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#41 Andrew Puthoff
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 248
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Henry, Ohio
High School: St. Henry
Major: Health Science
Experience: 3 Letters
Andrew Puthoff
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 07/09/2007

* 2011 Ball State Team Captain *

* 2011 Ball State Dave McClain *
Leadership Award

* 2011 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention *

2011 (Sr.):  Started his 26th straight game vs. Toledo . . . started all 12 games . . . registered eight tackles, one sack and a career high four tackles for loss at Ohio . . . managed two tackles vs. the Hoosiers . . . tallied three tackles at South Florida . . . tallied two tackles vs. Buffalo . . . managed two tackles vs. Army . . . recorded first tackle for loss of the season at Oklahoma . . . tallied two tackles vs. Temple . . . had five tackles vs. Central Michigan and at Western Michigan . . . managed five tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss at Northern Illinois . . . eight tackles and two tackles for loss vs. Toledo. Tied for 15th in the MAC in tackles for loss.

2010 (Jr.):  Started all 12 games to earn third letter . . . played defensive end and tight end . . . first career interception at Central Michigan. . . tallied his first career fumble recovery at Kent State . . . managed his first catch of the season at Buffalo . . . career high nine tackles at Toledo . . . credited with  one sack vs. Western Michigan . . . managed tackles for loss vs. Southeast Missouri, vs. WMU and at Toledo. 

2009 (So.):  Played in all 12 games to earn second letter . . . started the final two games of the season at tight end . . . played defensive end and tight end . . . tallied two tackles, including one tackle for loss in the season opener vs. North Texas . . . made his first career pass reception vs. Central Michigan -- a 17-yard pass play . . . caught a 12-yard pass at Western Michigan . . . credited with one tackle for loss vs. North Texas, at Auburn and vs. Toledo.

2008 (Fr.):  Played in 13 games, including the Mid-American Conference Championship Game and the GMAC Bowl . . . earned first letter . . . season high five tackles vs. Eastern Michigan . . . first career pass breakup in first career game vs. Northeastern . . . first career tackle for loss vs. Northeastern . . . career high two tackles for loss vs. Northern Illinois . . . first career sack vs. Eastern Michigan . . . added a sack vs. NIU . . . also managed TFLs in three other games . . . two tackles at Toledo and vs. NIU.

2007: Redshirted . . . Ball State's Bill Meitzler Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year.

High School: Earned four letters in football for Coach Jeff Starkey . . . also lettered four seasons in basketball and three seasons in baseball . . . Football: Helped team to a 14-1 record, an 8-1 conference mark and the state championship as a senior . . . helped the Redskins to a 38-12 mark in his career . . . helped team to a state title as a sophomore . . . all-state as a senior running back after earning all-state honors as a junior linebacker . . . all-conference first team as a running back and all-league second team as a linebacker as a senior . . . conference Most Valuable Offensive Player as a senior . . . all-conference first team as a linebacker and second team as a running back as a junior . . . Lima and Dayton Area Dream Teams . . . Division V State Finals Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . St. Henry's MVP as a junior and senior . . . two-time All-Northwest Ohio District . . . Ohio North-South All-Star . . . rushed for 2,398 yards on 321 carries with 37 touchdowns as a senior . . . six receptions for 42 yards, 73 tackles and two interceptions as a senior . . . gained 4,002 yards on 604 carries with 55 touchdowns in his career . . . 286 tackles, three sacks, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and caused two fumbles in his career . . . high school teammate of Ball State teammate Ryan Hartke . . . Basketball: Helped team to the state championship in 2004 . . . Baseball: All-area and all-conference as a junior . . . set the state single-game record with 11 runs-batted-in, including two grand slams . . . all-state designated hitter as a sophomore and junior . . .

Personal: Son of Kenneth and Debra Puthoff . . . two sisters and two brothers . . . owns a 3.438 cumlative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . . managed a 3.666 last fall . . . two uncles - Don and Greg Puthoff - played football at Ohio University, and uncle, Ken Post, played football at Ohio Northern  . . . born July 25, 1988, in Coldwater, Ohio . . . full name is Andrew Joseph Puthoff.

RECEIVING grecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2007 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 2 29 0 17 0.2 14.5 2.4
2010 12 1 1 0 1 0.1 1.0 0.1
2011 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 48 3 30 0 17 0.1 10.0 0.6
 
INTERCEPTIONS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2007 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2009 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 48 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
 
ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2008 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 12 0 29 0 0 0 29 2.4
2010 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
2011 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 48 0 30 0 0 0 30 0.6
 
TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 12 9 7 16 7 1 0 0 0
2009 12 3 3 6 4 0 0 0 0
2010 12 12 22 34 3 3 0 1 0
2011 11 19 19 38 8 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 48 43 51 94 22 5 0 1 0
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2007 1 0 0 0 0
2008 12 1 1 2 10
2009 12 0 0 0 0
2010 12 1 0 1 5
2011 11 2 0 2 15
TOTAL 48 4 1 5 30
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Receptions: 1, at Buffalo, 11/12/10 ; Central Michigan, 11/18/09 ; at Western Michigan, 11/24/09
Receiving yards: 17, Central Michigan, 11/18/09 (1 receptions)
Long reception: 17, Central Michigan, 11/18/09
All-purpose yards: 17, Central Michigan, 11/18/09
Interceptions: 1, at Central Michigan, 10/2/10
Tackles: 9, at Toledo, 10/23/10 (3-6)
Sacks: 1.0, 5 times
Tackles for loss: 4.0, at Ohio University, 10/15/11 (4-0); at Ohio, 10/15/11 (4-0)
Fumbles recovered: 1, at Kent State, 10/30/10
Pass breakups: 1, 5 times