Tommy Townsend, First Boone Alumnus to Play on a Winning Super Bowl Team

March 1, 2023

Following his senior season at Boone High School, he was named First Team All-America by, All-State by Statewide Sports Writers & FHSCA, All-Central Florida by Orlando Sentinel and All-District by FHSCA. He played in the 2014 Central Florida All-Star Game…Garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Orlando Touchdown Club following a two-interception performance against Edgewater High School in 2014… Averaged 43.0 yards per punt as a senior… Rated as the No. 1 punter in the country coming out of high school by Kohl’s Kicking and Chris Sailor Kicking. He played cornerback in high school and also played baseball for Boone.

He began his college career at Tennessee but transferred to Florida in the summer of 2016 after redshirting as a freshman at Tennessee. Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Kansas City in 2020. Three seasons into his professional career the Boone High School product has already become the league’s best punter. His parents, Clay and Susan Townsend, both attended Florida. Brother, Johnny also attended UF and holds multiple school records as a punter (2013-17)

Every year ahead of a NFL playoff run, players are asked to elect six players to serve as team captains throughout the playoffs. The coaches do not provide any input and leave the selection up to those in the Chiefs’ locker room. It’s a tradition in which hard work, effort and leadership throughout the regular season are recognized by peers. For the first time, the NFL Players Association will allow players to have the opportunity to vote for their peers on who had the best performance in the 2022 season in the league. Tommy was named best in the special teams category along with stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are the best of the best, according to their opponents on the football field.

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