Congrats to sophomore punter Landon Foster, who was named to the 2013 CFPA Punter Trophy Watch List this afternoon after a successful rookie season.
Foster was one of the only bright spots from last year’s squad, making the most of UK’s offensive woes. As a true freshman, he posted a 42.9 yards-per-punt average — the best mark ever by a UK freshman punter. He averaged a season-high 50.7 yards in UK’s win over Kent State, while his longest punt was a 58-yard blast against Arkansas. In all, Foster trapped UK’s opponents inside their own 20-yard line an impressive 13 times last season.
Foster received Freshman All-America honors from Scout.com and CollegeFootballNews.com, while SEC coaches tabbed Foster a Freshman All-SEC performer. He’s one of three UK players named to a preseason watch list, along with junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree and senior linebacker Avery Williamson, who were named to the 2013 CFPA Defensive Lineman Trophy Watch List and 2013 CFPA Linebacker Trophy Watch List, respectively.