No. 7 SDSU is the highest ranked opponent SIU has defeated since Oct. 17, 2009 (No. 2 Northern Iowa).
The Saluki defense has now recorded a sack in 40 of its previous 41 games.
Pruitt, Boatright earn offensive and defensive MVP
All-MVFC honorable mention...MVFC All-Academic first team selection...Third in the MVFC with an average of 40.8 yards per punt...Pinned 23 of 54 punts (43%, the highest percentage in the MVFC) inside the 20-yardline...Kicked only three touchbacks on the year...Booted a 72-yard punt against Western Illinois, the second-longest punt in the MVFC in 2013...SIU ranked 24th in the nation in net punting average (37.35) and tied for 25th in the nation for least punt return yards allowed (87)...CFPA Honorable Mention for his performance against Western Illinois...Received the MVFC's President's Council Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2013 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years...Member of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society...Received theDivision I FCS ADA Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
Played in all 11 games as punter...All-MVFC Honorable Mention...Selected to the College Sports Journal FCS All-Academic Team...Named to the FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team...Second in the MVFC with 71 punts and 2,855 punting yards, ninth most single-season punting yards in school history...Averaged 40.2 yards/punt...Pinned 23 punts inside the 20 with only seven touchbacks...Only had 14 of 71 punts returned for a total of 23 yards...Ranked 20th in the nation in net punting with a 36.7 average...Booted a career-best 65-yard punt at Eastern Illinois...CFPA Punter Honorable Mention 9/3/12 and 9/17/12...Finished the season seventh in school history in career punt attempts (164) and career punting yards (6,478)...Recorded two total tackles, one solo tackle...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
Second-team Academic All-Conference selection...Averaged 38.3 yards on 53 punts...Booted six punts longer than 50 yards...Forced 19 fair catches...Nearly half of his punts were covered inside the 20 yard line...Earned the MVFC's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA in the previous two semesters.
Named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team...Averaged 39.8 yards per punt...Had a long punt of 64 yards against Quincy...Had 20 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, 13 fair caught and no touchbacks on the year...Booted four punts over 50 yards...Averaged 40 yards on eight punts with four downed inside the 20 and four fair caught against Illinois, Sept. 11...Averaged 47.3 yards on three punts at Missouri State, Oct. 30, and was named as one of the national punters of the week by the College Football Performance Awards...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Ranked as the 15th-best punter in the nation by Kohl's Kicking and Punting service...Ranked as the second-best punter by wissports.net...Was a two-time All-Conference and All-County punter...Named second team All-State as a senior...Averaged 43.1 yards per punt, and the team netted 38.4 yards off his punts during his senior year...Played baseball for two seasons...Four-year basketball team member and squad advanced to the regional semifinals in 2008-09...Four-year honor roll student.
Born on March 1, 1992, in Milwaukee, Wis...Son of Jeff and Theresa Pucylowski...Father is a electrician, mother is a pharmacist...Has one brother...Biological sciences major.