Cameron Johnston


Geelong, Australia

High School:
St. Joseph's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195


Cameron  Johnston

Ohio State Overview: Ohio State needed a punter in the summer of 2013 and after Australian Rules Football player Cameron Johnston's tapes reached special team's coordinator Kerry Coombs, the coaches ultimately signed him to a National Letter of Intent to attend Ohio State and play for the Buckeyes ... unsure about what they had in a punter outside of his impressive videos, Johnston was a delightful addition to the team despite never having punted competitively, much less in a game.

2012 Season: Johnston led all Big Ten punters with a 44.0 per punt average - 16th-best nationally - and was named a second-team freshman All-American by College Football News ... he also lead the nation in percentage of punts downed inside the 20 at 63.3 percent (31 of 49) and he ranked second nationally with 28.6 percent of his punts downed inside the 10 (14 of 49) ... almost 50 percent of his punts were fair caught (24 of 49) and, as a team, Ohio State was fifth nationally in net punting (40.8) ... Johnston had a long kick of 71 yards and nine of his punts travelled over 50 yards ... he was named Big Ten special teams player of the week after punting six times vs. Wisconsin and dropping all six inside the 20 and five inside the 10 ... he broke the school single game record by averaging 57.0 yards per punt vs. Illinois (Tom Skladany had held the mark for 37 years with his 52.3 average in 1976 vs. Michigan) ... Johnston bested his previous career long of 61 yards three times vs. Illinois, with his six punts travelling 63, 50, 64, 53, 71 and 41 yards.

More on Cameron: Johnston is a 22-year-old former Australian Rules Football player ... he came out of the Melbourne-based punter/kicker training ground Prokick Australia, where he trained under the tutelage of Nathan Chapman ... Johnston joins a number of Prokick Australia alums in college football.



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