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#13 Kirby Van Der Kamp
Position: Punter
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 211
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Valley
Experience: High School
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Kirby Van Der Kamp
Release: 07/23/2010

Awards and Honors
Senior Bowl (2014)
Rueben J. Miller Award (2013)
Ray Guy Award Watch List (2013)
Preseason All-American by Athlon's and Phil Steele (2013)
Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee (2013)
Ray Guy Award Semifinalist (2012)
All-Big 12 Second Team (Associated Press - 2010, Athlon Sports - 2012, Coaches – 2012, Coaches- 2013)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Associated Press 2011 & 2012, Coaches - 2010 & 2011) Freshman All-American (2010)
Dury Moss Award Winner - Team’s Outstanding Newcomer (2010)
Jim Doran Award Winner - Team’s Outstanding Performer on Special Teams (2010, 2012)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2012)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (F11)
Scholar Athlete (2012)

Second Team All-Big 12 by the Coaches … team co-captain … invited to the 2014 Senior Bowl … Ray Guy Award Watch List member … averaged 41.6 yards on 84 punts to rank sixth in the Big 12 … had 17 kicks of over 50 yards and had 27 punts downed inside the 20-yard line … averaged 47.5 ypp on 11 kicks vs. Texas Tech, including four 50-yarders … boomed a season-long 65-yarder vs. Oklahoma State … converted two 4th-down conversions on fake punt situations … threw a 25-yard pass vs. TCU and ran for 21 yards vs. West Virginia … ended career with a 42.4 ypp average, the second-best clip in ISU history and the 21st-best average in NCAA history (minimum 250 punts) … tallied 99 career punts downed inside the 20-yard line and 71 career 50-yarders … his 289 career punts is the most in Big 12 history … was successful on all of his fake punt 4th down conversions in his career: 7-for-7 (5 rushes, 2 passes).

Averaged 41 yards on 77 attempts … put 29 punts inside the 20-yard line with only two touchbacks … had 10 punts of 50 yards or more … in season-opening win over Tulsa, averaged 43 yards on nine punts and dropped five punts inside 16-yard line … biggest game came against Texas Tech when he averaged 49.3 yards per punt with four longer than 50 yards.

Honorable mention All-Big 12 from Coaches and The Associated Press … played in all 13 games … ranked fourth in the Big 12 and 29th nationally, averaging 42.7 yards per punt on 68 attempts with a long of 67 … pinned 21 punts inside the opposition 20-yard line … had 15 punts of 50+ yards … punted five times at an average of 51.2 yards per kick with a long of 65 against Northern Iowa with three kicks over 50 yards and three inside the 20 … put four punts inside the 20 at Connecticut … season long punt of 67 yards came at Baylor … ran on fake puts for first downs against Kansas and Kansas State.

Could not have had a better freshman season as Iowa State’s starting punter  … was named a first-team freshman All-American with good reason … his average of 45.2 yards per kick ranked second in Iowa State history and in the Big 12 Conference … ranked ninth nationally in that category … boomed a career-best 74-yard punt at Texas … dropped 22 punts inside opponents’ 20-yard lines … had 19 kicks of 50 or more yards.

High School
Ranked 10th among Iowans according to ... two-year letterwinner ... averaged 40.5 yards per punt on 27 attempts for the Tigers ... also played wide receiver for Valley, collecting 18 catches for 236 yards and one touchdown ... unanimous all-Iowa Conference and second-team 4A All-State according to the Iowa Newspaper Association ... coached by Gary Swenson ... also lettered in soccer ... first team All-Iowa Conference goalie.

Born April 3, 1992 ... son of Ron and Sal Van Der Kamp ... kinesiology  and health major ... cousin Jamie Beyer was a seven time All-American thrower for the Iowa State track and field team (1997-2000).

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