Matt “Punt God” Araiza Selected by the Buffalo Bills, Entire NFL Now on Notice

By 11W Staff on April 30, 2022 at 4:23 pm
San Diego State punter Matt Araiza, the Punt God
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San Diego State punter Matt Araiza, affectionately known as “Punt God” within College Football Twitter, was somehow not the first punter taken in the 2022 NFL Draft.

That honor went to Penn State's Jordan Stout, taken by the Ravens late in the fourth round. He wasn't the second punter selected, either. Georgia's Jake Camarda was snatched up three selections after Stout.

Punt God would have to wait until the sixth round when he was taken 180th overall by the Buffalo Bills.

It's not often you see fans confused over the draft slide of a punter, but Araiza is no ordinary punter. The Ray Guy Award winner set an FBS record with a 51.4 yards per punt average in 2021 and hammered six punts 70 or more yards. For some perspective, there were only six punts of 70 or more yards across the entire NFL last season.

Now would be a good time to place a bet on the Bills to win it all this season.

Source: @BuffaloBills

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