May 27, 2024

Here are 12 key facts about punter Tommy Townsend:

Texans expected to sign ex-Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend

  1. Throughout his career, 40.8 percent of his punts have resulted in downs or fair catches inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.
  2. He averaged 47.1 yards per punt in the 2023 season, with a net average of 41.9 yards.
  3. Over four NFL seasons, Townsend has maintained an average punt distance of 47.4 yards, with a net average of 42.8 yards.
  4. He was honored as an All-Pro in 2022.
  5. Townsend has successfully completed three pass attempts on fake punts, totaling 40 yards in his career.
  6. He secured Super Bowl rings with the Kansas City Chiefs in both 2022 and 2023.
  7. Townsend was born and raised in Orlando, Florida.
  8. During his time at Boone High School, he not only punted but also played quarterback and cornerback, and was part of the baseball team.
  9. Townsend punted for the University of Florida from 2017 to 2019, following a year at the University of Tennessee in 2015.
  10. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014.
  11. His older brother Johnny also punted at Florida in college and later played for several NFL teams including the Raiders, Ravens, Chiefs, and Titans from 2018 to 2021.
  12. Townsend shares a birthday of November 12 with notable figures such as sportscaster Al Michaels, basketball star Russell Westbrook, actress Anne Hathaway, and actor Ryan Gosling, among others.

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