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.