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2012 (Game-by-Game Stats): Listed as the team's starting punter on the post-spring depth chart.
BARTRAM TRAIL HS: A second-team All-American as a 2011 senior who averaged 42.7 yards per punt in his final prep season, improving his average nine yards from his sophomore campaign ... also scored a team-high 110 points on 14 made field goals and 68 extra points while putting 64 of his 90 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks during a season in which he added Class 6A All-State, first-team All-River League and All-St. John's County selections, while earning a spot on the Super 75 Team selected by The Florida Times-Union ... 2010 junior stats were 38.7 yards per punt and a team-high 71 points on 11 field goals and 38 extra points, while putting 26 of 47 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks ... averaged 33.7 yards per punt as a 2009 sophomore, while scoring 47 points on seven field goals and 26 extra points made ... team made it to Florida Class 6A semifinals in both of his final two prep seasons, going 7-4 during his junior campaign and 12-2 when he was a senior ... field goal champion at Chris Sailer's 2012 national kicking event, hitting on kicks that would have been good from over 60 yards according to ESPN ... ranked No. 11 among the nation's top punters by kicking guru Sailer, while ESPN had him as the No. 13 placekicker and 247Sports ranked him No. 21 ... given four and a half recruiting stars by Sailer, while he picked up three from ESPN, and two each from Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... ESPN also had him as the No. 138 player overall from the state of Florida ... ESPN said "Cole is a very impressive kicker/punter. The ball jumps off his foot. He is a D1 kicker and punter, and the second best combo guy in the nation. He has a strong leg, has developed excellent technique, and has the athleticism needed to punt at the D1 level." ... Sailer said "Cole is best a combo player in the country, a Division I-A (FBS) prospect for both kicking and punting."
PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Ramsey Leininger ... born December 15, 1993 ... parents are Mark and Cindy Leininger ... major is undeclared.
LAST UPDATED: July 26, 2012