The Oakland Raiders season didn’t go quite as planned with the return of Jon Gruden. They finished with a 4-12 record and in 28th place in scoring with just 290 points on the season.
That means lots of bad offensive football and when there’s bad offensive football there’s lots of turnovers and punts. The frequent punts were a good thing for rookie punter Johnny Townsend.
The former Florida Gator punted the ball 70 times during the season and finished with a 43.2 yards per punt average. Not a bad first season in the league.
Even more impressive is the fact that Townsend, despite not being a star quarterback, landed a cheerleader. That’s right, Townsend is dating Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleader Taylor Laffey.
That’s how you go pro.