San Clemente, Calif.
Santa Margarita Catholic
|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 190
Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible
Vanderbilt 45, Tennessee 34
Vanderbilt 38, Ole Miss 17
Auburn 23, Vanderbilt 16
Vanderbilt 35, Tennessee State 17
Vanderbilt at Kentucky on Oct. 8, 2016.
2016-17 Freshman SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 Second Team Freshman All-SEC Punter, Athlon Sports
Loy put together a Freshman All-Southeastern Conference caliber season in his first year on campus... Loy showed superb diversity in technique, having the ability to punt traditionally and rugby style... Inserted as the team's primary punter during the opener against South Carolina, Loy went on to lead all SEC freshmen with a 41.6-yard average on 68 punts... Loy also helped change field possession, placing 22 attempts inside the opponent 20-yard line... He averaged more than 45 yards per punt against four opponents: Middle Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and Auburn... Opposing team averaged just 7.1 yards per return on Loy's punts... Also occasionally served as team's kickoff specialist.
Ranked by the Kornblue Kicking Service as five-star prospect and nation’s top senior punter... Recipient of Orange County Specialist of the Year and All-Trinity League MVP Punter awards as senior punter for Santa Margarita Catholic... Averaged 42.0 yards as senior, with 15 of 35 attempts landing inside opponent’s 20-yard line... Boomed punts of 69 and 75 yards as senior... None of his punts resulted in touchbacks as senior... Named Orange County Register’s No. 26 top prospect... Allowed just one return in 51 kickoffs as senior... Transferred to Catholic as a senior after playing at San Clemente HS... High academic achiever.
Samuel Riley Loy... Born Feb. 18, 1998 in Southern California... Son of Terry and Leslie Loy... Dad is regional manager; mom is teacher... Enjoys soccer and golf.
Punts: 8 (2x) last vs. Ole Miss, 11/19/2016
Punt Average: 49.2, vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/10/2016
Longest Punt: 67, at Georgia, 10/15/2016 yards
Punts inside 20-yard line: 3,vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/10/2016