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Palomar Comets Football 2008

BRITON FORESTER

NO. 41 / PUNTER, KICKER, SOPHOMORE, 5-10, 185; 40 TIME: 4.7

HOMETOWN: Encinitas, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: La Costa Canyon (Class of 2006)

PREVIOUS NCAA DIVISION I TEAM: University of Hawaii

PERSONAL: Full name is Briton Elgin Forester. ... Born Feb. 26, 1988, in Springfield, MO. ... Son of Jacquie and Fred Forester. ... Has an adult sister, Allee.

2008 SEASON: The latest in a long line of outstanding Palomar punters which also has included Ron Coppess (Florida State), Bill Kushner (Boston College, New England Patriots), Matt Kovacevich (Utah) and Ryan Hotchkiss (UTEP). ...  All-Southern Conference honorable mention as a punter as a sophomore. ...  Had a long punt of 77 yards and two others for 59 and 58 yards. ... Also had a 76-yard punt nullified due to a penalty ... His 36.2-yard average is deceiving as he  deposited 16 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line. ... Also was 21-of-22 on PAT attempts with three field goals. ... Was 3-for-3 on PATs and punted three times for a 43.0-yard average in Comets' 21-19 season-opening win over Southwestern on Sept. 6. ... Had a 36-yard field goal and a PAT in a 16-0 win over Victor Valley on Sept. 13. ... Had a huge night punting in a 37-17 win over San Diego Mesa on Sept. 20, averaging 45.2 yards for five punts, with punts of 59 and 58 yards. Pinned the Olympians at their 15-yard line and again at the 3-yard line. Also was 5-for-5 on PAT kicks in the game and won SCFA National Division Southern Conference Special Team Player of the Week honors. ... Punted one time for 42 yards and was 4-for-4 on PAT kicks on Sept. 27 in a 47-41 victory over College of the Desert in four overtimes as the Comets handed the Roadrunners their fist regular-season loss since the 2006 season. ... Kicked a 37-yard field goal vs. Grossmont on Oct. 4. ... Kicked a 27-yard field goal and made all five of his extra-point attempts in a 38-14 win at Santa Ana on Oct. 18. Also had a 40-yard punt in the game and deposited a coffin-corner punt at the 2-yard line in the fourth quarter. That, and an interception by Loa Madon, set up the field goal. ... Had three punts for a 40.7-yard average with a long kick of 46 yards as the Comets turned back Long Beach City College on Oct. 25. Pinned the Vikings on their 17-yard line. ... Pinned Fullerton at its 16-yard line with a Nov. 1 punt. ... His best day as a Comet came in a 41-14 victory over Orange Coast which ended the regular season on Nov. 8, when he averaged 42.8 yards for five punts, with a long of 77 yards, and deposited all five punts inside the Pirates' 20-yard line. ... The 77-yarder was the second-longest punt in Palomar history.Ryan Hotchkiss, who punted as a junior and senior at UTEP, had a 79-yarder vs. Golden West on Oct.  25, 2003. ... Put a 37-yard punt inside the 20-yard line to help the Comets to a 38-33 victory over Cerritos on Nov. 22 in the Golden Empire Bowl at Bakersfield as they concluded an 8-3 season.

2007 SEASON: Red-shirted at Hawaii

2006 SEASON: Played at Hawaii.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Was a kicker and defensive back for coach Darrin Brown and La Costa Canyon High in 2005 and 2006. ... First-team All CIF-San Diego Section and played in the Alex Spanos All-Star Classic. ... Ranked among the Top 20 kickers nationally by Chris Sailer / Rivals.com.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Played for La Costa Canyon's CIF-San Diego Section Division I champion soccer team as a senior. ... Also lettered in Track & Field

ACADEMICS: Business major. ... Carried a 3.0 grade-point average at La Costa Canyon High. ... Has a 2.8 college grade-point average.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Soccer, track & field. ... Played on a CIF-San Diego Section champion soccer team.

(Updated Dec. 3, 2008)

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