The Tennessee Titans’ roster is largely devoid of young talent. One of their best young players is rookie punter Ryan Stonehouse. Stonehouse broke the NFL’s oldest single-season record in 2022.
Stonehouse averaged 53.1 yards per punt during the regular season. It marks a new single-season record. The previous record of 51.4 yards per punt was set by Sammy Baugh in 1940. The 2022 National Football League Record & Fact Book listed Baugh’s 82-year-old record as the oldest single-season record in the NFL. That’s extremely impressive.
Stonehouse’s jersey has been added to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a result.
️ New to the Pro Football Hall of Fame— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) January 17, 2023
The jersey that @Titans rookie punter Ryan Stonehouse was wearing when he broke Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh’s 82-year-old, single-season NFL record of 51.40 yards per punt with 53.1.
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Stonehouse joined the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State following the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft. Stonehouse faced an uphill battle to make Tennessee’s 53-man roster. He was in direct competition with Titans legend Brett Kern. Stonehouse’s daily jaw-dropping performances, paired with Kern’s advancing age and bloated salary, helped Stonehouse gain the upper hand. The Titans shockingly released Kern in favor of Stonehouse. It proved to be the right decision.
Stonehouse holds the all-time NCAA record for the most yards-per-punt (47.8) in college football history. An extremely consistent performer, Stonehouse averaged an astounding 50.9 yards per punt attempt in 2021. Stonehouse continues to break new ground while smashing 80-year old NFL records. The Titans have the best young punter in the NFL.