** One of 3 Finalists for the 2012 Ray Guy Award **
** Competed in the NFLPA All-Star Game **
** Invited to the 2013 NFL Combine **
** 2012 Ball State Team Captain **
** 2012 Ball State Gene Booker Academic Award **
** 2011 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **
** 2010, 2011, 2012 Academic All-MAC First Team **
** One of 10 Semifinalists for 2011 Ray Guy Award **
** 2011 Ball State Bill Reynolds Special Teams Award Co-Recipient **
Career: Punted 229 times for 9,381 yards and a 41.0 average . . . the 229 punts is the fourth highest career total in Ball State history . . . 9,381 punt yards ranks fourth on Ball State's career chart . . . 41.0 career average ranks third on Ball State's all-time charts.
2012 (Sr.): Has helped Ball State rank third in the nation in punt return defense . . . only six of 47 punts were returned for a 1.0 yard-per-return average . . . punted five times for 251 yards and a 50.2 average at Clemson . . . the 50.2 average is the ninth best single game effort in Ball State history . . . punted three times in the season opener vs. Eastern Michigan and pinned the Eagles inside the 20-yard line on all three punts . . . pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line on 27-of-47 punts . . . punted twice against South Florida and pinned the Bulls inside the 20 on both punts and inside the one-yard line once . . . against Indiana, pinned the Hoosiers inside the 20-yard line on five of his seven punts . . . punted four times for a 44.2 average at Kent State and pinned the Golden Flashes inside the 20-yard line three times . . . punted four times vs. Northern Illinois and pinned the opponents inside the 20-yard line one time . . . punted four times vs. Western Michigan and pinned the Broncos inside the 20-yard line twice . . . punted three times at Central Michigan and pinned the Chippewas inside the 20-yard line two times.
2011 (Jr.): Punted a career high 10 times for a career best 424 yards at Oklahoma . . . career-long 72-yard punt at Northern Illinois . . . punted seven times for a 46.7 average, including a punt of 67 yards at Ohio . . . named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week and the MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for his performance at Ohio . . . on 61 forced opponents to start inside the 20-yard line 22 times . . . punted three times for 133 yards and a 44.3 average in Ball State's 27-20 season opening victory over Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . helped limit Indiana to one punt return for one negative yard in the opener and South Florida to a negative five yards on three punt returns . . . tallied a season long 57-yard punt against the Hoosiers . . . punted eight times for 335 yards and a 41.9 average with a long punt of 56 yards at South Florida . . . ranked 22nd in the country and third in the MAC in punting . . . Ball State ranked 18th in the nation in net punting . . . led the Cardinals in rushing with a 68-yard run on a fake punt at Northern Illinois. Ranked 3rd in the MAC for punting yards . . . earned third letter.
2010 (So.): Played in all 12 games . . . earned second letter . . . 63-yard punt vs. Eastern Michigan . . . punted a season high nine times for a season best 343 yards at Iowa.
2009 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games to earn first letter . . . ranked fourth in the Mid-American Conference in punting average . . . punted a season high seven times in his collegiate debut vs. North Texas in the season opener and in the season finale at Western Michigan . . . averaged 44.1 yards per punt in his first game . . . averaged a career best 46.7 (3 punts) vs. Ohio . . . managed a season long punt of 63 yards in the season opener vs. North Texas plus booted one punt 62 yards vs. Ohio . . . punted for a season high 314 yards at Western Michigan . . . opponents returned only 25 punts this season for an average of 3.8 yards per punt return, which ranked eighth in the nation for punt return defense.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football for Coach Tom Mack . . . managed 40 punts for a 39.0 average as a senior . . . tallied 82 punts for a 41.5 average in career . . . named team’s Specialist of the Year as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Kevin and Christine Kovanda . . . born July 11, 1989, in Hartland, Mich. . . . two brothers and one sister . . . owns a 3.884 cumulative GPA on Ball State's grade-point average 4.0 scale. . . managed a 4.0 GPA last fall . . . full name is Scott Read Kovanda.
Rush attempts: 1, Western Michigan, 10/13/12 ; at Eastern Michigan, 10/24/09 ; at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11
Rush yards: 68, at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11 (1 carries)
Long rush: 68, at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11
Receptions: 1, ARMY, 9/24/11
Receiving yards: 7, ARMY, 9/24/11 (1 receptions)
Long reception: 7, ARMY, 9/24/11
Total offense attempts: 1, Western Michigan, 10/13/12 (1 rush,0 pass); at Eastern Michigan, 10/24/09 (1 rush,0 pass); at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11 (1 rush,0 pass)
Total ofense yards: 68, at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11 (68 rush,0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 68, at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11
Punt attempts: 10, at Oklahoma, 10/1/11
Punt yards: 424, at Oklahoma, 10/1/11 (10 punts)
Longest punt: 72, at Northern Illinois, 11/15/11
Tackles: 1, at Temple, 10/10/09 (1-0)