After getting an impressive season out of Jake Collins in 2018, Pat Fitzgerald and Jeff Genyk had a hole to fill at punter this offseason. According to the roster handed out at Northwestern’s media day, the late addition of another graduate transfer in Andrew David appears to have potentially solved that problem.
In April, Louie Vaccher of WildcatReport initially reported that David was on the Wildcats’ radar. The former three-star recruit began his career with Michigan, before transferring to TCU, where he spent his final three years. According to Vaccher, for David’s final year of eligibility he was considering both Northwestern and Notre Dame.
Well, the Wildcats appear to have won out. Despite it not being reported anywhere, David seems to be practicing with Northwestern, and will almost certainly emerge as the favorite in a competition including redshirt sophomore Cody Gronewold and sixth-year senior Daniel Kubiuk.
David played in just 14 games during his time at TCU, all across his junior and senior seasons. The Ohio native averaged 38 yards per punt, with seven of his 35 kicks pinning opponents inside the 20 and four traveling more than 50 yards (his long was 56).
We will have updates for you on the situation at punter as training camp progresses.