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Max Duffy is the Nation’s Top Punter

After the first week of the 2019 Kentucky football season, Max Duffy said rather matter of factly that he does not have a future in the NFL.

“I’m not being modest. I honestly don’t think I’m going to be able to make it. I just don’t think I’m very good in the pocket compared to some of the other guys,” Duffy said. “I can’t really compete with that. I do my best. I think I’ve got a good niche at the college level. I can kind of take my time a little bit, but I don’t think I have the hang time for the NFL. We’ll see.”

Two weeks later, Duffy is bombing balls farther down the field than any other college football punter.

With 11 punts on the season, Duffy currently leads the nation in yards per punt with a 51.18 average. Only one other college football player averages more than 50 yards per punt.

Duffy’s strength is accuracy. He’s placed seven balls inside the 20-yard line. That includes a season-high he set against Florida, booting one ball 63 yards down the field. As impressive as it was to see the ball hug the sideline, it is not his best kick at Kentucky. Last year he sent one punt 67 yards.

The Australian sensation may not believe he has an NFL future, but that will change if he keeps kicking at this rate.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

4 Comments for Max Duffy is the Nation’s Top Punter

  1. Ridge Runner
    5:38 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

    Okay.. I admit it. I like watching this guy kick. Running off to the side angle before he launches. Having fun… sending it out to the stratosphere.

    • cats646
      5:45 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

      Same, as much as I hate punting, I still get pumped when he comes in the game. I can’t wait till he runs one for a first down.

  2. 2andToodleLoo
    5:53 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

    Steve Spurrier was and is still correct. When asked about UK – he said all he knew was we had a good punter. The Old Ball Coach at his snarkiest.

    • Ridge Runner
      6:12 pm September 18, 2019 Permalink

      Spurrier.. my lasting memory of him was the debate on him being drunk at a Gamecock interview. Seems like Ms T did a post on it a few years ago on KSR as well.