Gleeson wins national punting award

Will Gleeson punts for the Rebels Thursday night at the Georgia Dome.

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

Freshman punter Will Gleeson had a great debut as an Ole Miss Rebel last Thursday night against Boise State.

His 70-yard punt against the Broncos was just one of the reasons he was tabbed Ray Guy Award Player of the Week by the Augusta Sports Council and also National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

Gleeson, a native of Melbourne, Australia, punted four times for 189 yards in his first American football game. He pinned the Broncos three times inside their 20-yard line and averaged 47.7 yards per punt.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    I would say that Gleeson is living the “American Dream” playing for the #15 ranked Ole Miss Rebels. Congrats to this young man. He earned it!
    BTW, Cody Prewitt’s hit on that Boise State receiver was voted the Top Four best defensive play of the week on ESPNU yesterday.
    I listened to “Reb Talk” on the radio last night and Coach Freeze was saying that Vandy had FIVE starters on defense that did not play against Temple (for whatever reason) and that three of them would be back for the game this weekend.
    I expect the ‘Dores to play a little better this Saturday. You can’t overlook anyone in this league.

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