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#41 Baker Swedenburg
Position: P
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbus, MS
High School: Heritage Academy
Experience: 2 Letters
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CAREER:  Named 2013 preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele . . . Comes into senior season as one of the most consistent punters in school history . . . Saw action as the starting punter for the Bulldogs in all 26 games of the last two seasons . . . Enrolled at Mississippi State full-time in January 2009 and participated in spring practice . . . Outstanding local kicker and punter in the Mississippi private school ranks before enrolling at State . . . Member of the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Averaged more than 41 yards per punt on 57 punts as a junior . . . Held opponents to a total of six punt return yards on 13 returns all season long, a national-best yards-per-return average (0.46) . . . Forced 33 fair catches with 18 punts downed inside the 20 . . . Hit a long of 54 yards with five punts going over 50 yards.

2011: Saw action in all 13 games as the team’s starting punter . . . Averaged 41.8 yards on 71 total punts for the season . . . Pinned the ball inside the 20 four times against Memphis . . . Put three punts inside the 20 in a road victory against UAB . . . Averaged 40.0 or more yards per punt in 10 games . . . Nailed two punts inside the 20 in the Music City Bowl victory against Wake Forest.

2010: Did not see any game action.

2009: Sat out his true freshman season as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Selected to play in the Max Emfinger High School All-America Bowl Game following his senior season . . . Was ranked the No. 3 punter in the country in March 2007 by the Ray Guy ProKicker.com website . . . Considered the No. 7 kicker nationally by ESPN.com in its postseason listing . . . Rated No. 9 nationally as a punter by Scout.com . . . Rated No. 24 on recruiting website Rivals.com ranking of the nation’s top punters and place-kickers . . . Rated among the top 40 recruits in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . That newspaper selected him Second-Team All-State punter following his senior season for head coach Herbert Davis at Heritage Academy in Columbus, Miss... . Selected to the Columbus Commercial Dispatch Dandy Dozen, symbolic of being one of the top 12 players in the Columbus area prior to his senior season . . . Punted 46 times for a 42-yard average as a junior for the Patriots . . . Had a season-long 67-yard boot . . . Named First-Team All-State by the Mississippi Private Schools Association and First-Team North AAA All-Conference following both his junior and senior seasons . . . Punted for Heritage Academy when the team finished second in the state during his sophomore campaign . . . Also a standout baseball player on the high school level . . . Solid student in the high school classroom with a 3.00 grade point average . . . Committed to MSU in July 2007.

PERSONAL:  Born Michael Baker Swedenburg on Aug. 19, 1989, in Jackson, Miss... . Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Swedenburg.

Swedenburg’S Career Highs
Punts – 7, (4x) last at Arkansas (11-19-11)
Punting Yards – 332, at Arkansas (11-19-11)
Punting Avg. – 47.4, at Arkansas (11-19-11)
Longest Punt – 58, at Georgia (10-1-11)
Inside 10 – 2, at Troy (9-15-12)
Inside 20 – 4, at Memphis (9-1-11)
Touchbacks – 2, (2x) last vs. Alabama (11-12-11)

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