49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky has been ‘filthy with it’
San Francisco 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky has been “filthy with it” during offseason practice.
His teammate, punt returner Trent Taylor, made the revelation to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan on June 20.
#49ers Trent Taylor says punter Mitch Wishnowsky “has been filthy with it.”
“He has some serious hang time. I feel like I’m sitting there waiting for it to come down for way too long. Then once you’re there for too long you start overthinking it. That’s what makes him good.”
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) June 4, 2019
San Francisco made Wishnowsky the 110th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft in April. He credits his diverse array of punts to his experience playing Australian rules football, per NFL.com’s Kevin Petra.
The San Francisco 49ers used a fourth-round pick on punter Mitch Wishnowsky, who through offseason workouts impressed teammates with his array of boots.
Wishnowsky was an Ausralian rules football player before traveling to California to punt for the Santa Barbara City College football team in 2014 and later transferred to Utah, where he won the Ray Guy Award in 2016. The 27-year-old uses his background in Aussie Rules to diversify his bag of kicks.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 20, 2019
‘A lot of the punts you sort of learn growing up playing Australian rules football,’ Wishnowsky told the NBC Sports’ 49ers Insider Podcast recently. ‘There’s tradeoffs with every punt.’
Wishnowsky’s punt arsenal includes the “stock end-over-end punt,” “the spiral,” and “the helicopter punt,” per NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco. Wishnowsky will also handle holding and kickoff duties with the 49ers. It should be an interesting season for him, to say the least.