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John Hinchen
John  Hinchen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saddle River, N.J.

High School:
Northern Highlands

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
K/P

Birthdate:
05/25/1994

03/24/2015

Don Cherry Named CAA Football Student-Athlete of the Year

20 Wildcats Earn A Spot On The League's All-Academic Team

09/23/2017

Villanova vs. Albany

Villanova opened CAA play at Albany on September 23, 2017.

09/12/2017

Football vs. Lehigh

Villanova opened the 2017 season with a 38-35 win at Lehigh's Goodman Stadium.

10/18/2015

Villanova vs. William & Mary

Villanova took on William & Mary in its third straight home game on October 10, 2015.

09/12/2015

Villanova vs. Fordham

Villanova tallied its first win of the 2015 season with a 14-7 victory at Fordham on September 12.

10/18/2014

Villanova vs. William & Mary

Villanova faced William & Mary at Zable Stadium in a road CAA contest on October 18, 2014.

Villanova: One of the top punters in CAA Football ... Possesses a strong kicking leg ... Gets good hang time on his punts ... Has the ability to place the ball inside the opponent 20-yard line on a consistent basis ... Expected to be the holder for both field goals and extra points.

2016: Named third team All-CAA ... Earned a spot on the CAA Football All-Academic Team ... Played in all 13 games and had 57 punts for 2,366 yards (41.5 average yards per punt), including 10 punts of 50 yards or more and 20 punts placed inside the opponent's 20-yard line ... Had a career-high nine punts for an average of 39.3 yards with a long of 55 yards and six punts placed inside the 20-yard line at Pittsburgh ... Also credited with a solo tackle at Pitt ... Averaged 46.2 yards per punt, including a 57-yard effort, versus Lehigh ... Tallied three punts for 127 yards for an average of 42.3 yards versus Towson ... Punted seven times for 257 yards (36.7 average) at Lafayette ... Tallied one 51-yard punt at Elon ... Registered 228 yards on five punts for an average of 45.6 yards versus Rhode Island ... Credited with six punts for 290 yards for an average of 48.3 yards, including a career-long 71-yard punt at Richmond ... Tallied three punts for an average of 44.7 yards with a long of 54 yards against Albany ... Punted three times for an average of 35.7 yards at Maine ... Recorded 167 yards on four punts for an average of 41.8 yards versus James Madison ... Had one punt for 47 yards at Delaware ... Recorded five punts for 186 yards (37.2 average) in an FCS first round playoff game against Saint Francis ... Punted six times for an average of 38.8 yards in a second round playoff game at South Dakota State.

2015: Played in all 11 games and had 40 punts for 1,627 yards ... Averaged 40.7 yards per punt to go with nine punts inside the 20-yard line and four punts of 50 yards or longer ... Tallied three punts for 148 yards (49.3 avg.), including a 52-yard punt at Connecticut ... Averaged 38.2 yards per punt on four punts at Fordham ... Had five punts for 250 yards (50.0 avg.), including a season-long 61-yard punt versus Delaware ... Punted four times for 164 yards and an average of 41.0 yards per punt versus Penn ... Registered a season-high eight punts with an average of 35.0 yards per punt against William & Mary ... Credited with one put for 44 yards at Albany ... Tallied three punts for 107 yards (35.7 avg.) at Towson ... Had one punt for 41 yards against Maine ... Punted three times for an average of 41.7 yards at Rhdoe Island ... Placed three of his four punts inside the 20-yard line and averaged 37.0 yards per punt versus Richmond ... Had four punts for an average of 41.8 yards, with two of the four punts downed inside the 20-yard line, at James Madison.

2014: Served as the team's punter in all 14 games and registered 53 punts for an average of 39.4 yards per punt, including seven punts of 50 yards or longer and 14 punts downed inside the 20-yard line ... Tallied three punts for an average of 44.0 with all three punts being downed inside the 20-yard line at Syracuse ... Punted once for 37 yards versus Fordham ... Averaged 43.3 yards on three punts, including a 50-yard effort against James Madison ... Registered four punts for 162 yards (40.5 avg.) versus Penn ... Had three punts for 88 yards, including a 50-yard effort at Maine ... Punted a season-high seven times for an average of 39.9 versus Rhode Island ... Placed two of his five punts inside the 20-yard line and averaged 33.4 yards per punt at William & Mary ... Had one punt for 33 yards versus Morgan State ... Posted six punts for 277 yards for a career-best average of 46.2, including a career-long 64-yard effort at Richmond ... Recorded four punts for an average of 43.2 yards per punt versus Towson ... Punted once for 30 yards against Albany ... Registered four punts for 145 yards (36.2 avg.) at Delaware ... Totaled six punts for 250 yards (41.7 avg.) with two punts going 50 or more yards versus Liberty in the NCAA playoffs ... Had five punts for an average of 37.4 yards per punt versus Sam Houston State in the NCAA quarterfinals.

2013: Saw limited playing time.

Northern Highlands High School: Two-Time first team all-league punter ... First team all-county punter ... Team captain ... Played in the North vs. South Jersey All-Star Game ... Second team all-league kicker ... Earned three letters in football and baseball.

Personal: Born 5/25/94 in Melbourne, Australia ... One of six children of Stuart and Leanne Hinchen ... Has a sister that runs track at William & Mary ... Father played Australian Rules Football for 13 years... Graduated from Villanova in the spring of 2017 as a double major in Economics and Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Currently in graduate school pursuing an MBA.


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