NFL.com started a series back in May called “15 for ’15: Countdowns of college football’s best”. It’s a great series, but often overlooked because its common for people to forget NFL.com actually writes several articles.
One of those articles was overlooked by Kentucky fans and I believe it at least deserves to be mentioned.
Kentucky Punter Landon Foster was named ninth on the list of college football’s smartest players. The list doesn’t just look at academics. It also adds the requirement of significant on-field contributions. Here is what they had to say about Landon:
Along with a punting average of better than 42 yards, the Wildcats’ senior-to-be averages a 4.0 in the classroom on a finance and marketing track. He was chosen as an Academic All-American last year. You want an on-field track record? He’s logged more than 60 punts per year over the last three seasons and is on pace to finish his UK career with more than 250.
If Landon is as smart as his twitter (@BigBlueKick12) is funny, then it is totally deserved.