With the 142nd pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select punter Kevin Huber, UC

With the 142nd pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select punter Kevin Huber, University of Cincinnati. The Bengals had one of the worst punting performances in the league last year. With an offense that ranked dead last in the league, there was a certain disadvantage with a punter that didn't help the Bengals field position. In a division that's clearly defensive-oriented, having a quality punter only helps the Bengals field position and was addressed as a serious need. Now, if Huber could have been selected later in the draft, that's another debate.

YEAR PUNTS AVG LNG YDS
2005 5 33.2 49 166
2006 2 50.5 51 101
2007 57 46.9 62 2672
2008 60 45.0 64 2697

Rivals Scouting Report

Positives: Intelligent. Steady and level-headed. Good work ethic. Strives to get better at his craft and knows the way to the weight room. Excellent production. Very good leg strength. Nice placement to hem opponents inside the 20-yard line. Gets good lift and hang time. Only two punts leaked into the endzone as a senior. Served as the holder on placements. Well respected.

Negatives: Was less than impressive at the Senior Bowl. Get-off times are just average — 1.3 to 1.4 seconds. Could hasten his delivery. Did not punt his first two years at Cincinnati.

Summary: Good-sized, directional lefty who shows the ability to keep the ball outside the numbers. Hard worker with above-average leg strength to win a job.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker