Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #9 K, #571/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2007: Handled the kickoff duties in all 13 games … a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection … earned one of UT’s Valor Awards … kicked off 91 times for 5,526 yards (60.7 ypk) and 16 touchbacks … helped hold opponents to an average starting field position of the 28 yard line …2006: Appeared in the final seven games of the regular season while handling the kickoff duties … tallied 42 kickoffs for 2,511 yards (59.8 ypk) and 15 touchbacks … helped hold opponents to an average starting field position of the 24 yard line …father, Sid, played linebacker at SMU before transferring and earning his degree at UT.
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Lawrence was a two-time all-Texas selection in high school, making seven kicks from 40-plus yards as a senior before bringing his strong leg to the home state Longhorns. He was the team's kickoff specialist in 2006 (15 touchbacks in 42 attempts) and 2007 (16 in 92 attempts with the ball moved from the 35- to 30-yard line) before winning the placement job as a junior.
The Longhorns' potent offense didn't give Lawrence a lot of opportunities to kick field goals in 2008, but he made 10 of the 12 attempts including four of five from 40-plus yards (long of 46). In 2009, he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 by league coaches and third-team AP All-American honors after making 22 of 25 attempts with an impressive 10 of 11 from 40-49 yards (missed only 50-plus yard try of the season against UTEP).
Lawrence's clutch kick to beat Nebraska in the 2009 Big 12 title game also showed teams he has the mental strength to handle the pressure every kicker faces at the next level.
Right-footed kicker who comes into the ball aggressively with a fast-paced three-step approach. Good explosion through the ball, but still owns a compact leg swing. Typically gets straight, end-over-end kick with high trajectory. Made field goals from the left and right hash.
Handled pressure situations very well, showing excellent concentration and poise in hostile environments. Father played linebacker at SMU; some of that rubbed off on Hunter, who had eight tackles on returns (five in 2006).
Fourth-year kicker who has appeared in 45 career games ... has 216 career points, converting 32-of-37 FGs and 120-of-121 PATs ... his .865 field goal accuracy ranks first all-time on UT's career list ... his .992 PAT accuracy ranks first all-time on UT's career list ... 9-of-12 all-time on field goals of 40 yards or longer ... posted a streak of 76 consecutive PATs (No. 2 on UT's all-time list) ... a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in 2009 ... a third-team All-America selection ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... made 22-of-25 FG attempts and 60-of-61 PAT kicks for 126 points ... the 126 points ranks first on UT's single-season list for place-kickers and fourth overall ... tabbed second-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches in 2008 ... led the team in scoring with 90 points ... converted 10-of-12 FGs, making his first nine including 4-of-5 from beyond 40 yards ... the 10-of-12 FGs ranks as the third most accurate season in school history (83.3 pct) ... went a perfect 60-of-60 on PATs ... handled the kickoff duties in all 13 games in 2007 ... kicked off 91 times for 5,526 yards (60.7 ypk) and 16 touchbacks ... appeared in seven games handling UT's kickoff duties as a true freshman ... tallied 42 kickoffs for 2,511 yards (59.8 ypk) and 15 touchbacks ... a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection ... a three-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll.
Handled the place-kicking duties in 13 games ... a Lou Groza Award semifinalist ... named third-team All-American by The Associated Press ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and league's coaches ... was named the team's Most Productive Performer on special teams four times ... made 22-of-25 FG attempts and 60-of-61 PATs for 126 points ... 126 points are a UT single-season record for a place-kicker and ranks fourth overall ... his .880 field goal accuracy ranks second on UT's single-season chart ... made one FG and six PATs for nine points against ULM ... posted 11 points, going 2-of-2 on FG attempts and 5-of-5 on PATs at Wyoming ... made two FGs, including a 43-yarder, and four PATs for 10 points against Texas Tech ... posted 14 points against UTEP, going 3-of-4 on FG attempts and 5-of-6 on PATs ... made 1-of-2 FGs and went 5-of-5 on PATs for eight points versus Colorado ... made 3-of-3 FGs, including two 42-yarders, and one PAT en route to 10 points against No. 20 Oklahoma ... made 2-of-2 FGs, including a 44-yarder, and 5-of-5 PATs en route to 11 points at Missouri ... made 2-of-2 FGs, including a 40-yarder, and 5-of-5 PATs to score 11 points at Oklahoma State ... hit on a 41-yard field goal attempt and made 5-of-5 PATs for eight points at Baylor ... made 3-of-3 on FGs, including a career-long 49-yarder, and went 6-of-6 on PATs for a career-high 15 points versus Kansas ... went 7-of-7 on PATs at Texas A&M ... hit a 46-yard field goal as time expired to win the Big 12 Championship game versus No. 21 Nebraska ... made two field goals and a PAT against the Cornhuskers.
Handled the place-kicking duties in 12 games in 2008 ... tabbed second-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches and honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... led the team in scoring with 90 points ... converted 10-of-12 FGs, making his first nine including 4-of-5 from beyond 40 yards ... the 10-of-12 FGs ranks as the third most accurate season in school history (83.3 pct) ... went a perfect 60-of-60 on PATs, which is tied for the second-longest consecutive made PAT streak on UT record ... kicked off twice for 125 yards (62.5 ypk) ... converted his first career PAT and first career FG, a 40-yarder, versus FAU ... was a perfect 6-of-6 on PATs against UTEP ... converted 6-of-6 PAT attempts and a 40-yard FG against Rice ... went 6-of-6 on PATs and made a 34-yard FG against Arkansas ... converted 5-of-5 PATs and made a career-long 46-yard FG at Colorado ... named Lou Groza Star of the Week after connecting on 3-of-3 FGs (26, 33, 28) and 4-of-4 PATs against No. 1 Oklahoma ... converted 6-of-6 PATs against No. 11 Missouri ... was a perfect 4-of-4 on PATs against No. 6 Oklahoma State ... made 3-of-3 PATs and 2-of-2 FGs (43, 25) at Texas Tech ... connected on 6-of-6 PATs against Baylor ... converted 5-of-5 PATs versus Texas A&M ... made a 27-yard field goal and went 3-of-3 on PATs against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Handled the kickoff duties in all 13 games ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... earned one of UT’s Valor Awards ... kicked off 91 times for 5,526 yards (60.7 ypk) and 16 touchbacks ... helped hold opponents to an average starting field position of the 28 yard line ... kicked off four times for 273 yards for an average of 68.2 ypk against Arkansas State ... tallied seven kickoffs for 443 yards and three touchbacks versus No. 19 TCU ... had nine kickoffs for 576 yards and a touchback at UCF ... kicked off 11 times for an average of 63.5 ypk and two touchbacks against Rice ... recorded four kickoffs for 247 yards (61.8 ypk) with two touchbacks versus Kansas State ... kicked off four times for 241 yards (60.2 ypk) against No. 10 Oklahoma ... had nine kickoffs for 586 yards (65.1 ypk) in a victory against Iowa State ... kicked off six times for 352 yards (58.7 ypk) with two touchbacks at Baylor ... tallied 439 yards on seven kickoffs (62.7 ypk) with three touchbacks against Nebraska ... had six kickoffs for 293 yards (48.8 ypk) at Oklahoma State ... kicked off nine times for 522 yards (58.0 ypk) with three touchbacks versus Texas Tech ... also produced a sky kick that was recovered by UT and led to a TD against the Red Raiders ... tallied six kickoffs for 343 yards (57.2 ypk) at Texas A&M ... added nine kickoffs for 503 yards (55.9 ypk) against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in the final seven games of the regular season while handling the kickoff duties ... tallied 42 kickoffs for 2,511 yards (59.8 ypk) and 15 touchbacks ... had 10 kickoffs for 625 yards with five touchbacks against Baylor ... kicked off six times for 346 yards with two touchbacks at No. 17 Nebraska ... kicked off six times for an average of 63.2 ypk and three touchbacks at Texas Tech ... had eight kickoffs for 463 yards and made a tackle against Oklahoma State ... kicked off six times for 313 yards and two touchbacks at Kansas State ... had two kickoffs for 130 yards and two touchbacks against Texas A&M ... kicked off four times for 255 yards (63.8 ypk) and a touchback in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa.
A two-time all-state selection ... connected on 32-of-44 (.727) of his FGs and 63-of-70 PATs in his final two prep seasons ... earned first-team 4A all-state by The Associated Press as a senior ... named second-team 4A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... earned first-team all-district 28-4A honors ... converted 12-of-19 FGs and 43-of-45 PATs with a long of 49 yards ... seven of his FGs were for 40 or more yards with two of the misses having been blocked ... helped Boerne to a 9-3 record in 2005 ... earned first-team 4A all-state by The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a junior.
Made 20-of-25 FGs and 44-of-46 PATs with a long of 48 yards as a junior ... connected on four field goals during an 18-16 win over New Braunfels in the state playoffs his junior year ... also a two-year letterman in golf ... member of the National Honor Society ... a prep honor roll student who posted a cumulative 98 GPA on a 100-point scale over four years ... tabbed second-team academic all-state as a senior ... earned academic all-district honors as a sophomore and junior ... participated in the STARS program that assists first-grade teachers at local elementary schools.
Born 6/28/88 in San Antonio, Texas ... lived in San Antonio until age six ... full name is Hunter Davis Lawrence ... a prep honor roll student and National Honor Society Member ... tabbed second-team academic all-state as a senior ... a two-time academic all-district selection ... father, Sid, played linebacker at SMU before transferring and earning his degree at UT ... mother, Karen, lettered in gymnastics and graduated from UT ... participated in the STARS program that assists first-grade teachers at local elementary schools ... enjoys hunting and fishing and used to take regular snow skiing trips.