Day in the Life: D1 College Football Player Michael Turk shows a day in the life of a player
Michael Turk the Oklahoma Sooners punter has had an interesting college career, but he has become a very successful YouTuber as well. Well, the Sooner Boomer (He is a punter) recently created a video showing a day in the life of a D1 College football player. Check it out!
Turk accepted a football scholarship from Lafayette College. As a true freshman in 2017, where he registered over 2,800 punting yards and set a school single-season record with an average of 42.7 yards per attempt. He received second-team All-Patriot League honors.
In 2018 after his freshman season, he transferred to Arizona State University and was redshirted to comply with the NCAA transfer rules.
As a sophomore in 2019, against Kent State University, he recorded punts of 64, 62, 65, 49 and 75 yards, setting an NCAA single-game record with a 63.0-yard average per attempt. He earned honorable-mention All-American honors from GPR Analytics while ranking fourth in the nation with a 95.80 GPR Punt Rating.
On January 6, 2020, he opted to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. On June 3, after failing to be selected by a team, in an unprecedented decision, the NCAA restored his remaining two years of eligibility and allowed him to return to Arizona State. As a junior in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona State only played 4 contests during the season. He registered a career-high 47.2-yard average on 14 punts and received first-team All-Pac-12 honors.
On August 5, 2021, he entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, in part due to his opposition to Arizona State requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to travel to road games. On August 12, he announced that he would be transferring to the University of Oklahoma.
Turk is an interesting athlete and one of the best punters in the NCAA.