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Max Duffy named 2020 ESPN Preseason All-American

Max Duffy is the best punter in college football, we know this. He won the 2019 Ray Guy Award – presented annually to the nation’s top punter – back in December to prove as much.

With Duffy’s status as the greatest punter to ever punt confirmed, it should come as no surprise that the 27-year-old special teams star was named a preseason All-American by ESPN for the 2020 college football season.

Officially announced this morning, Duffy made the list of top special teams standouts as a preseason All-American punter.

P: Max Duffy, Kentucky

The Ray Guy Award winner a year ago as the top punter in college football, Duffy returns for his junior season. The Perth, Australia, native led the country last season with a 48.1-yard average. Only 11 of Duffy’s 49 punts were returned, and 24 were downed inside the 20-yard line. He had 22 punts of 50-plus yards and, as a bonus, also has three career tackles.

Here is the entire list of preseason All-Americans:


  • QB: Trevor Lawrence (Clemson)
  • RB: Travis Etienne (Clemson)
  • RB: Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State)
  • WR: DeVonta Smith (Alabama)
  • WR: Tutu Atwell (Louisville)
  • TE: Charlie Kolar (Iowa State)
  • OT: Alex Leatherwood (Alabama)
  • OG: Trey Smith (Tennessee)
  • C: Creed Humphrey (Oklahoma)
  • OG: Deonte Brown (Alabama)
  • OT: Samuel Cosmi (Texas)
  • AP: Jaylen Waddle (Alabama)


  • DE: Quincy Roche (Miami)
  • DT: Marvin Wilson (Florida State)
  • DT: Darius Stills (West Virginia)
  • DE: Chris Rumph II (Duke)
  • LB: Dylan Moses (Alabama)
  • LB: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Notre Dame)
  • LB: Jabril Cox (LSU)
  • S: Trevon Moehrig (TCU)
  • S: Richard LeCounte (Georgia)
  • CB: Derek Stingley Jr. (LSU)
  • CB: Patrick Surtain II (Alabama)

Special Teams

  • PK: Nick Sciba (Wake Forest)
  • P: Max Duffy (Kentucky)
  • KR: Joshua Youngblood (Kansas State)


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Max Duffy named 2020 ESPN Preseason All-American

  1. BigBluSoTru
    7:12 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

    Never understood why we brag about having the best punter. Punter U is not good i can understand a fg kicker .

    • runningunnin.454
      7:35 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

      You just don’t have a clue, do you? A good punter, like Duffy, can flip the field, and push the opponent back. Why don’t you give up?

    • Skooms
      8:23 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

      Never understood why idgits like you post So Tru, but you still do huh?