Landon Foster – Junior
6’2″ 180 lbs.
Independence HS (Thompson’s Station, TN)
Past few seasons, Kentucky hasn’t had much depth at the kicking position, now the Wildcats have some depth. Even though he is the only kicker in UK’s 2012 recruiting class, Punter Landon Foster is the second kicker on Kentucky’s roster this season. Foster came out of high school rated as a 2-star on Rivals and a 3-star on Scout, and is also listed as one of the top 10 kickers in his class.
He was known for being one of the best kicker/punters in the state of Tennessee during his high school career. Joe Mansour was the only other combo kicker on the roster until he graduated so maybe Foster would be able to compete for more playing time in training camp and early next season. Foster picked Kentucky over Western Kentucky and Tennessee after being offered last August of 2012.
As A Wildcat:
For Fosters Sophomore season Foster punted 68 times for a 41.3-yard average … Had 15 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line … Booted a career-long 59-yard punt vs. Vanderbilt … Best game was five punts for a 49-yard average in the win over Alabama State. That’s pretty good if you ask me.
Foster also accumulated these accolades in is Freshman season:
- Freshman All-America first team by Scout.com (2012)
- Freshman All-America second team by CollegeFootballNews.com (2012)
- Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches (2012)
Also had this award after his Sophomore season:
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)
What to expect:
I fully expect Foster to improve his overall punting average by 5 or 6 yards. He will have himself two 60 yard punts and around five to six 50+ yard punts. This season will be critical to see where Foster is as a punter. Will he follow Tim Mastheys footsteps and make an NFL roster? Will Foster just be another good punter to play for the Wildcats to never get drafted? All these questions will be answered this upcoming season. Till the battle is won. Go Cats.