LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky junior punter Max Duffy (pictured) has been named a midseason All-American by the Sporting News, it was announced Wednesday.
Duffy, a junior from Perth, Australia, leads the nation in punting at the midway point of the season with a 50.4-yard average per kick. He has been consistently dominant and earned Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week for week five vs. South Carolina when he broke his own single-game record (min. eight punts) by averaging 51.1 yards on nine kicks. He also became Kentucky’s career punting average leader. Duffy, who was a Ray’s 8 nominee in week two as well, currently is averaging 46.5 yards on 86 career punts.
Earlier this week, Duffy was also named a midseason All-American by the Associated Press (second team) and CBS Sports.
Kentucky (3-3, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) returns to action Saturday when it travels to Athens, Georgia (5-1, 2-1 SEC) to take on the 10th-ranked Bulldogs. The game will air live on ESPN and the UK Sports Network at 6 p.m. ET.
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