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UK Football lands another Australian punter


Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! Kentucky just landed a commitment from another Australian punter, Max Duffy.

The 24-year-old former professional Australian rules football player is considered the number one punter in the 2018 class by ProKicker.com. Number two? Chance Poore, who has pledged to kick for Kentucky next season:

Duffy will follow in the footsteps of fellow Aussie Matt Panton, who came to Kentucky as a graduate transfer from Columbia earlier this year. Duffy most recently played for the Fremantle Football Club in Australia, but has been training to become an NFL kicker with the help of Prokick Australia, who announced the news:

Here are videos of Duffy punting earlier this year:

And videos of him playing Australian rules football:

And showing off his house in Fremantle after the 2012 Australian National Draft:

Welcome aboard, Max.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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22 responses to “UK Football lands another Australian punter”

  1. Rembrandt

    This is Dean Hood creating more competition for the kicker jobs, which is good news.

  2. UKfanforlife

    Hope the team wins more games next season, so the local cops will give the kids a ride home instead of arresting them for public intoxication

  3. gottodoit

    Since punting is the mainstay of our offense, this is a valuable recruit.

  4. 1111trevor26

    Can we line him up at Cornerback with his rugby experience?

  5. StillCaseD

    Waste your scholarships on the two best punters in the class. How about we settle for the second and pick up some D backs.

    1. Realme

      So, you think the second best punter and kicker wouldn’t require a scholarship?

    2. timewilltell

      KY Football us PUNTER U!

    3. Rembrandt

      Just to add some actual information to the discussion, Chance Poore is being recruited as a placekicker, to replace graduating Austin MacGinnis.
      Duffy appears to be a replacement for Panton. This may be a disappointment for “fans” like StillCase, who won’t be able to complain anymore about Grant McKinness.

  6. A_Blue_Wildcat

    He’s 24? Is he gonna be a freshmen next year, because that would be a hell of an age gap.

  7. Bull Filmer

    Cheers to the Max.

    And hopefully there’s a Chance our Poore punts are superb.

  8. Bill Selfs Hair Piece

    Does the fact that he played rugby effect his eligibility? And if he’s 24 how many years does he have?

    1. ClutchCargo

      Pretty sure his age isn’t a factor. How old was Chris Weinke when he went to FSU?

    2. ClutchCargo

      I just looked it up and Weinke was 25 as a freshman.

  9. az1006

    It won’t affect his eligibility, but if he’s wanting to be an NFL punter, and is good enough, he could leave after one season.

  10. binarysolo

    So even though he was a professional athlete, since he was paid to play rugby and not American football he’s eligible?

    Just don’t want another Kanter-type situation. Glad to have him.

    1. the ghost of Bill Hicks

      Exactly. I don’t see how this is any different from Kanter.

  11. peaches76

    If he can tackle, why not give him a shot?

  12. cats646

    I can’t wait till we win the sec east with him on the team. I’ll be right beside him passed out drunk in the street!!

  13. Bourbon Ginger

    Thats not rugby, thats Aussie Rules Football, which is possibly the most entertaining sport on the planet

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      ^^^This^^^

      I miss Aussie football on the early 80’s ESPN!

  14. TJY

    Does he kick it farther than 36-38 yards because that’s all Panton has. He is great when we are punting from the 50 but if we are on our own 40 or worse, he killed us.

  15. lorenzen4governor@yahoo.com

    Glad they got a punter, but why won’t they look at any of these local kids. VanCleave from Danville is the real deal