34 - Mitch Lively|
|Previous School:||Lassen HS|
One of the top returning punters in the Big Sky, Lively has a powerful leg…will focus on punting and kickoffs this season…a two-sport athlete at Sacramento State, Lively is a pitcher for the Hornet baseball team.
2005 Season: Earned his second honorable mention all-Big Sky accolade as a punter…named co-Special Teams MVP for the team…shared the award with Kris Daniels…averaged 39.5 yards per punt on 81 attempts…had a long of 64 yards at Weber State…had 12 punts longer than 50 yards during the season…pinned the opposition inside the 20 yard line 17 times…improved his performance against Big Sky foes where he averaged 40.7 yards per punt…his 81 total punts were the most in all of Div. I-AA during the year and ranks as the most in the school’s Div. I-AA era (1993-pres.)…in the last six games of the year, he averaged 42.8 yards per punt…best game came at Weber State where he had six kicks for 319 yards (53.2)…also had nine kickoffs during the year…averaged 59.8 yards per kick and had one touchback…rushed for an 11-yard gain which resulted in a first down on a fake punt at Montana State…attempted a pass against Montana which fell incomplete.
2004 Season: Named honorable mention all-Big Sky as a punter…served as the team’s kicker and punter for most of the season…took over the punting duties at Northern Arizona and responded by crushing three punts over 50 yards, including a career-best 65-yarder…placed four of his seven kicks against the Lumberjacks inside the 20-yard line…at Idaho State, had five punts of at least 50 yards…averaged 49.1 yards per punt against the Bengals and was aided by a 58-yarder…had a 56-yard punt outdoors at Eastern Washington and added a 52-yarder at home against Cal Poly…ended the season with a 40.8 yards per punt average and had 13 punts longer than 50 yards…also had 11 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line…on kickoffs, he averaged 56.5 yards and had 13 touchbacks…as a kicker, he made 22-of-24 extra points…had a streak of 19-straight made PATs until he missed against Cal Poly in the season finale…redshirted during the 2005 season with the baseball team.
2003 Season: Platooned as the team’s place kicker during his first season with the team...made 3-of-7 field goal attempts...connected for a 27 and 37-yarder against Saint Mary’s...also had a 20-yard field goal at Cal Poly...made 22-of-27 PATs...ended the year ranked third on the team with 31 points...also had 17 punts on the season...averaged 37.4 yards per punt and placed three inside the 20 yard line...had a long of 51 yards…was the primary kicker for kickoffs.
High School: Graduated from Lassen High School in 2003...played football, basketball and baseball...in his four years of football, Lassen lost just one game...team won a pair of North Section Div. I titles...named first team all-North Section and first team all-league as a senior...led Lassen in scoring and was named the team’s special teams MVP...in basketball, he was a first-team all-North Section and all-league selection...led the team in scoring and was named MVP...participated in the Northern California All-Star Game...claimed second place in the Northern California Slam Dunk Contest...played three varsity seasons of baseball...as a senior, he was an all-league and all-section choice...the team won the league and North Section championships his junior year.
Personal: Born 9-7-85...a communication studies major...parents are Jim and Darlene Spadaro.