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Former UK Punter Grant McKinniss Transfers to Missouri



Kentucky’s former punter will play for a familiar foe this fall.

Grant McKinniss announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that he will transfer to the University of Missouri. His final year of eligibility will be spent playing for first-year head coach Eli Drinkwitz. The kicker shared the following message in his announcement.

In his last two seasons at UK, McKinniss was primarily used as a member of the kickoff team. A four-star high school prospect according to Scout, the Findlay, OH native originally was brought to Lexington to replace Landon Foster as the Wildcats’ punter. McKinniss averaged 39.2 yards per punt as a freshman, his only season filling that role full-time. Upon Dean Hood’s arrival, UK shifted to the Australian style, bringing in Matt Panton and 2019’s Ray Guy Award winner, Max Duffy.

Article written by Nick Roush

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5 Comments for Former UK Punter Grant McKinniss Transfers to Missouri

  1. ClutchCargo
    3:40 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Probably a good move. I guess he sees a better opportunity to punt a lot there. lol

  2. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    3:53 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    Terrible photoshop job.

  3. UKfanman01
    7:50 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    It’s an absolute shame UK plays at Mizzou this year. I’m assuming he planned that out to avoid the embarrassment of having to lose in front of UK fans

  4. BBN4LIFE03
    8:37 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    We need to recruit Australian kickers as well.

  5. bbn606
    10:07 pm June 26, 2020 Permalink

    He will be kept busy at Mizzou this year. Good luck and thank you for your time here.