Walk-on who punted in 12 of 13 games as a true freshman • One of 10 UNC true freshmen to see action • Returns as the starter and is looking to increase his average to more than 40 yards per game.
2011 - Freshman Season
Punted in 12 of 13 games • Set an Independence Bowl record with a 48.8-yard punting average vs. Missouri and downed three punts inside the 20-yard line • Punted four times for 195 yards and had a 56-yarder and a 54-yarder against the Tigers • Had 51 punts for 1,999 yards, an average of 39.2 per punt • Posted a long of 56 yards, had three touchbacks, 14 fair catches and downed 16 inside the 20-yard line • Had seven punts more than 50 yards • Punted five times for a 43.8-yard average and a long of 53 against Duke • Punted four times for a 27.5-yard average at Virginia Tech in cold conditions • Had three punts for a 31.7-yard average in a win over Wake Forest • Posted five punts for a 40.2-yard average, including a 49 yarder at Clemson • Punted four times for a 34.0-yard average vs. Miami • Punted six times for a 40.8-yard average, including a long of 52 yards vs. Louisville • Had four punts for a 36.8-yard average, including a 44 yards, at East Carolina • Punted four times for a 38.5-yard average at Georgia Tech • Had a season-high seven punts in a win vs. Virginia, including a 42.0-yard average • Had a 38.3-yard average on three punts in a win over Rutgers • Punted just twice in his first career game vs. James Madison for 88 yards (44.0 average), including a long of 46.
Butler High School
Attended Citrus High School in Inverness, Fla. and Butler High School in Matthews, N.C. • Lettered four years in baseball and three in football • Also played soccer as a freshman • Played third base and pitcher on the baseball team • Punted and played quarterback on the football team • Averaged 50.2 yards per punt as a senior • As a senior, earned all-county, all-conference, all-region and all-state honors at punter.
Born Thomas Boyd Hibbard Jr. on Jan. 25, 1993 in Ocala, Fla. • Son of Robin and Thom Hibbard • Majoring in exercise and sport science.