General: Finished career with second-best punting average (41.4) in school history ... Holds NU career marks for most punts (305) and most yardage (12,639) ... Also holds single-season marks in those same categories (set in 1999).
2001: Handled punting, kickoff and holding duties ... An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media ... Ranked 25th nationally in punting average with a career-best 43.1 mark -- the fourth-best single-season average in school history ... Averaged 42 yards or better in four of first seven games ... In October, savored a career-best 48.6 yards per punt game (in the rain) against Minnesota ... Had his second-best effort of the year, a 48.0 average (seven punts), vs. Iowa ... In that game, registered a career-long 68-yarder as well as a 63-yard boot ... Although he averaged just 41.2 yards per punt against Penn State, two landed inside the 20 and two were fair caught ... his ?worst? effort of the year came vs. Bowling Green, a 38.0 yards per punt average (two punts).
2000: Third-year starting punter ? Finished fourth in the conference in punting with a 40.9 yard average ? Named Special Teams Player of the Game three times.
1999: Punted a school-record 84 times for a school-record 3,404 yards and a 40.5 yard average ... Number of punts and yardage were second most ever in a Big Ten season ... Landed 16 punts inside the 20 ... Longest was a 61-yard punt against Michigan ... Earned championship performance recognition four times and named special teams player of the game four times.
1998: Punted 78 times for 3,240 yards, good for a 41.5 yard average ... Ninth-best single season average in NU history ... Had 15 punts downed inside the 20 ... Career long of 68 yards came against UNLV in his first collegiate game.
1997: Did not see any game action.
High School: Chicago Sun-Times all-area and all-state ... Chicago Tribune all-state special mention ... Daily Southtown all-area ... All-conference his senior year ... Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team ... Kicked three game-winning field goals his senior year ... Made 46-of-48 extra points, 9-of-13 field goals and averaged 40.0 yards per punt ... Also a standout in baseball ... High school football coach was Todd Wernet ... National Honor Society member ... Gold Honor Roll.
Personal: Born John J. Standring III on 7/13/79 ... Also pitched for the Wildcat baseball team ... Son of John, Jr. and Julie Standring ... Economics major ... Father played football for Notre Dame ... Grandfather, John Sr., an NU graduate ... Ecomonics major.
Standring's Career Stats
Year G No. Yards Long Avg.
1998 12 78 3240 8 41.5
1999 11 84 3404 61 40.5
2000 12 74 3024 61 40.9
2001 11 69 2971 68 43.1
CAREER 46 305 12639 68 41.4