Set to begin third season as the Dukes' everyday punter ... owns two of the four longest punts in school history (73 yards vs. St. Peter's as a freshman and 67 yards vs. Iona, 2002) ... has four career punts of 60 yards or more ... also participates on the Duquesne track team ... owns top javelin throw in school history (176-0 at the 2001 Carnegie Mellon Invitational) ... finished fifth at the 2002 A-10 outdoor championship with a toss of 170-9, and followed that with an eighth place toss of 167-10 this past spring
As a junior (2002): Posted a 36.4 yard average on 52 punts in earning Second Team All- MAAC honors ... placed 14 punts inside the 20-yard line ... launched a 67-yard punt vs. Iona and added a 60-yarder at St. Peter's ... was on pace to have one of the top three punting average seasons in school history until running into a stiff 30-40 mph. head wind in the ECAC Classic at Albany (eight punts for a 22.4 yard average)
As a sophomore (2001): Averaged 34.8 yards on 40 punts ... put eight punts inside the 20-yard line ... boomed a season-high 62-yarder at Butler
As a freshman (2000): Assumed punting duties eight games into the season and finished the year with a team-high 20 punts for 769 yards (38.5 avg.) ... set school record on the fourth punt of his career with a 73-yard effort with the wind at St. Peter's ... placed four kicks inside the 20-yard-line on the season
Personal: Full name is Joseph Michael Maker ... major: finance ... date of birth: 9/29/81.