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#20 Aaron Pettrey
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 199
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raceland, Ky.
High School: Raceland-Worthington
Major: Sport and Leisure Studies
Aaron Pettrey Biography
Courtesy: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Release: 06/29/2007
Buckeye Bits: experienced kicker who provides another capable weapon in the Buckeye arsenal of kickers … team free-throw shooting champion … career long field goal is 54 yards … has a live, accurate leg

2008 (Junior): averaged 62.9 yards per kickoff in 2008 with 13 touchbacks … 54-yard field goal against Youngstown State, the fourth longest in Ohio Stadium history … 49-yard field goal against Purdue … 40-yard field goal at Michigan State … connected on field goals of 41 and 36 points for the Buckeyes’ only scoring against Penn State … field goals of 51 and 44 yards in the Fiesta Bowl … special teams champion: Penn State, Illinois … special teams dog tags: Youngstown State, Ohio, Purdue, Illinois … third-year letterman

2007 (Sophomore): handled the Buckeyes’ kickoffs in 2007 … hampered by a hip flexor strain during first half of season … second-year letterman

2006 (Freshman): finished season 8-11 in field goals and 55-58 on extra points … converted his last five field goals, including a 51-yarder against Indiana and a 50-yarder at Illinois … none of his 61 kickoffs in the regular season went out of bounds and 35 were not brought out of the end zone … four of his five kickoffs at Texas were touchbacks and he went 5-for-7 in that category vs. Cincinnati and at Iowa … named OSU special units player of the week three times

2005 (Redshirt): walked on in the fall and was redshirted … converted to grant-in-aid at the end of winter quarter

High School: played quarterback and handled the kicking and punting duties … set one state record with a 58-yard field goal and another for career QB completion percentage … also played basketball and baseball

Personal: son of Steve and Lillian Pettrey … has two younger siblings … a sport and leisure studies major … 2008 Big Ten all-academic

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