#98 Jon Boyer
Position: Punter/Kicker
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 223
Year: Junior
Hometown: Easton, Pa.
High School: Easton Area H.S.

Transfer from Temple University who joined the Tigers’ program prior to the 2008 season ... one of the top candidates for the Tigers’ place kicking spot ... could also be used as a punter ... did very well in Tigers’ Spring Football Game in May, converting both field goal attempts ... booted a 42-yard field goal and a 38-yard field goal.

2008 SEASON: Transferred from Temple, joining the program in the pre-season ... did not play in any games at Temple ... provided the Tigers with depth at punter and place kicker ... appeared in final 11 games as the holder on special teams for Mark Bencivengo ... replaced Casey Cegles as Tigers’ holder in 21-16 win over Morgan State when Cegles sustained an ankle injury.

AT EASTON AREA H.S.: Named honorable mention All-State honors as place kicker in 2006 ... named to pre-season All-State team prior to senior year ... named first team All-Area as a junior and senior ... helped Coach Steve Shiffert’s team reach state semi-finals in 2005 ... also averaged 37 yards per punt as a senior ... kicked 16 field goals in 22 attempts in final two seasons with the Red Rovers ... made 9 of 11 field goal attempts as a senior with a career long 43-yard field goal ... also played basketball and soccer in high school.

PERSONAL: Career goal is to become a police officer or work for the FBI or CIA ... has no brothers or sisters ... lists parents and grandparents as the people he admires the most ... had summer job working for I.T. Department ... favorite athlete is David Akers, the place kicker of the Philadelphia Eagles ... huge fan of the "Rocky" Movie Series ... favorite movie is "Rudy" ... lists Nicholas Cage as his favorite actor ... favorite musician is Billy Joel ... enjoys eating lobster ... most memorable experience was a trip to Italy to play soccer ... father is a graduate of Penn State who works as an insurance agent ... mother is a real estate appraiser who graduated from Miami (Ohio) University ... son of Donald and Christina Boyer ... born on September 5, 1987 in Easton, Pa.

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