AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Took over place kicking duties from Connor Hughes ... also handled the bulk of the punting and kickoff duties during the season ... led the team in scoring with 51 points ... made 11 of 19 field goals and was perfect on all 18 PATs ... booted season high three field goals in 23-0 victory against North Carolina ... averaged 38.4 yards per punt on 56 attempts ... set a school record by dropping 29 punts inside the 20-yard line ... relinquished most of the punting duties to Ryan Weigand for the second half of the season ... boomed 31 of 42 kickoffs into the end zone, resulting in 21 touchbacks ... long field goal was a 48-yarder at Georgia Tech ... punted eight times in games vs. Georgia Tech and East Carolina ... long punt was a 59-yarder vs. Western Michigan ... had a total of four punts in excess of 50 yards ... averaged season-best 47.0 yards vs. Western Michigan ... attended NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XLI in Miami where he brother, Robbie, was the kicker for the Chicago Bears ... lettered for the third time. 2005--Was the team's punter all season ...averaged 40.0 yards per punt, the highest by a UVa punter since 2001 ...eighth in the ACC in punting ...Virginia ranked 70th nationally in net punting, a huge improvement over the 2004 season when the team ranked 116th ...very consistent ...had at least one 44-yard punt in every game but one ... punted four times for a 42.2-yard average against Duke and planted two inside the 20-yard line ...41.5-yard average and one inside the 20 vs. Maryland ...had two punts of 50+ yards against Boston College, including a career-long 53-yarder ...placed three of eight punts vs. North Carolina inside the 20 ...had a 41.0-yard average against Georgia Tech and a season-best 44.0-yard average vs. Virginia Tech ... averaged 42.3 yards on three punts against Minnesota in the Music City Bowl and placed one inside the 20 ... also had a 50-yarder in the game. 2004-- Had an interesting season ... was thought to be a redshirt candidate until problems in the punting game late in the season provided him with an opportunity to play ... made an immediate impact upon being inserted into the line-up ... was the team's punter the final three games and averaged 38.6 yards on 18 punts, an improvement of more than three yards over the previous punter ... dropped seven punts inside the 20 and had two punts of 50+ yards ... punted seven times for a 43.7-yard average in his debut at Georgia Tech ...placed his first punt at the 13-yard line, the first of two he put inside the 20-yard line ... on the next possession from deep in his own territory, he boomed a 52-yarder that the Cavaliers covered after just a 2-yard return ...drilled a 51-yarder midway through the third quarter to become the first UVa punter with two 50-yard punts in a game since Tom Hagan had two vs. Clemson in 2002 ...his average in that game is also the second-best average by a UVa punter in his debut since Mike Abrams in 2000 ...had a 37.3-yard average on seven kicks against Virginia Tech ...dropped two inside the 20 and held the Hokie returnmen to a 4.5-yard average ...punted four times (all from Fresno State territory) for a 32.0-yard average in the MPC Computers Bowl ... put three punts inside the 20 and didn't allow any returns ... lettered.
HIGH SCHOOL: Kicking specialist who handled his team's punting and place-kicking duties throughout his career for coach Steve Turchetta at Central Mountain HS ... ranked the 21st-best kicker in the country by Rivals.com ... Associated Press All-State first-team punter ... All-East Region by PrepStar ... listed as the No. 38 player in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep and No. 48 by Rivals.com ... 2-star player by Rivals.com and TheInsiders.com ... booted a school-record 16 field goals in his career ... also set school records for career points by kicking (103), longest field goal (54 yards), most career extra points (57), most touchbacks in a season (25) and highest season punting average (36.3 in 2003) ... first-team All-State punter as a senior when he averaged 36.3 yards per kick ... longest punt was 58 yards and buried 14 inside the 20 ... made eight of 16 field goals as a senior with two from 50+ yards (54, 53) ... three of his misses were from more than 50 yards ... saw limited action as a junior due to a hip injury and kicked just three field goals ... made five field goals and averaged 34 yards per punt as a sophomore ... played guard on the basketball team ... also lettered once in both soccer and baseball ... Honor Roll student ... National Honor Society member ... U.S. Achievement Academy All-American Scholar.
PERSONAL: Christopher Michael Gould ... born 12-10-85 in Jessup, Ga. ... son of Cheryl and Robert Gould, Jr. ... has an older brother, Robbie, and a younger sister, Lindsay ... his brother was the starting placekicker at Penn State and now kicks for the Chicago Bears, while his father was a four-year letterwinner in soccer at Lock Haven University and was drafted by the St. Louis Steamers.