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17 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Maxwell Poduska

In which BracketCat counts down the 17th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of punter Maxwell Poduska.

#17 Tim Reyer
Tim Reyer (17) was a walk-on punter who turned out to be pretty darn good. Perhaps Maxwell Poduska will do the same.
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#17 Maxwell Poduska

True Freshman | 6-0 | 176 lbs. | Fort Collins, Colorado
Maxwell Poduska
Maxwell Poduska
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Punter
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: Walk-On

Maxwell John Poduska (b. Sept. 4, 1999) is a walk-on punter from Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. Despite the wide-open competition, he is likely to redshirt.

Poduska played for the Lobos under head coach Mark Brook, and went 8 of 13 on field goals and 10 of 11 on extra points as a junior, with a 70-percent touchback rate.

He improved as a senior by going 10 of 11 on field goals and 17 of 17 on extra points, with a 97-percent touchback percentage.

Poduska was regarded as the best kickoff specialist and the No. 2 place kicker in the Class of 2018 by He also received a 4.5-star kicker rating from Kohl’s Kicking.