Jake Camarda
No. 5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Punter
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-20) April 20, 1999 (age 23)
Norcross, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Norcross
(Norcross, GA)
College:Georgia (2018–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 4 / Pick: 133
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jack Jacob Camarda (born April 20, 1999) is an American football punter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously played college football for at Georgia and was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year in 2020 before being selected by the Buccaneers in the fourth-round of the 2022 NFL Draft.[1]

High school career

Camarda attended Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia. As a senior he punted 37 times in 10 games with an average 46.2 yards per punt; his longest punt was 65 yards.[2] He was ranked as a 3-star recruit and the best punter in the class of 2018.[3] He committed to Georgia on April 22, 2017 over the likes of Kentucky and Rutgers.[3]

College career

As a true freshman at Georgia in 2018, Camarda appeared in 13 games recording 43 punts for 1,830 yards, averaging 42.6 yards.[4] In Camarda's sophomore season, he played in 14 games totaling 61 punts for 2,857 yards, averaging 46.8 yards.[4] As a junior in 2020, Camarda recorded 36 punts for 1,677 yards with an average of 46.6 yards.[4] He was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and was selected to the First Team All-SEC.[5] Camarda decided to come back for a senior season in 2021 rather than to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. In Camarda's senior season, he played in 15 games having 47 punts for 2,197 yards with an average of 46.7 yards. He was named to the First Team All-SEC for a second straight season.[6] Camarda declared for the 2022 NFL Draft on January 17, 2022, one week after winning the National Championship.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split
6 ft 1+18 in
(1.86 m)
193 lb
(88 kg)
30+12 in
(0.77 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.56 s 1.53 s 2.62 s
All values from NFL Combine[8][9]

References

  1. ^ Austin, Brooks. "Jake Camarda Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year". Sports Illustrated Georgia Bulldogs News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  2. ^ "Jake Camarda's High School Football Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  3. ^ a b "Jake Camarda, Georgia Bulldogs, Punter". 247Sports. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  4. ^ a b c "Jake Camarda College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  5. ^ Hammock, Will (December 22, 2020). "Norcross grad Jake Camarda named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, finalist for Ray Guy Award". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  6. ^ "10 Georgia Bulldogs make All-SEC teams, voted by league coaches". University of Georgia Wire. 2021-12-08. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  7. ^ "Punter Jake Camarda declares for NFL Draft". The Red and Black. Retrieved 2022-01-17.
  8. ^ "Jake Camarda Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved June 30, 2022.
  9. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Jake Camarda, Georgia NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved June 30, 2022.