Not just the atomic number of palladium, 46 is also the number of days remaining until the season. So, with that in mind, here is…
#46 James Ferguson-Reynolds, Sophomore, Punter
High school: SEDA College (Victoria, Australia)
How’d he get to The Blue™?
Ferguson-Reynolds had never been to Boise when he signed, but so things go when coaches find you 8,000 miles away. Now-former special teams coordinator Stacy Collins saw some of JFR’s film and needing a punter with Joel Velazquez out of eligibility, they offered, which he promptly jumped on.
I’m not even going to attempt to upstage the great Dave Southorn, who wrote James’s profile last year, so I’ll use his direct words to explain the rationale: “Booming leg, sure. But he’s also, you know, from Down Under”.
Per Broncosports.com., he played in 13 games as the primary punter, was named to College Football News Freshman All-America Second Team, and averaged 41.8 yards over 63 punts (with a long of 61). He placed 21 punts inside the 20 and only had four of them go for touchbacks.
Presumably, he will remain the team’s primary punter, which is a win/win for everyone!
Is he on Twitter?
Completely made up fact
James has aspirations to someday be a rural doctor featured on billboards, like a small town medical professional version of Saul Goodman. The billboard will feature an image of him punting a virus out of a stadium and say “Kick the ick, with the doctor from the sticks!”