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#26 Matt Haack
Position: Punter
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Des Moines
High School: Dowling
Experience: 1 Letter

CLICK HERE for Haack's Career Statistics

Overview:

  • Left-footed punter known for the spin of his ball.

  • Special teams player expected to compete to replace All-Pac-12 punter Josh Hubner.

Sophomore (2014):

  • Has a career long of 52 yards.
  • Punted five times for 204 yards (40.8 average) with one downed inside the 20 in the opener against Weber State (8/28).
  • Had easily the best game of his career against Colorado (9/13), punting seven times for 337 yards and a 48.1 yard average with three punts downed inside the 20 and a career-long 57 yard punt. It was the third best punting game in yards per punt average in Todd Graham’s tenure.
  • Had six punts for 240 yards with two landing inside the 20 against USC (10/4) 
  • Had two punts for 90 yards against Stanford (10/18), including a soaring 54-yarder that resulted in a muffed return and a recovery for the Sun Devils
  • Despite blustery conditions, had the second best game of his career against Washington (10/25), punting five times for 233 yards (46.6 average) with a career-long kick of 64 yards
  • Had four punts for 146 yards against Utah (11/1)
  • Had four punts for a 43.2 yard average against Oregon State (11/15)
  • Had the best game of his career against Washington State (11/22) punting six times for 321 yards and a 53.5 yard average with a career long of 65 yards.

Freshman (2013):

  • Saw action in six games.
  • First ever punt recorded was against Stanford and went for 50 yards.
  • Set a career long for a punt against Notre Dame going 52 yards.
  • Recorded 16 punts on the season netting 612 yards for an average of 38.2 yards per punt.


High School:

  • Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 15 kicker in the nation and the state of Iowa's No. 10 overall prospect.
  • The first signee for ASU from the state of Iowa since 2001.
  • Helped his team to a 9-3 record and a spot in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in both 2011 and 2012.

  • Earned numerous accolades in 2012, including: 1st Team All-State Elite Punter, Des Moines Register; 1st Team All-State 4A Punter, Des Moines Register; 1st Team All-State 4A WR, Iowa Newspaper Association; 1st Team All-Western, IA Punter, Des Moines Register; 1st Team All-Division 3 Punter.

  • Part of a varsity team in 2010 that went 14-0 and won the state championship.

  • Named 2nd Team All-Conference Punter, CIML Central Division as a junior in 2011.

  • Also played wide receiver in high school.
  • Chose ASU over a reported scholarship offer from Iowa State.
  • Coached by Tom Wilson at Dowling High.
  • Verbally committed to ASU on July 31, 2012.
  • Earned numerous academic honors, including Presidential Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Optimist Award.

  • Involved in a variety of community service projects, including the Fall Project-Dowling Catholic Volunteer Project (x2 years), Connection Café, Landscaping, Veteran’s Cemetery, and Salvation Army/Cancer Gift Wrap/Cancer Basketball Clinic. 

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