First-team All-Southland Conference selection according to league head coaches and media relations directors and College Sports Madness ... The school's all-time leader in yards per punt, Kahler led the Southland with a 41.3 yards average as a senior ... Had 19 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line ... Had 12 punts of at least 50 yards ... Recorded a season long of 64 yards against Sam Houston State ... Averaged 48.3 yards per punt in the win over Stephen F. Austin ... Recorded at least one punt of at least 50 yards in each of the team's last five games ... A CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... Semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, considered NCAA's Academic Heisman ... One of two recipient's for the David J. Beck Fellowship.
2012: Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 First-Team ... Also named Academic All-Southland Conference and to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team ... Posted a 41.5 yards per punt average on 67 punts for the fifth best single-season average in school history ... Average ranked fourth in the Southland Conference ... Had a season-long punt of 63 yards against Sam Houston State (10/27) ... Punted six times against Southeastern Louisiana (9/29) for an average of 47.2 yards per punt ... Finished the season with 10 punts of 50 yards or longer and had 18 downed inside the 20 ... Punted nine times for 373 yards at Hawai`i (9/15) for the fourth most single game punt yards in school history ... Handled 11 kickoffs on the year with three going for touchbacks ... Ran three times for 53 yards on the season with a long of 23 yards at Central Arkansas (10/20).
Named honorable mention All-Southland Conference after finishing second in the league in average yards per punt at 42.3 ... Is the third best single-season punt average in Lamar history ... Boomed a 72-yard punt at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) to tie for the third longest punt by a Lamar player ... Best day by average came against Northwestern State with four punts for 193 yards and a 48.2 per kick average ... Punted nine times for 397 yards (44.1 per punt) against Sam Houston State (10/29) for the third most single game punt yards in LU history ... Finished with 13 punts of 50 yards or longer and put 12 down inside the 20-yard line ... Had only one game where he averaged less than 39 yards per punt.
Played in all 11 games as the Cards' primary punter ... Finished the season with 55 punts for 2,089 yards and a 38.0 yards per punt average ... Had a season-long punt of 57 yards at Stephen F. Austin (9/25) ... Also had season-highs of 11 punts and 419 yards at SFA ... Both totals are single game records at Lamar ... Had six punts for 252 yards and an average of 42.0 per punt in college debut at McNeese State (9/4) ... Put 13 punts inside the 20 yard line ... Best game by average was 14-0 homecoming win over Langston (10/9) when he punted three times for a 42.7 yard average.
Was first-team academic all-state selection in 2009 and earned Academic all-district honors all four years at Waco High School ... Was first-team punter on 2009 Waco Tribune Super Cen Tex Team and earned second-team laurels as a junior ... Also started at quarterback and played some at wide receiver and running back ... Was two-year all-district punter ... Also starred in soccer, baseball and track.
Kollin Kahler was born on Nov. 15, 1991 ... Son of Kent and Chrissane Kahler ... Majoring in exercise science.