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    Chris Gradone
    Chris Gradone


    Cincinnati, Ohio

    High School:
    St. Xavier

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190


    2013:Played in four games as a sophomore, earning the first-string punter duties over the final three weeks of the season ... Debuted with a 42-yard punt in week three during a win over Western Michigan ... Two punts vs. Michigan on Nov. 16 ... Four punts against Michigan State on Nov. 23 -- including an NU season-long of 61 yards -- with three landing inside the 20 ... Also had four punts vs. Illinois with a 36.5-yard average.

    2012:Did not appear in any games while backing up junior Brandon Williams.

    2011:Redshirted his true freshman season.

    High School: First-team All-GCL South and second-team all-region punter as a senior ... Cincinnati Enquirerfirst-team all-city choice ... Averaged 40.7 yards per punt over 54 punts, the second-best season average in St. Xavier history ... Punted 33 times as a junior and held opponents to a school-record (-6) yards per punt return ... Career single-game best of 47.2 yards per punt came vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius in 2010 ... Team won back-to-back city championships and a 2009 GCL South championship ... 2010 regional finalist and 2009 regional semifinalist ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Richard Christopher Gradone ... Son of Rick and Lesley Gradone ... Majoring in industrial engineering and economics.