Robert Malone
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Robert Malone

Robert Malone
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Malone (#3) during pre-game warm-ups with the New York Jets in 2012
Free agent
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 32)
Orange, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Riverside (CA) King
College:Fresno State
Undrafted:2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WAC selection (2009)
  • Longest punt in NFL history (84 yards, 2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Punts:157
Punt yards:6,993
Average:44.5
Player stats at NFL.com

Robert James Malone (born February 4, 1988) is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Fresno State.

He has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers, New York Jets, and Washington Redskins.

College career

Malone played college football at Fresno State. There he was a first-team All-WAC selection after punting 44 times for a 45.2-yard average, with 17 of his kicks downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He also kicked 15 punts for 50 or more yards, including a career long of 74. In his collegiate career, Malone played in 41 games and punted 120 times for 5,117 yards with a 42.6-yard average and 44 punts inside the 20.

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

Malone originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the spring of 2010. However, he was released before training camp by the Jaguars, who stuck with their incumbent punter Adam Podlesh.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Malone was signed by the Buccaneers on October 13, 2010 to replace Chris Bryan as the team's punter.[1] He was waived on August 29, 2011.

Detroit Lions

On November 11, 2011, Malone signed with the Detroit Lions after an injury to Ryan Donahue. He was waived on November 15 and was replaced by Ben Graham.

San Diego Chargers

He signed with the Chargers on May 30, 2012.

New York Jets

Malone was signed by the New York Jets on September 4, 2012. He became the team's starting punter with the release of incumbent T. J. Conley.[2] He was released on September 16, 2013.[3]

Washington Redskins

Malone signed a reserve/future contract with the Washington Redskins on December 31, 2013.[4] He was waived for final roster cuts on August 29, 2014.[5]

New York Giants

Malone signed a contract with the New York Giants in 2015. On September 1, 2015, he was waived by the Giants.[6]

Personal life

Robert Malone grew up in Riverside, CA and went to Martin Luther King High School. He punted for the high school football team. His cousin, Tom Malone, was an NFL punter and played college football at USC.

References

  1. ^ Rookie Malone Claims Bucs' Punting Job
  2. ^ Orr, Conor (September 4, 2012). "Jets release punter T.J. Conley, add former Chargers P Robert Malone, re-sign DT Marcus Dixon". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Wilson, Aaron (September 16, 2013). "Jets cut Robert Malone, sign Ryan Quigley". National Football Post. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Keim, John (December 31, 2013). "Redskins sign seven players". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Keim, John (August 29, 2014). "Redskins updated cuts: Crawford out". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2015). "New York Giants announce first round of roster cuts". Giants.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved 2015.

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