The SEC offices announced on Thursday that UK freshman punter Landon Foster was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team voted on by the SEC’s coaches. Foster was one of the best weapons in the fall for the ‘Cats, and I’m glad the league recognized his superior first season.
Foster ranked 27th nationally, and 8th in the conference with a season’s average of 42.9 yards per punt. Foster ranked 4th nationally among freshman. He punted a total of 2,617 yards this season for the ‘Cats and 13 of his punts were directed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. Foster booted kicks longer than 50-yards in nine of Kentucky’s 12 games, with a season-long 58 yarder against Arkansas.
During the season, Foster was placed on the National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List by the CFPA, and was named Honorable Mention Punter of the Week 4 times by the College Football Performance Awards. Did I mention that he is only a freshman? Foster proved that the basketball freshman are not the only ones that can get some notoriety. Congratulations Landon, we look forward to seeing you dominate next year. #WeAreUK
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