2010: Harfman returns as USC's punter and kickoff man and he'll also compete for the placekicking job as a senior in 2010.
2009: After coming to USC in the fall of 2009 from a junior college, Harfman began the year handling the kickoffs, then added the punting job by the fourth game of the season. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he averaged 39.8 yards on 48 punts, with 14 pinning opponents within the 20-yard line and 5 traveling 50-plus yards, and 22 of his 67 kickoffs pinned foes within the 20 (with 11 touchbacks). He also tried (and missed) 1 field goal and made 4 tackles (1 each against Notre Dame, Oregon State, Arizona State, Arizona). Five of his 9 kickoffs pinned San Jose State within the 20 (with 3 touchbacks), then he kicked off 4 times at Ohio State and 4 times at Washington. He took over the punting duties against Washington State and averaged 46.3 yards on 3 boots (with 2 pinning the Cougars within the 20 and he had a 51-yarder) and he also kicked off 4 times (twice pinning WSU within the 20 and he also recovered his own onside kick to set up a USC TD). At California, he averaged 40.0 yards on his 3 punts and kicked off 7 times (pinning the Bears within the 20 twice, with a touchback). He averaged 38.2 yards on his 4 pounts (including a 59-yarder) at Notre Dame, with 1 pinning the Irish within the 20, and he also kicked off 7 times (with 1 pinning ND within the 20). He averaged 44.0 on his 3 punts and also kicked off 7 times (with 2 touchbacks) against Oregon State. He kicked off 4 times (with 3 touchbacks) and averaged 38.7 yards on 6 punts (with 1 pinning the Ducks within the 20) at Oregon. He averaged 37.1 yards on his 8 punts at Arizona State (with 2 pinning the Sun Devils within the 20) and kicked off 3 times (1 pinned ASU within the 20). He averaged 35.0 on his 3 punts and 1 of his 4 kickoffs pinned the Cardinal within the 20 against Stanford. Against UCLA, he averaged 45.4 yards on his 8 punts, with a pair of 50-yarders and 2 that pinned the Bruins within the 20, plus he had 2 of his 5 kickoffs pin the Bruins within the 20 and he missed a 50-yard field goal try (his first career attempt). He averaged 33.7 yards on 6 punts against Arizona (with 4 pinning the Wildcats within the 20) and 3 of his 4 kickoffs pinned UA within the 20 (with 2 touchbacks). Against Boston College, he averaged 41.5 yards on 4 punts (with 2 pinning the Eagles within the 20) and had 5 kickoffs.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: His 2008 honors included J.C. Grid-Wire All-American first team, JC Athletic Bureau All-American first team, JC Athletic Bureau All-California Region III first team and All-Central Conference first team (unanimous) as a sophomore placekicker and punter at Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut (Calif.). He made 20-of-26 field goals (including a school-record 56-yarder) and 69-of-76 PATs, plus had 27 touchbacks on kickoffs and averaged 40.0 yards on punts (with a long of 66 yards), in 2008. Mt. San Antonio played in the state championship game in 2008. Fellow Trojan Hebron Fangupo also attended Mt. San Antonio.
URBANA: He spent his 2007 freshman season at Urbana (Ohio) University, an NAIA school, where he hit 30-of-34 PATs (both school records) and 5-of-11 field goals.
HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Ayala High in Chino (Calif.), where he earned 2006 All-Sierra League second team honors as a senior.
PERSONAL: He's a human performance major at USC with a B- average (2.90 GPA).
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JACOB HARFMAN