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NFL stats show it really was the Year of the Punter

Updated: January 4, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
By Patrick Dorsey

Rodgers? Brees? Brady? Old news.

Yes, this might have been the Year of the Passer. But let's not forget: 2011 was the Year of the Punter, too.

As the folks over at ESPN Stats & Info point out in "Feets of Strength" (not to be confused with Festivus' Feats of Strength), the NFL's leadfoots broke numerous records this year, including:

• Most gross punting yards (112,03)

• Highest gross punting average (45.0)

• Highest ...

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