Second-year punter who is competing for job as Tigers’ regular punter again this season ... has strong leg ... hard worker who has been committed to improving punting skills.
2011 SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games for the Colonial Athletic Association champion Tigers ... punted only 31 times due to efficiency of Tiger offense ... averaged 35.2 yards per punt ... placed six punts inside the 20-yard line ... had one touchback ... hang time on punts resulted in six fair catches ... allowed only 34 yards of punt returns all season ... had a 49-yard punt in season opener against Morgan State ... averaged 41.0 yards per punt in win over Villanova ... booted a 44-yard punt against Colgate ... punted twice for a 37.5 average in win over Richmond ... punted four times for a 35.2 average with three fair catches in win at Old Dominion ... averaged 39.0 yards on three punts to help Tigers beat Maine ... had a 37.7 average on three punts in victory over New Hampshire.
AT LEESBURG H.S.: Averaged 45.7 yards per punt as a senior ... placed 54 per cent of his punts inside the 20-yard line ... earned All-County honors as a senior ... also averaged 40 yards per punt as a junior ... named as Special Teams Player of the Year for Coach Randy Trivers ... helped the Yellow Jackets post a 6-4 record ... also played baseball and soccer for the Yellow Jackets ... earned gold glove for baseball team.
PERSONAL: Has one younger brother ... lists father and grandparents as the people he admires most ... avid fan of the Oakland Raiders ... favorite athlete is Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox ... enjoys “National Treasure” movies ... enjoys eating streak ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... favorite musician is Kenny Chesney ... real first name is Robert but goes by R.J. ... parents are both graduates of Florida State ... father is a plumbing supervisor ... mother is a teacher ... son of Bobby and Carol Peppers ... born on December 10, 1992 in Leesburg, Fla. ... major is sports management,