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Kentucky Kicker Grant McKinniss Enters Transfer Portal

Another Kentucky Wildcat has entered the transfer portal.

Rivals’ Justin Rowland reports Kentucky kicker Grant McKinniss is leaving the program. Over the last two seasons McKinniss only used his leg on kickoffs. In 2019 he added field goal and extra point holder to his resume.

A four-star recruit 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.

McKinniss’ departure gets Mark Stoops one scholarship closer to the 85-man roster limit.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for Kentucky Kicker Grant McKinniss Enters Transfer Portal

  1. bbn606
    11:18 am June 12, 2020 Permalink

    How many schollies are they still over?

    • satcheluk
      5:45 am June 13, 2020 Permalink

      Read the last sentence again.

  2. dcforuk
    12:58 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    That last sentence can be read one of two ways so bbn606 or satcheluk could be right right?!?!?!?!?!

  3. dcforuk
    1:01 pm June 13, 2020 Permalink

    If we were at 88, this would bring one closer (87 is one closer) to the 85 limit.

    So, that still begs the question……..where do we stand scholarship wise. Is it 86 or something higher?