Joel Velazquez
Joel  Velazquez

RS Sophomore

Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Trabuco Hills HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 227




Boise State Has 73 Named Academic All-MW

Boise State Athletics sets department record with 73 student-athletes named to 2017 Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team


Mattison, Velazquez Earn MW Honors

Broncos capture Mountain West Offensive and Special Teams honors

  • Academic All-Mountain West (Fall 2017)

    RS FRESHMAN (2017): Shared punting duties and handled kickoff duties for the Broncos...averaged 40.6 yards over 22 punts, with a long of 63...had two 50-plus-yard punts and landed three inside the 20 with no touchbacks...had 53 kickoffs go for touchbacks...had three touchbacks among his four kickoffs, punted once for 24 yards against Troy (Sept. 2)...kicked off six times, with four touchbacks, and averaged 36.0 yards over three punts at Washington State (Sept. 9)...averaged 53.5 yards over two punts against New Mexico, with a long of 63 (Sept. 14)...punted twice, averaging 42.0 yards per punt, against Virginia (Sept. 22)...averaged 48.0 yards over two punts, with one landing inside the 20 at BYU (Oct. 6)...kicked off five times for 322 total yards, an average of 64.4 yards per kick, with three going for touchbacks. Also tallied one punt of 38 yards vs. Wyoming (Oct. 21)...kicked off eight times for a total of 508 yards, average of 63.5 per kick for six touchbacks. Also punted twice for a total of 79 yards, average of 39.5, long of 41 at Utah State (Oct. 28)...kicked off eight times for a total of 515 yards, averaged 64.4 yards per kick and collected five touchbacks at Nevada (Nov. 4)...also had one put for 35 yards...At Colorado State (Nov. 11), punted twice for a total of 80 yards, long of 44 and then kicked off eight times for a total of 518 yards, average of 64.8 for five touchbacks. One kickoff was an onside kick with 1:40 to go in the 4th quarter that was perfectly executed, collected by Wilson and the Broncos drove to tie the game. Was named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week for his contributions to the comeback victory at Colorado State...Punted nine times for a total of 577 yards, with an average of 64.1 yards per punt for six touchbacks...punted once for 42 yards at Fresno State (Nov. 25)...punted twice for 75 yards (average of 37.5), long of 42 vs. Fresno State (Dec. 2)...punted once for 51 yards at the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon (Dec. 16).

    FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted the season.

    Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com...selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division Team as a punter in 2015...named to All-Sea View League First Team, Orange County Register's All-County Third Team as punter...was a perfect 35-for-35 on PAT attempts and went 6-for-9 on field-goal attempts...sent 41 of his 54 kickoffs for touchbacks...averaged 39.4 yards over 56 punts with a long of 72...competed in shotput and discus for the Trabuco Hills track and field team, earning three varsity letters...holds top-10 school marks in 10-lb. and 12-lb. shotput events, and in 1.6-kg discus.



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