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#24 Justin Veltung
Position: WR
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.
High School: Puyallup High School
Alma Mater: Puyallup High School
Graduating Year: 2009
Experience: 1 Letter
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Career: Leaves Idaho as all-time kickoff return leader (78) and kickoff return yardages leader (1,743) ... also finished 11th on all-time all-purpose yardage list with 2,972 yards ... two-time Paul Hornung Award Watch List.
2012: Hampered by injury his final season ... caught 16 passes for 166 yards ... returned eight kickoffs for 138 yards and 15 punts for 32 yards ... Paul Hornung Watch list.
2011: Paul Hornung Watch list ... battled foot injury throughout the season ... nevertheless, led the team in punt and kickoff returns and was the fifth leading receiver ... was second in all-purpose yards with 919 ... best receiving game was six catches for 94 yards vs. Louisiana Tech ... had 89 yards in kickoff returns vs. Nevada and 93 in punt returns vs. Louisiana Tech ... scored twice on punt returns ... is second on Idaho’s all-time kickoff returns list (70) and kickoff return yardage list (1,605), and seventh on the all-time kickoff return average list (22.9).
2010: Developed into an integral member of the Vandal receiving corps ... was third on the team in total receiving yards (497) and tied for sixth in total receptions (25) ... scored more TDs than any other Vandal receiver with eight ... hooked up with Nathan Enderle for a team-season best 76-yard reception ... also was the Vandals’ leading kick returner with 686 yards on 30 returns ... scored on an 84-yard return at Fresno State ... also scored on a 37-yard run to lead the Vandals with 10 TDs scored.
2009: Saw action as a true freshman at receiver (one reception for seven yards) and on special teams where he returned 17 kicks for 425 yards, which includes three for 75 yards in the Vandals’ Humanitarian Bowl victory ... his 94-yard return against Louisiana Tech earned him WAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... his average of 25.0 yards per return ranks as sixth best in Vandal football history.
High school: As a senior, was first team all-South Puget Sound League as a receiver, defensive back and kick returner ... SPSL Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Tacoma News Tribune all-area return specialist ... had 19 receptions for 481 yards and 944 all-purpose yards despite missing part of the season with injury ... also, all-state selection and SPSL MVP as a soccer forward ... ran track as a freshman (10.8 100) ... recorded a 4.39 40 - the best time at the Spanaway Competitive Edge Combine ... 2009 state long jump champion.
Personal: Son of Kellie and Peter Veltung ... born March 30, 1991 ... majoring in General Studies
Career bests
Receptions:
6, twice (vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 8, 2011, and at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 16, 2010)
Receiving yards: 140 (at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 16, 2010)
Receiving touchdowns: 4 (at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 16,2010)
Long reception: 76 (at Louisiana Tech, Oct. 16, 2010)
All-purpose yards: 215 (vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 8, 2011).
Kick returns: 7 (vs. Boise State, Nov. 12, 2010)
Kick return yards: 164 (at Fresno State, Nov. 27, 2010)
Kick return TDs:
1, twice (at Fresno State, Nov. 27, 2010, and vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 31, 2009)
Long return: 94 (vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 31, 2009)
Punt returns: 4 (vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 8, 2011)
Punt return yards: 93 (vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 8, 2011)
Punt return TDs: 1, twice (at New Mexico State, Oct. 14, 2011, and vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 8, 2011)
Long punt return: 81 (vs. Louisiana Tech, Oct. 8, 2011).

 

Rushing
Games Attempts Gains Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2009 12 2 30 15 0 17 2.5
2010 13 7 72 10.3 1 37 5.5
2011 10 3 9 3 0 8 0.9
2012 none            
Career 35 12 111 9.3 1 37 3.2
Receiving
Games Rec. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2009 12 1 7 7 0 7 0.6
2010 13 25 497 19.9 8 76 38.2
2011 10 20 231 11.6 0 46 23.1
2012 8 16 166 10.4 0 39 20.7
Career 43 62 901 14.6 8 76 20.9
Kick returns    
No. Yards Avg. TD Long    
2009 17 425 25 1 94    
2010 30 686 22.9 1 84    
2011 23 494 21.5 0 42    
2012 10 138 13.8 0 20    
Career 80 1743 21.8 2 94    
Punt returns    
No. Yards Avg. TD Long    
2011 11 185 16.8 2 81    
2012 15 32 2.1 0 26    
Career 26 217 8.3 2 81    
All-purpose
Plays Rush Rec KO PR Total Avg./G
2009 20 30 7 425 0 462 38.5
2010 62 72 497 686 0 1255 96.5
2011 46 9 231 494 185 919 91.9
2012 41 0 166 138 32 336 42.0
Career 167 111 901 1743 217 2972 69.1
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