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Aaron Rodriguez






200 lbs.




Newhall, Calif.

Previous School

Missouri/Hart HS



Pronunciation:  AIR in  rod REE ghez

&utilizing his super senior season available due to COVID.

Academics: Named Mountain West All-Academic in 2022.

2022 (Redshirt Junior Season): Served as the starting punter for all 12 games, and he also was the teams’ holder for all 12 games … punted 81 times for an average of 44.2 yards per punt … for the second straight season, he led the nation with 81 total punts, and his 3,578 yards led the nation throughout the regular season … his 44.2 yards per punt ranked 27th nationally, and it also ranked eighth on the single-season UNM list … his year moved him into third place in career average at UNM with a 43.5 career average … had a long of 63 yards, banging 23 punts of 50 yards or more and forcing 35 fair catches … had 24 punts inside the 20 … averaged at least 42.5 yards per punt in nine of his 12 games … had two games where he averaged over 50 yards per punt … first time was against Boise State, averaging 50.9 yards per punt on 10 punts … had seven punts of 50 yards or more in that game … second game was aginst Fresno State when he averaged 51.1 yards per punt on seven punts … finished the season averaging 48.8 yards per punt on nine punts against Colorado State.

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Served as the starting punter for all 12 games … punted 81 times for an average of 42.8 yards per punt … led the nation in total punts with 81, and he was third in total yards with 3,466 yards … had a long of 61 yards … forced 33 fair catches with 16 inside the 20-yard line and 12 punts 50-yard punts … averaged at least 40 yards per punt in 11 of his 12 games … had his best game average-wise with a 52.9-yard average against UTEP on seven punts, with a long of 61 yards … had a career-best five 50-yard punts in that game … punted nine times against San Diego State, forcing a season-high seven fair catches … had 58-yard punts against both New Mexico State and Utah State … averaged 45.6 yards per punt on five punts against UNLV … had two punts inside the 20-yard line out of six as he averaged 43.7 yards per punt at Wyoming.

2020 (Redshirt Freshman Season-Missouri): Did not see any action.

2019 (Freshman Season-Missouri): Redshirted

High School: Lettered in football at Hart High School … was named All-CIF at both safety and punter in 2018 and 2019 … has won several punting camp competitions, and has taken part in several Kicking World Showcases … finished No. 1 in his class in the punting elimination contest at the Kicking World 2017 Showcase … 2016 Special Teams Player of the Year.

Personal: Birthday is June 17, 2001 … majoring in psychology.