Tom Mante
Tom Mante
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Westford, MA
High School: Bishop Guertin
Position: P/K
Years at Yale: ***

2008: Second team All-Ivy punter and honorable mention All-Ivy kicker... Averaged 41.0 yards per punt... Two-time Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week... Career-best 71-yard punt against Georgetown... League-best 25 punts inside 20-yard line... Punting unit ranked 5th in FCS for net punting (36.03 avg.) and 10th for punt return yardage defense (5.26 avg.)... Eight punts of 50 yards or longer... Connected on eight of 12 field goal attempts and 23 of 25 PATs... Made 34-yard game-winning boot in double overtime victory over Holy Cross... Averaged 59.8 yards on 39 kickoffs... Made five tackles (4-1-5) in kick coverage... Seven-time Yale Special Teams Player of the Week.

2007: Honorable Mention All-Ivy... Set school record with 41.2 yard average... 52 punts for 2,141 yards... Long of 62 yards against Cornell... Ivy League and Yale Special Team Awards after Brown game (6-256, 42.6)... Set school record for a game with 48-yard average (min. 4) against Columbia... Placed 14 punts inside the 20 and forced five fair catches... Started all 10 games.

2006: Starting punter in all 10 games... Had 40 punts and 35.5 average... Long of 61 vs. Princeton... 51-yard average at Dartmouth was season high... Placed 17 punts inside opponent's 20-yard line... Forced 13 fair catches.

At Bishop Guertin High School (Nashua, NH): Played football, baseball, track and field, soccer and basketball...Two-year letterman in football and baseball...Three-year letterman in baseball...captain of track and baseball teams...Lowell Sun All-Star...Union Leader All-Star...All-state...Co-MVP of the football team senior year...Bishop Guertin went undefeated and won the state championship for the second consecutive year in 2005...44-yard punt average...47 for 47 PATs, two game-winning field goals...New Hampshire finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award...Winner of Joe Yukica New Hampshire Chapter Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame...First-team all-state in baseball...Starting catcher in the New Hampshire-Maine all-star game.

Personal: Thomas Francis Mante is the son of Bruce and Kim Mante... Hobbies include guitar, piano, waterskiing and snowboarding... Political Science major... Berkeley College resident.

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