CAREER: Finished career ranked No. 8 on Ole Miss' all-time career charts with a punt average of 42.2 ... Ranked sixth all-time in Ole Miss history with 180 punts.
2017: Appeared in all 12 games as primary punter ... Averaged 41.5 yards per punt ... 22 of his 51 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line ... vs. South Alabama (9/2/17): One punt went 47 yards ... vs. UT Martin (9/9/17): Had one punt for 44 yards ... at Cal (9/16/17): Made six punts for 256 yards, averaging 42.7 per attempt ... Put two inside the 20-yard line ... at No. 1 Alabama (9/30/17): Had six punts for 207 yards ... at No. 12 Auburn (10/7/17): Had five punts for 227 yards, three of which were inside the 20 ... vs. Vandy (10/14/17): Had four punts, two of which landed inside the 20 ... vs. LSU (10/21/17): Had four punts for an average of 49.2 yards, including his season long of 56 yards ... vs. Arkansas (10/28/17): Recorded two punts for an average of 44 yards ... at Kentucky (11/4/17): Had three punts for an average of 44.3 yards, one of which landed inside the 20 ... vs. Louisiana (11/11/17): Had three punts for an average of 40 yards, including two inside the 20 ... vs. Texas A&M (11/18/17): Tied his career high with nine punts for an average of 41 yards, including four inside the 20 ... at No. 14 Mississippi State (11/23/17): Tallied seven punts for an average of 38.4, three of which were inside the 20.
2016: Played in every game, rotating punt duties with Gary Wunderlich ... Ranked fifth among SEC punters with a 44.1-yard average ... Also served as the holder on field goals and PATs ... Earned third letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Had one punt for 44 yards, which was returned for a 5-yard loss ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Had one punt for 45 yards ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Punted twice for a 48.5-yard average ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Three punts for a 46.3-yard average, landing all inside the 20 ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Both of his punts (40.5-yard average) landed inside the 20 ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Punted twice for a 41.5-yard average with one inside the 20 ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Booted a season-high eight punts for a 44.8-yard average, with two inside the 20 and a long of 53 ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): One punt for 38 yards ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Landed his only punt, a 42-yarder, inside the 20 ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Punted once for 38 yards ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Punted four times for a 41.5-yard average, landing one inside the 20 ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Two punts for a 52.0-yard average and a 14-yard rush on a fake punt that resulted in a first down.
2015: Served as the Rebels’ primary punter for the second straight year ... His directional punts helped Ole Miss rank second in the SEC and 32nd nationally in punt return defense (5.94 yards per opponents’ return) ... Ole Miss also ranked fifth in the league and 27th nationally in net punting (39.3) ... Punted 43 times for a 40.7-yard average with five boots of 50+ yards and 11 landing inside the 20 ... Earned second letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Punted twice for a 46.0-yard average, landing one inside the 20 ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Had one punt for 34 yards ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Pinned three of five punts inside the 20 with a long of 49 ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Punted four times for a 50.8-yard average (long of 62) and had a 3-yard run for a first down on a successful fake punt ... at #23 Florida (10/3/15): Punted five times for a 43.8-yard average, landing one inside the 20 ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): One punt for 46 yards ... at #22 Memphis (10/17/15): Punted five times for a 38.4-yard average with one inside the 20 ... vs. #15 Texas A&M (10/24/15): Punted three times for a 44.3-yard average with one inside the 20 ... at Auburn (10/31/15): Punted four times for a 40.8-yard average with two inside the 20 ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Punted three times for a 44.7-yard average ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Punted six times for a 35.7-yard average, landing one inside the 20 ... at #21 Mississippi State (11/28/15): Punted twice for a 15.5-yard average ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Punted twice for a 44.0-yard average ... Preseason All-SEC third team (Phil Steele) ... Ray Guy Award watch list.
2014: As the Rebels’ primary punter, ranked sixth in SEC and 28th in NCAA with 42.9 yards per punt ... Pinned 41.4 percent of his punts inside the 20 (24 of 58) and booted 12 punts of 50+ yards ... Played in 11 games ... Did not play against Vanderbilt or Presbyterian as Ole Miss did not attempt a punt ... Earned first letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Playing in his first ever American football game, had a sensational debut with three of four punts landing inside the 20 and a long punt of 70 yards ... Named National Punter of the Week (Ray Guy Award, CFPA) ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Punted three times, landing two inside the 20 ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Punted four times for a 46.2-yard average, landing two inside the 20 ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Five punts for a 47.6-yard average, landing two inside the 20 ... Honorable mention National Punter of the Week (CFPA) ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Punted seven times for a 42.7-yard average, pinning three inside the 20 ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Punted nine times for a 48.2-yard average and a long of 67, pinning four inside the 20 ... Named National Punter of the Week (Ray Guy Award) ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Pinned four of his six punts inside the 10-yard line en route to SEC Special Teams Player of the Week ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Punted three times for a 35.0-yard average ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Punted twice with a long of 54 and one inside the 20 ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Punted seven times for a 38.9-yard average with two inside the 20 ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Punted eight times for a 43.1-yard average with a long of 65 and one inside the 20.
2013: Did not see action and was redshirted ... Joined the team in the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended high school at Viewbank College in Heidelberg, Melbourne ... Trained under Nathan Chapman at Prokick Australia ... Played youth league Australian football, basketball and track ... Team captain in football and state champion in the high jump and long jump in track.
PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Sally Gleeson ... Full name is William Thomas Gleeson ... Born: Aug. 17, 1993 ... Brother, Tim, was a punter at Wyoming ... Majoring in accountancy ... Made Chancellor’s Honor Roll for Fall 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Spring 2017; and U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2014 and 2016 ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 ... 3.54 GPA.
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