Brad Wing: 5 Things You Need to Know About the LSU Punter
The consensus top punter in the NFL draft also happens to be from out of country.
Brad Wing brought his game over all the way from Australia, honing his punting skills by playing Australian-rules football. He landed in Baton Rouge for his collegiate career, where he has had a bit of a tumultuous tenure.
Here are five things you need to know about him.
Full Name: Bradley T. Wing
Birthday: January 27, 1991
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
School: Louisiana State
Year: Sophomore (redshirt)
Major: Sports Administration
Wing hails from Melbourne, Australia, coming to the United States as a senior in high school as part of an exchange program. He attended Parkview Baptist High School in Baton Rouge, which is likely why he chose to stay there for a career at LSU.
What can we say about a punter's college statistics?
Wing booms his kicks with his left foot. His career average of 44.6 yards per punt tops his school's all-time list. He was only fourth in the SEC last year in net average, however.
Weight: 205 lbs.
Arm Length: 32"
Hand Size: 9 1/2"
There is little to note here for Brad Wing, who has not participated in much throughout draft season. Wing has good size, which comes in handy on the occasional fake or tackle attempt.
A Checkered Career
Brad Wing might be the best punter in the draft, but other questions are being asked of the kicker's off-the-field behavior.
The most likely reason why Wing is entering the draft is because of off-field issues he has dealt with during his tenure at LSU.
He has not met with nearly the same level of scrutiny his former teammate—Tyrann Mathieu—has gotten for his issues, but perhaps teams might prefer Quinn Sharp because of them.
The Aussie punter has a bit of a following. What does Twitter have to say about him?
LSU's All-American punter's been suspended. No bowl game. Which means the Chick-fil-A will be... (wait for it)... Brad Wing(less).— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) December 20, 2012
Boy, Brad Wing has had a disappointing year. He just shanked one 10 yards when LSU really needed him to pin SC. Can a punter slump?— Pete Thamel(@SIPeteThamel) October 14, 2012
Brad Wing is no ordinary kicker. RT @marlonbowman: Love your work but all this talk about kickers isnt inspiring any excitement...
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 7, 2012
Also, Brad Wing is going pro after being suspended for failing multiple drug tests? Fulmer Cup, indeed— Smart Football (@smartfootball) December 24, 2012