49ers’ fourth-round pick: Utah P Mitch Wishnowsky

Apr 27, 2019 at 10:20 AM--

Mitch Wishnowsky Pick: Fourth round (No. 110) Position: Punter Height, weight: 6-2, 218 College: Utah Last Utah player drafted by 49ers: LB Pita Taumoepenu Last punter drafted by 49ers: Bradley Pinion (fifth round, 2015) The skinny: First punter selected in 2019 draft and the highest-drafted punter since 2012 (Bryan Anger, No. 70 overall). … Wishnowsky, 27, was an Australian Rules Football player in his hometown of Perth, but left the sport due to a two surgeries on his left shoulder. … Played at Santa Barbara City College in 2014 before transferring to Utah. … Was a three-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 2016. … Was a three-time Ray Guy Award finalist, winning the award given to the nation's top punter in 2016. Only three-time Ray Guy Award finalist in NCAA history. … Ranked 10th in the nation in gross average (45.2) and seventh in net average (41.0). … Had three punts blocked in 2018, the most in college football. ... Was a holder in college, who also handled kickoffs in 2017, when 45 of his 68 kicks resulted in touchbacks. … 49ers special-teams coach Richard Hightower and assistant Stan Kwan visited Wishnowsky...
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