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#7 Colten Rastetter

Height 6-2
Weight 205 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Guttenberg, Iowa
High School Clayton Ridge

Hawk Item – – Tied Pinstripe Bowl record in 2017 for punts (six) . . . has completed four-of-four pass attempts on special teams, including a 10-yard touchdown pass . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2018 . . . member of 2019 Leadership Group.

2019 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for third year . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . 2019 – – Saw action in all 13 games, holding for field goal and PAT attempts throughout the season . . . held for field goal and PAT attempts in 38-14 win over Miami . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 30-0 win over Rutgers . . . held for all field goal attempts in 18-18 win at Iowa State . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee . . . held for field goal attempt in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . held for all field goal attempts in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . held for all field goal and PAT attempts in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . held for all seven PAT attempts in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC.

2018 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . named to Ray Guy Award Watch List . . . 2018 – – Handled majority of punting duties throughout the season . . . averaged 38.9 yards on 53 punts, with a long of 69 yards . . . four punts of 50 yards or more, 19 punts inside the 20, with just two touchbacks . . . completed 2-2 pass attempts on special teams for 11 yards and one touchdown . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois . . . averaged 53.8 yards on four punts, with a long of 69 yards and three over 50 yards . . . placed one punt inside the five and had just one returned . . . punted four times vs. Iowa State for a 42.2 average, with a long of 51 yards and three punts inside the 20, while allowing no returns . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa . . . averaged 35 yards on two punts vs. UNI, with a long of 37 yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . averaged 38 yards on three punts, with a long of 46 yards and two of three punts inside the 20, while allowing just one return for five yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 48-31 win at Minnesota . . . averaged 41.5 yards on four punts at Minnesota, with a long of 47 yards and two punts inside the 20, while allowing just one return for six yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 42-16 win at Indiana . . . averaged 44.5 yards on two punts at Indiana, with a long of 46 yards . . . handed all punting duties and held for all placements in 23-0 win over Maryland . . . averaged 46.5 yards on two punts, with a long of 48 yards vs. Maryland while placing both punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . averaged 37 yards on seven punts at Penn State, with a long of 41 yards and three punts inside the 20, while allowing just 10 yards on three returns . . . also completed 10-yard touchdown pass from field goal formation in first quarter . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . averaged 35.0 yards on  five punts, with a long of 44 and two punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . averaged 34.9 yards on seven punts, with a long of 41 yards and three punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 63-0 win at Illinois . . . averaged 38.8 yards on four punts, with a long of 44 yards and one kick inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . averaged 36.5 yards on two punts, with a long of 38 yards . . . also completed only pass attempt from field goal formation . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . averaged 34.4 yards on seven punts vs. MSU, with a long of 47 yards.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Averaged 37.8 yards on 55 punts, with a long of 55 yards . . . had five punts of 50 yards or more, with 11 punts inside the 20, 10 fair catches, and no touchbacks . . . handled all punting and held for all placements in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . averaged 38.2 yards on four punts vs. Wyoming, with a long of 42 yards, one punt inside the 20, and did not allow any return yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State . . . averaged 39.7 yards on seven punts at Iowa State, with a long of 44 yards . . . two punts inside the 20 at Iowa State while allowing no return yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 31-14 win over North Texas . . . one punt for 47 yards vs. North Texas, allowing no return yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . averaged 41.1 yards on seven punts, with a long of 53 yards . . . two punts inside the 20, with just one return for four yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 17-10 loss at Michigan State . . . averaged 37.8 yards on six punts at MSU, with a long of 49 yards and one punt inside the 20 . . . also completed only pass attempt for 15 yards and a first down on fourth down play . . . held for all placements in 45-16 win over Illinois . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, with one punt for a career-long 55 yards, while also holding for all placements . . . shared punting duties and help for all placements in 17-10 win over Minnesota . . . averaged 40.8 yards on four punts, with a long of 47 yards and two punts inside the 20 . . . handled punting duties and held for all placements in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State . . . averaged 39 yards on two punts vs. Ohio State, with a long of 42 yards . . . also completed pass attempt from field goal formation for 18 yard gain, leading to Iowa touchdown, and had one rushing attempt for seven yards from punt formation . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . averaged 40.2 yards on career-high nine punts, with a long of 52 yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 24-156 loss to Purdue . . . averaged 29.7 yards on six punts, with a long of 42 yards and one punt inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 56-14 win at Nebraska . . . averaged 27 yards on two punts at Nebraska, with a long of 34 yards . . . handled all punting duties and held for all placements in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College . . . averaged 32.5 yards on six punts vs. Boston College, with a long of 41 yards and two punts inside the 20 and allowing minus two yards on one return.

2016 – – Recorded one punt for 42 yards . . . did not see action in 45-21 win over Miami . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State, booting the first punt of his career 42 yards . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . .  did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . did not see action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, holding for one field goal attempt . . . did not see action in 49-35 win at Purdue . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin, holding on successful 47-yard field goal . . . did not see action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, holding on one field goal attempt . . . did not see action in 28-0 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska . . . did not see action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida.

2015 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as punter and wide receiver as a senior . . . earned first-team all-district honors as a wide receiver and was district MVP as punter as a junior . . . second-team all-state punter and district MVP as a sophomore . . . team MVP as a senior . . . Career – – Four-year letterman as punter, wide receiver and linebacker . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . set school records for touchbacks in a game and punting average for a season . . . helped team advance to state playoffs as a sophomore and junior . . . three-year career punting average of 40.2 yards, with a long of 69 yards . . . scored 143 career points, including five field goals, with a long of 39 yards . . . also lettered in basketball, baseball and track.

Personal – – Born 2/10/97 . . . sports management major . . . parents are Julie and Thor Rastetter . . . member of National Honor Society . . . earned academic all-state recognition four straight years . . . high school coaches were Nick Brewer and Chad Harbaugh.