As the premier purveyors of exceptional punting coverage on the web, we need to show you this Mississippi State punt to set Alabama back to the Tide’s own 2-yard line on Saturday night in Starkville. It’s a 53-yard work of art.
Utterly glorious kicking from CLANGA’s Logan Cooke, who appropriately celebrates the occasion with a smooth as hell golf swing. He dropped that ball on a dime, after all. We now have the clubhouse leader for Week 11’s PUNT OF THE WEEK, which is a very serious and important distinction.
Logan Cooke isn’t the first to whip out the golf swing, of course.
The etymology of the punter golf swing is arcane, but it would appear that the New York Giants’ Brad Wing might bear the mantle of First Golf-Swinging Punter. Pat McAfee of the Indianapolis Colts followed Wing later in 2015, and a full-on movement was born among football’s kicking class.
Among the college ranks, we should celebrate Missouri’s Corey Fatony, who offered up perhaps the best incarnation of this meme while his Tigers were down 32 points to Purdue.
Previously in PUNT OF THE WEEK
Look at Northwestern’s Hunter Niswander uncorking this squirrely boomer of a legbomb.
A loaded Week 7!
Look at these two perfect beauties in the Red River Puntout ...
But kneel before this 92-yarder by Marshall’s Kaare Vedvik. That’s the longest FBS punt since Ray Guy himself was in college:
Miami’s astounding shank in Week 5:
Oh buddy is there ever....punter had to down his own punt pic.twitter.com/zpOXZfeIc5— Student Union (@StudentUSports) September 30, 2017
Here was Week 2’s PUNT OF THE WEEK, by North Carolina:
Here was Week 1’s PUNT OF THE WEEK, by USF:
Is this good punt placement pic.twitter.com/mLGjOHUscI— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) August 27, 2017
All other weeks were unworthy of PUNT OF THE WEEK honors. Thank you.