Bryce Baringer Draft Profile
Bryce Baringer, a four-year letterwinner for Michigan State, was a highly decorated punter during his time with the team. In fact, several respected organizations named him a Consensus First-Team All-American in 2022, including the Associated Press, AFCA, Walter Camp, and CBS Sports. Baringer was also a Ray Guy Award finalist and named Big Ten Punter of the Year.
It’s not surprising that Baringer received these accolades, as he holds several school and conference records. Firstly, he owns the Michigan State record for both career average and single-season average in punting. In fact, his career average of 46.0 yards per punt (161 punts for 7,406 yards) is not only a school record, but also the best in Big Ten history. For context, Reggie Roby of Iowa held the previous Big Ten record, who had a 45.5-yard average from 1979-82.
Baringer’s impressive punting average ranks sixth best in FBS history for punters who have attempted between 150-249 punts. He also led the Big Ten in punting for two consecutive seasons, with averages of 48.4 in 2021 and 49.0 in 2022.
Additionally, Baringer was skilled at placing his punts strategically. He finished his career with 64 punts of 50-plus yards, which made up 40 percent of his total punts, and 55 punts inside the 20, which accounted for 34 percent.
Bryce Baringer is our 189th prospect on our draft big board.