Iowa additional an skilled leg Friday to the assortment of candidates who will contend for the commencing punting task for the 2019 period.
Michael Rest-Dalton, the commencing punter at Arizona State the previous two seasons, declared on Twitter he will be part of the Hawkeye football application following finishing his undergraduate diploma at the Pac-12 institution in May perhaps.
“Very pleased to be a Hawkeye! 110 percent fully commited and blessed to have the possibility to be a part of such an astounding application,” Rest-Dalton wrote. “… Can’t hold out to set on the black and gold.”
Rest-Dalton will have 1 yr of eligibility remaining with the Hawkeyes and will be part of two-yr starter Colten Rastetter and redshirt sophomore Ryan Gersonde on the Iowa roster. Rastetter is a wander-on, and Gersonde is among the Iowa’s scholarship gamers.
The native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, declared previous thirty day period his intentions to pursue graduate transfer options rather than encounter level of competition to retain his commencing task with the Sunlight Devils.
Although he averaged 43.8 yards on 59 punts previous period, Rest-Dalton was expected to encounter level of competition from Michael Turk, a transfer whose uncle Matt Turk punted for the New York Jets when the NFL group was becoming coached by recent Arizona State mentor Herm Edwards.
His do the job previous period involved 10 punts of 50 or far more yards with a lengthy of 72 yards. He deposited 19 of his punts inside of the 20-property line.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Rest-Dalton started his punting occupation at City Higher education of San Francisco, the place he averaged 41.7 on 45 punts in 2015. Following redshirting at Arizona State in 2016, he returned from a torn quad muscle mass to ordinary 39.9 yards on 62 punts as a sophomore there in 2017.
At Iowa, Rest-Dalton will present an additional alternative to a phase of the recreation that has been inconsistent.
Rastetter averaged 38.9 yards on 53 punts for the Hawkeyes as a junior in 2018, recording 4 punts of 50 or far more yards and positioning 19 inside of the 20. He averaged 37.8 yards on 55 punts as a sophomore.
Gersonde redshirted previous fall following averaging 42.5 yards on 13 punts all through an personal injury-shortened freshman period in 2017.
Rest-Dalton declared his selection 4 days prior to spring football tactics commence at Arizona State.