COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Punted two years for Butler County under head coach Troy Morrell... Earned honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference honors and was a Third Team Region VI punter in 2010 as he averaged 38.2 yards on 49 punts, including a long of 60... Helped team advance to the 2010 national championship game and place No. 1 in the final regular-season poll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Punted and kicked for the Raiders under head coach Todd Leonard... Also played running back and linebacker... Earned all-league honors as a punter as a sophomore, junior and senior, while he was an all-league running back all three years as well... Averaged 38.5 yards per punt over his career... Also lettered in basketball and track and field... A four-year honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Ethan James Hammes was born November 9, 1990, in Seneca, Kan... Son of Jim and Julie Hammes... Has one sister, Danielle... Majoring in agricultural business.