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#45 Ben Kepley
Position: Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Country Day
Major: Government
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Ben KepleyCollege Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League Second Team at punter.

SOPHOMORE (2014)
All-Ivy League Second Team punter ... second in the conference with 38.9-yard average ... punted at least twice in every game, but never more than six times ... four times averaged better than 40 yards in a game ... dropped three of his four punts inside the 20 in the 35-25 win over Central Connecticut to start the year ... performed a free kick at fourth-ranked New Hampshire after a team safety ... booted a season-high six punts versus Penn, helping the Green post a 31-13 victory ... kept Yale’s great returner from doing much, forcing four fair catches among his five punts in a 38-31 road win ... three of his four punts against Holy Cross went for 42 or more yards, including a 52-yard bomb as he posted a 43.0-yard average in the 24-21 triumph ... the only one less than 40 yards pinned the Crusaders at their own eight with 1:25 to play ... kicked just twice at Cornell, averaging a season-best 44.5 yards, including a 51-yard boot ... did not allow Brown  return yards on any of his three punts in a 44-21 victory over the Bears ... crushed a career-long 59-yard punt at Princeton on his way to averaging 43.2 yards on four kicks in the 41-10 win.

FRESHMAN (2013)
Won the punting job during the preseason ... was called upon at least three times in every contest to punt ... helped Dartmouth rank in the middle of the league in net punting average ... opponents amassed a mere 27 yards in returns for the season ... hang time forced opponents to signal for a fair catch on 30 of his 53 punts, and 13 remained inside the 20 with just two touchbacks ... third of three punts in season opener at Butler pinned Bulldogs at their own six with just over a minute to play and the Big Green leading by a touchdown to help secure the victory ... dropped two of his five punts versus Holy Cross inside the 20, and three of his six at Penn ... also launched a season-long 47-yard punt and averaged a season-best 40.8 yards against the Quakers ... booted a season-high eight punts versus Bucknell, the last a booming 47-yarder to the Bison nine in the fourth quarter ... longest of six punts at Brown was his last, a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter that was fair caught at the 20 ... helped Dartmouth win the battle of field position against 19th-ranked Princeton with eight punts for an average of 38.0 yards as the Big Green defeated the Tigers, 28-24.

HIGH SCHOOL
First-team all-state punter as named by North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association ... All-South Charlotte first-team choice ... averaged 39.9 yards with a long of 60 ... Country Day’s special teams player of the year both as a junior and as a senior ... drew recruiting interest from Vanderbilt among others ... also played defensive back ... teammate of incoming placekicker Alex Gakenheimer at CCD ... a good athlete who also played baseball for his high school.

PERSONAL
Majoring in government ... full name is Benjamin Harris Kepley ... born on Oct. 25, 1994 ... son of Keith and Tracy Kepley has one brother ... father captained the Duke University golf team ... grandfather Richard Moser played football at Northwestern under Ara Parseghian ... in addition to the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Reds, roots for the Chelsea Football Club ... enjoys golf.


Complete Career Statistics

PUNTINGgno.yardslongavgin20fctb50+
2013 10 53 1944 47 36.7 13 30 2 0
2014 10 39 1516 59 38.9 10 15 2 4
TOTAL 20 92 3460 59 37.6 23 45 4 4
 
KICKOFFSgno.yardstbavg
2013 10 0 0 0 0.0
2014 10 1 48 0 48.0
TOTAL 20 1 48 0 48.0
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