Matthew Hayball - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#45 Matthew Hayball Season 2023-24


Class Graduate
Height 6'1"
Weight 187
Hometown West Adelaide, Australia
High School Sacred Heart

Student-Athlete Features — Hayball to Make Debut in Hawai’i

As a Graduate (2023)
• Career-long punt of 71 yards in win over Hawai’i
• Third-team preseason All-SEC (coaches)
• Fourth-team preseason All-SEC, specialist (Athlon)
• Ray Guy Award Watch List

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2022)
• Named to SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
• Punted 59 times for an average of 45.36 yards
• Punting average was second in the SEC and 11th nationally
• Ranks fourth at Vanderbilt in single-season punting average
• Had a long punt of 65 yards
• Pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line 21 times
• Ray Guy Award Watch List
• Forced a fumble at Alabama

Prior to Vandy
• Competed at Florida Atlantic, serving as team’s punter for three seasons
• Totaled 61 punts for 2,785 yards with the Owls, good for an average for 45.66 yards per punt
• Named Conference-USA Honorable Mention in 2021 and 2020, while also margin the C-USA All-Academic Team
• Finished freshman season in 2019 ranked 33rd nationally with 43.5 yards per punt

The Hayball File
• Attended Sacred Heart College (grades 7-12 in Australia)
• Member of Prokick Australia
• Son of Karen and Geoff Hayball
• Majored in finance at Florida Atlantic
• Pursuing graduate degree in leadership and organizational performance