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.