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Toby Baker
Toby Baker

#37 Toby Baker

Punter | Senior | 6-3 | 215 | Memphis, Tenn. | Memphis University HS

Career
Played in 27 games … Averaged 43.0 yards per punt … Totaled 27 punts of 50 or more yards … Landed 45 punts inside the 20 … Had a punt of 50 or more yards in 15 games.

Senior (2016)
» Burlsworth Trophy semifinalist
» Senior Bowl Invitation
» Pro Football Focus All-SEC second team

Punted in 11 of 12 games played … Was responsible for 57 of the team’s 59 punts with a career-long of 60 yards … Finished with a 44.4 average to rank fourth in the SEC and 13th nationally … Forced 24 fair catches … Booted a 50+ yard punt in 10 of 11 games … Delivered 21 punts of 50+ yards … Had a streak of five straight games with a punt of 50+ yards … Recorded multiple 50+ yard punts in six games … His 21 punts of 50+ yards were 15 more than his career total prior to the season … 13 of his first 24 punts traveled 50+ yards … Had a punt of 50+ yards in eight of his first nine games … Placed 22 punts inside the 20-yard line, including six inside the 10 … Placed at least one punt inside the 20 in 13 straight games he punted in, and totaled 16 over his last six contests … Landed three punts inside the 20 in four games … Allowed only 101 yards on 18 punts (5.6 average) … Had only three touchbacks … Did not have a punt blocked for the second straight season … Served as holder for Adam McFain … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Punted four times for 190 yards with an average of 47.5 yards per punt … Boomed punts of 53 and 55 yards, which broke his then-career-long twice … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Punted six times for an average of 50.7 with only two punts returned … Pushed his streak of consecutive punts over 50 yards to seven after his first five punts all went 50+ yards …  Flipped the field position in the first quarter when he boomed a then-career-long 59-yard punt from the Arkansas 13-yard line that was downed at the TCU 28-yardline … His fifth punt went 52 yards and he made the tackle on the return … His only punt under 50 yards came in the fourth quarter when he angled the kick out of bounds away from the returner …  vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Did not punt for the first time in 18 games … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Averaged a career-best 52.8 yards per punt on four punts with a long of 57 … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Selected as the Crip Hall Award winner by the media, which recognizes the most outstanding Arkansas senior in the homecoming game … Became just the third punter to be named the Crip Hall honoree in the award’s 66-year history … Had a pair of 50-yard punts … Pinned three punts inside the 20-yard line, giving him at least one punt inside the 20 in eight straight games punted in … Two of the punts were downed/fair caught inside the 10-yard line … Marked the first time during the season he had a punt result in a touchback … Flipped the field position after Arkansas’ first possession of the game, booming a 53-yard punt from the 12-yard line that was fair caught at the Ole Miss 35-yard line … The Razorbacks held the Rebels to a three-and-out and scored on their next possession for a 7-0 lead … His second 50-yard punt came in the fourth quarter as he put Ole Miss at its own 12-yard line with a 54-yard punt from the Arkansas’ 34-yard line … The Rebels went three-and-out on the next possession … at No. 21 Auburn (Oct. 22): Matched career-highs in punts (10) and yards (415) … at Missouri (Nov. 25): Punted three times for 136 yards, including a career-long 60 yarder.

Preseason
» Ray Guy Award Watch List

Junior (2015)
» Ray Guy Award Nominee (Oct. 30).

Awarded a scholarship after the regular season, prior to the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl … Played in 13 games … Was responsible for 43 of the team’s 44 punts … 44 punts were the fewest by any team in the SEC … Finished with a 41.2 average … Pinned 23 of his 43 punts inside the 20-yard line, including 13 of his last 22 … 23 punts downed inside the 20 was the third most in program history for a single season since 1997 … Boomed six of his punts 50+ yards and only recorded two touchbacks … 5 of 6 50+ yard punts came in SEC play … 16 of 43 punts were fair caught … Allowed only 125 yards on 18 returns (6.9 avg.) … Did not have a punt blocked … at No. 8 Alabama (Oct. 10): Punted a career-high 10 times for 402 yards … 10 punts tied for the third most in program history for a single game, while 402 yards ranked fifth … Landed five punts inside the 20-yard line … vs. Auburn (Oct. 24): Placed four punts inside the 20 … Boomed a career-long 52-yard punt … at No. 19 Ole Miss (Nov. 7): Placed all three punts inside the 20 … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Averaged 45.8 yards on four punts with a long of 51 … 3 of 4 punts were fair caught … vs. Missouri (Nov. 27): Averaged 42.7 yards a punt with 3 of 6 downed inside the 20.

Sophomore (2014)
Appeared in two games … vs. UAB (Oct. 25): Punted once for 36 yards in Arkansas’ homecoming victory.

Redshirt Freshman (2013)
Did not appear in any games.

Freshman (2012)
Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School
Started at quarterback and punter as a senior, leading Memphis University School to a district title and earning all-state accolades at punter … Was 96-of-187 passing for 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns and left as the school’s record holder for career punt average at 39.55 … Earned all-state recognition and was the runner-up for Mr. Football in Tennessee while breaking the school’s single-season punt average record at 42.02 as a junior … Helped lead the Owls to state titles in 2009 and 2010 … Coached by Bobby Alston … Also played basketball and soccer.

Personal
Born on Sept. 18, 1993 … Son of Alicia and Donald Baker… Graduated in December 2016 with a degree in finance … Three-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 14, 15).

2016 Game-By-Game

 GPNOYDSAVGLONGBLKDTBFC50+INSIDE 20
TOTAL11572,53244.46003242122
LA TECH1419047.55500221
at TCU1630450.75900251
TEXAS ST.128040.05000112
vs. TAMU1311839.34600201
ALCORN ST.----------
ALA1421152.85700131
MISS1523146.25401323
at AU11041541.55802232
UF1624140.25100212
LSU1730243.15100413
at MSU----------
at MIZZ1313645.36000113
Va Tech1730443.45000423

2015 Game-By-Game

 GPNOYDSAVGLONGBLKDTBFC50+INSIDE 20
TOTAL13431,77241.2520216623
UTEP113535.03500001
TOL113838.03800000
TxTECH114949.04900000
vs TAMU1310936.35001212
at TEN1520941.85000222
at ALA11040240.24900705
AUB1417042.55200114
UTM128040.05001011
at MISS1311538.54200003
at LSU128743.54500101
MSU1418345.85100310
MIZZ1625642.74700003
vs K-STATE113939.03900001

2014 Game-By-Game

 GPNOYDSAVGLONGBLKDTBFC50+INSIDE 20
TOTAL213636.03600000
at AUB
NICH1
at TxTECH
NIU
vs TAMU
ALA
UGA
UAB113636.03600000
at MSU
LSU
MISS
at MIZZ
vs TEX

Career Stats

 GPNOYDSAVGLONGBLKDTBFC50+INSIDE 20
TOTAL261014,34043.06005402745
2014213636.03600000
201513431,77241.2520216623
201611572,53244.46003242122