Notre Dame Punter Jay Bramblett Is In Full Swing
Going into his third season at Notre Dame, punter Jay Bramblett is running the show for the Notre Dame special teams unit. The 6-foot-2,196lb punter graduated from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa in 2019 and was one of the most highly recruited punters in his class.
He has definitely attested to that level of competition throughout his college career for the Fighting Irish.
As a freshman at Notre Dame, Bramblett secured the starting punting job and has proven himself to be a major weapon in the field position battle. Bramblett's career punt average currently stands at 41.7 yards with an average hang time of 4.6 seconds. He has punted for a total of 5,330 yards throughout his career, which is quite impressive if you aren't a special teams fanatic. Aside from punting, he also continues his role as the holder on extra points.
Bramblett’s most memorable play came in the season-opener against Duke last year when he broke off a 14 yard rush on a fake punt attempt, showcasing his leg strength in different ways. The play spurred a touchdown drive and helped the Irish secure a 27-13 win over Duke.
Despite his elite performance as a punter, Bramblett has also taken on a great leadership role for the Irish.
"He knows how to play Irish football. He has become a great leader within our special teams corps and he's got a bright future ahead of him," Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said.
The future is definitely bright for this punting phenom and his rate of improvement throughout the past three years proves that.