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Billy Kinney

#15 Billy Kinney

K/P | r-Jr. | 6-4 | 218 | Morgantown, W.Va. | University HS

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2016 (r-So.)

  • Saw action in 13 games
  • WVU Special Teams Champion: Youngstown State, Texas
  • Finished with 59 punts for 2,462 yards, an average of 41.7 yards per punt and a long of 63 yards
  • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in punting (41.7); No. 48 nationally
  • Had seven punts of 50 or more yards on the season and placed 17 punts inside the opponents 20
  • Also had 22 punts which were fair caught and seven of more than 50 yards
  • Strong bowl game against Miami, averaging 44.1 yards on eight punts with a career-long 63-yard punt
  • Also placed three punts inside the 20
  • Averaged 40.0 yards in the snow, wind and cold vs. Oklahoma with a long punt of 47 yards
  • Great effort at Texas swinging field position for the Mountaineers. Finished with five punts for a 44.6 avg., two punts of 50 yards and placed two inside the Longhorn 20 
  • Three punts  for a 42. 7 avg. vs. Kansas with a long of 47 yards 
  • Three punts at Oklahoma State for 136 yards at a 45.3 average; long punt went for 49 yards
  • Five punts vs. TCU for a 43.2 avg. with a long of 47 yards and placed two punts inside the 20
  • One punt at Texas Tech for 45 yards
  • Four punts vs. Kansas State for a 40.0 avg. and a long of 46 yards. Also placed two punts inside the KSU 20
  • Three punts for a 41.0 avg. and a long of 46 yards vs. BYU
  • Great day punting against Youngstown State  with four punts for a 49.2 avg. Long punt went for 55 yards
  • Booted five punts vs. Missouri for 227 yards and a 45.4 average
  • Long punt went for 53 yards, and placed one punt inside the 20 vs. Missouri

2015 (r-Fr.)

  • Did not see game action

2014 (Fr.)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played for coach John Kelley at University High
  • Had severe ankle injury as a senior
  • Punted 18 times for 754 yards, an average of 41.9 yards per punt
  • Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl
  • Earned first-team All-State honors as a junior
  • Made 34 PATs and 9-of-10 field goal attempts with a long of 43 yards
  • Averaged 54.8 yards on 59 kickoffs and 33.5 yards on 33 punts

Personal

  • Birthday is September 21
  • Son of Scott and Jayne Kinney
  • One of two children
  • Majoring in Management
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
Special Teams
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Award Winners for the Texas Game

By Mike Montoro | November 13, 2016

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 24-20 win over Texas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 12.