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Pablo Beltran Named Preseason First Team All-Independent By Phl Steele

Beltranis averaging 40.9 yards per punt for his career, which ranks third all-time at Navy

June 17, 2013

Junior punter Pablo Beltran was the only Navy player selected preseason First Team All-Independent by Phil Steele in his 2013 College Football Preview Magazine.

Beltran averaged 43.6 yards per punt on 44 punts last year as a sophomore, which was the third-best punting average in school history. Fifteen of his 44 punts were fair caught and 18 were downed inside the 20.  He had 11 punts of 50 yards or more.

Beltran is averaging 40.9 yards per punt on 79 punts in his career, which is the third-best average in school history.  The school record for career punting average is 42.5 yards per punt by John Skaggs from 2000-03.  

Sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds, junior center Tanner Fleming, junior guard Jake Zuzek, senior kick returner Marcus Thomas and junior punter returner Shawn Lynch were named to the second team, while junior fullback Noah Copeland, senior tackle Graham Vickers, senior defensive end Evan Palelei, senior linebacker Cody Peterson, junior corner Parrish Gaines and junior kicker Nick Sload were all named to the third team.

There are seven schools that will be an Independent in 2013:  Army, Navy, Notre Dame, BYU, Old Dominion, New Mexico State and Idaho.

Phil Steele’s 2013 Preseason All-Independent First Team
QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion
RB Raymond Maples, Army
RB George Atkinson, Notre Dame
WR DaVaris Daniels, Notre Dame
WR Austin Franklin, New Mexico State
WR Cody Hoffman, BYU
TE Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
OC Mike Marboe, Idaho
OG Chris Watt, Notre Dame
OG David Born, Old Dominion
OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame
OT Ryker Mathews, BYU

DL Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame
DL Louis Nix, Notre Dame
DL Robert Kough, Army
DL Bronson Kaufusi, BYU
LB Prince Shembo, Notre Dame
LB Kyle Van Noy, BYU
LB Danny Spond, Notre Dame
LB Trashaun Nixon, New Mexico State
CB Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame
CB Jordan Johnson, BYU
S Daniel Sorensen, BYU
S Geoffery Bacon, Army

K Jarod Brown, Old Dominion
P Pablo Beltran, Navy
KR JD Falslev, BYU
PR JD Falslev, BYU



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