Found February 27, 2013 on Blue Cougar Football:
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One of the biggest losses from 2012 for the Brigham Young Cougars is punter Riley Stephenson. His powerful (45.4 yards per punt) and precise punts (30 inside the 20-yard line) were game changers for BYU. The same problem faced the Cougs 30 years ago. In 1982, Mike Mees set a school record by averaging 45.6 yards per punt. Mees, however, was a senior and would not be back for the 1983 season. That caused LaVell Edwards to turn to Lee Johnson--a junior from The Woodlands, Texas. Johnson proved to be all that Mees was and then some. Johnson's first game with full-time kicking duties was a homecoming game. Baylor University in Waco, Texas is three hours northwest of Johnson's hometown. While Steve Young got a lot of attention for his fabulous one-man show on offense, Johnson made his presence known. On four punts, he averaged 52.5 yards, including a long of 54 yards. The Baylor game was the first of five games in 1983 that Johnson would average 50 yards or more per punt. In at l...
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