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Florida’s starting punter announces transfer to Virginia

By Jerry Ratcliffe

uva footballVirginia’s punting issues for 2021 were solved Monday when Florida’s former starting punter, Jacob Finn, announced he is transferring to UVA.

Finn, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., entered the transfer portal last week, and becomes the sixth player to transfer to Virginia this offseason.

A walk-on with the Gators in 2016, he earned a scholarship last season when he became Florida’s starting punter. Finn averaged 46.3 yards per punt on 26 kicks, including a career-long 67 yarder against LSU. Of his 26 punts, 15 of those pinned down opponents inside the 15 yard line.

According to Pro Football Focus, Finn averaged a hang time of four seconds.

Nash Griffin handled punts for UVA last season, but graduated. Griffin punted 42 times for an average of 42.3 yards and a long of 58, with 12 punts inside the 20.





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