Selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
A three-year punter who declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season ... finished his career as UT's all-time leader in punting average at 45.32 yards per punt ... punted a school-record 226 times for a school-record 10,242 yards ... was the recipient of the 2017 Ray Guy Award ... named a unanimous first team All-American (AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WCFF), just UT's 21st all-time ... the 2016 and 2017 Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Year ... named first team All-Big 12 at punter in both 2016 and 2017 ... named 2017 Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an Academic All-Big 12 First Team member ... became UT’s first-ever finalist for the Ray Guy Award in 2016 ... also an All-American in 2016 ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors in 2015 … played Australian Rules Football as a prepster … four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016; spring 2017) ... also named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team (2015-16).
The Ray Guy Award recipient for nation's best punter ... named a unanimous first team All-American (AFCA, AP, FWAA, SN, WCFF) ... named Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Year and first team All-Big 12 ... the Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... punted a school-record 84 times for 3,084 yards and matched his school-record with an average of 47.4 yards per punt ... named Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... punted twice in the season opener against Maryland for an average of 58.0 yards per punt ... had punts of 64 and 52 yards in the game ... punted three times for a net average of 45.0 yards per punt in a 56-0 win over San Jose State ... had a long punt of 58 yards ... punted a season-high seven times for an average of 41.3 yards per punt ... had a long of 53 yards and downed two inside the 20 ... was effective in limiting the USC return game to just three yards on two returns ... named Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week for his efforts at Iowa State ... flipped the field with four punts of more than 50 yards and two punts of more than 60 yards on seven attempts at Iowa State ... averaged 46.9 yards per punt and had four downed inside the 20 ... had a net average of 46.2 yards per punt ... punted three times for an average of 53.3 yards per punt ... had a long of 67 yards (all in the air), netting 66 yards on the punt and 48.0 yards per punt for the game ... named Ray Guy Award National Punter of the Week after tying his school record with an average of 55.0 yards per punt against Oklahoma ... totaled five attempts for 275 yards, booting four of more than 50 yards and a season long of 69 yards ... had a net punting average of 51.8 yards ... punted a career-high 11 times for 560 yards (50.9 avg) against No. 10/11 Oklahoma State ... his 50.9 gross average was the 10th-best mark in school history ... averaged 57.9 yards per punt on seven punts from UT territorty, while pinning Oklahoma State with an average start position of its own 11 when punting from OSU territory in the game ... punted six times and averaged 44.5 yards per punt in a 38-7 win at Baylor ... had a long punt of 54 yards and downed three inside the 20-yard line ... punted nine times and averaged 50.8 yards per punt at No. 10/12 TCU ... downed three inside the 20 and had a career-long punt of 76 yards, tied for fifth-longest in school history and was the fifth-longest in the NCAA this season ... punted four times and averaged 46.5 yards per punt ... had one inside the 20 ... had a long of 53 yards and a 52-yarder that was fumbled and recovered by UT, leading to a touchdown ... punted seven times for an average of 43.0 yards per punt ... had a long of 59 and downed four inside the 20 and two inside the 10 ... punted nine times and averaged 50.9 yards per punt against Texas Tech ... downed seven punts inside the 20 and had five punts of more than 50 yards ... matched his career high with 11 punts in the Texas Bowl, earning Most Valuable Player honors in the Longhorns' victory over Missouri ... downed 10-of-11 punts inside the 20 ... named preseason All-American and All-Big 12 by Athlon Sports in 2017 ... also voted on to the preseason All-Big 12 Team by the league's media.
Played in all 12 games ... named Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Year ... named second team All-America by Sporting News, Football Writers Association of America and Phil Steele ... a third-team Associated Press All-American ... also named first team All-Big 12 punter by the Associated Press and the Big 12 coaches ... named first team All-Big 12 by ESPN.com and Phil Steele ... Texas’ first-ever finalist for the Ray Guy Award ... honored as the punter on ESPN.com’s All-Big 12 underclassmen team ... began his sophomore campaign with a career-best effort against Notre Dame ... punted six times for a school-record 330 yards (55.0 avg) ... allowed just two returns, downed a punt inside the 20 and also made a tackle ... continued a strong start to the season in week two against UTEP ... punted five times for 252 yards (50.4 avg) ... allowed just one return for minus-7 yards (51.8 net avg) ... had a long of 57 yards and three punts of 50-or-more yards ... had two downed inside the 20, including one at the Miners’ 1-yard line ... totaled four punts for 174 yards (43.5 avg) in a 50-43 week three loss at California ... had a long of 50 yards and two downed inside the 20 ... allowed just one return yard on two returns ... had five punts for a total of 226 yards (45.4 avg) ... had three downed inside the 20 ... punted a season-high six times for 269 yards (44.8 avg) against Oklahoma ... had four downed inside the 20 and four fair caught ... of his two returns allowed, OU managed just three total yards ... forced a muffed punt which bounced and touched the OU returner and was recovered by a UT gunner ... punted four times for 186 yards (46.5 avg) ... had a long punt of 51 yards and one downed inside the 20 ... allowed two punt returns for a combined one-yard lost ... punted four times for 161 yards (40.2 avg) at Kansas State ... had one downed inside the 20 and allowed just one return ... punted six times for 316 yards (52.7 avg, 4th in UT history) ... had a long of 63 and five punts of more than 50 yards ... downed three inside the 20 ... punted five times for 255 yards (51.0 avg) in a 45-37 road victory at Texas Tech ... had two punts over 60 yards (long of 63) and two downed inside the 10 ... his 51.0 avg was the eighth-best for a single game in UT history ... was named Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 7) ... punted four times for a 43.8 average against WVU ... of three punts returned, WVU managed minus-3 yards on the returns ... punted a season-high eight times for a 43.8 avg at Kansas ... had four punts downed inside the 20 and three inside the 10 ... once again punted eight times, averaging 48.1 yards per punt against TCU ... had four downed inside the 20 and one downed inside the 10 (at the 3) ... set the school record with an average of 47.4 yards per punt.
Played in all 12 games as the primary punter … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches … averaged 41.3 yards per kick with 32 fair catches, 19 inside the 20, and 17 punts over 50 yards to help Texas rank 15th in the nation in punt return defense (3.85 ypr) and 26th in net punting (39.3 ypp) … opponents only returned 13-of-77 punts (16.9 percent) all season … had at least one 50-plus punt in the first 10 games with a 49-yarder and 48-yarder in the other two … averaged over 42 yards per punt in five games … punted 10 times (42.3 ypp) with a long of 56, three fair catches, three 50-plus and two inside the 20 at Notre Dame … punted five times with an average of 36.6 yards, but dropped three inside the 20 and had a long of 59 against Rice … averaged 43.0 yards on three punts with 50-yarder, two fair catches and one touchback against Cal … again had three 50-plus with a long of 58 with three inside the 20 and three fair catches on seven punts (38.0 ypp) against Oklahoma State … induced five fair catches on eight attempts (41.0 ypp) with a long of 57 at TCU … averaged 41.7 yards on six punts, including a 53-yarder and three fair catches versus Oklahoma … earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week following a potential game-saving play in the fourth quarter against Kansas State by recovering a bad snap and pinning KSU inside its own 8-yard line … punted six times against the Wildcats, including a 51-yarder with under five minutes to play … averaged 45.8 yards on nine punts, including a long of 57 yards, with three downed inside the 20, and three 50-plus at Iowa State … hit a season-long 63-yarder as part of five punts (42.6 ypp) versus Kansas … averaged 43.8 yards on four punts with two 50-plus and two fair catches at West Virginia … posted three fair catches and two inside the 20 against both Texas Tech (8/41.9 ypp) and Baylor (6/40.5 ypp).
During high school played Australian Rules Football, serving mostly as a defender … started each match in his career … averaged approximately 20 disposals per game (a kick/punt or a hand pass) … during 2014, participated for the Sydney Swans Academy (professional development team) and represented his state (NSW) … called his biggest game playing the grand final for the reserves team with the Sydney Swans.
Born in Sydney, Australia … lived in Melbourne, Australia for the five months preceding his move to the United States in the summer of 2015 … mother is Lily Baum and stepfather is Stephen Baum … has one sister, Rubie … plans to major in business … four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... named Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2017).
Rush attempts: 1, at Oklahoma State, Oct 1, 2016
Rush yards: 6, at Oklahoma State, Oct 1, 2016 (1 carries)
Long rush: 6, at Oklahoma State, Oct 1, 2016
Total offense attempts: 1, at Oklahoma State, Oct 1, 2016 (1 rush,0 pass)
Total ofense yards: 6, at Oklahoma State, Oct 1, 2016 (6 rush,0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 6, at Oklahoma State, Oct 1, 2016
Punt attempts: 11 [t-1st], vs Missouri, Dec 27, 2017 ; Oklahoma State, Oct 21, 2017
Punt yards: 560 [1st], Oklahoma State, Oct 21, 2017 (11 punts)
Longest punt: 76 [1st], at TCU, Nov 04, 2017
Tackles: 1, at TCU, Nov 04, 2017 (1-0); at Iowa State, Oct 31, 2015 (1-0); Notre Dame, Sep 04, 2016 (1-0)