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NFL Draft player profile: 'Nole punter Cason Beatty

Cason Beatty is looking to become the first Florida State punter drafted in over 34 years.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

If Cason Beatty were to get drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, he would become the first Seminole punter since Rohn Stark in 1982 to get drafted. In all four seasons at Florida State, he had a longer punt distance than the year prior, putting him in the national ranks by his senior year. In that 2015 season, Beatty led the ACC, and ranked 12th in the nation with a 45.2 yards per punt. He had 23 punts travel at least 50-yards and another 23 land inside the 20.

Following the season, the Charlotte, North Carolina native was an All-ACC honorable mention by the media and a candidate for the Ray Guy award, given annually to the nation's top punter. Aside from kicking, Beatty was the field goal holder for every field goal and point after attempt of Roberto Aguayo's career, who did not miss any of his 198 PATs. Although he is expected to go undrafted, an excellent senior season could have given the punter a shot in the back end of the draft to get selected.