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Max Duffy Named Best Punter of Week 1

Punter University continues to rake in the awards. For the second year in a row, Kentucky Wildcats punter Max Duffy has been given the Best Punter Award for Week 1.

Against Toldeo in Kentucky’s 2019 season opener, Duffy was a booming force for the Wildcats on special teams. The 26-year old Australian-style punter registered six punts in Week 1, averaging 54 yards per kick with a long of 61 yards.

“You can’t faze him,” said Stoops. “He’s not real worried about anything. I mean that in a good way, like he cares a great deal, he loves the team and he cares, but yeah, he’s a different dude.”

If you want to watch all six punts in their glory, Tyler Thompson has you covered here.

In 2018 to open the season against Central Michigan, Duffy earned the same honor after recording four punts for an average of 50 yards, including a long of 54. In case you were wondering, the junior’s career-long punt is a 67-yard bomb he booted against Penn State in last season’s Citrus Bowl.

You hardly realize how important the punter is until you have one that can knock a football 60 yards every single time…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

5 Comments for Max Duffy Named Best Punter of Week 1

  1. You Can Call Me Cal
    9:14 pm September 6, 2019 Permalink

    Is he throwing shade at the O-line?

    • Baize
      9:58 pm September 6, 2019 Permalink

      Hopefully just joking but I don’t like how that looks either.

    • nocode96
      10:29 pm September 6, 2019 Permalink

      Do you guys not understand sarcasm? What about jokes? Do you get jokes?

    • east-ky-boy
      12:10 am September 7, 2019 Permalink

      It’s called joking with teammates

  2. DelrayCat
    9:50 pm September 6, 2019 Permalink

    Not only does he have a big leg…but that ability to run up a little bit…and/or to wait until the defender is just getting close enough…..then he boots it away…deep…and allowing for the UK coverage to always be near the return…hence, very little to no returns. Plus that funky spin!
    However, I fear his mechanics will likely result in at least one major block against us……but still, it is quite a weapon!