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Miami Hurricanes: Punter Lou Hedley returning for 2022 season

The Miami Hurricanes will have one of the nation’s best punters back in the fold. Sunday, Lou Hedley announced he would be returning to the program for the 2022 season. He made the announcement via his Instagram.

Last season, Hedley had another solid campaign for Miami. He punted the ball 47 times, averaging 44.93 yards per punt. He had 1,856 total punt yards, and landed 10 punts inside the 20.

Currently, Miami has four punters on the roster.

All throughout his collegiate career, he has been nothing short of consistent. He was named a Ray Guy Award finalist in 2020, an award given to the nation’s best punter.

This is certainly good news for the Miami Hurricanes. Have the is one of the best punters in the nation, and as we all know, field position is extremely important. Finding consistent special teams players at the collegiate level is not easy.

Often times when a new coaching staff is introduced, a lot of turnover can happen. In Headley’s  case, he plans to stay with the program. This is definitely a big win for Mario Cristobal and his coaching staff.



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Sure, punter is not exactly a sexy position. However, the Miami Hurricanes have one of the best at the position in their program. That certainly means something. In a day and age of college football transfers and the transfer portal, Hedley’s news is great for the program.

Miami Hurricanes: Two ‘Canes named preseason All-ACC selections

Two members of the Miami Hurricanes have been named preseason all-ACC selections. Safety Bubba Bolden and punter Lou Hedley were honored with the distinctions Tuesday.

It has been a busy couple of days for Bolden. Monday, he was named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. He figures to be a major part of the Miami Hurricanes defense after having a solid season last year.

Bolden recorded 74 tackles in for forced fumbles last season. He was a defensive force for Miami, and figures to play the same role in 2021. With several big names no longer in the program, Bolden will have to step up and play at a high level in the fall.


Hedley had a solid season in his own right and continue to deliver for Miami. He was named a Ray Guy Award finalist, and was also named to the All-ACC Second Team. With 47.2 yards per punt, he was as reliable as they come for Miami. He was a major part of the success of the special teams unit.`

When you look at these two players, a couple of things come to mind. For one, they are going to be crucial for Miami in 2021. Field position and strong defensive play are two things that can either win or lose a ballgame. Hedley and Bolden have done a good job at making their presence known in both areas.

Secondly, these two players are consistent. They have been able to bring consistency to Coral Gables ever since they got here. Now, they will have to continue that consistency for a Miami Hurricanes program looking to take the next step.

It will be interesting to see how these two perform in 2021. They have shown that they can play at a high level, and they will definitely play key roles in the success of the Miami Hurricanes for 2021.