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Former Michigan punter Will Hart transfers to West Coast program

Hart is heading to the Bay Area.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Michigan at Maryland Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Michigan punter Will Hart announced in December he would be transferring from Michigan. Six months later, he has found a new program to punt for — San Jose State.

Hart had a great season for Michigan back in 2018, where he was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to college football’s most outstanding punter, and was named the Big Ten Punter of the Year. Hart had 19 punts that went for more than 50 yards that season.

In 2019, Hart’s average yards per punt dipped from 46.98 to 44.24. In 2020, that average was 37.75 in two games before Brad Robbins took over.

“I am forever thankful for The University of Michigan and Michigan Football for providing me with such a great experience,” Hart said in December when announcing he’d be seeking a graduate transfer opportunity with his last remaining year of eligibility.

Robbins will likely have the starting punting job this upcoming season, but will face competition from incoming freshman punter/kicker Tommy Doman.