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#22 Michael Sleep-Dalton

Height 6-1
Weight 212 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Geelong, Australia
High School St. Joseph's College
Previous School Arizona State/City College of San Francisco

Hawk Item – – Joined program during the summer as a graduate transfer from Arizona State . . . primarily right-footed, but can punt with either right or left foot . . . trained at Pro-Kick Australia with former Ray Guy Award winners Tom Hackett (Utah) and Tom Hornsey (Memphis).

2019 Honors – – Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . named to Ray’s 8 Honor Roll for his play in 30-0 win over Rutgers and 26-20 win over Purdue . . . 2019 – – Handledpunting duties in all 13 games . . . averaged 41.7 yards on 58 pubnts, with a long of 63 yards . . . recorded 10 puints of 50 yards or more, with 23 punts inside the 20 and just four touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 38-14 win over Miami, with a 31-yard punt in his only attempt . . . handled all punting duties in 30-0 win over Rutgers . . . averaged 48.3 yards on six punts vs. Rutgers, with a long of 57 yards and three punts over 50 yards . . . two of six punts were downed inside the 20 vs. Rutgers, with no touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . averaged 47.2 yards on five punts, with a long of 51 yards and two of at least 50 yards, with one inside the 20 and just one touchback . . . handled all punting duties in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, with one punt for 34 yards . . . handled all punting duties in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . averaged 38.3 yards on seven punts at Michigan, with a long of 56 yards . . . recorded three punts inside the 20 at Michigan, with one touchback . . . handled all punting duties in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . averaged 35 yards on five punts, with a long of 53 yards and one punt inside the 20 and no touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . averaged 47.2 yards on four punts vs. Purdue, with a season-long 63 yard punt in the fourth quarter . . . also had two punts inside the 20 and no touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . averaged 41.8 yards on six punts, with a long of 47 yards, and two punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . averaged 41.2 yards on four punts at Wisconsin, with a long of 49 yards, and all four punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . averaged 42 yards on four punts, with a long of 46 yards and one punt inside the 20, with two fair catches . . . handled all punting duties in 19-10 win at Illinois . . . averaged 45 yards on four punts vs. Illinois, with a long of 54 yards, two punts inside the 20 and no touchbacks . . . handled all punting duties in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . averaged 40.6 yards on seven punts, with a long of 50 yards and three punts inside the 20 . . . handled all punting duties in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . averaged 37 yards on four punts vs. USC, with a long of 41 yards and two punts inside the 20.

2018 at Arizona State – – Appeared in all 13 games as primary punter . . . punted 59 times for 2,586 yards and a 43.8 average . . . had 10 punts of 50 yards or more, with a long of 72 yards . . . had 19 punts downed inside the 20 and 20 were fair caught . . . named to Ray Guy Award Watch List.

2017 at  Arizona State – – Appeared in all 13 games as primary punter . . . punted 62 times for 2,474 yards and a 39.9 average . . . nine punts went 50 yards or more, with a long of 53 yards . . . had 17 punts downed inside the 20 and 13 were fair caught . . . named to Ray Guy Award Watch List.

2016 at Arizona State – – Redshirted.

Junior College – –
Played one season at City College of San Francisco, earning first-team all-conference honors . . . member of class that was rated as the No. 1 JUCO class in the country . . . ranked as No. 1 junior college punter in the nation following first season . . . averaged 41.7 yards on 45 punts, with a long of 62 yards . . . placed 20 punts inside the 20 . . . junior college coach was Jimmy Collins.

High school honors – – Played Australian Rules football as a prep.

Personal – – Born 9/20/92 . . . social work major . . . carries a 4.0 GPA . . . parents are Bernadette and Nathan Sleep-Dalton.

Career Statistics
Punting         No.      Yds.        Avg.    Lng   50+   In-20   TB    Blk     FC
Sophomore    62        2,474      39.9     53     9       17        1       1         13
Junior            59        2,586      43.8     72     10     19        6       0         20
Career          121      5,060      41.8     72     19     36        7       1         33