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Max Duffy signs with Broncos

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Duffy finds an NFL home.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2021 NFL draft having concluded a month ago, we’ve still been waiting to see where punter Max Duffy would continue his football career.

Now, Duffy has found his NFL home by signing with the Denver Broncos, according to Mike Klis. As is the case with all undrafted free agent contracts, it will be a three-year deal.

Duffy was a three-year starter in Lexington who finished his career as the all-time leading punter in program history with a 46.0-yard average. In 2019, he was the Ray Guy Award winner and a consensus All-American.

After being drafted by the Australian Football League and the Canadian Football League, being signed by an NFL team adds to an already impressive resume.

Being a specialist in the NFL is always a hard job to land. When a team finds their guy, they usually continue to roll with him until he either leaves in free agency or retires, so getting a spot can be fairly difficult. But the Broncos obviously see the potential, so we’ll hopefully get to see him kicking on Sundays for the foreseeable future.

It is no secret that Max was a fan favorite during his time in Lexington. Now, he gets the chance to show the fans in Denver how effective that rugby-style punting can be.

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