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New Kickoff Rule – Week 10

November 6th, 2007

A quick look at the kickoff data through week 10 of the 2007 season. We last looked at the impact of the new kickoff rule through week 8.

Here are the kickoff numbers through week 10 of 2007 compared to 2005-2006.

Season(s) Kickoff Start # Kickoffs Kickoff End Avg. TB TB%
2005-2006 All 15,413 6.58 4,489 29.12%
2007 All 6,436 9.80 811 12.60%

The percentage of touchbacks decreased from 13.12% through week 8 to 12.60% through week 10. The average ending spot of the kickoff moved from the 9.61 yard line through week 8 out to the 9.80 yard line through week 10.

Here are the kickoff return numbers through week 10 of 2007 compared to 2005-2006.

Season(s) Kickoff Start # Returns Return Avg. Return End Avg. TD TD%
2005-2006 All 9,820 20.42 27.58 80 0.81%
2007 All 5,237 21.54 31.08 51 0.97%

The kickoff return numbers are similar to what they were through week 8. The average kickoff return was 21.56 through week 8 compared to 21.54 through week 10. The average ending spot of the return was 30.98 through week 8 compared to 31.08 through week 10. The percentage of kickoffs returned for touchdown was 0.94% through week 8 compared to 0.97% through week 10.

Finally, the individual leaders in percentage of kickoffs for touchback. To qualify for this list, a player must have a minimum of 32 kickoffs.

Player Team Kickoffs TB TB%
Adi Kunalic Nebraska 48 23 47.9%
Ryan Harrison Air Force 53 25 47.2%
Matt Szymanski Texas A&M 50 20 40.0%
Vincente Rico Idaho 41 15 36.6%
Taylor Mehlhaff Wisconsin 57 19 33.3%
Alex Trlica Texas Tech 70 23 32.9%
T.J. Lawrence Houston 55 18 32.7%
Swayze Waters UAB 41 13 31.7%
Kevin Kelly Penn State 61 19 31.1%
Jason Bondzio Arizona 62 19 30.6%
Tim Masthay Kentucky 62 19 30.6%
Jose Martinez UTEP 56 17 30.4%
Scott Webb Kansas 76 23 30.3%
Jared Develli Virginia Tech 38 11 28.9%
Chris Nendick Northern Illinois 37 10 27.0%
Steven Hauschka North Carolina State 46 12 26.1%
Jason Smith Colorado State 43 11 25.6%
Garrett Hartley Oklahoma 69 17 24.6%
Joel Monroe Minnesota 46 10 21.7%
Austin Starr Indiana 65 14 21.5%