PTJohnny Townsend

Florida — SEC
  • Height: 6010
  • Weight: 209
  • Hometown: Orlando, FL
  • Age: 22

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Garnered Second Team All-America honors by CBS Sports, AP, Sporting News and SB Nation…Tabbed as a First Team All-SEC performer by AP and was a Coaches Second Team All-SEC selection…Ranked first in the nation and the SEC with a 47.55 yard average on 64 punts, totaling 3,043 yards…He recorded 27 punts inside of the 20-yard line and 27 punts of over 50 yards, including six over 60 yards…Those six punts over 60 yards brings his career total to 11, the most by a Gator (records dating back to 1996)…Became Florida’s all-time leader in punting yards, finishing his career with 11,090 yards…His 240 career punts are also a program record…He set a new career punting average of 46.2 yards, which ranks first in SEC history…His average of 54.4 yards per punt (7 for 381) against Georgia set a UF program for the highest average in a game (min. 7 punts)…Named as a Sports Illustrated All-American and earned Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American honors, as well as Phil Steele Second Team All-SEC accolades…Chosen as a SEC Community Service Team and Campbell Trophy Semifinalist…Earned Ray Guy Punter of the Week after the LSU game (Oct. 7)…Named Midseason All-American by Sporting News, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated…

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Garnered First and Second Team All-America accolades by CBS Sports and Fox Sports, respectively… Tabbed as a First Team All-SEC performer by ESPN and Gridiron Now… Selected as a Second Team All-SEC punter by the leagues’ Coaches, AP and Athlon Sports… One of 10 Ray Guy Award Semifinalists… Ranked first in the nation with a 47.9 yard average on 64 punts for the season… Had 29 punts of 50+ yards and 27 punts inside the 20 yard line… Named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week after his performance at Vanderbilt, which included a 51.9 yard average on seven punts with five inside the 20 yard line and a long of 62 yards… Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… 

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in all 14 games...Named First Team All-SEC by ESPN.com and Gridiron Now... Named Second team All-SEC by Coaches, AP and Athlon... One of 10 Ray Guy Award semifinalists... Tallied 83 punts for an average of 45.4 yards, which ranked third in the country and first in the conference in net punting... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll... 

2014 (Sophomore): Did not see any game action and redshirted... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... 

2013 (Freshman): Selected to the SEC All-Freshmen team by the league’s coaches... Played in the final six games of the season... He averaged 42.0 yards per punt on the season, with 8 fair caught, 6 inside of the 20, 5 touchbacks and totaled 5 over 50 yards... Took over the punting duties beginning with the game at Missouri, where he averaged 45.6 yards over 8 punts in his collegiate debut... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
 
Personal & High School:
Named a U.S. Army All-American… Won the 2013 Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award, given annually to the top player at the U.S. Army All-America game who best exemplifies the U.S. Army’s high standard of excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction… Named to the 2012 Florida Class 8A All-State team and played in the Central Florida All-Star Game… Averaged 44.6 yards per punt as a senior… Named 2012 First Team Punter Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 11 (Orange and Osceola County Schools), All-District and to the Orlando Sentinel Super 60… Won the 2012 Nick Saban Punting Competition and 2012 Chas Henry All-American Kicking Camp Punting Competition… Also played free safety and quarterback in high school… Plays on the baseball team at Boone and was an All-Metro performer… Is an Eagle Scout… Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society… Named Boone’s Homecoming King in 2012… Both parents, Clay and Susan Townsend, both attended Florida… Brother, Clay, Jr., also attends UF… Chose Florida over Ohio State, Alabama and Cincinnati.