Redshirted in 2002, Mullins took over regular punting duties with the 2003 campaign and has handled the job the past three years ... has career punting average of 40.2 yards per kick ... added placekicking responsibilties in 2005 after departure of Nick Hayes ... could do both jobs agains this fall.
2005: Averaged 38.6 yards on 44 punts for the Blazers ... had a long punt of season -- second-longest of career -- for 60 yards vs. UTEP ... averaged 46.1 yards on eight punts in final two contests of the season vs. UTEP and East Carolina ... had excellent season as placekicker (did not handle kickoff duties) ... connected on 14-of-18 field goals and all 37 extra point attempts for the Blazers ... was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals in late-season road games at Memphis and East Carolina ... had a long field goal of 41 yards during the season, recorded twice (Memphis and ECU) ... led team in scoring with 79 points. 2004: Had another fine season as UAB's punter as he punted 61 times for a 40.3 yard average ... placed 17 kicks inside the opponent^s 20-yard line and had seven touchbacks ... had a career-long punt of 62 yards versus South Florida ... had 28 punts in the 40-49 yard range and five went 50 yards or more.
2003: Stepped into starting punter role and performed in fine fashion ... averaged 41.1 yards on 72 punts ... ranked No. 5 in Conference USA in punting average ... punted 16 times inside the 20-yard line ... long punt of 56 yards vs. South Carolina.
2002: Redshirted and did not see any action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Starkville (Miss.) Academy ... was punter and receiver for school team ... was tabbed North 4A Athlete of the Year for 2002 season ... also tabbed most valuable wide receiver of North 4A ... coached by Steve Morgan at Starkville Academy ... participated in baseball and basketball.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 7, 1983 at Starkville, Miss. ... son of Janet and Larry Mullins ... major is economics.