49ers sign punter, kicker Schmidt to 3-year deal
The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff
specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.
The 49ers announced the deal Monday. Schmidt will compete
against punter Andy Lee and kicker Phil Dawson, likely serving as
the backup and providing breaks for each during training camp.
Schmidt finished his career at UC Davis with 235 punts for 9,664
yards and a school-record 41.1 gross punting average. He also
served as the team’s kickoff specialist, recording 34 touchbacks in
The Bakersfield native surpassed the previous single-season UC
Davis record of 42.3 gross punting average with a 44.5 average to
earn first team All-Big Sky Conference last year. He also was
selected to the second team All-Great West Conference following his
sophomore and junior seasons.