#18 Michael Stadler
Hometown: Harrisonville, Mo.
Major: Organizational communication
Played in 14 of 15 games (Northwest didn't punt against Missouri Western) … turned in the second-highest punting average in program history (41.3 ypp) … ranked second in the MIAA and 11th nationally in punting average … as a team, Northwest ranked 13th nationally in net punting (39.85) … of 44 punts, nine were of 50 yards or more, 20 were placed inside the 20-yard line and nine were set inside the 10-yard line … only 16 punts were returned ... MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member
Cory Stanton Award Winner (Northwest Walk-on of the Year) ... honorable mention all-MIAA selection ... turned in the second-highest punting average in program history (41.0 ypp) ... ranked 12th nationally and third in the MIAA in punting average ... as a team, Northwest ranked third nationally in net punting (37.0) ... returners averaged 5.2 yards on their 24 returns ... better than 56 percent of his punts were not returned ... 20 of 55 punts were marked inside the 20-yard-line ... 10 were inside the 10-yard-line ... had 10 punts of 50-plus yards ... had a career-best 70-yard punt in the national championship vs. Valdosta State (12/15) ... averaged 42 yards in five punts at Chadron State (12/1) - the eighth-highest average in one game in program history
Harrisonville High School
Earned first-team all-state, all-metro, all-conference and all-district honors in his senior season … also picked up first-team all-metro and all-city accolades as a junior … 2006 graduate.
Son of Terry and Jeff Stadler … grew up and lived in Bermuda and England for 10 years ... born Jan. 14, 1988