Braden Mann - Texas A&M University - Punter

Updated: Nov 21, 2019


Texas A&M University presents senior punter, Braden Mann, to the 2019 Wuerffel Trophy class of semifinalists. He is a 2019 William V. Campbell Award semifinalist and A SEC Academic Honor Roll member.


A two-year starter, Mann was the 2018 Ray Guy Award recipient presented to the nation's top punter. He was also the 2018 SEC Special Teams player of the year and unanimous All-American.


When Mann isn’t punting for the Aggies, he is on mission trips to Haiti helping build fresh water lines for the villagers. He reads to children in his community and gives punting lessons. He participated in the Big Event and was the Texas A&M rep at the SEC Student Athlete Advisory Committee meetings.


ACADEMICS.

  • 3.37 GPA majoring in Sports Conditioning

  • 2019 National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Award Semifinalist

  • 2018 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll


ATHLETICS

  • 2018 Ray Guy Award winner

  • 2018 SEC Special Teams Player of the Year

  • 2018 Unanimous All-American

  • Set five (5) NCAA punting records in 2018, his first year as a starter, including punting average (51.0), highest punting average in a game (60.8 at #1 Alabama) and most 60-or-more yard punts in a single season (14)


COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Has traveled to Haiti twice with a group called Mission of Hope with other Texas A&M student-athletes where they build, paint, plant and interact with the people of Haiti. During the weeklong trip, Braden took part in several service projects as well as helping at a local orphanage and school. In 2017, there was a village that had no way of getting fresh water except by walking over a mile to the nearby well at the top of a hill. The guys on the trip dug a trench from the top of the hill all the way down to the village and a group of engineers came the week after to lay pipe for water to travel though. This past year they removed fencing around the villages so the villagers could get in and out easier.

  • Reads to children at St. Joseph Elementary School in Bryan, Texas

  • Gives kicking lessons to local area children

  • Participated in the Big Event, the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation for three years and has worked with Twin City Mission in the Bryan-College Station area

  • Was the Texas A&M representative for the SEC Summer Student Athlete Advisory Committee meetings

"Braden is an outstanding student-athlete and is always willing to help out when needed. Off the field, he is a upstanding young man and has proven to lend a helping hand whether it be with local children or those in need in Haiti."

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