There has been plenty discussion about the Michigan Wolverines adding Australian punter Blake O’Neill as a graduate transfer. Now, the university has released a statement making the news official.
O’Neill played last season at Weber State and he will now be looking to bolster the Wolverines’ special teams unit.
“We are looking forward to having a player of Blake’s level of maturity, background and skill set — growing up playing Australian rules football — in our program,” Michigan special teams coordinator John Baxter said in a statement.
“Australian players have made a big impact on college football in the kicking game, like last year’s Ray Guy Award winner, Tom Hackett from Utah. We are looking forward to the impact that Blake will have on our team and within our conference.”
Last season, O’Neill averaged 44.1 yards per punt last season which was a school record.
Along with being a quality football player, Blake O’Neill is also a bright young man. While at Michigan, O’Neill will be working on his master’s degree in sports management.
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