Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston has decided to hold off on taking the next step in his football career, tweeting that he'll avoid the draw of the 2016 NFL Draft and prepare for his senior season in Columbus.
In this three seasons at Ohio State, Johnston, who's a 23-year old former Aussie rule football player, has attempted 152 punts for a total of 6,745 yards, good for an average of 44.4 yards an attempt. He has been a huge part in the Buckeyes success on special teams, giving the Buckeyes the advantage in field position when they need it most, and at times, showing off quite the impressive boot when needed.
Johnston was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list at the beginning of the 2015 season, and ended up being a semifinalist for the award given to the best punter in college football.
The Australia native would've been no lock to be drafted, but with a big leg able to switch the field, he would've had a stellar chance to make a roster, even in a league which is constantly rotating kickers and punters who have some of the shortest leashes in pro football.