ASU punter Michael Turk declares for NFL Draft

The redshirt sophomore averaged 46 yards per punt this season

ASU redshirt sophomore punter Michael Turk will forgo his remaining NCAA eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft in April, he announced via Instagram Monday evening.

"After a lot of prayer and consideration, I have decided to forgo my remaining NCAA eligibility and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft," Turk said in the post. "I would also like to thank the entire coaching staff at Arizona State — especially my special team's coach, Shawn Slocum — for all their help and support."

Turk transferred to ASU after his freshman season with Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, where he had 67 punts, 16 of which were more than 50 yards.

Following his freshman year, Turk was redshirted at ASU due to transfer rules. 

As a redshirt sophomore, he totaled 59 punts on the season, with a long of 75 yards, 21 punts over 50 yards, and 32 punts inside the 20-yard line.

He averaged 46 yards per punt this season.

Turk played in ASU's bowl victory against FSU in which he had eight punts, four of which ended up inside the 20.

He joins fellow Sun Devil teammates Brandon Aiyuk and Eno Benjamin in preparing for the NFL Draft this upcoming April. 


Reach the reporter at aklatsky@asu.edu and follow @averyklatsky on Twitter. 

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