Colter Johnson, a kicker and punter at Alfred State College, will transfer to play football at UMass, according to the Evening Tribune.
Johnson, a sophomore at Alfred State, played both kicking positions for the small Upstate New York junior college. Johnson has had a better career as a punter – as a freshman in 2010 he was an honorable mention NJCAA All-American.
According to Alfred State’s website, Johnson has some decent statistics:
In 2011, he punted 38 times and averaged 38.9 yards per punt. His long was 66 yards and he put six punts inside the 20 and six punts traveled 50 yards.
Alfred State is in an odd situation where it offers both Bachelors and Associates degrees, but it is considered a junior college. Since Johnson is a junior college athlete, he will be able to play for the Minutemen next season.
According to the updated Spring Roster, Johnson will compete with Jeff Strait and Brendan Levengood for the starting punter spot. Strait and Raymond Pendagast took care of all the punting last year. Pendagast is no longer on UMass’ roster.
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