Keith Wilson returned overtime interception 80 yards for the game-winning score
Lamar was third in the Southland with 16 student-athletes posting perfect 4.00 GPAs
Team features 23 players from all eight football schools
Kahler has been Cardinals' starting punter for three seasons
Garrett rushes for career-high 112 yards
The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
Named to the 2012 College Football Performance Awards Preseason Watch List.
2011: 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 ... His 40.3 career punting average through two seasons is the best in school 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.
2010: 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.
High School: 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.
Personal: Kollin Kahler was born on Nov. 15, 1991 ... Son of Kent and Chrissane Kahler ... Majoring in general studies.