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.
— Max Duffy (@Max__Duffy) September 6, 2019
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…