Punter Tyson Beattie, a 2006 preseason second team all-league selection according to Athlon's, averaged 41.7 yards per punt in 75 attempts as a junior. Eleven of his punts dropped inside the opponents' 20-yard line, including a season-high three at Central Michigan. Beattie kicked a season-high 63-yarder at Michigan, the second longest of his career. Beattie added 13 punts of 50-plus yards, with the top two kicks coming at Michigan and a 55-yarder against Illinois.
Entering the 2006 season, Beattie is tied for third in Indiana history with a 41.2 yard career average, and he is second with 208 career punts.
In 2004, Beattie punted the ball 65 times for a 41.3-per kick average, with 20 of his punts dropping inside the 20-yard line. He had eight games with at least one punt of over 50 yards and five contests with at least two of that distance. Against Purdue, Beattie had five punts of over 50-yards and dropped four inside the 20-yard line. He drilled a season-long bomb of 59 yards at Ohio State and also uncorked a 57-yarder at then-No. 24 Oregon. He had his best single-game punt average, 48.4 on eight punts, at Purdue in the season finale. Beattie had zero punts blocked on the season and scampered for a career-long run of 32 yards on a fake punt against Michigan.
As a sophomore, he punted the ball 68 times with a 40.8-yard average, and 15 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. Beattie blasted an 80-yard punt at Minnesota for the fourth-longest punt in school history.
Beattie also booted a 56-yarder at Michigan and a 55-yarder against Northwestern. However, his specialty is killing punts inside the five-yard line, as he pinned opponents inside their own five-yard line on six different occasions as a freshman.
The Attadale, Australia native came to the Hoosiers via Christian Brothers High School and redshirted in 2002. He was named All-Australian punter for setting tournament punting records as part of the national championship team in Australia.
He also competed in baseball, cricket, Australian rules football, basketball and swimming at Christian Brothers. He was an all-district selection in cricket, Australian football, basketball and swimming.
Born on June 9, 1981, Beattie is majoring in general studies.
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