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Kentucky Spring Practice Preview: Special Teams

At times, Kentucky experienced precarious snafus in the third phase a year ago. From surrendering a two-point conversion in the season opener at Auburn to errant snaps against Alabama and Mississippi State, the Wildcats’ special teams were somewhat inconsistent. 2021 brings on new opportunities at punter, holder, and in the return game. Zach Johnson captains the Cats’ special teams and is an invaluable contributor in all phases. Wan’Dale Robinson could infuse juice into the return game. Let’s take a closer look at the phase of the game that is often overlooked:


Starters Lost: 0
Returning Starters: 2, Matt Ruffolo and Chance Poore
Spring Practice Focus: Improve field goal range

Much like starters on offense and defense, kicker Matt Ruffolo announced his return for an additional year of eligibility.