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Max Duffy is Practicing Punting Left-Footed

Max Duffy has already conquered the world of collegiate punting with his right foot. Now Kentucky’s Australian Sensation is trying to do it with the other foot.

“I might have to kick it with my left this year, especially if I have to roll left and kick it quickly,” Duffy said after Wednesday’s practice.

Blasting 61-yarders is no big deal to the former Aussie Rules Football professional. Neither is kicking it with his other foot.

“I grew up kicking the ball with both feet playing Australian football back home; specifically the roll-out stuff, maybe (started) sometime this year. We more so have to learn the spiral, the pocket spiral, when we come over. The roll-outs are fairly natural, but it’s definitely still an art to getting height, distance and all that kind of stuff, especially on the left foot,” he said. “It’s been a challenge but I’m getting there.”

The left foot will not always be employed, only when he’s rolling left, like he did in his first attempt of the year. If he’s still averaging 54 yards a punt, he can use whatever foot he likes.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

10 Comments for Max Duffy is Practicing Punting Left-Footed

  1. ukfanupnorth
    8:01 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    I watched him at the Citrus Bowl before the game kick it left footed. I couldn’t believe how far he could kick it. Talented to say the least!

  2. csnailnrun
    8:13 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    Chuck Norris only uses one foot 😉

    • JASUN74
      10:03 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

      Chuck Norris can kick the ball 135 feet while sitting on the couch!

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      10:27 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

      At only 135ft Chuck Norris would make that ball join the mile high club using his beard.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:27 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

      Chuck Norris could move the ball 135 ft without even touching it.

  3. az1006
    8:20 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    I know we joke around about Punter U and stuff like that, but having a punter like him truly is a weapon. It obviously helps the defense with field position, but it can make the offense a little more unpredictable too. If you know you have Max Duffy back there punting the ball 50+ yards, you can afford to take a chance or two you may not otherwise.

    • JASUN74
      10:04 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

      No one here is joking about it! We’ve had some of the best in the sport. This guy is as good as they come also. It’s definitely not a joke.

    • ukcamel
      5:11 pm September 7, 2019 Permalink

      Uh, there’s a bunch of Chuck Norris jokes in these comments. It is possible to joke about it and also understand it’s a great advantage to have such a good punter.

  4. MtnCat
    8:56 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    ….evolution in Australia is weird, two footed punter

  5. UKCatAttack
    9:00 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    What an awesome guy! I definitely think he sells himself short. He has a very important role on the team and I really hope he is able to make the NFL someday.