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#41 J.P. Heaton
Position: Punter
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Novato, Calif.
High School: Marin Catholic
Experience: Varsity Reserve

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)—Enters the fall listed third at punter.

 

2003 (Fr./Fr.-RS)—He did not see any action, but did dress for seven games.  He had some work at placekicker during the spring, but solely practiced as a punter in the fall.  He joined the team as a walk-on in January; he enrolled at CU in the fall of 2002, thus starting his eligibility clock.

 

HIGH SCHOOL—He lettered two times in football at Marin Catholic, as he played wide receiver, linebacker, punter and kicker.  He was a first-team all-league (NCS) selection his senior year when he set the school record for most field goals in a career (13).  He nailed 6-of-8 attempts that year, including a long of 46 yards.  Punting, he averaged 48 yards on 15 boots, with a long of 63 and seven traveling 50 or more yards.  He also placed four punts inside the 20.  As a junior, he set the school record for most field goals in a season in making 7-for-9 for the year.  He also boomed 12 punts for a 44-yard average, including a long of 58, with five going 50-yards plus and three landing inside the 20.  He lists his top high school moment as the fumble he recovered and returned for a 96-yard touchdown against national powerhouse De La Salle his junior year.  Marin was 12-0 his senior year (league champions), 8-3 his junior year and 11-1 his sophomore season under coach Scott Morrison.  He also lettered once in baseball (pitcher), as he was a member of the league champion as a junior.    

 

ACADEMICS—He is majoring in communication at Colorado.

PERSONAL—Born February 29, 1984 in Orange County, Calif.  Hobbies include snowboarding, and he’s worked construction jobs in the summer.  His father (John) played defensive end at Indiana University in 1966.  J.P. stands for John Patrick.

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