Starting specialist for Florida enters the transfer portal
Florida will have a new starting punter next season as Jacob Finn has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Finn notched 26 punts for the Gators this season for 1,203 yards, good for a 46.3 yards per punt average. Despite his starting status in Gainesville this season, Finn was a walk-on with the program.
The punter’s decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal was first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com. Finn was a redshirt senior last season with Florida but is still eligible to compete in 2021 due to the NCAA’s decision to give all players a free season of eligibility in 2020.
With Finn moving on, look for Australian Jeremy Crawshaw, who signed with Florida in the 2020 recruiting cycle, to get the first crack at landing the punting duties in Gainesville next season.
Here’s Finn’s bio courtesy of Florida’s official team site:
2020: Recorded one punt for 47 yards at Ole Miss… Logged two punts for a combined 99 yards against South Carolina… Registered his third straight game with a punt at Texas A&M… Recorded a season high three punts against Missouri and averaged 43 yards per punt with one landing inside the 20-yard line… Logged his second straight game with three punts against Georgia, averaging 45 yards per punt… Attempted one punt for 42 yards in the win over Arkansas… Registered two punts for 89 total yards at Vanderbilt… Recorded two punts for 91 total yards against Kentucky… Finished with three punts for 131 total yards, including one 50-yard attempt… Attempted four punts for a total of 222 yards, including a career-long punt for 67 yards, against LSU… Three of those four punts were greater than 50 yards (56, 67, 52) and downed within the 20-yard line… Finished with two punts against Alabama, averaging 41.5 yards per punt and landing one within the 20-yard line… Recorded two punts for a total of 99 yards against Oklahoma, including his second-longest of the season (59)… 2019: Appeared in two games (UT Martin and Vanderbilt) as a reserve kicker … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… 2018: Finished the season averaging 45.5 yards as he totaled 91 yards on two punts in three games played (Colorado State, Idaho, Florida State)… Also served as Florida’s backup holder in those contests… Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… 2017: Did not see any game action… Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… 2016: Did not appear in a game and redshirted… Joined the team as a walk-on in the summer of 2016.