ray Guy Award ... a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy and nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy ... voted to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America All-District II first team on Nov. 4 ... named the team's special teams performer and earned the George C. Cook Memorial Award (senior with the highest GPA) at the end-of-year banquet ... 23 of his 67 punts (34 percent) dropped inside the opponents' 20 ... responsible for both phases of the kicking game ... 14-for-18 on field goals and 53-for-54 on PATs in his first action as a collegiate kicker ... the 53 PATs are tied for the most in school history ... his 95 points ranked eighth on the school's single-season scoring list (third among place-kickers) ... averaged a career-best 53.0 yards (No. 2 on the Maryland single-game list) on three punts with a long of 61 in the season opener against Navy (9/6), putting one inside the 20 ... also made his first collegiate FGA, a 24-yarder ... averaged 41.2 yards on four punts against Morgan State (9/11) with three punts inside the 20 ... also made two 47-yard field goals and handled kickoffs in the second half after an injury to Ted Townsley ... punted seven times and averaged 45.3 ypp against West Virginia (9/18), putting four punts inside the 20 and two inside the 10 ... had a season-long punt of 62 yards against the Mountaineers ... had a season-high eight punts against FIU (9/25) and averaged 40.0 ypp, with a long of 53 and one punt inside the 10 ... tied a season high with eight punts against Duke (10/2), averaging 36.4 ypp and dropping four inside the 20 ... had a solid game punting against Clemson (10/16), averaging 43.7 yards on seven punts, but missed a 33-yard field goal ... averaged 40.8 ypp on six punts against Boston College (10/23), putting one inside the 10 ... also had a 26-yard field goal that proved to be the difference in the game ...connected on 22-yard and 32-yard field goals against Wake Forest (10/30) and averaged 45.0 yards on three punts ... knocked down field goals of 23 and 27 yards while averaging 47.5 yards on six punts with a season-long 62 yarder against Miami (11/6) ... punted five times and averaged 44 yards with one inside the 20 against Virginia (11/13) ... made a career-high three field goals (31, 32, 32 yards) and put both of his punts inside the 20 against Florida State (11/20) ... missed a 37-yard field goal that snapped a streak of eight consecutive successful tries, but made a career-long 52 yarder right before halftime against NC State (11/27) ... punted five times, putting two inside the 20 and one inside the 10 against the Wolfpack ... hit 1 of 2 field goals vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29) ... had his single-season school record of 47 consecutive PATs snapped (blocked) vs. ECU ... a preseason All-ACC selection ... a first team choice by Blue Ribbon and fourth team by Phil Steele's Preview.
As a Junior (2009): An Academic All-ACC choice ... one of nine punters in the nation on the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award ... played in just seven games as the No. 1 punter ... missed five games due to injuries ... averaged 42.1 yards per punt on seven punts against James Madison (9/12) ... dropped two of those seven inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... injured his ankle on a punt attempt vs. Rutgers (9/26) and did not return ... the injury also caused him to miss the Clemson (10/3), Wake Forest (10/10), and Virginia (10/17) games ... returned to action against Duke (10/24), averaging 40.4 yards on five punts, dropping two inside the opponents 20 ... averaged 43.7 yards on three punts including a season-long 51 yarder against NC State (11/7) ... averaged 48.0 yards on two against Virginia Tech (11/14) before suffering a broken finger, causing him to miss the final two games ... a preseason second team All-America choice by Athlon ... a fourth team selection by Phil Steele ... a consensus preseason first team All-ACC choice ... a first team choice by Athlon, Lindy's, The Sporting News and Phil Steele's preview. As a Sophomore (2008): A first team All-ACC choice by AP/ACSMA, marking the seventh time in the previous eight seasons a Maryland punter earned conference recognition ... ranked first in the ACC and 43rd nationally in punting (41.1 ypp) ... started all 13 games ... dropped 39 percent of his punts (24 of 61) inside the opponents' 20-yard line, the second-best mark in the league ... had 10 punts of 50 yards or more ... an Academic All-ACC choice ... named the team's special teams performer of the year ... averaged 47.8 ypp, along with a punt of 55 yards against Cal (9/13) ... had a long punt of 53 yards and three of seven punts landed inside the 20-yard line vs. Clemson (9/27) ... accounted for the third-highest single-game punting average of his career (49.5 ypp) against NC State (10/25), including a 54-yarder that pinned the Wolfpack at their own 1-yard-line ... booted a season-long punt of 59 yards and landed three punts inside the 20-yard line at Virginia Tech (11/6) ... had two of six punts land inside the 20 vs. Boston College (11/29) ... three of them were fair caught ... matched a career high by dropping five of his eight punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl (12/30).
As a Freshman (2007): Earned freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News after replacing four-time All-ACC performer Adam Podlesh ... finished the season ranked seventh in the ACC in punting average (40.9 yards per punt) ... also ranked 59th nationally (fifth among freshman) ... emeraged as the starting punter during preseason camp ... was most impressive during the rugged conference season, averaging 43.1 yards per punt in eight ACC contests ... earned a spot on The Sporting News Freshman All-ACC Team ... selected to the Rivals.com freshman all-league squad ... one of six Terps to earn Academic All-ACC honors ... averaged over 40.0 yards in six of eight ACC contests ... started all 13 games ... one of four true freshmen to see action during the season ... recorded two punts for an average of 43 yards, and placed one inside the 20-yard line vs. Villanova (9/1) ... became first Maryland true freshman to start in a game since Jeremy Navarre in 2005 ... punted a career-high nine times for 341 yards (37.9 average) vs. FIU (9/8) ... set a career high by dropping five of those punts inside the 20-yard line, the most by a Terrapin punter since Brooks Barnard in 2001 ... had one of his best game as a collegian vs. Wake Forest (9/22), punting six times for 268 yards, a 44.7 average ... had a then career-long of 54 yards, and put two balls inside the 20-yard line ... had five punts for 248 yards, a season-best average of 49.6 (11th best single-game average in school history) vs. Georgia Tech (10/6) ... placed one of those balls inside the 20-yard line, and also had a career-long boot of 65 yards ... recorded back-to-back punts of 65 and 55 yards in the fourth quarter to help preserve the win ... had another solid game, averaging 44.7 yards on six punts vs. Virginia (10/20) ... had three punts of more than 50 yards and placed two balls inside the 10-yard line ... averaged 43.8 yards on six punts vs. UNC (11/3) ... averaged 42.6 yards on five punts vs. NC State (11/24) ... punted seven times, averaging 37.6 yards per attempt, vs. Oregon State in the Emerald Bowl (12/28) ... had two punts downed inside the Beavers' 20-yard line, including a 44-yarder in the fourth quarter at the 1-yard line ... punted four times for 167 yards (41.8 avg) in the 2007 Red-White Spring game ... placed two punts inside the 20-yard line.
At Anthony Wayne High School: A two-time all-state punter ... tabbed honorable mention All-Ohio Division II by the Associated Press as a junior and senior ... first-team all-district and first-team All-Northern Lakes League punter as a senior when he averaged 40 yards per kick ... also earned first-team all-conference and All-Toledo Blade honors in 2006 as a place-kicker ... was 5 of 6 in field-goal attempts with 78 percent of his kickoffs going for touchbacks in 2006 ... first-team All-Northern Lakes League punter in 2005 ... also earned a spot on the 2005 All-Toledo Blade team as a punter ... averaged 42 yards per punt and hit 5 of 9 FGAs in 2005 ... attended the 2007 U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio, where he emerged as the No. 1 punter with an average of 45.9 yards per attempt ... ranked third in kickoffs and tied for eighth in place-kicking at the combine, which featured many of the top punters and place-kickers in the nation ... earned four letters in soccer, three in basketball and one in bowling ... coached by Craig Smith.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Debbie Baltz ... has three older brothers, each of whom played sports growing up ... majored in finance and graduated in December, 2010 ... recipient of the B. Gary Dando Scholarship.
|Baltz's Career Statistics|
Career HighsMost Punts - 9 (vs. FIU 9/9/07)
Punting Average - 53.0 yards (vs. Navy, 9/6/10)
Longest Punt - 65 yards (vs. Georgia Tech, 10/6/07)
Most Field Goals - 3 (vs. Florida State, 11/20/10)
Longest Field Goal - 52 yards (vs. NC State, 11/27/10)