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    Slade Larscheid
    Slade Larscheid

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Spearfish, S.D.

    High School:
    Spearfish

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 210

    Position:
    P/PK

    Birthdate:
    09/28/1983



    General: Bounced back from injuries to become NU's punter late in his career ... Two-year letterwinner ... A series of injuries in 2003 and 2004 slowed his progress ... Played his final season (2006) while enrolled in graduate school at Northwestern.

    2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... FIfth-year player ... Team's punter ... Turned in a solid performance in NU's opener, booting six kicks for a 40.5 ypp average ... Two of his six punts landed inside the 20-yard line, while none of the six were returned ... Averaged 37.2 ypp ... Three of his first eight punts landed inside the 20 and only one was returned (two yards) ... Booted nine punts against Eastern Michigan, averaging 36.0 ypp ... Averaged a season-best 42.5 yards per punt at Nevada (two punts) ... Nine punts for 38.3 yards, two of them inside the 20, at Penn State ... Eight punts for 38.1 yards at Wisconsin ... Eight punts for 37.2 yards vs. Purdue ... Three punts for 38.7 yards vs. MSU, but also had a punt blocked ... Had a solid day at Michigan, booting seven punts for a 38.9 average and a 39.5 net average (-5 punt return yards) on a blustery day ... 33.7 average (three punts) at Iowa and vs. Ohio State ... Recorded a 30.0 average against Illinois, but three of his five punts landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

    2005: Redshirt junior ... Handled nearly 20 percent of the team's punts -- 10 kicks in the season's final few weeks ... Specialized in directional punting ... In his first full game as a punter (vs. Iowa), averaged 39.1 yards per punt, but with a net average of 39.0 ... Two of his seven punts landed inside the 20-yard line ... Two punts for a 39.0 average at Ohio State.

    2004: Sat out the year after injuring a knee two weeks prior to the start of preseason camp.

    2003: Team's starting place-kicker for the first seven games ... Missed the last six games with an injured hip (hip flexor) ... Successfully converted all 19 PAT kicks ... Kicked his first career field goal -- a 39-yarder -- vs. Minnesota ... Booted his second FG at Indiana, a 32-yarder on game's opening drive ... Unsuccessful on first four field goal attempts (20, 39, 35 and 47 yards) ... Team's fourth-leading scorer with 25 points.

    2002: Redshirted.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner ... All-Greater Dakota Conference as a punter junior year ... Professional Kicking Service (PKS) Regional All-America ... Converted 8-of-9 field goals and averaged 41.9 yards per punt ... PKS Preseason All-America his senior year, but suffered an injury which limited his kicking ... Honorable mention Greater Dakota Conference as a quarterback ... Threw for 1,229 yards and 12 TD's, ran for 243 yards and four TD's ... Also lettered in basketball three times and track twice ... Captained his basketball team senior year ... National Honor Society member ... High school coach was Gary Hoffman.

    Personal: Born Slade N. Larscheid on 9/28/83 ... Son of Mary Larscheid and the late Mark Larscheid ... Chose Northwestern over Wyoming ... Graduated with a degree in communication studies ... Has applied to NU's sports administration master's program.

    Larscheid's Career Statistics

    PUNTING	G	No.	Yards	Lg	Avg
    2003	7	0	0	0	0.0
    2005	3	10	388	57	38.8
    2006	12	65	2417	54	37.2
    TOTAL	22	75	2805	57	37.4
    

    FIELD GOALS G Att Made Lg Pct 2003 7 6 2 39 33.3 2005 3 0 0 0 0.0 2006 12 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL 22 6 2 39 33.3

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2003 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2005 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2006 12 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 22 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0

    SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2003 7 0 0 0 0 19 0 2 25 3.6 2005 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2006 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL 22 0 0 0 0 19 0 2 25 1.1