#12 Tony Epperson
Position: Safety
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Park City, Utah
High School: Park City
Experience: 2 Letters
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Tony finished his four-year career at Weber State in 2013 and ranks as perhaps the best punter in school history. He holds the WSU record for career punting average, single-season punting average and single-game punting average, and has the two longest punts in school history. He finished his career with the best career punting average in school history at 43.8 yards per punt. Played in 39 career games at Weber State and earned Big Sky All-Conference honors twice in his career. He recorded 140 career punts for 6,127 yards. He also earned Big Sky Academic All-Conference honors four times and was named the Big Sky Scholar Athlete in 2014.

2013 (Senior)
Earned Big Sky Honorable Mention All-Conference honors after a strong punting season...Was named Weber State Special Teams MVP...Recorded an NCAA FCS record 101 punts on the season for 4,356 yards, also an NCAA FCS record...Finished eighth in the Big Sky in punting average at 43.1 per game...Averaged 44.2 yards per punt in Big Sky Conference games...Saw action in all 12 games for the Wildcats and had double figures in punts in three games...Had a season-best average of 49.6 yards per punt in the final game of the season, a 32-7 win over Idaho State...In that game he recorded the two longest punts in Weber State history...Set a school record with a punt of 86 yards against the Bengals and recorded another punt of 84 yards...The 86 yards was the longest punt of any player in the country...He also earned Big Sky Player of the Week honors for his performance in the final game...Was named the Big Sky Scholar Athlete and earned Big Sky Academic All-Conference honors...Was also a finalist for the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award.

2012 (Junior)
Played in six games during the season for the Wildcats before suffering a season-ending knee injury...Prior to the injury he was leading the nation in punting...In just six games had one of the best punting seasons in WSU history...Had 32 punts for 1,536 yards, an average of 48.0 yards per punt, the best single-season average in school history...Half of his punts were 50 or more yards...Set a school record with an average of 55 yards per punt in the home opener against McNeese State where he had eight punts for 440 yards...Had the fifth best average single-game average at 51.3 at UC Davis and had the seventh best average of 50.7 at BYU...Had a career-high punt of 74 yards at BYU, the seventh longest punt in school history...Also started all six games at safety and recorded 42 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Had one interception for 25 yards against BYU...Earned Big Sky Academic All-Conference honors.

2011 (Sophomore)
Had a strong sophomore year and played and started in 10 games for the ‘Cats...Earned Honorable Mention Big Sky All-Conference honors as a safety...Recorded 68 total tackles during the season, third most on the WSU team and 16th most in the Big Sky...Averaged 6.8 tackles per game...Had 43 assisted tackles and 25 unassisted tackles...Had a career-high 12 tackles Oct. 29 at Montana and recorded 11 tackles in WSU’s 39-12 Homecoming win over Idaho State on Oct. 15...Also recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and had one pass breakup...Earned Big Sky Academic All-Conference honors in Business Administration.

2010 (Freshman)
Played in all 11 games as a freshman for the Wildcats...Recorded three tackles on the season with one tackle each coming against Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, and Idaho State...Also punted the ball in the first three games of the season for the ‘Cats...Had seven punts for 235 yards, an average of 33.6 yards per game.

Sat out the 2009 season as a red-shirt after signing with the Wildcats in February 2009.

Park City High School
Played at Park City High School under coach Brandon Matich, the same school as current Wildcat teammate Erik Walker...Was named First Team All-State Class 3A by the Deseret News and Second Team by the Salt Lake Tribune...Helped lead the Miners to the semifinal game of the 2007 Class 3A playoffs...Played both free safety and wide receiver.

Full name is Anthony John Epperson...Birthday is Oct. 14...Earned a bachelor’s and MBA degree at Weber State...Loves to solve Rubiks Cubes and has figured out the 7 x 7 cube.

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