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Kentucky picks up commitment from Australian punter Wilson Berry

Kentucky has picked up a commitment from yet another Australian punter.

This evening, Wilson Berry of Melbourne, AU announced his commitment to Kentucky for the 2021 season.

“Excited to announce I have committed to the University of Kentucky starting 2021,” Berry announced on his Twitter page. “Indebted to the outstanding tutelage and guidance by Nathan Chapman and John Smith of Prokick Australia. Grateful to Coach Louie Matsakis for the opportunity to be a Kentucky Wildcat!”

According to Berry, current UK punter Max Duffy, along with his brother, current Steelers punter Jordan Berry, helped him in the recruiting process that ultimately landed him in Lexington.

“Thanks to Max Duffy and Jordan Berry for their help and local knowledge. Impossible without the support of my family, friends and everyone that has impacted my development along the journey.”

Prokick Australia also developed Duffy, who won the Ray Guy Award for the nation’s top punter this past year.

Following Wilson’s commitment, Kentucky’s current star punter congratulated the future Wildcat on his decision and told him to embrace the questions about kangaroos he’d have to answer once he got to the states.

While highlights are hard to come by with the newest Wildcat, there is a clip of him doing a “salute to the bumblebee” in May of 2019.

Welcome home, Mr. Berry.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Kentucky picks up commitment from Australian punter Wilson Berry

  1. JoeBee
    9:46 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    Great news! Welcome!

  2. ClutchCargo
    9:03 am June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Hell yeah, keep that Aussie punter pipeline going!

  3. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    9:54 am June 16, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t follow Aussie football and have put not effort in to looking into this, but how are Duffy and this kid able to come over and play but Enes Kanter coulndn’t?

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:02 am June 16, 2020 Permalink

      It’s always been the case that you could play pro ball in one sport and still play college in another. I remember Clemson years ago (when they won the natty with Danny Ford as coach I think) having a placekicker from Africa that had played pro soccer somewhere. Also, several guys have opted for pro baseball out of high school then played college football later when that didn’t work out well: Chris Weinke, Josh Bootie (Booty?), a QB at Georgia years ago, etc.

    • mcp157
      12:28 pm June 16, 2020 Permalink

      2 different sports, mate. American football and Aussie rules football!

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:05 am June 16, 2020 Permalink

    One thing I like about this, in addition to the way Duffy just booms those punts, is these guys aren’t afraid of contact and they know how to make a tackle if needed. The first Aussie football player I remember seeing punt for an American team was some guy with the Chargers years ago. He said he actually missed the contact because he, as all punters do, had to stay back as the safety valve after kicking instead of being aggressive and coming up to get in the fray. He was a big guy too as I recall, with a very strong leg.

  5. Bigblueswami
    11:48 am June 16, 2020 Permalink

    Procedural question- Do we #Yahtzee for punters?